Category Archives: Wren – Mt. Airy

Area projects delayed by weather

By Stan Welch

The wet cold winter has slowed a number of construction projects in the area, including the Powdersville YMCA facility, and the Wren Fire Department Station 24. According to an onsite crew chief at the Y, work has been slowed by the weather, but facility should still open sometime in July as projected. Future forecasts for warmer, drier weather for the next week or so have given cause for optimism. Roebuck Buildings, of Spartanburg, expects to regain lost time and meet the original construction schedule.

What’s up with the water?

The question of the week is why does the water taste funny?

It has been described as earthy, musty or tasting like wood and though the smell and taste isn’t pleasant, officials of the Anderson Regional Joint Water System say the water is safe to drink.

According to a spokesperson with ARJWS, the problem is blue-green algae in Lake Hartwell, where the water system pulls water that supplies 15 water systems in Anderson and Pickens Counties.

The algae are caused by a long drought the area experienced followed by a period of heavy rainfall. In 2013, Anderson County had the second-highest rainfall on record. As a result, the lake is “nutrient rich,” with vegetation and treees along the banks and other exposed areas when the lake level is low, which are now underwater.

Crime Watch groups to hold special meetings with Sheriff’s Office

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Home invasion leaves one dead, 78-year-old wounded

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Missing woman found – Piedmont

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Hurricane Mud FLUD run event June 1

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Downed power pole results in outage – Wren area

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Hurricane Park restroom facility gets funding

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Mobile Home destroyed

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It was muddy!

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