Strikes culvert and mailbox – Hwy. 86

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 »

Strikes parked vehicle – Hwy. 20

Piedmont firefighters direct traffic around the scene of a two vehicle accident on Wed. (Feb. 8) night. A vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a parked vehicle at a repair garage Read More »

Motorcycle hits ambulance – Hwy. 8 & 81

Wren firefighters along with Pelzer EMS personnel work at the scene of an accident Friday evening. A motorcycle collided with a Pelzer ambulance at the intersection of Highway 17 and SC 8/81. Read More »

No injuries – Hwy. 86

Wren firefighters work at the scene of an accident on Wednesday afternoon. A pickup truck rear ended another vehicle on Highway 86 near Blythwood Drive. Both vehicles were a total loss but Read More »

Anderson County plans new airport terminal

By Stan Welch
During the Anderson County Council meeting Tuesday, councilmembers discussed the Kinder Morgan fuel spill, spending of recreation funds, EMS and a new terminal for the county airport.
District Seven Councilwoman Cindy Wilson gave the Anderson County Council an update Tuesday night on the cleanup of a 2014 fuel spill from the Plantation Pipeline in Cheddar. Wilson referred to a study recently received by the County which indicates that more than one leak might have occurred over a period of several years. She reported that DHEC had postponed a split sampling event so that they could have personnel actually on the scene when the samples were drawn.

Around the County . . .

Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway across the county:
Building and Codes
Due to State Inspector Registration requirements as outlined by the SC Building Codes Council, we are going to have to replace one of our Building Inspectors. Permitting/Inspections continues to be strong and this leaves us in a position to have to use other staff to off-set this, which in turn may affect other duties. We hope to have a replacement as soon as possible
Met with Development Standards to review plans submitted for permitting that’s part of a PD (Panned Development). Plans were approved as submitted
PERMITS SUBMITTED: 9 New Single-Family Dwelling Issued and 7 Addition-Renovation; 8 Detached Garage/Accessory Building; 1 Swimming Pool; 1 Replacement; 1 Demolition; 56 issued for Electrical and HVAC Upgrades; 7 Commercial Including: Antique Shop/Storage Building, Hope Fellowship bathroom addition and Updating Breakroom; 10 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: Auto Zone Store # 6789 in Powdersville, Phillips Recoveries Office & Storage Building located off Cherokee Rd in Pelzer and Various resubmittals

Update on missing Easley man

Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride has indicated that the body of missing person Bert Henderson has been located in an area adjacent to the Henderson property in Easley. Coroner Greg Shore has been called to the scene.
The family has been notified. The death investigation has been turned over to Anderson County Sheriff’s Office investigators.

Sheriff’s office searching for missing Easley man

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.

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.
Feb. 12 – R.T. Duncan responded to 111 Smith Farm Way in reference to a stolen vehicle. Ciji Mickens reported the theft of a rented Cadillac XTS, which she had left unlocked with the keys in it overnight. The vehicle was equipped with the OnStar service, which was contacted and began tracking the vehicle. Duncan relocated to the area where the vehicle was being tracked, along River Road. At that same general time, Deputy M.T. Szymanki, who was just off duty and headed home, heard the radio traffic and responded to the Percival Rd. location provided by OnStar.

Around the County . . .

Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway across the county week of Feb. 15:
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, Stop-A-Minit Store # 38 Up-Fit, Great Clips Up-Fit, Goodwill Interior Remodel, Sign for Waves Car Wash, Electrical to Existing sign for Electrolux, Steamex Office Sign; 24 Mobile home
DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: Sign for Comfort Inn Suites, Cora Health Up-Fit located off Hwy 153, Dollar General in Pelzer, Ingles Remodel off of Hwy 81, Ingles Remodel off of Hwy 24 & Whitehall Rd, McDonald’s remodel off Hwy 86, New Prospect Baptist Church Garage, Pioneer WTP Pump Station located in Townville, Steamex Sign located in Pendleton, Waves Car Wash Sign located off Hwy 153 and Various resubmittals

Thayer says she will not run for Bryant 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. “I have spent six years building relationships and attaining a certain status with my colleagues. To abandon that and pursue a seat in the Senate would essentially start that whole process over. I just feel that I can spend those six years, or as many years as the voters grant me, much more productively by continuing my work in the House. For that reason, I will not be running for Senator Bryant’s seat.”

Around the County . . .

Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway across Anderson County:
 Development Standards
SITE PLAN REVIEW: 
Belton Honea Path High School Addition, Honea Path.
Anderson Career Center located at 702 Belton Highway, Williamston.
McDonald’s Restaurant Addition located on the Frontage Road, Piedmont.
Powdersville YMCA Olympic swimming pool Highway 81.
Cook Dental Office on Highway 86, Piedmont.
Existing Apartment Complex (addition of new phase) located on Nunally Road, Anderson.

Strikes culvert and mailbox – Hwy. 86

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)

Strikes parked vehicle – Hwy. 20

Piedmont firefighters direct traffic around the scene of a two vehicle accident on Wed. (Feb. 8) night. A vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a parked vehicle at a repair garage on SC 20 near Old Pelzer Road knocking it several feet across the yard. The other vehicle ended up in SC 20 again. The driver was not injured. (Photo by David Rogers)

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