News Archive

Week of May 26, 2004

Hot air balloons, entertainment starts Friday at Freedom Weekend Aloft 
Policy change makes honor graduate guidelines the same in School District One
District One Board holds work session on new budget
Pelzer officials plan closing sewer contract
Veterans plan area services
New Oliver North book features Sammy Horne, Jr.
Area church supports “Hands for Soldiers”
Officers involved in out-of-town car chases
Service station robbed

Hot air balloons, great entertainment starts Fri. Freedom Weekend Aloft

Freedom Weekend Aloft is returning to the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center, this Memorial weekend, May 28-31.

FWA is one of the largest Memorial Day Weekend, hot-air balloon and entertainment festivals in the Southeast. 

The twenty-three year old event annually offers a family oriented and fun-filled weekend which includes 100 hot-air balloons from all over the country competing daily for various prizes. The balloons include special shapes such as the Energizer Bunny, Sugar Bear, United Van Lines, Apple and more.

 Nationally renowned recording artists will perform each evening. 

Friday features a fun flight, tethers and glow with earliest launch time at 6 p.m. The glow will be held at 8:30 p.m. Tethered rides will be offered from 6 to 11 p.m.

A free concert featuring the Georgia Satellites and Grand Funk Railroad will be held in the amphitheater. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and concert will begin at 8 p.m.

On Saturday morning, balloonists will compete for a GMC key grab and champonship with earliest launch time at 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. Saturday afternoon, balloonists will have a championship flight and sponsor flight from 6-8 p.m. Montgomery Gentry and Travis Tritt will headline the concert on Saturday.

Sunday includes a championship flight from 6 to 8 p.m. and a WSSL and SouthTrust Bank glow at 8:30 p.m. Entertainment includes Jason Mraz, Fuel and Live.

Monday balloon pilots will have two championship flights from 7-9 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. A beach blast will be held in front of the Civic Center from 3 p.m to 8:30 p.m. featuring Grand Strand, The Executives, and General Johnson and Chairman of the Board.

Fireworks will be held at dusk.

Other attractions include food from local and regional restaurants and vendors, fireworks, car show, Disk Dog competition, sponsor displays, amusement rides, continual daytime entertainment, an activity area for children, two regional music stages, softball and soccer tournaments, fireworks, and more. 

The Freedom Weekend site is located at the Civic Center and Sports and Entertainment Complex which covers more than 300 acres and includes a 15,000 seat grass amphitheater, 45,000 square foot exhibition hall and banquet rooms and 6 acre midway and permanent restrooms. There is also a 35-acre balloon launch field.

Discount advance general admission tickets for concerts are available through May 27 for $15. Limited Gold Circle (with chairs) are available for $25. Tickets will cost an additional $5 beginning Friday, May 28.

The world-famous Clydesdales will be at Freedom Weekend Aloft.

During the four days of the event attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy stall viewings of the Clydesdales in the exhibition area of the Civic Center. 

There will also be daily parades of the Budweiser Clydesdales, a team of eight horses adorned in their brass and leather harnesses pulling the signature turn of the century beer wagon which weighs nearly 4 tons with driver and enthusiastic Dalmatian mascot atop.

Owning about 250 horses, Anheuser Busch is home of the largest Clydesdale herd in the world. 

The first team of Budweiser Clydesdales was a gift to August A. Busch Sr. and Anheuser Busch to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition on April 7, 1933. 

That same day the herd thundered down Pestalozzi Street in St. Louis carrying the first case of post-prohibition beer from the St. Louis brewery.

Amphitheater concert tickets are available at the Civic Center box office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 864-260-6335. Tickets may be purchased online at The event features free admission with a $6 parking fee.

Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted, coolers and outside food or drinks are not permitted.

For more information contact FWA at, or call 864-232-3700/864-222-0051.

Policy change makes honor graduate guidelines the same in School District One

During their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Anderson School District One Board of Trustees approved new teacher recommendations, passed a resolution authorizing a TAN borrowing program and approved  a policy change to make honor graduate guidelines uniform within the district.

Nancy Upton was acting chairperson in the absence of Fred Alexander. 

Following the introduction of new teachers joining the district, Anderson County Education Association  (ACEA) president Curt Walker recognized Dr. Reggie Christopher who is retiring from the District in June. Walker thanked Christopher for his service to education.

Following the presentation, District Director of Finance Steve Uldrick gave the district financial report.

 Uldrick said the district had total revenues of $51,354,601 or 86 percent of budget to total expenditures of $50,185,976 or 81.5 percent of budget.

In his instructional report, Dr. Wayne Fowler said  HSAP, PACT and End of Course testing has been completed.  End of Course Algebra results arrived in time to calculate final grades, he said.  Fowler said preliminary  PACT reports will be received in mid June for  students who may not meet standards.

 Fowler said district principals will receive data disks on all test results by August 1 and will be used to help with placement of students.

 According to Fowler, 380 teachers and principals are attending staff development seminars this week. Dr. John Pruitt and Jane Harrison organized the sessions.

Fowler also told the board that  summer school programs will be held June 1-17 for grades 2-8 in all elementary and middle schools. Palmetto High School will host grades 8-12 during the same period. Students will register Wednesday, he said.

Assistant Superintendent David Havird said the District Nutritional Services program finished April with a $36,405 profit and will end the year with a $361,577 profit.

“We have had a really excellent year with more students eating meals,” he said. According to Havird, 90 percent of students are purchasing meals and or specialty items.  Havird said the program will return approximately $100,000 to the school district.

Dr. Christopher said the progam just a few years ago was costing the district approximately $100,000.

Dr. Christopher presented the board with several policy changes including administrative rules  to make guidelines for honor graduates within the district uniform for both high schools.

Under the new policy, honor grads for 2006 must have a GPA of 4.0 for the third nine weeks of their senior year and must complete four continuous semesters at the same high school in Anderson School District One.  The GPA is not rounded up, Dr. Fowler said.

A second policy change brings  test assessment in the district in line with the state testing programs for PACT, HSAP and EOCP (End of Course Examination Program). The EOC will count 20 percent of a student’s grades and will take the place of final exams in high school and middle school, Fowler said.

Christopher also presented an organizational chart, which he said is just a formality, reflecting recent changes in the district administration hierarchy.

Christoper also told the board that the district didn’t meet certain EIA standards and must approve a waiver stating this. Board members approved the  waiver 6-0 unanimously.

Upon a recommendation by Dr. Christopher, the board unanimously approved  a request to ask the County School Board to allow the district to sell buses, computers, printers and other items.

Also acting on a recommendation by Dr. Christopher, the Board unanimously approved changing banking services  for the district to First Citizens Bank. Christopher said district auditors and financial officials looked at options and determined the district would get the same services and more with the change.

Board members also approved a resolution to participate in the (SCAGO) TAN program which will allow the district “a safety net” to borrow up to $1.7 million if necessary.

“We don’t anticipate the need,” Dr. Christopher said. The district borrowed $800,000 under the program while waiting for tax funding to come in this year.

Board members unanimously approved personnel recommendations as follows:

 Request for leave of absence - Sherer Reid, Hunt Meadows Elementary, media center, requesting 12 week leave July 17-Oct. 8 (six weeks under regular policy and six weeks under Family Medical Leave Act).

Transfer - Susan Conner, from Palmetto Elementary, to Spearman Elementary, Elementary teacher.

Resignations - Phil Darity, Powdersville Middle, Assistant Principal; Mara Davis, Wren Middle School, Math; Amy Drabik, Powdersville Elementary, grade 3 teacher; Diedre Evans, Palmetto High, English; Joshua Gray, Palmetto High French; Leslie Griffin, Palmetto High, music; Joy Knight, Palmetto Middle, Language Arts; Duke Lee, Wren High, math; Sherry Lybrand, Palmetto High, LD; Cameron Millsaps, District ESOL teacher; Charlotte Moore, West Pelzer Elementary, Grade 4; Jessica Shealy, Wren Middle, 7th Language Arts.

Administrative Recommendations: Amy Cothran, Wren Middle, Assistant Principal; Pat Russell, Concrete Primary Principal.

Teacher recommendations - Frankie Adkins, Palmetto High Media Specialist; Andrea Alerre, Wren Middle School, 8th grade Math; Kelly Golden, Powdersville Middle, Grade 5; Tauna Johnson, Palmetto Middle,Language Arts; Sherri Kennedy, Wren Middle, 8th grade Math/Science; Katie Lathan, Wren Middle, 8th grade Math; Susan McKenzie, Palmetto High, Music; Natalie Olson, Palmetto Middle Language Arts; Kelly Reece, Hunt Meadows Elementary, Ashley Sosebee, Wren Middle, 7th Language Arts,; Shari Stowers, Hunt Meadows Elementary; Elizabeth Wesley, Spearman Elementary, Guidance; Darlene Whitaker, Wren High and District, Spanish (.5FTE) and ESOL (.5 FTE); Kristi White, West Pelzer Elementary Speech.

Board members also approved a lease purchase for four new school buses during a special called meeting held May 16.

District One Board holds work session on new budget

Anderson School District One Trustees held  a work session on a $40,356,835 budget for school year 2004-2005 following the regular meeting Tuesday.

Superintendent Dr. Reggie Christopher presented  board members with  a draft budget which he said includes no tax increase while allowing materials for teachers at a level they once had and with everything covered.

The new budget shows  increases in areas such as workers compensation, a 2.07 percent pay raise for employees, increases for teacher certification and a 14 percent increase in health insurance premiums.

According to information provided by Dr. Christopher, workers compensation will add $19,856; salary increase, $960,923; teacher certification $91,447 and health insurance $127,869.

Christopher said district employees are also facing a 14 percent increase in the portion they pay for health insurance, resulting in a 28 percent total increase for insurance.

Other increases include property casualty insurance, $25,426; sewage/natural gas and electricity, $49,000; maintenance and repairs $28,800; vehicle maintenance which includes a new vehicle $23,450; and school resource officers, $45,000.

Christopher said the resource officers have been covered by a grant and will now be in the general fund.

“We want to keep them,” he said, “because they are so valuable in the two high schools and three middle schools.”

Another increase in the budget is National Board Certification, $13,000.

According to Christopher, the District has 44 certified teachers and is probably the top district in the state for teachers that have the certification. “We will add 10 to 13 more this year,” he said.

The budget also adds $25,000 to cover expenses for SACS evaluations, including materials and housing for the 1.5 day evaluation period.

The budget also restores base student supplies and materials to 2002 levels, according to Christopher.

The budget includes $524,087 for 12.2 additional teachers needed due to student growth in the district.

Christopher said the District has continued to maintain a 21.5 to 1 pupil to teacher ratio in elementary schools and 23.0 to 1 in middle and high schools.

Dr. Christopher said the base student cost in the district is $1,852 and the EIA maintenance is 1.5 percent.

State property tax relief brings in $1,717,732 and homestead exemption, $462,621.

The value of a mill in the district is set at $127,883.

Anticipated revenue includes Local, $14,888,413; State EFA, $22,424,601 from property tax rollback, homestead exemption and merchant’s inventory tax; EIA, Indirect cost etc. will bring in $2,997,496.

Budgeted expenditures are $40,356,835, with anticipated revenue of $40,310,510, resulting in a difference of $46,325.

Pelzer officials plan closing sewer contract

A sewer project planned for the towns of Pelzer and West Pelzer could soon become a reality according to Pelzer town officials.

Mayor Page Henderson reported at a recent council meeting that the towns are “at the threshold of closing the contract” on the project. The mayors and attorneys of both towns will meet June 11 with Lara Payne of Rural Development to resolve some legal terminology of the closing papers.

Driven by Environmental Protection Agency requirements, plans for the sewer project began over 10 years ago. A $1.852 million grant was awarded to the Town of Pelzer in 1999 for the project which will fund 45% of the project. The Town which is responsible for the balance of the cost was forced to start collecting funds in advance to assist in paying for the project.

Henderson emphasized that water and sewer rates will increase and continue to increase every year due to the sewer project.

An agreement with the Town of West Pelzer for police protection is “sputtering,” Henderson reported. The town attorney for West Pelzer has not yet signed off on the agreement, he said.

Dr. DeWitt Stone addressed the council about restoring the railroad depot and placing it on the national historic register. Stone discussed getting a $17,000 grant to restore the landmark back on track.

The grant funds would have to be matched, but Town Clerk Skip Watkins indicated that the Friends of the Pelzer Station had $20,000 in a bank account for the project. Stone estimated that $40,000 would stabilize the structure and stop any further deterioration.

Stone said he had made several contacts about the project including Gresham Barrett who has offered assistance in contacting CSX about the building. Stone also said he had located a source for the 100-year-old shingles which match the tiles on the building.

“At this point, all I need is your patience,” Stone told the council and said that he would keep them updated on the project.

Henderson expressed appreciation for the reception that the 151st Signal Battalion received from the town. “I think they were truly surprised at the response from the community,” Henderson added.

Henderson reported that Rep. Dan Cooper is working on a $25,000 grant to rehabilitate the oldest lines in the town on the 20 residences on Conner Street.

Council member Terry Mitchell has resigned from the council, Henderson reported. A special election will be held August 10 at the Pelzer Community Building to elect a new council member.

Bob Austin, candidate for County Council District 7, addressed the council and outlined his plans should he be elected. Austin specified that he would vote to use paving funds only for paving projects and would take a closer look at funding for volunteer fire departments which he described as currently a “hit-and-miss approach.”

Henderson announced that the Pelzer pool will open May 31 and will close August 10.

Veterans plan area services

Area veterans are planning the following programs leading up to Memorial Day.

A Memorial Day Ceremony will be held May 29 at Post 9273, Veterans of Foriegn Wars of The United States, at The Greenville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, 7784 Augusta Rd. Hwy 25 South, Piedmont. The service will be held at 10 a.m.

The public is cordially invited to attend in commemorating and honoring the Veteran dead of all wars - from the Revolutionary War to the present Iraq War.

Patriotic music during the ceremony will be provided by the Greenville Senior Concert Band, under the direction of Charlie Parker.

American Legion Post 184 will offer BBQ plates (chicken or pork) at a cost of $6 each at the Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home May 22 at 11 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Campbell Patriots Honor Guard.

May 29 - 11 a.m. - The Anderson County Veterans Association will respectfully pay tribute to the veterans who have passed on. The service will be held at the Anderson County Veterans Monument. Veterans and the public are invited. Please bring a lawn chair. Refreshments will be served following the program.

May 30 - 3 p.m.- America Legion Post 14, will honor the families who have lost a loved one (veteran), during the past year. Families to be honored  will receive invitations to the Red Poppy Ceremony. The Post is located on Greenville St. in Anderson.

May 31 - 9:30 a.m. - American Legion Post 14, will re-dedicate the Dough Boy. The statue, which was recently restored, honors World War I veterans. Veterans and the public are welcome.

May 31 - 11 a.m. - The Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home will respectfully pay tribute to the veterans who have passed on. Veterans and the public are invited. Lunch will be served.

New Oliver North book features Sammy Horne, Jr.

“An aircraft carrier, wielding enormous firepower within its decks, is said to be one of the safest places in the world. But there’s another weapon that’s wielded by Christians on board the USS Harry S. Truman – the power of prayer. Intercessory prayer for shipmates, families back home, and the countries at conflict occurs regularly on this ship&ldots;”

These words from A Greater Freedom – Stories of Faith from Operation Iraqi Freedom introduce a new book just released and edited by Oliver North.

Entitled “Friends in War,” one of the stories of faith features former local resident Sammy Horne, Jr. and his friend Chris Huggins from Bangs, Texas.

Horne, a young jet engine mechanic and AD aviation specialist, signed up for the Navy when he was only 18 years old. Longing for a sense of purpose in his life, he decided to try to find it in the military.

During some downtime in Virginia, he found a church home at Virginia Beach Freewill Baptist Church and committed his life to God.

Life didn’t get easier though as loneliness set in when he decided he shouldn’t go out drinking with other sailors on base. He prayed that God would send him a friend who would understand and encourage him in his Christian walk.

That’s when Horne met Huggins who also worked in the jet engine shop. Discovering they were the same age and members of the same church, they hit it off immediately and even volunteered as youth leaders in their congregation.

Deployed and a world away from their church, they keep in touch with church members and youth through e-mails, cards, recordings of sermons and packages.

“I think what I’m doing here is making a difference and fulfilling God’s will,” says Horne. “Saddam Hussein shows a lot of hatred. The Iraqi people need to see a different part – the New Testament if you will. I’m not here to kill anybody – just to defend good from evil.”

Now stateside and out of the Navy, Horne is an assistant minister at his church in Virginia Beach. He plans to marry this summer and attend seminary in the fall, according to his mother Kim Cheslak of West Pelzer.

Area church supports “Hands for Soldiers”

Members of Powdersville’s On This Rock Church have been strong supporters of “Hands for Soldiers” – a project initiated by young Janey Turner of Easley. The eight-year-old Turner was present at a worship service at the church recently to collect a box of supplies donated by members to be used in her project.

Turner developed the project as a way to let troops serving in Iraq know that their efforts are appreciated. She fills thin clear plastic gloves she calls “handi-bags” with hard candy, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs or other travel-size items and sends them to soldiers to distribute in their units. She includes a handwritten thank-you note attached to each hand. Local businesses, churches, and individuals have contributed supplies and donations to support the effort.

The idea for the project came after Turner’s class at McKissick Elementary School adopted a platoon. The third grader wanted to extend the effort and started her individual project in December. She has already sent over 700 bags overseas and hopes to reach a goal of 1,000 bags by June.

Anyone interested in more information on “Hands for Soldiers” may call Turner at (864) 306-3607.

Officers involved in out-of-town car chases

Williamston police officers were involved in several car chases recently and arrested a man for unlawful neglect by a custodian when he took a 6 month old to an area known for drug activity. These were among the following incidents investigated recently:

May 24 - Cheryl Lashay Hubbard, 40, 118 Hatters Courts, Easley, was arrested for disorderly conduct after an incident at Hamilton St. and Greenville Dr. T. A. Striss investigated.

May 24 - Billy Jerome Thomas, 44, 506 East River St., Anderson, was arrested for public disorderly conduct after officers were dispatched to Fast Fuel, 207 W. Main St. He was also charged with malicious damage to municipal property after he damaged a pillow valued at $30. Z. E. Gregory investigated.

May 23 - Tim Gentry, Town of Williamston, reported $40 in damage to a hand dryer in restroom in Mineral Spring Park. Sgt. K. P. Evatt investigated.

May 22 - Jamie Doug Gambrell, 29, 220 Williams Court Williamston reported a bicycle valued at $100 taken from the apartment breezeway. Sgt. K. P . Evatt investigated.

May 20 - Tommy Ray Grant, Jr., 40, 5 Pinecrest Drive, Williamston reported $800 in damage to a pool. Reports stated  a hole was cut in the pool liner and a pump damaged due to no water. T. A. Striss investigated.

May 22 - David Craig Cogdill, 38, 821 Knickerbocker Rd., Ft. Inn was arrested for driving under suspension, speeding and disregarding a traffic signal after a vehicle was observed on South Hamilton St., travelling at a high rate of speed. Z. E. Gregory investigated.

May 18 - Jose F. Garcia, 60, Gusto  Services, reported a forged check in the amount of $200 passed at the business. J. L. Barnes investigated.

May 16 - Ollie Roshad Martin, 27, 906 Major Rd., Anderson, was arrested for disregarding a stop sign, suspended license plate and possession of crack, after a 1998 Dodge Intrepid was observed disregarding a stop sign at Broad St. and Academy St. Reports state a loaded H&R 32 Magnum revolver was also found in the glove box. A small plastic bag containing  0.2 grams of a white substance field tested positive for amphetamine was also allegedly found in a ball cap. J. L. Barnes investigated.

May 11 - Gwendolyn Reed, 53, 110 Gossett Dr., Apt. F-4, Williamston, reported $400 in damage to a convertible top on a vehicle. J. L. Barnes investigagted.

May 16 - Billy Chapman Jr., 31, 230 Murphy Rd., Belton, reported  a pad lock cut off of a utility trailer at Circle Drive, Williamston causing $100 in damage. J. L. Barnes investigated.

Ellen Denise King, 39, 868 Laing Ct., Seneca, reported a 1997 Dodge Avenger valued at $5,000 and $70 cash not returned after the vehicle was loaned to a man to go to the store. J. L. Barnes investigated.

May 14 - Larry Frank Cummings, 36, 825 Joe Black Rd., Williamston, was arrested for public disorderly conduct and unlawful neglect by a custodian after he went  to 19 Jehue St., Williamston, looking for a pressure washer. Cummings had been advised by  the Williamston Police Department not to go there. A 6-month-old child in the vehicle received minor injuries from a brick thrown through the vehicle window while at the location. Reports state the mother refused medical attention for the child by EMS. Sgt. D. Munger investigated.

May 13 - Warrants were issued for Phillip Hollis Sterman, 21, 610 Williams St., Williamston, for assault and failure to stop when signaled after officers were dispatched to 416 Belton Dr., Townhouse Apts. Reports state that Sherman was driving a vehicle which was stopped by officers. He placed the vehicle in reverse then left the location at a high rate of speed striking Sgt. D. Munger in the arm. The vehicle was pursued on Belton Dr., Beaverdam Rd., S. C. Hwy. 20, to Midway Rd where it turned into a private driveway.

Two of the four people in the vehicle fled the scene. The two remaining with the vehicle were not charged. Justin Waymon Mahaffey, 17, 3 Durham Drive, Williamston was charged with possession of a controlled substance in connection with the incident. Sgt. J. T. Motes, Sgt. D. P. Munger investigated.

May 15 - Sandra Denise Wilson, 22, 416 Belton Dr., Apt. C4, Williamston, reported a DVD player valued at $50 and DVDs valued at $75 taken from the apartment. Z. E. Gregory investigated.

May 12 - Lucius Seth Riddle, 23, 827 Blue Ridge Ave., Belton, reported a hit and run incident with property damage involving a Blue Dodge truck.

A police unit responding observed a vehicle matching the description of the truck traveling north on Cherokee Rd. at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was pursued out of town to Hogg Rd., then observed disregarding a stop sign at Hogg Rd. and Beaverdam Rd., where it struck a chain link fence and tree. Reports state the driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Anderson County K-9 unit was called in and arrived  approximately 45 minutes later. After approximately one hour, the K-9 unit was unable to locate a scent. The vehicle involved was a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup. Sgt. K. P. Evatt investigated.

May 12 - Adam Davis Greene, 22, 1801 W. Geoorgia Rd., Simpsonville, was arrested for assault and battery in connection with a child custody incident in Mineral Spring Park. Sgt. J. T. Motes investigated.

May 11 - Jason Alan Cottrell, 25, 12 Hilltop Circle, Williamston, was arrested for driving under suspension and violation of liquor law after a 1986 Ford Truck was observed pulling off the road with apparent mechanical problems. An officer stopped to offer assistance and learned the driver had a suspended drivers license. An open container of liquor was also found in the vehicle. Sgt. D. Munger investigated.

May 11 - Robert Andrew Burlson, 49, 20 Langley St., Pelzer, was arrested for failure to give proper signal, no drivers license in possession, failure to stop when signaled and driving left of center after a vehicle was observed on Bigby St. The vehicle was followed onto Courtney St., Hwy. 8, Washington Church Rd., Williams Rd., Beech Springs Rd., Cannon Bottom Rd. and eventually to Bob Hadden Dr, which is a dead end. D. W. Alexander, Sgt. D. Munger investigated.

May 13 - Hickory Point BP, 103 Greenville Dr., Williasmton reported a shoplifting incident in which a 7-year-old attempted to take several drink items valued at $6 from the store without paying. A parent was called and signed a custodial promise form. Sgt. J. T. Motes investigated.

Service station robbed

A local service station was reportedly robbed in the early morning hours on Thursday by a male suspect with a gun.

The man entered the Shell station located at 1712 Hwy. 8 in Pelzer and told Mary Mazyck that he had a gun. He took an undetermined amount of money out of the cash register along with several cartons of cigarettes.

Reportedly, the man left in an early model black Honda Accord which was occupied by another person.

May 23 – Davy Chapman, 27, 918 Stringer Rd., Belton, reported that someone entered his Chevy S-10 and took a Sony CD player and 50 CDs valued at $650. Reportedly, the suspect also pushed the vehicle into the road causing $1,000 in damages. D. Brock investigated.

May 22 – John Ray Burger, 45, 100 Austin Ridge, Easley, reported that someone entered a storage unit located at Hwy. 81 North Self Storage by cutting the lock. Reportedly, a toilet tank and bowl, chop saws, a table and chairs, and a floor edger valued at $2,565 were removed from the building. M. D. Campbell investigated.

May 21 – Harve Porter Dyer, 60, 911 River Rd., Piedmont, reported that someone stole several items valued at $2,350 including a TV, shop vacuum, game system, and paper shredder. A pawn shop in Greenville reported receiving several of the items. D. B. Anderson investigated.

May 21 – Gail Lakisha Earle, 22, 103 Sterling Bridge Rd., Greenville reported that someone stole $145 in cash and jewelry valued at $175 from her residence. G. G. Diaz investigated.

May 21 – Tammy G. Holder, 26, 9B Evans St., Pelzer reported that someone stole $100 from a purse at her residence. C. H. Bensse investigated.

May 20 – Nicole Leigh Galloway, 20, 109 Umbrella Ct., Easley, reported that someone removed $55 that was in an envelope on a counter while she was shopping. R. S. Turner investigated.

May 20 – Road Runner Autos, 3430 Earle E. Morris, Jr. Hwy, Piedmont reported that someone stole a 1996 maroon Honda Accord valued at $8,000 from the lot. K. J. Burns investigated.







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