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I-85 south lane closure for bridge deck work

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has closed one lane of a section of Interstate 85 southbound in Anderson County beginning this week to repair a deteriorating bridge deck. While the bridge is safe for travel, the condition warrants repairs before it worsens or disrupts upcoming holiday traffic.

The bridge deck spans a railroad located at mile marker 18, approximately 1 mile south of US 76 (Clemson Blvd. exit 19A) and a quarter-mile north of a rest area. The right (outside) southbound lane will remain closed throughout the repairs, leaving the left southbound lane of travel open to motorists.

Board approves 2016-17 calendar, hears local option sales tax update

During a special presentation Tuesday, Anderson School District One principals and students showed their appreciation to District One Board members, presenting books which will be placed in school libraries throughout the district in each board members honor. Following the presentation, Superintendent David Havird presented a 10 year pin to Board Member Dr. Doug Atkins for his service on Anderson School District One Board and the South Carolina School Board Association. Board member David Merritt was recognized for 20 years of service as a District One Board member.

Looking Back at 2015 . . .

Another year gone by. The following Year in Review reflects news and event highlights reported in The Journal for 2015:


Jan 7 – Chick-fil-A opened in Powdersville bringing 60 new jobs.

Work was underway at the Lee Steam Station which had burned coal to produce electricity for more than six decades. It was recently retired as the last coal fed steam plant in South Carolina. In addition to upgrades at the facility, Duke prepared to begin work on a new W. S. Lee Natural Gas Combined Cycle Facility. The project includes construction of a $500 million dollar gas-fired plant. An equally important $100 million dollar ash removal program will be underway.

The Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center earned the designation, “Southern Region” Complex of the Year by the Independent Sports Association during their annual conference.

Arrest made after waiting six months for report

Body found in well

Almost one year later, and after waiting approximately six months for an analysis report from the state lab, Anderson County Sheriff’s Investigators made an arrest in the homicide of Patricia Freeman, who was reported missing in February. The analysis gave investigators the last bit of information needed for the charge, officials said.

News April 2015

News March 2015

News March 2015

 District One students heading to national competitions
CTC Plant Sale begins next week – Apr. 6-30
Tucker Hipps case assigned to unsolved crimes

Around the County . . .

The following projects are underway throughout the county by the Anderson County Public Works Department:

· Development Standards

§ Received Land Use Permit Application for a proposed tattoo parlor located on Anderson Road in Piedmont.


§ Coca Cola Bottling Company located on SC Highway 86 and Old Williamston Road.

§ Craytonville Fire Department located on McAdams School Road.

§ Tru-Flo Commercial Building located in Powdersville.

§ New Springs Powdersville Campus – Landscaping plan.

§ Arbors at Cobb’s Glen-Planned Development for six (6) Lots

§ Floodplain Development Permit for single-family home located on West Church Street, Easley.

§ Highway 153/River Road Commercial Modular Office.

2015 Powdersville Patriots Varsity Baseball Team

Members of the 2015 Powdersville Varsity Baseball Team include: Colton Barbary, Paul Altieri, Bradley Hogan, Hunter Brown, Chase Barbary, Ryan Powers, Gavin Agin, Josh Scott, Keith Becknell, JT Rowlands, Nathan Fitzsimmons, Blake Launius, Connor Powers, and Blake Jeter. Head Coach is Josh Smith. Assistant Coaches are Wade Padgett and Bryan Meares. (Photo by Michael Lollis/

Piedmont paving should begin soon

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