Category Archives: Powdersville Area

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

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.

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 . . .

Powdersville Band marching in Piedmont Parade

Powdersville and Palmetto Bands at Piedmont Parade

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School District One graduation at record high

Anderson School District One officials announced this week that the graduation rate in District One increased from 91.6 in 2015 to 93.1 in 2016.

Wren High School had the highest graduation rate in the district with a 97.2. Powdersville High School was right with Wren with a graduation rate of 97.1. Palmetto High School has a 85.8 graduation rate.

Powdersville Boys Cross Country State Champions

The Powdersville Boys Cross Country Team made history by becoming the school’s first athletic team to win a state championship. They won the 3A Cross Country Title on Saturday at the State Cross Country Meet held at the Sandhill Station in Columbia. Team members are from left: front – Jordan Parish, Jacob Moore, Mason Parish, Connor Vaughn. Back – Coach Libby Holliday, Francisco Del Valle, Cameron Matthews, Josh Moore, Brendan McManamon, Noah Brock, and Kollin Campbell. (Photo by Mike Gowan)

Patriots win volleyball region championship

Powdersville’s Alexis Albright (8) gets a kill during the Patriots victory over region rival Palmetto last Thursday. The Patriots won the region championship by defeating the Mustangs 3 games to 2. (Photo by Mike Gowan)

Booth makes tackle on Southside runner

Powdersville’s Kyle Booth (81) makes the tackle on a Southside runner as he falls to the ground during the game last Friday. The Patriots won the game 37-20. (Photo by Michael Lollis/

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