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Single car accident – Emily Lane Road

South Greenville firefighters await state troopers to finish their investigation of an accident on Tuesday night. The driver of a car was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital by Greenville County EMS after Read More »

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Whitefield Baptist sponsors fireworks show

Whitefield Baptist Church held their annual Fourth of July fireworks show Sunday night. Several hundred people turned out for the annual event.  If you missed the Whitefield Baptist fireworks, or just want Read More »

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Two injured – near Hwy. 8 & Three and Twenty Rd.

An Easley police officer examines a motorcycle that crashed in Anderson county late Saturday night near the intersection of Highway 8 and Three and Twenty Road . The male driver from Pelzer Read More »

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House fire total loss – Gunter Road

South Greenville firefighters work to extinguish a house fire on Saturday night. When firefighters arrived minutes after receiving the call the home was engulfed in flames. The Gunter Road house was a Read More »

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One vehicle accident – Cely Lane

The driver of a truck examines it after an accident on Cely Lane Friday night. The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road and struck a tree. Read More »

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Austin Webb to headline Spring Water Festival Entertainment

By David Meade If you’ve heard of Austin Webb, you probably know he has been in Nashville for the past couple of years, paying his dues and working on making it in Read More »

Around the County . . .

The following projects are currently underway by the Anderson County Public Works Department:

Building and Codes

· PERMITS SUBMITTED:

· 27 New Single-Family Dwelling Issued and 10 Addition-Renovation; 10 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 26 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades; 12 Swimming Pools; 6 Demolition; 3 Replacement; 13 Commercial Including: Boneyard Cycles, Project Upstate (Coca-Cola Bottling), Electrical for WS Lee Combine Site – Duke Energy On site Office Trailers, Electrical for WS Lee Combine Site – Duke Energy Permanent Service to Construction & Switch Gear,

WPD issues advisories

The Williamston Police Department has issued two advisories concerning incidents in Williamston recently.

According to Captain Marsee of the Williamston Police Dept., there have been two incidents of persons passing counterfeit $20 bills at local restaurants and a man is attempting to sell power equipment likely stolen.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

June 23 – Shianne Danielle Gosnell, 17, 19 Parker St,. Williamston reported shoes and a cell phone valued at $80 missing after she let two white males, one of which she knew, into the residence. Z. T. Parks investigated.

June 23 – Kimerly Ellis Tucker, 41, 5 Mattison St., Williamston was issued a summons for driving under suspension and a warning for defective equipment after a red SUV was observed traveling east on Greenville Dr. with only one functioning brake lamp. M. E. Simmons investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated several vehicle thefts in the area along with other incidents. Among incidents investigated were:

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June 27 – A.M. Rankin received a telephone report at ACSO from Lesley Smith reporting the theft of her pressure washer from her home. The loss was set at $350.

June 28 – P.D. Marter responded to 117 Cooper Lane where David Acorn reported the theft of a laser level and several other tools from his work truck, which was broken into. The total loss was estimated at $2400.

Support growing for removing flag

Among Government officials

A survey of South Carolina legislators shows there is enough support to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds if all supporters cast a vote.

The Post and Courier newspaper, the South Carolina Press Association and The Associated Press asked all lawmakers how they intend to vote. At least 33 senators and 83 House members say the flag should go.

That appears to meet the two-thirds majority needed from both chambers to move the battle flag. That rule is part of the 2000 compromise that took the flag off the Statehouse dome and put a smaller, square version beside a monument to Confederate soldiers.

Single car accident – Emily Lane Road

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South Greenville firefighters await state troopers to finish their investigation of an accident on Tuesday night. The driver of a car was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital by Greenville County EMS after the car she was driving ran off Emily Lane and struck a tree. Emily Lane near Augusta Road was closed until the wreckage was cleared. (Photo by David Rogers)

Pelzer water bill due date incorrect

Should be July 10

Town of Pelzer water customer bills were mailed out with the incorrect due date of July 1. The due date of July 1 was a typo and should have been July 10, according to Pelzer Town Clerk Heather Holcombe. Holcombe appologized for any confusion and concern the incorrect due date may have caused Pelzer water customers and said that customers will have to the tenth to pay their bills as they normally do.

Early deadline for July 8 issue

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, The Journal will have early deadlines for the July 8 issue. Deadline for news and advertising for the July 8 issue will be Thursday, July 2 at 12 noon. The Journal office will be closed for summer vacation from Friday, July 3-10. Items may be mailed, emailed or left in the mail drop box at the front door during the week we are closed.

Flag supporter arrested confronting protestors

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety Bureau of Protective Services (BPS) arrested an Irmo man around 7:15 p.m. Monday for disorderly conduct after he confronted a crowd of anti-Confederate flag protestors at the Statehouse in Columbia.

Anderson County awarded funding for removal of blighted structures

Pelzer Heritage Commission partners on program

Anderson County has been selected as one of twenty governmental entities in South Carolina to be awarded funding from S.C. Housing under the Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP). The NIP is designed to help stabilize property values and prevent future foreclosures for existing property owners in strategically targeted areas through the removal of blighted structures.  The Pelzer Heritage Commission will be working with Anderson County on the NIP as a non-profit partner.

Dr. Ben Carson in Anderson July 1

At Civic Center of Anderson

Due to overwhelming response to the Dr. Ben Carson visit to Anderson on Wed., July 1, the event is being relocated to the Civic Center of Anderson at 3027 MLK Jr. Blvd in Anderson. Dr. Carson is speaking at the request of the Anderson County Republican Party. The public is invited. Dress is casual. Musical entertainment will be provided by Jenkins Holler Blue Grass Band.

The doors open at 6 pm with the food served at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $15.00 per person and $25.00 per couple. Whole table purchases are available. Please e-mail or call in your reservations so that there will be plenty of food for all, a spokersperson said.

Whitefield Baptist sponsors fireworks show

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Whitefield Baptist Church held their annual Fourth of July fireworks show Sunday night. Several hundred people turned out for the annual event.  If you missed the Whitefield Baptist fireworks, or just want to see more, the Town of Williamston will host their annual Freedom Celebration and Fireworks event on Friday July 3 with music, food, a cruise-in and fireworks show beginning at 4 p.m. (Photo by David Rogers)

Two injured – near Hwy. 8 & Three and Twenty Rd.

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An Easley police officer examines a motorcycle that crashed in Anderson county late Saturday night near the intersection of Highway 8 and Three and Twenty Road . The male driver from Pelzer and a female passenger were transported to an area hospital. Pelzer EMS along with Three and Twenty firefighters responded to the accident.

House fire total loss – Gunter Road

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South Greenville firefighters work to extinguish a house fire on Saturday night. When firefighters arrived minutes after receiving the call the home was engulfed in flames. The Gunter Road house was a total loss. According to neighbors no one lived there but it was used for storage. (Photo by David Rogers)

One vehicle accident – Cely Lane

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The driver of a truck examines it after an accident on Cely Lane Friday night. The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road and struck a tree. Powdersville firefighters along with Pelzer EMS responded to the accident. (Photo by David Rogers)

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