Car overturns – Hardwood Road

One person was injured after a car overturned apparently attempting to avoid a deer in the roadway. The accident happened on Hardwood Road and blocked one lane of traffic until the wreckage Read More »

One person injured – Midway Road

One person was injured in a single car accident on Friday night on Midway Road near Highway 8. The car left the road and struck a tree. Piercetown firefighters assisted Pelzer EMS Read More »

Single vehicle accident

Wren firefighters work at the scene of a single car accident on Thursday night. The car ran off Highway 86 and struck a culvert and mailbox. The driver was checked by Pelzer Read More »

Duke Energy W. S. Lee Steam project 77 percent complete

By David Meade Work on the new 750-Megawatt Natural Gas Combined-Cycle plant at the Duke Energy W. S. Lee Steam Station site is about three quarters complete while excavation and removal of Read More »

Sheriff’s office searching for missing man – West Church Road

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is actively searching for Bert Henderson, age 60.
Mr. Henderson was reported missing Monday evening from his West Church Road home in Easley.
Sheriff’s K-9 Tracking Teams are on-scene and Anderson County Technical Rescue is also assisting with the search.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Bert Henderson is asked to call their local law enforcement agency at 9-1-1.

Car overturns – Hardwood Road

One person was injured after a car overturned apparently attempting to avoid a deer in the roadway. The accident happened on Hardwood Road and blocked one lane of traffic until the wreckage was cleared. Pelzer EMS transported one person to an area hospital. West Pelzer firefighters assisted EMS. (Photo by David Rogers)

One person injured – Midway Road

One person was injured in a single car accident on Friday night on Midway Road near Highway 8. The car left the road and struck a tree. Piercetown firefighters assisted Pelzer EMS with patient care. The driver was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital. Photo by David Rogers)

Single vehicle accident

Wren firefighters work at the scene of a single car accident on Thursday night. The car ran off Highway 86 and struck a culvert and mailbox. The driver was checked by Pelzer EMS. This was one of several accidents that have happened along this stretch of Highway 86 near Cool Meadow Drive. (Photo by David Rogers)

Duke Energy W. S. Lee Steam project 77 percent complete

By David Meade
Work on the new 750-Megawatt Natural Gas Combined-Cycle plant at the Duke Energy W. S. Lee Steam Station site is about three quarters complete while excavation and removal of coal ash now includes a second basin.
According to Duke Energy Corporate Communications spokesperson Danielle Peoples, both projects are progressing as expected and remain on time and on budget.

West Pelzer to take on Pelzer sewer services

Combining into one departmentBy Stan Welch – Signs of the growing cooperation between the towns of Pelzer and West Pelzer continue to surface. The latest became apparent at Monday night’s West Pelzer Town Council meeting.
Mayor Blake Sanders informed the town council that Brad West, of the Pelzer Public Works Department would be leaving the town’s employ at the first of March, leaving the town without any public works employees.
Sanders added that the joint water and sewer committee that the two towns have formed had reached a non-binding agreement whereby

Pelzer, West Pelzer to combine sewer departments

By David Meade
During their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Pelzer Town Council heard comments from five residents, heard an update on grants and announcements that Pelzer and West Pelzer plan to combine their sewer departments into one department for both towns and that Public Works Head Brad West is leaving.
Two residents of Goodrich Street complained of serious problems on the street including drugs, fighting and people walking the streets at two or three in the morning. There was mention of a dead hog that was on one porch for four or five days and after numerous phone calls to different agencies, nothing was done about it.

Statewide business license raises questions for local officials

Information presented at County Municipal meetingBy Stan Welch
Two bills purportedly designed to streamline and standardize the issuance of business licenses across the state have ruffled quite a few feathers among the leaders of some of the small towns in the area.
Introduced by Rep. Bill Sandifer, House Bills 3650 and 3651 are the latest efforts to address business license reform in the General Assembly.

Envision Williamston Facade Improvement Grants now available

Envision Williamston Executive Director Sonya Crandall announced this week that the town’s economic development program is launching a “Facade Improvement Grant Program,” this spring.
“It is intended to stimulate improvements to the exterior of commercial buildings within the Town of Williamston,” Crandall said.

PBA Toast and Topics event February 21

The Palmetto Business Association (PBA) will host the first Toast and Topics event on February 21st at 8 am at Williamston Town Hall.
Barret Foust, President and Owner of Goodwin Foust Custom Homes, will give a presentation on the State of South Carolina Real Estate, addressing future growth patterns, needs for infrastructure, and what to expect over the next decade in real estate trends.

Around the County . . .

Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway across the county:
Building and Codes
PERMITS SUBMITTED: 35 New Single-Family Dwelling and 6 Addition-Renovation; 15 Detached Garage/Accessory Building; 5 Swimming Pools; 2 Replacement; 15 Demolition; 165 for Electrical and HVAC Upgrades; 14 Commercial Including: Sanders Storage Building, Hwy 187 Storage P Expansion,

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:
Feb. 8 – Deborah Ann Martin, 61, 134 Whippoorwill Rd., Pelzer was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident after officers received a call about a hit and run incident in which a fire hydrant on North Hamilton St. was damaged. According to reports, there was a piece of a green truck at the scene and the hydrant was completely disconnected from the pipe. Damage was estimated at $12,000. After checking with local towing services on the rotation list, it was found that a truck had been towed from

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:
EASLEY
Feb. 10 – R.T. Duncan responded to the WalMart store at 11410 Anderson Rd., where he apprehended Vinson Jordan, WM, 44, 6’1″, 156 pounds, black/brn, of Easley. Jordan had two Batman watches concealed on his person, and he was issued a citation for shoplifting.

Obituaries Week of February 15, 2017

MARY RUTH KAY, ‘ERNIE’ CHAMBERS, JEAN ULRICH, JOYCE MAXINE TULLY, PHYLLIS JUDD, RUTH MOORE, DOUG NELSON, TIM REEVES

Thayer says she will not run for Senate seat

By Stan Welch – After several weeks of consideration and contemplation, District 9 State Representative Anne Thayer has decided to remain in the House, instead of entering the race for the recently vacated State Senate seat held by Kevin Bryant.
“I gave it a lot of serious thought, but in the end, I decided that I had run for the House in the first place to achieve certain goals for the people of District Nine,” said Thayer in an interview with The Journal.

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