Category Archives: Powdersville

Anderson School District One offers summer food program

Anderson School District One is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.  Meals will be  provided on-site at Wren High, Spearman Elementary and Palmetto Middle Schools.  Meals to  children/youth/teenagers ages 4 – 18 are FREE of charge. The program will run through July 28.
Children/youth/teenagers unable to participate at an on-site school may be able to attend a delivery site.  Delivery sites in the Powdersville area are Heritage Trace Apartments and the Powdersville YMCA.
Delivery sites for the Williamston, Pelzer and West Pelzer areas are Mineral Spring Park (Williamston), Restoration Chapel (Williamston), and Church of God (Pelzer).
Children may receive lunch and a snack at no charge on Monday through Friday of each week.  There will be no service the week of July 4th.   Meal service will resume July 10th.
For additional information contact Deborah Joye, Director of Student Nutrition Services for Anderson School District One at 864-847-7344 or

Saluda River Rally at Dolly Cooper Park

Launching from M. J. “Dolly” Cooper Park in Powdersville and ending at Piedmont Dam or the Timmerman Jr. Kayak Launch Facility in Pelzer, participants enjoyed one of the area’s most underutilized natural resources during the Salua River Rally June 3. The 9 or 15 mile paddle trip included shuttle service from the landing sites back to Dolly Cooper Park. The event also offered camping at Dolly Cooper Park.

Crawford hosts Pancake breakfast to benefit Children’s Miracle Network

Sydney Crawford, Miss Greenville County Teen 2017, hosted a pancake breakfast April 29 at Sweet P’s in Piedmont to benefit Children’s Miracle Network.
Crawford is a resident of Piedmont and a freshman at Wren High School where she is in all honors classes, on the yearbook staff, a member of the JV Sideline Cheer team and Varsity Competition cheer team.

Roads, recreation facilities top list for Powdersville

Northeast Anderson County Area PlanBy Stan Welch
It’s official. The preliminary results of a study of the northeast part of Anderson County confirms that the people in Powdersville and surrounding areas want better roads, more recreational facilities, and more autonomy over the area’s future development, as long as getting those things doesn’t raise their taxes.
Aside from quite a bit of interesting data, those conclusions form the core of the Northeast County Area Plan (NECAP), a study conducted by the Anderson County Planning Department over the last several months. The area described by the acronym is defined by the Greenville and Pickens county lines to the north and east, and by Highway 8 (loosely) to the west and south. While portions of County Council Districts Four and Seven are included, the great bulk of the area is comprised of District Six, which is represented by Councilman Ken Waters.

Shiloh Church Road to close for bridge work

The County’s Roads and Bridges Department will close a portion of Shiloh Church Road near Highway 17 in the Wren community on Tuesday, April 4, to replace the west bridge near Shiloh Creek Subdivision.
The roadway will be closed between Highway 17 and Cane Hill Drive C-01-0307 for approximately one year. The new bridge is scheduled to be open to traffic by April 4, 2018.

Piedmont Fire Department ladder truck in service

By Stan Welch
The Piedmont Fire Department is proud owner of a seventy foot ladder truck. The 1998 Sutphen Quint unit was obtained from the City of Greenville Fire Department, which removed it from service in keeping with their policy of replacing all equipment after twenty years, regardless of its condition.
The truck was obtained for ten thousand dollars and has had an additional forty thousand dollars in reconditioning and repairs done to it since.

Population Update reports reflects growth in Powdersville

By Stan Welch
As reported in a recent post on The Courier website, Anderson County has undertaken a project that will allow a more frequent and timely update on the county’s population growth, both in terms of sheer numbers, and in terms of demographics.
The Anderson County Population Update (ACPU) is designed to provide more topical information to be used in planning efforts. U.S. Census information is gathered only every ten years and usually takes more than a year to be compiled and subsequently released to the public.

School Board meet at Powdersville High library

By David Meade
Anderson School District One Board of Trustees met Tuesday at the Powdersville High School library where they heard an update on the building plan, approved first reading on 13 Board Policies and heard preliminary budget information.
New Board Member Pat Cox was sworn in. Cox was appointed by the District One Board to fill the unexpired term of former Board Chairman Fred Alexander who passed away in Nov.

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.

Powdersville Sports Awards

The State Champion Powdersville Boys Cross Country Team were among a number of Varsity, JV and Middle School athletes receiving awards during the Powdersville Sports Awards program held recently. Receiving awards on the Powdersville CC team were: Josh Moore (All Region, All State), Cameron Matthews (All Region), Michael Davis, Jordan Parish (All Region), Noah Brock (Varsity Most Dedicated, All Region), Kollin Campbell (Varsity Most Improved), Brendan McManamon (Varsity Most Valuable, All Region, All State), Francisco Del Valle. (Photo by Mike Gowan) (See photos of all award winners by clicking on the Online Edition link on left) A complete list of awards presented included . . .

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