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Anderson County Holiday schedule

In observance of Independence Day, Anderson County Government Offices will be CLOSED on Friday, July 3. Anderson County Convenience Centers, Starr Landfill and the Anderson Regional MRF will remain OPEN on Friday, July 3. These facilities will be CLOSED on Saturday, July 4th.

Dr. Ben Carson in Anderson July 1

Dr. Ben Carson will be visiting Anderson on Wed., July 1 at the invitation of the Anderson County Republican Party. Dr. Carson will be the Speaker at a Bar-B-Que at Creekside Bar-B-Que that evening at 1115 Salem Church Road, Anderson SC 29621 located off Clemson Boulevard.

Dr. Ben Carson believes that the private sector should provide many services that government provides today and believes in lower taxes. Dr. Carson supports citizens contributing school supplies for students. Please consider bringing any school supplies such as pencils, notebook paper, rulers, etc.

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.

All are welcome; please call or email to reserve your place. E-mail Mary Mills at (note underscore between s and 2) Or call 864-933-6141 or 864-221-1221. Be sure to give your name and number attending.


Town Hall Meeting Apr. 30

Anderson County Council District 6 representative Ken Waters invites the Public to a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 pm at the Powdersville Branch Library; 4 Civic Court; Powdersville. For more information contact the Anderson County Council Office at (864) 260-4062.


Anderson County Republican Party to hold precinct reorganization

The Anderson County Republican Party (ACRP) will hold Precinct Reorganization March 16, at 6:30 pm at seven regional locations. Precinct Reorganization is performed by political parties once every two years, as specified in state law. This is an opportunity to become involved in the ACRP and gain a voting voice on the county party level.
Precinct officers will be elected for each precinct, including an Executive Committeeman who has the precinct’s vote on issues at ACRP monthly meetings. Additionally this is the process to become a delegate to the ACRP county convention and be placed on the convention ballot to seek election as delegate to the SC Republican Party state convention.

Town Hall Meeting at Powdersville High Library

The location of the Town Hall Meeting being held by District 6 County Council representative Ken Waters has been changed to the Powdersville High School Library, 145 Hood Road, Greenville.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, January 13th at 6:30 p.m.

A Christmas Carol opens Friday

Mill Town Players

The Mill Town Players production of A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas opens Friday, December 12 at the Historic Pelzer Auditorium and runs for seven performances through December 21. This unique version of the Charles Dickens classic is an Upstate premier, featuring veteran actor Peter Haloulos as Ebeneezer Scrooge as well as 26 local actors. Tickets are only $10, and the show runs two weekends, evenings at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm.

Sen. Bryant in Powdersville Tuesday

 Senator Kevin Bryant will hold a “Firehouse Chat” at the Powdersville Fire Department on Tuesday December 16th, and Hopewell Fire Department on Thursday December 18th. Both will begin at 7 p.m.

Senator Bryant will focus primarily on the South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission (RSIC) and the Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW). Constituent questions and concerns will also be addressed.

Piedmont Christmas Parade

The Piedmont Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Bonnes Amies Club, will be Saturday, December 13th at 11 a.m. Delbert and Rachelle Hart will be Grand Marshals of the Piedmont Christmas Parade. The Piedmont Christmas Parade, theme this year is, “A Holly, Jolly Christmas”. The entry fee for the Piedmont Parade is $15.00 and forms are available at the Piedmont Fire Department. We are looking forward to the parade and hope you will plan to come out and share some Christmas Joy!!! For more information call: Kathy Hand @ 864-855-8497 or Paige Crawford at 864-567-5390. Piedmont Christmas Parade

Senator Bryant to hold “Firehouse Chats”

Senator Kevin Bryant recently announced that he will host a series of “Firehouse Chats” to update the constituents and taxpayers of Anderson County on a number of issues facing South Carolina.

Senator Bryant will focus primarily on two issues: The South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission (RSIC) and the Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) however other constituent questions and concerns will also be addressed, a spokesperson from the senator’s office said.

November Diabetes month

By Stan Welch

Anderson County and its various municipalities have declared November to be American Diabetes Month. In addition to recognizing the disease and its significant impact on both the American people and the health care system, the resolution also encourages people to become involved in the American Diabetes Association’s Stop Diabetes programs.

Included are programs to encourage healthy diet and increased activity. The America Gets Cooking to Stop Diabetes is a major nutritional effort which stresses a specific activity for each day of the week. For example, Get Moving Mondays encourages activity to combat the effects of the weekend. Tasty Tip Tuesdays, What’s Cooking Wednesdays, and other events for each day round out the week’s activities.

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