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    Week of November 5, 2008

    Clardy out as mayor
    Harvell retains Council seat
    Voters speak - Change is coming
    Clerk shot in armed robbery
    Vehicle theft leads to chop shop operation
    Williamston establishes cemetery trust fund
    Pelzer Avenue relocation project moving forward
    Palmetto Middle partners with natural resource programFirst in Nation
    Anderson County Council instructs attorney to release bond information
    Personnel committee meeting in privateAnderson County
    Clardy responds to ad
    Traffic stops lead to arrests

    (4408) Week of October 29, 2008

    Election Day just days away
    Debate offers forum for mayor
    Harvell, Smith face off for Ward 3 seat
    Five candidates running for Piedmont Board
    Rudy Rhodes hopes to continue as commissioner
    Ida Tucker extension Goods Cents project
    O’Dell presents check
    W Pelser reduces millage
    Ride to benefit family
    Waldrep, Greer exchange words prior to personnel meeting
    Lewis Road closing remains a safety issue
    Anderson County Sheriffs Report
    Canes Corner robbed
    Seems to Me . . .Let them eat cake

    (4308) Week of October 22, 2008

    Front page 4308
    Williamston mayoral debate Thursday
    No raise for Williamston employees
    World Walk through Williamston
    Boo in the Park this Saturday
    Golf carts offer alternative transport
    Piedmont parade Dec. 13
    Grants help Piedmont District now, but may not be there in future
    Woodmont to present Macbeth
    Pelzer Historic Commission working to establish historic district
    DHEC offers little to answer safety concerns with facility
    Preston status remains in question, incentives for Lincoln Oil approved
    Road proposed for closing used as emergency detour
    Lib Pack running for Piedmont Commissioner
    Frankie Garrett running for re-election to board
    Gary Alexander running for Piedmont commission
    Anderson County Sheriff’s crime report
    Seems to Me . . .Anticipatory termination

    (4208) Week of October 15, 2008

    Front page 4208
    Street relocation may pave way for grocery
    Forest Hills sewer rate increases before hook on to WWTP
    More background on Forest Hills sewer
    Sewer rates increase for Pelzer residents
    No cost of living raise for West Pelzer employees
    Boo in the Park planned for Oct. 25
    Local projects on referendum
    No identity of skeletal remains
    Economy affecting local development
    Rick Bell running for school board
    Woodmont to present Macbeth
    Yard, bake sale to help with medical expenses
    Several cars taken by area thieves
    Seems to Me . . .  It wouldn't be fair

    (4108) Week of Oct. 8, 2008

    Front page 4108

    Council, administrator address personnel issues, sewer recreation
    Landmarks demolished
    Body of missing man recovered from Saluda River
    CPST makes push in Powdersville
    Sue Cleveland school finalist in national contest
    Ethanol facility receives incentives, continues to be issue for residents
    Court Clerk arrested for not paying withholding
    State Chamber recognizes O’Dell
    Seems to Me . . . Remembering Jerry Lee

    (4008) Week of Oct. 1, 2008

    How does the credit crisis affect us locally?
    School fund balance to cover state budget cuts
    Fast, walk to draw attention to hunger
    Bridge project moved further down the list
    $10 million GO Bond includes eleven projects
    Deadline nearing for voter registration
    Wren student among National Semifinalists
    DHEC urges shot to protect against flu
    Gas availability should improve
    Price gouging statute remains in effect
    Judge says no live testimony from county employees
    Deputies investigate incidents
    Seems to Me  . . . Golden parachutes

    (3908) Week of September 24, 2008

    Gator caught in Saluda River
    AnMed Wellspring leaving Williamston
    Students learn about politics at Boys State
    Deadline nearing for voter registration
    Dedication service held for Ralph Chandler Middle School
    Playing cards new approach to reviving cold case files
    Preston seeks to prevent Council members from direct contact with staff
    Capital Projects Sales Tax issue to be on Nov. 4 election ballot
    Thieves strike homes
    Seems to Me . . . Sinking ships

    (3808) Week of September 17, 2008

    Front Page
    Tragedy highlighted on Inside Edition
    Arson suspected in barn fires
    Piedmont revenue drop not being addressed commissioner says
    Pelzer reviewing streetscape plan - Sock hop planned
    Cheddar residents say concerns not addressed
    Stump Meeting, barbecue in Belton
    Two District One schools recognized for being healthy
    Jason Aldean to perform at Clemson
    Steve Miller Band coming to Clemson
    Broadway Lake Center actually Broadview Johnson - Receiving $900,000 in funding
    District 5 Middle school rezoning reconsidered
    Seems to Me . . .The big story

    (3708) Week of September 10, 2008

    Front Page
    Water, sewer and other infrastructure getting closer look
    Gossett family offers cemetery assistance
    Mill warehouse burns
    Hurricanes can affect local gasoline supply
    Downtown grant awarded toWest Pelzer
    WP Planning Commission official; fund balance increases
    News from Historic Pelzer, SC
    Waldrep reports on GOP national convention
    Two arrested in Palmetto concession stand break-in
    Jockey Lot fight turns up guns
    Seems to Me . . . When it comes down to it  . . .

    (3608) Week of September 3, 2008

    Looper announces for Ward 4 seat
    Contracts nearing on land for application
    New chipper returns mulch to residents
    Concerned Cheddar residents turn out for railroad meeting
    Clarification made on BP Oil, Cheddar Fire Department grant
    Property rezoning for District 5 middle school shot down by tie vote
    Thieves working hard to get copper
    Seems to Me . . . Blowing smoke

    (3508) Week of August 27, 2008

    Festival may have been biggest yet
    School Board gets first look at new Powdersville High
    District One seniors among State’s best on SAT
    Public meeting planned about ethanol facility
    DHEC lagging on ethanol guidelines
    Watermelon queen in Belton Labor Day
    Don’t get caught in  fraudulent Internet Scam
    Out of gas moped stolen from road
    Police officers make alcohol, drug arrests
    New studio offers more than karate instruction
    Upstate Federal Credit Union breaks ground on Williamston location
    Athletic programs to see facility upgrades
    Seems to Me . . .When the alarm goes off
    Pro cycling returns to Greenville

    (3408) Week of August 20, 2008

    Water, sewer line upgrades first step toward repaving W. Main
    Streetscape project nearing completion
    Filing ends Thursday
    Marijuana bust nets four pounds
    Local author’s book featured in Emmys gift bag
    Whisenhunt named Teacher of the Year
    Opening day goes smooth for schools
    Railroad right of way becomes issue in proposed road closing
    Homeowner says builder, inspectors did poor job
    $10 million GO bond approved by County
    Seems to Me . . .The latest lawsuit

    (3308) Week of August 13, 2008

    Academy St. paving takes precedence over Pelzer Avenue relocation
    Lollis selected as town administrator
    Correspondence shows town advised of consulting ties
    Southern Crescent returns to Spring Water Festival
    School District One ranks fourth on ACT
    SC seniors record highest ACT scores
    School lunch, breakfast program policy announced
    West Pelzer budget approved with cuts
    Powdersville residents oppose apartment complex
    Three & Twenty precinct approves zoning
    Waldrep addresss computer concerns
    Seems to Me . . . Thinking small
    Help PERC with school supply drive

    (3208) Week of August 6, 2008

    Spring Water Festival features Julie Roberts
    Runners preparing for Spring Water run
    Council names Scott to represent town on projects
    Smith announces for council seat
    Forest Hills residents facing higher water/sewer rates
    PERC to sponsor school supply drive
    West Pelzer holds 08-09 budget workshop
    Ethanol operation not in violation, DHEC says
    Three & Twenty referendum Aug. 12
    New Council to handle internal audit, conditions
    Deputies investigate thefts
    Deputies investigate assaults, vandalism to vehicles
    Traffic stops lead to arrests
    Seems to Me . . . A hot summer

    (3108) Week of July 30, 2008

    Handling of tax situation draws attention from center developer
    Council divided on funding requests for paving, street relocation projects
    Interview process narrowed to three
    Town to smoke sewer lines
    Filing opens for county offices, boards
    Vietnam veteran starts local chapter
    Pelzer exchange student to study in Germany
    District purchases land for future use
    Seems to Me . . . Traffic signs

    (3008) Week of July 23, 2008

    Ethanol operation raises concerns; no permit issued yet
    Downtown Streetscape project underway
    Some pursue measure to protect horses, livestock
    Progress continues on Pelzer EMS building
    West Pelzer committee, discusses signs, banners
    Vehicles damaged; tires slashed
    Seems to Me . . .What's ahead for council

    (2908) Week of July 16, 2008

    Spring Water Festival features live entertainment
    West Pelzer approves budget, new police car
    Allied Waste, ARL representatives meet with Big Creek residents
    $10 million GO Bond issue to fund projects throughout the County
    Large animal rescue care still in question
    Rice arraigned on hammer incident
    Deputies investigate incidents
    Charged with tax evasion
    Seems to Me . . .The sheriff’s office

    (2808) Week of July 9, 2008

    2008 Miss South Carolina crowned
    Council approves funding for lights, wood chipper
    Town approves $4.5 million budget; hospitality tax funding purchases
    Grants help equip emergency responders
    Belton church fire not caused by arson
    Sheriff’s Deputies investigate incidents
    Thieves miss shot at basketball goal
    Seems to Me . . .Hiring policy

    (2708) Week of July 2, 2008

    Williamston represented in Miss SC pageant
    Pet is semi-finalist in national contest
    Planning underway for annual festival
    Pelzer EMS building continues on schedule
    Trouble follows Smith to Malibu Sports bar
    Weight restrictions imposed for Hamlin Road
    Detention Center guard fired after having sex with inmate
    Deputies investigate incidents
    Seems to Me . . .It’s time to remember

    (2608) Week of June 25, 2008

    Freedom Celebration this Saturday
    One charged after vehicle run off road
    Hammer incident under investigation
    Salkehatchie volunteers making home improvements
    County Legislative Delegation postpones CTC budget increase
    Waldrep retains seat on County Council
    Deputies investigate assault incidents
    Seems to Me - The audit

    (2508) Week of June 18, 2008

    Williamston debates how high grass, weeds can grow before violators fined
    Freedom Celebration features cannon firing
    Leaking sewer lines lead to revised DHEC consent order
    Piedmont budget approved, bid process still being questioned
    Piedmont man dies after hit in head with hammer
    Private access road closed to traffic
    County approves funding for audit
    County wins award for billboard alerts
    Libertarians plan picnic, celebrate Carolina Day
    Seems to Me . . .Challenges and enemies

    (2408) Week of June 11, 2008

    County Council to see new faces; voters show support for C. Wilson
    Opportunity of a lifetime comes with flight in supersonic Russian jet 
    W. Pelzer holding out on police car
    Town seeks funding for street relocation
    Williamston approves first reading on $3,614,390  budget
    Park, town shaping up with improvement projects
    Picnic in the Park with Miss Williamston
    Towns celebrate connected history
    Alleged violations were reported on campaign disclosures
    Piercetown residents go without power
    Three facing charges in barroom brawl
    Shooting incident may have been racial

    (2308) Week of June 4, 2008

    Voters go to primary polls Tuesday
    Court rules against writ of mandamus
    C. Wilson being sued for libel
    Five arrested in Wren break-in
    Budget amendment requires receipts for credit card transactions
    New zoning ordinance approved, does not address some sign issues
    Picnic in the Park with Miss Williamston
    Allen fourth to announce for mayor
    West Pelzer approves truck, no action taken on police cars

    (2208) Week of May 28, 2008

    State veterans cemetery dedication honors Cooper, all who served
    Veterans cemetery dedicated
    Graduation to be held at Littlejohn
    Wren to graduate 333
    Palmetto High School to graduate 186
    $2 million grant to fund radios, new tower for area
    Pelzer approves sale of property to squad
    Budget includes district wide employee raise, 15 new teachers
    Seems to Me . . .“The only person who can embarrass you is . . .”

    (2108) Week of May 21, 2008

    Quick response nets robbery suspects
    Cannon concerns remain issue for Williamston council
    Crout to run for mayor
    Veterans Cemetery dedication Friday
    Republicans  plan stump meeting
    Schools named Red Carpet winners
    Vote absentee Tuesday
    Dickson hearing May 23
    Budget information presented during early Council meeting
    Proposed County budget increases by $25 million since April
    Candidate interview Eddie Moore County Council District 3
    Candidate Interview - Rick Freemantle County Council District 6
    Deputies investigate assault incidents
    Seems to Me . . . “I’m tired of the negativity too”

    (2008) Week of May 14, 2008

    History to be reflected in streetscape project
    West Pelzer looks at streetscape project, police vehicle purchases
    Piedmont budgets one percent pay raise
    Spontaneous combustion causes ACE fire
    Public hearings set for Three and Twenty zoning
    Republicans  plan stump meeting
    21 tons of food donated to needy
    Clardy to seek third term as Williamston Mayor
    Large crowd turns or to hear County Republicans debate
    Anderson County Sheriff’s report
    Lines drawn in solicitor race
    Seems to Me . . .Kissing babies

    (1908) Week of May 7, 2008

    Block party celebrates Brookdale park renovation
    Community participates in National Day of Prayer
    Scott to run for mayor
    Council considering improvement projects for town, cannon protection
    Letter carriers to collect food May 10
    Donated food items to stay in Piedmont
    District One receives American history grant
    Building design phase underway
    District One Board approves personnel recommendations
    Budget reflects District growth, increasing costs
    Cooper to receive honorary degree during Clemson commencement
    Candidate Interview - Cindy Wilson
    Coins stolen from vacuum machine
    Anderson County Sheriff’s Report
    County Republicans to debate May 12
    Dickson hearing May 23
    Blue Ridge Fest this weekend
    Register by Saturday to vote in primary
    Capital project sales tax moves step closer to referendum
    County Council discussions being held in early meetings
    Spring Reunion being planned for USC alumni
    Seems to Me . . . Brer Cindy’s briar patch

    (1808) Week of Apr. 30, 2008

    Principal named for Pelzer Elementary
    Historic cannon ready for action
    Cannon was sabotaged
    Board names Powdersville High; approves construction timelines
    Community invited to pray in park
    Celebrate improved Brookdale Park
    Area celebrates Earth Day in park
    County budget work session focuses on animal shelter and other projects
    Cooper Park recycling center to open soon
    Compensation increases indicate Preston job performance positive
    Seems to Me . . .Shared responsibility (in an election year)

    (1708) Week of Apr. 23, 2008

    Former Governor Riley attends groundbreaking
    Community invited to pray in park
    Williamston to celebrate Earth Day
    Piedmont approves 08-09 budget
    West Pelzer citizens offer input for improvements
    Town’s finances rebounding - Audit shows $1.1 million fund balance
    West Pelzer Councilmen explain reasons for missing last meeting
    Schools recognized for reducing achievement gap
    Family dispute turns deadly
    Support EMS
    Pageant to benefit Shrine Club
    Seems to Me . . . Let’s review

    (1608) Week of Apr. 16, 2008

    Strong Communities project getting national attention
    FWA announces concert lineup
    Municpal Association meets in Williamston
    WP Council meeting canceled after Councilmen fail to show up
    Riley Community Garden groundbreaking Saturday
    Argument results in sword fight
    County Council clears way for CPST to be on referendum
    Wilson contributes to political campaigns
    Hooper to run for District 7 seat
    Hearing to discuss justice barriers
    Pathways to Success offers student tips
    Thefts, altercations investigated
    Seems to Me . . .Political tidal waves

    (1508) Week of Apr. 9, 2008

    Software, cell phone and termites top town council discussions
    Economic development tops goals set at County Council retreat
    Sales Tax Commission sets capital projects list
    Police investigate incidents
    Deputies investigate thefts, assault incidents
    Day of Decision precedes Wren prom
    Author Ann Coulter to speak at Furman
    Seems to Me . . . Fair officiating

    (1408) Week of Apr. 2, 2008

    Introducing Miss Williamston . . .
    Local event planned to Celebrate Earth Day
    Pelzer Pool getting upgrades
    Children’s Hospitals Benefit Saturday
    Home school group offers support
    County approves incentive package for Cheddar project
    Welcome or not? Owners paint different picture of landfill location
    2008 Candidates complete filing
    Swiped bank card used illegally
    Seems to Me . . .Election Year politics - It could get ugly!

    (1308) Week of Mar. 26, 2008

    Capital Projects commission looking for assurances on tax
    Upstate Alliance - Name change not favored by officials
    Deputies investigate thefts, other incidents
    CPST Commission members looking at projects, allocation
    Seems to Me . . . Its good to be king
    Tour Columbia with town officials

    (1208) Week of Mar. 19, 2008

    Voters say yes to building program
    Tate returning to coach at Wren
    Opposition growing for Slabtown C&D landfill
    Piedmont Commissioners weed out bid process for service contracts
    Local organization teams up with former NBA player
    Failing pump station to be replaced early
    Retired firefighter announces for Senate
    Ordinace places auditor under administrator
    House passes state budget
    Retired firefighter announces for Senate
    Tax stimulus checks should be out in May
    State convention to be held in Anderson Sons of Confederate Veterans
    Pelzer Historical Society receives incorporation
    Sarah Drawdy makes it official
    GWBA Easter egg hunt this Saturday

    (1108) Week of Mar. 12, 2008

    More games to be played on lighted softball fields
    Referendum to decide District One Building program
    WP Council members get message loud and clear  - that citizens want police protection
    WP Property cleanup cost can be added to tax bill
    Barrett presents flag to West Pelzer Fire
    Cheddar man arrested in undercover internet sting
    Chiquola Club incident results in disorderly arrest
    Pelzer man charged in pedestrian death
    School improvements and estimated costs
    Polling places for District One school referendum
    Project list far exceeds projected sales tax revenue
    Deputies investigate roofing nails in driveway
    Seems to Me . . . The balance sheet

    (1008) Week of Mar. 5, 2008

    Fishing with the pros
    Civil War cannon to stay local; mayor, council fire shots
    Opponents organizing to fight C&D landfill in Slabtown/Powdersville area
    New jail not expected to be on capital projects list
    Local Capital projects list
    Audit report shows room for improvements
    Sheriff’s candidate brings new ideas with campaign
    West Pelzer meeting location to be announced
    Rebate stimulus checks can be expected by May
    Lack of oversight in county spending may be addressed

    (0908) Week of Feb. 27, 2008

    Contracted management keeping waste water treatment compliant
    Capital projects sales tax will fund Powdersville area improvements
    Pelzer acreage not suitable for park
    Former resident has award winning dog
    Kindergarten registration Mar. 5
    Adult baseball league now being organized
    Area residents arrested in Liberty cockfight raid
    Temples agency holds open house
    Seems to Me . . . The biggest surprise

    (0808) Week of Feb. 20, 2008

    West Pelzer citizens show support for police department
    Check signing policy called into question
    Road, sidewalk projects to be placed on capital improvement list
    Flow monitors could help identify sewer line leaks
    Memories by the Fireside program to feature FBI speaker, topics
    WFD installs repeater
    Michelin Boulevard likely to remain County road
    Agricultural consulting not an issue for Council member
    McAbee alleges Wilson profited from county related real estate deals
    County Democrats to meet
    Deputies investigate thefts, other incidents
    Seems to Me . . . The Good Old Boys

    (0708) Week of Feb. 13, 2008

    Police protection reinstated after Council dissolves department
    New owners bring life to renovated Gossett School
    Capital project tax to fund projects
    Moss leaving Wren
    Coopers donate organ to SCSDB
    Memories by the Fireside to feature FBI speaker, topics
    Register by Saturday to vote in school bond referendum
    PACT test may be replaced
    Fire - Fire ...  Everywhere there was Fire!
    Police arrest fugitive wanted by Immigration Department
    County Credit Card review session turns into battle of wills for two Council members, press
    Seems to Me . . . Authority

    (0608) Week of Feb. 6, 2008

    West Pelzer woman works last day in the mill - After 57 years on the job
    Town to put software company on notice
    Volunteer Fire Departments receive grants
    New festival being planned for Pelzer
    Bowen case to go before grand jury
    Middleton tells pardon board - “I am not a threat to society”
    Responsibilities unclear to planning commission
    Council members to review credit card receipts Wednesday
    County Council chairman limits input from members, public
    Man hit by irate restaurant customer
    Seems to Me . . . Lead On!

    (0508) Week of Jan. 30, 2008

    School Board approves calendar, architectural design firms
    Firms chosen to provide building program designs
    Brookdale Park sees improvements
    Middleton denied pardon
    West Pelzer Planning Commission meets
    Wren among finalists for Palmetto’s Finest
    Obama takes county, state in Democratic primary 
    Hillary Clinton visits Anderson
    Supreme Court hears arguments in County case
    Drawdy says Solicitor position can be improved
    Thieves strike homes, businesses
    Seems to Me . . . It will take more than a writ of mandamus to get these answers

    (0408) Week of Jan. 23, 2008

    Teen's death saddens community
    Middleton going before pardon board
    Area precincts combined
    Piedmont PSD sets new rates for rentals
    Wren among finalists for Palmetto’s Finest 
    Family Connection asking for assistance
    Tom Allen announces for County Council
    Deputies investigate thefts
    Seems to Me . . .A bad feeling

    (0308) Week of Jan. 16, 2008

    Streetscape project moving forward
    Mother charged in infant death
    Arrest made in store robbery
    Manhunt ensues near county line
    West Pelzer having second thoughts on sewer
    Towns awarded beautification grants
    SC Primaries to play important role
    Absentee Voting opens for primary
    Democrats expect high voter turnout
    Fire Station Rd. bridge reopens
    County Council puts incentives for new development on hold
    Deputies investigate domestic incidents

    (0208) Week of Jan. 9, 2008

    New Powdersville High coming to District One
    Estimates presented on school building program
    Proposed school additions, renovations and estimated costs
    Williamston to advertise positions for administrator, codes enforcement
    Thompson named chairman of Anderson County Council
    Capital project sales tax for County
    Holiday period quiet in Willliamston
    Deputies investigate incidents
    Seems to Me . . .Words to the wise (for what it’s worth)

    January 2008

    (0108) Week of Jan. 2, 2008

    Accountability remains priority for Cindy Wilson
    Councilman awaits information requested under FOIA
    Building preservation project receives support
    Angel Food Ministries now accepting orders
    Road projects underway
    Driver facing multiple charges
    Seems to Me . . .Building public trust


    Week of Dec. 26, 2007

    Looking Back 2007
    County Council highlights and lowlights for 2007
    West Pelzer to get website
    Williamston Council discusses fees, personnel and policies
    Piedmont considering streetscape plan
    Seems to Me  . . .Playdoh
    Residents asked to conserve water

    Week of Dec. 19, 2007
    $1 million in funding remains unused eight years later
    Williamston Council holds last meeting of 2007
    Williamston officers investigate incidents
    Use of informant not unusual situation
    Seems to Me . . .The big question(s)

    (5007) Week of Dec. 12, 2007

    WP Council approves gas cards; town to get website
    Santa Express draws crowds
    County Transportation Committee funds projects
    Cooper, O’Dell honored  for economic development
    Release time program may be offered in high schools
    District One needs more classrooms, upgrades
    Solicitor to decide if shooting incident merits prosecution
    Thefts, alcohol related incidents investigated
    Seems to Me  . . .How prepared are we?

    (4907) Week of Dec. 5, 2007

    Santa Express coming to town
    Area parades scheduled Saturday
    Yard sale permits, building removal top discussions
    Congressman Barrett meets with textile employees
    Shopping Center under renovation
    Leaves should be bagged
    West Pelzer receives competitive grant
    WP Fire gets new turnout gear
    County Delegation announces funding for local projects
    Zoning killed, spending in question
    Deputies investigate thefts
    Counterfeit goods seized at Jockey Lot
    Former POW recounts WWII
    Release time program may be offered in high schools
    District One needs more classrooms, upgrades
    Early deadlines for holidays
    Seems to Me . . .Who shall steer the ship?

    (4807) Week of Nov. 28, 2007

    Building needs presented; District One School Board awaits price tag
    Ron Wilson drops push for zoning changes
    Zoning, radio system dominate County Council meeting discussions
    Former operator turns in license - DHEC report shows 21 violations
    Piedmont receives $15,000 PARD funds
    Bring food drive items to Piedmont Parade
    Sign up for now Piedmont Parade
    Bonnes Amies sponsor Miss/Master Contest
    Holiday Fair to be held in Pelzer
    Sign up now for Williamston parade
    Country Christmas Parade Dec. 15
    Vandals strike Wren stadium
    Deputies investigate incidents
    Seems to Me . . . My Christmas wish

    (4707) Week of Nov. 21, 2007

    Opening Night Ceremony Sat. for Christmas park 
    Town employees get pay raise
    Powdersville residents respond to District zoning proposal - Many do not support zoning
    Daniel T. Cooper Library and Government Center opens
    Powdersville Water opens new offices
    West Pelzer hires auditor
    Holiday Fair to be held in Pelzer
    Country Christmas Parade Dec. 15
    Deputies investigate incidents
    Ratings show schools are above average
    Seems to Me . . . Zoned Out

    (4607) Week of Nov. 14, 2007

    Park decorating now underway
    GWBA ornaments are now available
    Williamston parade set for December 8
    Area residents no shows for planning input meeting
    Reserve your display space now
    Trees to be on display at Town Hall
    Williamston officers investigate incidents
    Deputies investigate counterfeit bills in trash
    Pelzer area may become National Historic District
    Beaverdam sewer line now in use
    Game-ball run to raise money for M.S.
    Clemson to host Fowl Fest pep rally
    HSAP Scores improve
    Seems to Me . . . Business as Usual

    (4507) Week of Nov. 7, 2007

    Powdersville going from precinct zoning to District wide zoning
    Local Fire District had problems with Palmetto 800 Motorola system
    Powdersville residents ready for zoning
    Water bill to be paid, plans being redrawn for streetscape
    Doors opening for ballad singer
    Is County zoning coming to your area?
    PERC to offer free dental services
    Deputies investigate vehicle thefts, other incidents
    Seems to Me . .  The Class of ’67

    (4407) Week of Oct. 31, 2007

    District issues notice on staph infections
    Focus groups provide feedback to District One School Board
    District One shows improvement in AYP
    Residential boom continues for area
    Public invited to offer input on growth
    Pelzer Memories to explore “conflict”
    PERC to join Piedmont Fire in helping needy this Christmas
    Council Chairman has issues with Administrator’s correspondence
    Anderson Sheriff’s report
    Cromer hosts fundraiser for veteran families
    Ron Wilson presents check to Wren Youth
    Officer no longer employed by town
    Seems to Me . . . Doing it right

    (4307) Week of Oct. 24, 2007

    Boo in the Park set for Saturday
    Town’s water bill remains in dispute
    WP Council addresses water infrastructure
    Sign up now for Piedmont Miss/Master contest
    Williamston police investigate incidents
    Copper wire continues as item of interest for thieves
    Seems to Me . . . Just for thought . . .

    (4207) Week of Oct. 17, 2007

    Communications bid process being questioned
    Is Anderson County following a competitive bid process?
    Countywide recreation could receive funding from hospitality tax
    Deputies investigate forgeries, smashed windshields on I-85
    Job description finalized; policy and procedures next on agenda 
    Piedmont history on display Oct. 20
    PPSD restructures recreation department
    Bonnes Amies sponsor parade, Christmas contest
    Boo in the Park set for October 27
    Woman robbed at gunpoint
    DHEC to offer flu vaccines
    Piercetown to clean up litter
    Seems to Me . . .Paranoia as politics doesn’t work

    (4107) Week of Oct. 10, 2007

    Hospitality tax could fund county recreation program
    Ribbon cutting held for sidewalk project
    Safe Routes grant to promote walking, cycling, saftety at Wren
    Board updated on grant programs
    District One awarded Smaller Learning Communities grant
    No charges filed in discipline incident involving police officer
    Deputies tazed during arrest
    Shoplifters turn themselves in after drinking stolen beer
    WP Water tank to be monitored
    DHEC to offer flu vaccines
    Discussions continue on one cent sales tax to fund road projects, others
    DHEC issues update on mosquito-borne diseases
    PERC offers job bank for local area
    Seems to Me . . .Jerry Lee

    (4007) Week of Oct. 3, 2007

    Textile heritage being celebrated
    WP Councilman says he is in compliance with SCDOR
    W. Pelzer Planning Commission reappointed
    Town approves packer purchase
    Safety concerns close Gray Drive bridge
    Pageant, music benefit Saturday
    Clemson, VT game to honor military
    Councilmember relates taxpayers association actions to terrorism
    Schools awarded Federal grant
    Charges dropped in alleged incident involving price changing
    Piercetown farm recognized for 100 years
    Sheriff’s report
    Williamston Police investigate incidents
    Seems to Me . . .What does a terrorist look like?

    (3907) Week of Sept. 26, 2007

    Textile Heritage being celebrated
    West Pelzer approves budget
    Attorney General issues opinion on time capsule
    Enrollment figures show District One running out of classroom space
    Local serviceman killed in Iraq
    Benefit planned to help with medical bills
    Mayors proclaim Constitution Week
    County water projects on five year list
    Deputies arrest resident in mobile home arson
    Stormwater manager named
    Public invited to help manage area growth
    Household trash should be bagged, separated for pickup
    Seems to Me . . . Whistling Dixie

    (3807) Week of Sept. 19, 2007

    Palmetto Middle project to improve cemeteries
    Grant helps buy fire equipment
    $15 million in funding needed for countywide radio system
    Thieves strike area businesses
    Library fines waived for food
    Benefit pageant planned
    Standpipe Festival road race Oct. 6
    Seems to Me . . .Just leave a message

    (3707) Week of Sept. 12, 2007

    Future issues for county include zoning, planning
    Wilson remains relentless in seeking county information
    Payton named West Pelzer Clerk
    Palmetto Soccer club dedicates new fields
    Williamston Council updated on projects
    Grant to fund pump station improvement
    Davenport recognized by Shriners
    Students to help in cemetery project
    Seems to Me . . . Not much has changed
    Pelzer man arrested in Piedmont break-in
    Officers investigate local incidents

    (3607) Week of Sept. 5, 2007

    Water issues, funding sources top discussion for County Council
    Area continues to show growth
    Wilson continues to press council for support on issues
    Time capusule back in ground until 2076
    Duke Endowment helps fund local programs
    Palmetto Middle to improve cemeteries through Milken Service Grant
    Williamston police report
    King to present waterfalls
    Things not always as they appear in law enforcement
    Cycling Championship draws crowds
    Upton sings national anthem
    State championship race held in Fork Shoals
    Seems to Me . . .Too little, too late?
    Wren area grocery apparently on hold

    (3507) Week of August 29, 2007

    SLED reports no criminal activity; no charges filed
    Festival ride, run, draw record attendance
    West Pelzer approves first budget reading
    Wren area grocery apparently on hold
    District One approves new personnel, changes
    SAT scores rank District among top 5 in state
    Williamston police report
    Driver reports being hit from behind on interstate
    Limited edition paper weights offered
    Horses seized
    Block party planned for Labor Day Cycling Championships
    Clemson readies for Monday game
    Seems to Me . . .The past vs. the future

    (3407) Week of August 22, 2007

    Collins named Teacher of the Year
    Increasing enrollment leading toward new building program
    SCDPS urges safety as students return
    Man drowns in Saluda River
    Accident results in worker’s death
    Expanded hours, activities and food to highlight festival
    Questionable meeting lacks quorum to convene
    Attorney General asked to look into time capsule incident
    Piedmont residents address law enforcement
    Grove Station Masons hold ground breaking
    Break ground
    Greer apologizes, Wilson asks for FBI investigation
    ACTA calls for termination of Preston contract
    Seems to Me  . . .It must be the heat

    (3307) Week of August 15, 2007

    West Pelzer officials reflect on actions, proceed as usual
    Piedmont museum could be a reality
    Williamston awarded ATCT funding for streetscape project
    Limited edition paper weights offered   
    Festival has new, expanded items
    Firefighters battle blaze, high temps
    Recycle Center Fire
    Landuse planning subject for new County committee
    Vandals hit area school, church
    Thieves strike homes, businesses
    National cycling event returns to Greenville
    Welcome Back Festival at Clemson
    Special events set for first game weekend
    Seems to Me  . . .The Good Old Boys

    (3207) Week of August 8, 2007

    Mayors repond; Council meeting turns ugly as attacks continue
    Council approves budget, police vehicles; considering proposed raise
    Clardy responds to councilman’s concerns
    Mayor, councilman spar over computer incident
    Piedmont Commissioners report on monthly operations
    Piedmont officials to address crime concerns
    Retired veterans offer worldly advice
    Anderson to host national SCV convention
    Deputies investigate area incidents
    Free and reduced lunch, breakfast program policy
    District One school registration schedules
    What is the status of bridges in our state?
    Seems to Me . . .The surreal life
    Fork Shoals Fatality

    (3107) Week of August 1, 2007

    Williamston EMS serves community for 40 years
    Public hearing August 6 on $4.487 million budget
    Planning Commission approves street relocation
    Pelzer to hold election
    Pelzer park improvements completed
    Clerk hiring process leads Council discussion
    Grove Station Masons to hold ground breaking
    District One Schools announce registration
    Williamston police report busy July
    Police catch robber
    Deputies investigate incidents
    Burkhart to serve three life sentences
    Supreme Court case has local implications
    Seems to Me . . .Open government
    Woodmont plans drop in for students

    (3007) Week of July 25, 2007

    Tradegy avoided in river incident
    Hiring process questioned
    Spring Water Festival set for August 25
    Trust, communication key for administrator position
    County library director to retire
    Deputies search for Pelzer man after assaulting father
    Burkhart family express concerns about case
    Seems to Me . . .Citizens deserve better

    (2907) Week of July 18, 2007

    Council District 7 residents denied requests
    Comprehensive land use plan addresses County future
    Planning underway for annual festival
    Williamston council creates position for administrator
    Town reaches agreement with County on sewer capacity
    Council members deny violating FOI guidelines
    Councilman responds to mayor’s statements
    Pelzer finances in good shape
    Anderson One receives record number of EIA grants
    Wren recognized by SREB
    Thefts, fights among incidents reported
    Seems to Me . . .Who has the ball?

    (2807) Week of July 11, 2007

    Rescued pony now has new life providing therapy
    Time capsule dug up without notice
    Grant requests are underway
    Park improvements continue courtesy of local mission group
    Bi-Lo now Super Bi-Lo
    South Greenville FD adds new wing
    Debris, budget top agenda for West Pelzer Council
    Competitive grants  being awarded locally
    Piedmont hit with high winds
    Deputies investigate deaths, thefts and other incidents
    Sheriff's office memo required valid driver’s license
    Anderson Senior Center to present Jo Brown award
    Anderson County Republican resolution cites Anderson County Council
    Seems to Me . . . “The Fourth File”

    (2707) Week of July 4, 2007
    Businesses late on paying license fee
    District One finalizes budget; businesses, property to see increase
    After a year without - council, mayor pay reinstated in new budget
    Postal Carrier helps injured woman
    Drivers will be monitored from the water, ground and sky
    Sheriff renews expired license
    July 4th parade in South Greenville
    Budget work session - Notes from June 27
    Seems to Me . . . Good Cop, Bad Cop

    (2607) Week of June 27, 2007

    Freedom Celebration offers fun, fireworks
    Celebrate Independence Day
    Severe weather causes damage across area
    Williamston officials working daily on budget
    Pelzer finishes second in contest
    South Greenville Fire plans July 4th parade
    Monkey park getting upgrades
    Spearman Road project complete
    Deputies investigate thefts
    Veterans Affairs officer Terry Landers to retire
    Honor Firefighters
    Fish art unveiled
    Honea Path Mayor claims county not providing enough services
    Seems to Me . . .Let the truth come out

    (2507) Week of June 20, 2007

    Authorities looking for information on unsolved homicide
    Council postpones approval of recycled budget
    Williamston to accept Forest Hills sewer
    Williamston crime report
    Town to implement hospitality tax July 1
    Piedmont names new fire chief
    Piedmont suspends free use of gym after complaints
    Retirement supper held for fire chiefPiedmont District
    Walgreens Distribution Center breaking new ground in hiring
    Mayors consider road fee proposal
    County taxes to increase 7.9 mils
    Regional Water provider switches to safer disinfectant
    Officials not saying if local guard units will be closing

    Seems to Me . . . Stalking case delays justice

    (2407) Week of June 13, 2007

    Salkehatchie volunteers perform extreme makeover times five
    Williamston changing fiscal year with first approval on 2008 budget
    WP clerk  - Elgin now in Williamston
    Freedom Celebration to offer fun, fireworks
    Will Pelzer get a fleet of taxis?
    West Pelzer Council looking at vacant lot and debris ordinance
    Candidates eager to serve on Council
    Several thefts investigated
    Tax increase vs. fees - either way citizens will foot the bill for budget
    Walgreens to show dist. center
    District 6 Councilman drumming up support for road fee
    Fire Station Road bridge to be replaced
    Ware Place plans July 4th parade
    Break ground for new water tank
    Live music offered
    Seems to Me . . . Political ponderings

    (2307) Week of June 6, 2007

    Police manueuver averts dangerous situation
    Town shows $892,000 fund balance at end of year
    Council kills landfill deal
    Allegations that Allied Waste paid for trip unsubstantiated
    Medical condition fabricated by fired employee
    Comparison shows County has more administrative positions
    Canada Datran announces facility in Piedmont
    Road fee remains in County budget

    PERC to host open house Saturday
    School Board approves new teachers, resignations
    District 1 proposes $51 million budget
    Greenville County Schools budget $429 million

    (2207) Week of May 30, 2007

    West Pelzer candidates have last say
    Waste water plan treading water
    O’Dell says Budget issues can be worked out
    Anderson County Sheriff’s report
    Seems to Me . . . Seeing Navy Blue

    (2107) Week of May 23, 2007

    Replacement of mobile homes,truck restrictions being discussed
    Town awarded paving C funds

    Beach party in park a success 
    Special event to recognize local bluegrass musicians

    New accounting system now running in West Pelzer
    Moran has ideas about running West Pelzer
    Former Mayor Alexander would like to serve again
    Familiarity will help with town issues Jeanes says
    Pelzer Post Office next topic
    Stalking investigation may be nearing conclusion
    Waldrep suggests hiring auditor to report to Council
    FOI request to County results in arranged meeting with subject
    911 call in Anderson County fails to prevent accident in Greenville
    Local students graduate Lander
    Deputies investigate racing, gas drive offs
    Freedom Weekend Aloft starts Friday
    Register now for farm day camp
    Seems to Me . . .“When you call 911, you expect help”

    (2007) Week of May 16, 2007

    Old City Hall building gone, but memories remain
    “Willkommen Bruder” - “Welcome Brother.”
    Town awarded paving C funds
    The time is here for graduates
    Kelly running for West Pelzer mayor
    Paxton hopes to continue service as West Pelzer mayor
    New accounting system now running in West Pelzer
    Controversial road fee voted down
    Road fee would go to pay salariesIf approved
    Waldrep suggests hiring auditor to report to Council
    Saluda River Catfish band to honor early musicians 
    Seems to Me . . . The winds are blowing

    (1907) Week of May 9, 2007

    Groundbreaking held for Dolly Cooper Sports Complex
    Veterans Cemetery will be named for Cooper Despite Governor veto
    Town’s Fund Balance reaches $1 million
    Money in the bank, but no surplus
    Grant money coming; town to hire police officer
    Services lead to graduation day
    Hartwell Dam work completed
    Meet and greet Anderson Joes
    Letter Carriers to pick up food items
    Anderson County Sheriff’s report
    Seems to Me . . .Believe it or not

    (1807) Week of May 2, 2007

    Park repairs to help town put on a new face
    Ledford running for West Pelzer Council
    Relay donations make happy campers
    Spring Soiree to benefit Boys Home
    Pelzer gym and textile sports on special program
    Beach party planned
    County Republican Party elects new officers
    Road repairs exceed $226,000
    Town gets new tractor
    Council Chairman expresses concerns about county finances
    Solicitor says jail needs attention
    Court announces sentencings
    Drug arrest made near Hurricane Park
    Seems to Me . . .From the inside

    (1707) Week of April 25, 2007

    Security measures top school board discussions
    Portables, Wren Middle improvements approved
    Water access a concern as stations battle blaze
    Fireworks event to be expanded
    Pelzer officials approve sewer feasibility study
    Historic Pelzer gym and textile sports on special program
    Piedmont approves first budget reading
    Murder, suicide in Piedmont
    Pony rescue reinforces needs
    Spring Water Run set for August 25
    GWBA to host golf tournament
    Palmetto Middle golf tourney April 27
    Seems to Me . . . Shedding some light
    WFMC plans two fundraisers
    ETV to broadcast Presidential debate

    (1607) Week of April 18, 2007

    Town moving forward on commercial trash pickup
    Williamston officials working on accountability for fine payments
    Tri-city officials looking at alternative sewer treatment
    Some reimbursements not elilgible on Pelzer gym renovation
    Motorcycle ride to raise funds Sat.
    Historic Pelzer gym and textile sports on special program
    Textile Historical Society to meet in Piedmont
    Campaign disclosures show regular contributors
    Transportation Department looking for more funding
    Budget proposal submitted earlier; County residents to pay more
    Thieves strike homes, businesses
    Seems to Me . . .Virginia Tech tragedy

    (1507) Week of April 11, 2007

    New proposal brings up past problems in handling traffic fines
    West Pelzer open to considering proposed treatment alternative
    Pelzer bike ride slated for Apr. 20
    Property owner disputes access to TRL property
    Bank robbery possibly prevented
    Local photographer, Anderson Museum featured in Sandlapper
    Shopping, football highlights for German exchange student
    Seems to Me . . . Campaign interests
    Special Olympics underway at Westside

    (1407) Week of April 4, 2007

    Newer mobile homes may be allowed if ordinance is revised
    Water, sewer, infrastructure top discussions for Williamston
    Town to reinstate commercial trash pickup
    Downtown plan being revived
    Community Son-Up Service Sunday in Spring Park
    Benefit show April 7
    Impact fees being discussed, studied
    County explores additional fees as they ready for budget discussions
    Iva officials not happy with County sewer
    Deputies investigate thefts, other incidents
    Winthrop relay team wins at Clemson
    Seems to Me . . . Old Tricks (The cost of free information)

    (1307) Week of March 28, 2007

    District One to hire 17 new teachers in response to growth
    Two school building projects put on hold
    GWBA Easter egg hunt this Saturday
    Candidates sign up for West Pelzer election
    State will not accept Michellin Boulevard because of substandard work
    Former Huey pilot says County sold too low
    Benefit show April 7
    Deputies investigate vandalism
    Woodmont holds Spirit Week events
    Woodmont sets cheer tryouts
    Tri-county  Tec plans bluegrass show
    Seems to Me . . . The old neighborhood

    (1207) Week of March 21, 2007

    Financial inaccuracies, providing sewer services top discussions
    Williamston officials consider allowing sewer systems to hook on
    Park committee members appointed
    Few residents show for forum

    Disputed taxes fund turnout gear
    Better communication with school district among goals set by county
    County to proceed with impact fee study
    Seems to Me . . . The (solid waste) game

    (1107) Week of March 14, 2007

    West Pelzer officials decline alternative joint sewer project
    Candidates sign up for West Pelzer election
    Officials to address sewer concerns
    Williamston man involved in shootout in Pickens County
    Williamston man reported missing
    Police investigate paintball incident
    Golf course vandalized
    Sheriff’s office sells chopper
    Animal Control ordinance fails to address problems; committee dissolved
    Seems to Me . . . “The rabbit hole”

    (1007) Week of March 7, 2007

    Officer to remain on police force
    Town rehires grant writer, auditor
    Williamston EMS opens satellite office
    Public hearing set for sewer concern
    Williamston drug bust results in arrests
    Spearman, Palmetto to see facility upgrades
    School to work program works for District One
    Williamston man arrested in cab driver murder
    Deputies investigate thefts
    Seems to Me . . . Pointing the way

    (0907) Week of February 28, 2007
    No decision yet on officer’s future
    District One growth leads to tough decisions
    Animal cruelty ordinance, blue laws get second look
    Manse Jolly subject of independent filmmaker
    Ware Shoals sewer line still being considered
    Sheriff’s deputies investigate thefts
    George Clooney
    Has career day
    Seems to Me . . .War wounds

    (0807) Week of February 21, 2007
    School requests SRO officer be replaced
    Gray Drive Bridge reopens
    Hospitality tax passes with spending concerns
    Piedmont Commissioners approve River Road sewer project
    County Finance Committee looking at reporting issues
    Council requires changes in reporting transfer of funds
    Ron Wilson responds to email, blog attacks
    EMS Board raises financial questions
    Winthrop DMR repeats Conference Championship
    Seems to Me . . .“Nice Job”
    Woodmont Class Sweetheart pageant results

    (0707) Week of February 14, 2007
    Council determines priorities at retreat
    Committees volunteering for town improvements
    Committee looking at Williams grave site
    Cemetery committee asking for community for help
    Towns explore possibilities for funds
    Piedmont man charged with CSC
    Sheriff Crenshaw defends department operations
    Presidential hopeful Romney visits Anderson
    Gray Drive bridge to reopen Monday

    Seems to Me  . . .Where is the gravy?

    (0607) Week of February 7, 2007

    Town considers proposals that could pave the way for economic development
    County officials revisit Blue Laws, sheriff’s budget loans
    Waldrep memo addresses transfers
    Sheriff’s Deputies investigate thefts
    Winthrop recognizes students, graduates
    Seems to Me . . . A new presence

    (0507) Week of January 31, 2007

    School attendance lines to be redrawn in Powdersville area
    Six award winning schools recognized by Board
    Middleton denied pardon
    Local dentist arrested for providing alcohol to minors
    Meade named Lions Citizen of the Year
    Stewart recognized for valor
    Whereabouts of flight simulator raises concerns
    County officials look into Sheriffs budget transfers
    Wilson steps into Council position

    Seems to Me . . . On Membership and Recognition

    (0407) Week of January 24, 2007

    Middleton pardon denied

    Williamston Council passes resolution in support of pardon
    Williamton Town Council plans goal setting retreat
    Benefit music show at Municipal Center
    GWBA elects officers, reviewing bylaws
    Board approves calendar, contract
    Greenville County releases calendar for 2007-2008 school year
    Six District One Schools Gold/Silver award winners
    Last chance to comment on planning
    Residential development strong in this part of County
    State perspectives
    Vandals target mailboxes

    Emergency call delay results in changes
    Upstate center of emerging Megapolitan area

    (0307) Week of January 17, 2007

    West Pelzer Council approves fee increases
    Piedmont PSD Board installs new members
    Piedmont Fire Chief announces retirement
    Live entertainment at Municipal Center January 27
    Imagine Anderson initiative to announce findings
    Blue Laws rescinded; sheriff’s office has $2.4 million deficit
    County Council members hear CAFR reports
    Rogers named Miss Palmetto
    Main Street-like development planned
    Officers make arrests during holiday period
    Seems to Me . . . Dr. King’s dream

    (0207) Week of January 10, 2007

    Council decides not to relocate old city hall
    Citizens, council question mayor about closing, other issues
    Proposed Pelzer EMS building receives funding
    West Pelzer Council reinstates fee increases
    Copper remains a hot item for thieves
    Alleged internet predator recently fired from job
    WPFD elects officers
    Seems to Me . . .Thoughts for the New Year

    (0107) Week of Jan. 3, 2007

    Looking Back at 2006 - January through June
    Looking Back Continued - July through December

    Williamston Council decides issues Monday
    Belton woman one of first to try new cancer treatment
    Former clerk hopes to see city hall building preserved


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  • (5206) Week of Dec. 27, 2006

    Council ends year with budget and a full plate
    County addresses new development, landfill concerns
    Council resolution attempts to censure Wilson’s questions
    County Council honors Dees with resolution
    Arson suspected in recent fire
    Seems to Me . . . Reputations

    Looking Back at 2006

    (5106) Week of Dec. 20, 2006

    Public hearing held on budget, meeting moved to Tuesday
    Williamston Council approves 2007 budget
    $1.6 million paid over 8 year period - Spider bites among insurance claims
    Stem cell treatment appears positive for local cancer patient
    Father, son arrested in killing
    Woman’s remains found near Belton
    Deputies investigate theft incidents
    Seems to Me . . . Be a man

    (5006) Week of Dec. 13, 2006

    Cannon incident remains under investigation
    Public hearings set for 2007 budget, moving old city hall
    2005 audit reflects towns financial woes
    11-year-old charged with CSC
    Anderson One scores among top on HSAP
    Anderson One near top on End-of-Course tests
    Journal holiday deadlines

    Seems to Me . . .A white Christmas

    Wilson looking into ARL host fees
    Investigate shooting

    (4906) Week of Dec. 6, 2006

    Entertainment, special events highlight holiday season
    Civil war cannon returned defaced
    Budget amendment to allow town bonus
    Local rail line service to continue under new ownership
    FILOT discussions draw comments
    Wilson taking off gloves in bouts with Preston
    Deputies investigate thefts, other incidents
    GWBA ornaments make great present

    Seems to Me . . . A southern tradition (Hunt clubs)


    (4806) Week of Nov. 29, 2006

    County taking FILOT funding from schools to cover solid waste
    Schools to feel effects of  FILOTs
    Landfill reduction process shows promise
    District One Board informed on FILOT, state report cards

    School District One hears audit report
    Subway celebrity Jared Fogle makes local appearance
    Teacher recovering from crash
    Holiday Fair Friday in Pelzer
    Piedmont parade Dec 9
    Register now for Williamston parade
    Thieves strike area homes
    Seems to Me . . . Landfill deal still stinks

    (4706) Week of Nov. 22, 2006

    Shoppers to enjoy sales tax holiday
    PARD grants awarded
    Special events highlight the holidays
    Christmas Park opening Saturday
    GWBA ornaments are now available

    Hospitality fee could bring funding for tourism
    SGFD vehicle donations increase preparedness

    No rate increases for West Pelzer residents
    FWA ballon event moving to Simpsonville
    Palmetto Cheerleaders are State Runner-Up

    Seems to Me . . .Hospitality fees

    (4606) Week of Nov. 15, 2006

    District One schools get State report cards
    Runoff to decide Williamston Town Council Ward 1 seat
    Council discussions returning to normal
    Christmas Park work day Saturday
    West Pelzer approves first reading on 2006-07 budget
    WPFD to elect new board
    State grants allow park improvements
    Wren FD receives grant
    Deputies recover stolen 18 wheeler
    Palmetto High hosts AA State qualifier
    Marcy sentenced
    No new developments in Preston stalking investigation
    Seems to Me . . .Firemen and fish frys


    (4506) Week of Nov. 8, 2006

    Revenues less than expected
    Park decorating, development issues addressed to Council
    Williamston Council gets down to business
    Work underway on decorating park
    Police officers make arrests
    Thieves strike across the area
    County plans Veterans parade
    Wright, Crout in runoff
    Cindy Wilson retains her council seat
    Moore has concerns with election process

    Mustang cheerleaders host AA State qualifier
    Palmetto CC Girls  State Runner-up
    3.1 Miles of smiles
    Thefts, drugs among incidents

    (4406) Week of Nov. 1, 2006
    2006 Election preview

    Journal again topic of political campaign
    Jerome Hudson named National Distinguished Principal
    Planning commission approves zoning
    Jean campaign outspends Wilson
    Bonnes Amies announce parade
    Boo in the Park a success
    Mustang cheerleaders again take first place
    Palmetto CC team going to state

    Candidate profiles continued . . .
    Anderson School District One Board of Trustees
    Upton seeking reelection to District One Board
    Mary Ann Woodson
    Greenville County Council District 28
    Judy Gilstrap
    Greenville County School Board - District 28
    Dan Moravec
    Piedmont Public Service District
    C. E. “Ed” Poore Jr.

    (4306) Week of Oct. 25, 2006

    Williamston Council Ward 1
    Wright running for Ward One seat

    School Board
    Alexander makes education a priority
    Atkins running for Area 5 School Board
    Landreth seeking School Board seat
    Tucker seeking school board seat

    Piedmont Public Service
    Stover running for PPSD commissioner
    Rawls running for Council District 26
    Seems to Me . . .Senator “Billy”
    SCDOT explains recent sign pickup
    Schools locked down as deputies chase burglar
    West Pelzer losing money as rate increases postponed
    Bridge honors Senator O’Dell
    Forum has little input from area
    Mustang cheerleaders take first place
    West Pelzer teacher serving on NEA Board
    Boo in the Park offers fall festivities

    (4206) Week of Oct. 18, 2006

    Williamston Council Ward 1
    Two announce as write-in candidates 
    Crout to run as write-in candidate
    Walker running as write-in
    School Board
    Dale Martin offers education experience
    Sherard write-in for County Board
    Piedmont Public Service
    McAbee wants to continue on board
    Rhodes happy to serve on PPSD board
    Despite obstacles Wilson represents area
    Voters to decide 7 statewide Constitutional Amendments


    Be a part of the Christmas Park
    Boo in the park
    Pelzer plans Holiday Fair
    Candy corn walk at Cheddar FD
    Piedmont history to be on display
    Pelzer rescue squad to relocate facilities
    Bridge to honor senator O’Dell
    West Pelzer water improvements
    Peebles opening brings shoppers
    Tierce on Channel 16 this Friday
    County plans Veterans parade
    Health Department readies for expansion
    Sheriff seeking information
    Flu Vaccines being offered
    Reward offered in hit and run
    Deputies investigate vehicle, mail thefts

    (4106) Week of Oct. 11, 2006

    Journal articles topic of mid-state election campaign
    Land application process may be trend of the future
    Cole will not seek reelection
    New Peebles store now open
    Fall Festival being planned
    Number of leachate shipments decline
    Residents begin vision process
    Despite obstacles, Wilson continues to represent area
    Piedmont history to be on display
    Bosch celebrate 100 years
    District One meeting no child left behind goals
    Voters to have many choices

    Seems to Me . . .The last card

    (4006) Week of Oct. 4, 2006

    Sewer treatment upgrades planned

    Contract approval allows sewer upgrades to proceed
    New Peebles store opening
    Community asked for input on future
    Sheriff names new Chief Deputy
    Building purchase, clerk hiring topics of discussion
    Shriners Hospital receives $10,000 donation
    Pelzer receives grant
    Woodmont homecoming
    Woodmont principal resigns

    Sosebee running for school board
    Freemantle running for District 1 Board
    NewSpring Church making a difference
    Former Wren Coach King being honored
    Coach Davis inducted into PHS Hall of Fame
    Lions ready for Candy day
    Democratic Party to meet October 7
    Register by Saturday to vote
    Voters to have many choices

    Thieves strike area homes
    Seems to Me . . .The Shriners

    (3906) Week of Sept. 27, 2006

    Chief Deputy Busha resigns
    Infrastructure projects planned
    Spring Water Doctor column returns
    Collects for Shriners
    District among top in state on PACT
    District One scores among state’s best on PACT
    Cedar Grove volunteer receives state award
    Palmetto Elementary dedicates amphitheater
    PHS crowns Homecoming Queen
    Enforcement, education blitz to focus on Anderson County
    Voters urged to update information
    Mustang Regiment places first
    Williamston police report incidents
    Seems to Me . . .Joey Preston’s anniversary (and other related matters)

    (3806) Week of Sept. 20, 2006

    Palmetto readies for homecoming
    Audit will alleviate concerns Middleton says
    Commercial dumpster was provided by town
    Pelzer improvements underway
    West Pelzer Council postpones water rate increase
    West Pelzer zoning issue postponed
    PPSD board meets
    Driving suspension news to Chief Deputy
    County officials hear comment on real estate deal
    Deputies investigate area incidents
    Ethics ruling leads to gag order for talk show host
    Seems to Me . . .The Perfect Storm

    (3706) Week of Sept. 13, 2006
    Town to consider forensic audit
    Road to recovery bumpy
    Citizens continue comments
    Citizens comment on tax increase
    Moore’s closing Saturday

    West Pelzer expected to increase water, sewer rates
    Grant to help with water line
    Board to advise town on zoning
    Sheriff’s Deputies investigate thefts
    Seems to Me . . .Has it been 5 years?
    Editorial . . . A shortsighted decision

    Community invited to participate in Spirit Week

    Spring Water Run results

    Middleton statement

    (3606) Week of Sept. 6, 2006

    Williamston Council goes against advice to raise taxes
    Citizens continue with comments
    Restrictions proposed before any tax increase
    Host fees reflect more out of county garbage
    Plans announced for County expansions
    Thief hits sheriff
    Deputies investigate thefts
    Upstate hosts national cycling championships
    Hincapie wins USA Cycling Championship
    Seems to Me . . . It’s time to quit

    (3506) Week of Aug 30, 2006

    SAT scores among best in the state
    District One begins year with largest enrollment
    District One continues to lead
    Options for towns finances laid on the table
    Resignation not an option, mayor says
    Tax increase on hold
    Museum committee disbands
    Local teen featured on Jerry Lewis telethon
    Rai$ing Race results

    CSX abandonment of rail line denied
    SC Supreme Court to hear case appeal
    Seems to Me . . .Common sense

    (3406) Week of Aug 23, 2006

    Candidates file for political offices
    Handmade crafts, unique skills to highlight festival
    Tempers rise over town spending, tax increase
    Pelzer residents concerned with crime
    West Pelzer has personnel issues
    ACT results rank District One sixth
    District One students bring in scholarships
    County wide initiative to help plan for future
    Project funding comes from elected officials, lobbyists
    Jean committed as District 7 candidate
    Low clearance causes loss of load
    Seems to Me . . .Until the next election . . .
    Bonus story
    Top pro riders coming to Greenville

    (3306) Week of Aug 16, 2006

    Community readies for 25th Spring Water Festival
    Rai$ing Race looking for teams, volunteers
    Council begins looking at tax rate, budget
    Children’s Activity Center becoming a reality

    Williamston Fire receives DHS grant
    Two charged in CSC with minor
    Belton man arrested in shooting
    Citizens remain concerned with town’s actions, response
    West Pelzer facing police shortage
    County bridge projects now under construction
    Heavy rain fall
    41 Teachers receive grant funding
    Anderson Sheriff’s report
    Seems to Me . . .Getting personal

    Earl Wooten Tribute

    (3206) Week of Aug 9, 2006

    Town proposing  20% tax increase
    Town considering hiring administrator, more help
    Reduced staff straining to meet work requirements
    Sewer treatment facility remains issue for residents, town
    Dominos victim of attempted robbery
    West Pelzer residents urged to boil water
    School bus burns
    FOI case may go to Supreme Court
    Seems to Me . . . Supporting state athletes

    (3106) Week of Aug. 2, 2006

    Local man charged in double shooting
    West Pelzer retreat positive, officials say
    Options being considered for treatment plant upgrade
    Town taking steps to address concerns with treatment plant
    Extreme temps result in energy sharing measures
    Williamston Council holds worksession
    District One Board approves new hires
    County Clerk, deputy clerk give insight into reassignment
    Spring Water Run returns
    Seems to Me . . .Who’s accountable?

    (3006) Week of July 26, 2006

    Retreat held to ease tensions following assault incident
    District One registration, orientation begins this week
    Adult Ed program gives workers a second chance
    Gatewood residents express concerns with treatment plant
    Council hears public comments
    Police investigate local incidents
    Williamston police report June 27-July 7
    Sheriff’s Deputies investigate calls
    Seems to Me . . .It will take some work
    Candidates to file

    (2906) Week of July 19, 2006

    Spring Water Festival to celebrate 25th Anniversary
    Williamston Council begins 2007 budget discussions
    2007 draft budget reflects major cuts
    Accused man pleads not guilty in Mazzara double murder
    County admits dumping debris along Spearman Rd.
    Assistant County Clerk reassigned
    Council members have concerns with Pendleton law enforcement
    Deputies investigate vandalism incidents
    Lunch, breakfast program policy announced by schools
    Democrats plan to reunite on July 29
    Pelzer voters chose Ide
    Seems to Me . . .Life at the beach -  “As good as it gets”

    (2806) Week of July 12, 2006

    Area roads were deadly during first week of July
    Williamston to leave police dispatch in house for now
    Gray Drive Bridge agreement reached
    Legion Post to honor local Guard with cookout

    Portion of Hwy. 20 named for SCHP Trooper Hester
    West Pelzer advised to increase water rates
    West Pelzer discusses annexation of properties
    Pelzer election Tuesday
    Wren sidewalk project delayed
    FOI attorney Bender addresses   information issue
    Gas drive off costs store $80
    Tri-County Ride for Meals Saturday

    (2706) Week of July 5, 2006

    Miss South Carolina to be crowned Saturday
    Bloom stores open
    Investigation to determine if citizen concerns legitimate
    Piedmont budget receives final approval
    Seems to Me . . .Vacation

    June 2006

    (2606) Week of June 27, 2006

    Fireworks, fun this Saturday in Williamston
    Council approves 2006 budget, will consider hiring administrator
    Budget hearing draws two comments
    District One approves budget with no millage increase
    Five from area are in Miss SC pageant
    Wilson continues to press for information
    NewSpring Band, fireworks to highlight AIM benefit
    246th Army Band to perform Thursday
    Piedmont budget hearing leads to other discussions
    AIM, PERC join efforts to offer services to area
    Blue Star Mothers of America offer support
    Bloom stores open
    Seems to Me . . .Hunting RINOs

    (2506) Week of June 21, 2006

    Fireworks spectacular to be held in Williamston July 1
    More revenues, less costs, cash flow remains critical
    Q&A session held with new councilman
    After 24 drafts, first reading held on 2006 budget
    Local man charged in pawn shop slaying
    Private ceremony celebrates life of Dr. Dwight H. Smith
    The Spring Water Dr.
    Tribute to Dr. Smith
    Deputies investigate damage to property
    Williamston officers busy over three week period
    Man arrested for assault on police officer
    Landfill runoff treatment  agreement could benefit town
    Wilson asks for notice of account transfers
    Check presented for sidewalk project
    Sidewalk Project may be finished before school starts

    (2406) Week of June 14, 2006

    Wilson survives, Dees doesn’t
    Salkehatchie Camp improving lives
    Spring Water Festival expected to be bigger and better for 25th year
    Study shows area is ripe for opportunity

    Williamston Council announces meetings
    West Pelzer Council delays budget talks
    Pelzer officials discuss projects, facing decisions
    Williamston officers busy over three week period
    Man arrested for assault on police officer
    Seems to Me . . . How’s Jerry Lee?

    (2306) Week of June 7, 2006

    Wilson, Barnes face off in primary 
    Dees facing challengers
    Gilstrap seeking reelection to Greenville County District 26
    Robbery suspect in custody in Alabama
    Mayor to request SLED look at audit
    Budget nearing completion
    Town debt still substantial
    Downtown project receives grant funding
    Pelzer receives grant for mill gym
    Salkehatchie Camp returns to area
    Economic study shows area's needs
    Powdersville Water District completes project
    Angel Food Ministries, PERC offer food box
    Wren Sidewalk Project receives funding

    Campaign filing disclosures released
    Seems to Me . . .Journalism ethics

    May 2006

    (2206) Week of May 31, 2006

    School budget includes 12.7 new teachers, salary increase
    Local influences contribute to brothers’ writing, performing
    Most candidate contributions not available before election
    Clardy teaching at Forest College
    Barnes comments on pre-election process
    Gilstrap seeking reelection to Greenville County Council
    Syringes found in garbage can

    (2106) Week of May 24, 2006

    Freedom Weekend Aloft features music, fun
    Remember Leslie, support CHC at FWA
    Budget discussions center on borrowing, council salary
    Resolution allows for treatment of hauled waste at town plant
    Dees hopes to continue serving Council District 6
    Ron Wilson running for District Six seat
    Freemantle challenging for District 6 seat
    Powdersville recycling center ready for bids
    Driver fatally injured
    Wilson platform remains the same
    Wilson to appeal judges decision
    Council Candidates state positions in forum

    Transports Lt. Governor from crash
    Update on the condition of Lt. Governor Andre Bauer
    Deputies investigate various incidents
    Seems to Me . . .Graduation

    (2006) Week of May 17, 2006

    Area graduates to receive diplomas Saturday
    Wren High commencement service Saturday at 10 a.m.

    Budget nearing completion, town paying DHEC fines
    Piedmont Public Service District budget overview
    Piedmont library expanded
    Custodian positions considered part-time
    West Pelzer to purchase pump
    Pelzer Sk8 park temporarily closed

    FWA activities to help Mazzara fund
    Little Miss/Mr. FWA pageant planned
    Event to help transplant patient
    County Council votes down infrastructure sales tax
    County officials lament loss of auto taxes
    Stump meeting draws crowd

    Powdersville recycling center ready for bids
    Food donations fill PERC shelves
    Paintings donated to Bonnes Amies
    Incidents investigated by sheriff’s deputies
    Seems to Me . . .A piece of the political pie

    (1806) Week of May 3, 2006

    Festival gets go ahead from town
    Candidate forum Thursday
    Voters should note poll changes
    Town makes payment to IRS, votes to hire auditing firm
    Town officials wrestling with police dispatch options
    Capital projects dependent on sales tax, SIB
    Piedmont Blue Devils to reunite
    Preston responds to questions concerning landfill, lobbyist fees
    Baccalaureate Service Sunday
    Letter on town’s status is now available
    Relay for Life this Friday
    Deputies capture burglary suspect

    Two charged in arson

    The Letter

    April 2006

    (1706) Week of Apr 26, 2006

    Festival committee officially organized
    DHEC officials hear facts of water line enforcement issue
    Water line agreement causes problems
    Council looks at letter issue, tax increase mentioned
    Forum draws comments from crowd of candidates
    Piedmont approves first reading on 2007 budget
    County project priorities may be readjusted
    District One readies for end of year testing

    (1606) Week of Apr 19, 2006

    Kickoff event Saturday for young family activity center
    Scout Hut getting much needed repairs
    Spring Water Festival meeting
    Town, industry facing additional sewer expenses
    Convenience center planned for Slabtown
    County Council begins looking at budget figures
    Zoning changes approved despite citizens concerns
    Winthrop DMR sets new record
    Mustang relay team wins region
    Wren teams make playoffs
    Wren Elementary/Reedy Rip 'It to be recognized at game
    Little Miss/Mr. Freedom Weekend Aloft Pageant planned

    (1506) Week of Apr 12, 2006

    Outreach programs, volunteers recognized By Clemson, Duke
    Play and Learn program encourages children, parents
    Family Activity Center kickoff at Caroline Center
    West Pelzer avoids fines, Council chages decision on unpermitted water line
    Pelzer residents consider annexation
    Skate Park Ride a success
    Spring Break Bash Sat. at Pelzer Sk8 Park
    Police looking for bank robbery suspect
    Property purchased with hopes of bringing new tenant
    Deputies investigate Hanna bomb threat
    Festival, tourism meeting set
    Community wide service
    Charges dropped

    (1406) Week of Apr 5, 2006

    Property sale nets $474,000
    Proceeds to pay IRS, BAN note payment, fines
    Grand Isle still recovering
    GWBA Easter egg hunt Apr. 8
    Katrina relief questions draw response from mayor

    SLED investigating Williamston again
    State projects may affect road wish list
    Response incident not reflection of problems in 911 dispatch Director says
    Area schools closing achievement gaps
    Seems to Me . . .Business as usual?
    Thieves hit local homes, businesses

    March 2006

    (1306) Week of Mar 29, 2006

    Final property list determined for auction
    Citizens express concerns about properties being sold
    State Retirement forgoes interest
    GWBA making plans for events
    GWBA Easter egg hunt Apr. 8
    Ride for Pelzer Sk8 park
    Wren student arrested for disrupting school
    School funding by State may increase for 2006/2007
    Undercover incident continues to draw attention
    Greenville Drive mascot designed by Wren elementary art team
    Ed Jean announces for County Council District 7
    Seems to Me . . .Upcoming elections

    (1206) Week of Mar 22, 2006

    Road projects to be funded by new county sales tax
    Public hearing Thursday on property auction
    West Pelzer amends budget to reflect changes
    Pelzer officials drop fees for “town residents”
    Kickoff planned for family activities
    Preston, Busha address harassment
    Riverside Center to present art Gala
    Lions present “Elvis”
    Judge declines to rule on Wilson - Preston FOI issue

    Winthrop track team opens outdoors season

    Seems to Me . . . Upcoming elections

    Barnes to run for County Council District 7 seat
    Harvell announces for House District 7
    Greer to seek reelection to Council
    Rep. Townsend not seeking reelection

    (1106) Week of Mar 15, 2006

    Town’s past, future being sold to satisfy IRS debt
    Town officials unresponsive to renters on donated lots
    2006 budget work continues at Williamston work session
    West Pelzer looking at joint sewer options
    Free baby baskets now available to new moms
    State budget passes full committee
    Seems to Me . . Where is the compassion?

    (1006) Week of Mar 8, 2006

    Council working on 2006 budget

    Public comments heard on fees, town government
    Fire, police departments present revised budgets
    New garbage collection fee now in effect
    Town to sell property March 31

    B. C. Mooores in transition to Peebles brand
    Angel Food Ministries, PERC offer food box
    Motor cyclists to help with skate park event
    County working to avoid CSX rail line abandonment
    Hospital bond, others on County Council agenda 
    Future soccer fields
    Board approves administrators
    Vandalism results in $30,000 damage
    Miss Tri-County winners
    Seems to Me . . .Time is running short

    (0906) Week of Mar 1, 2006

    Williamston wrap - developments concerning the Town of Williamston financial crisis since January 2006

    Town to auction properties to satisfy IRS

    Public hearing Monday on garbage collection fee

    Renters, residents to begin paying new municipal waste fee
    Bonnes Amies sponsors Miss Piedmont, Miss Powdersville pageant
    Council member takes quest for information to next level
    Council retreat focuses on projects, operations
    Two District One schools were finalists For Palmetto’s Finest Award
    Local runners pace Winthrop DMR team To Big South Championship
    Seems to Me . . . I thought I’d seen ’bout everything

    February 2006

    (0806) Week of Feb. 22, 2006

    Deficit higher than reported - over $629,000!
    Town to discuss auctioning town properties to pay IRS
    Fee increases approved, budget work begins
    Special election date set
    Moore's stores bought out

    West Pelzer officials look at town’s operations, finances
    Piedmont looking at insurance, tax rate
    Hunting, fishing expo in Piedmont
    District One hires football coach, adopts school calendar

    LeCroy named head coach, AD at Palmetto High
    FEMA announces ice storm disaster aid
    Suspects receive sentences

    Advance Auto robbed
    Ballenger announces for Congress
    Walgreens holds open house

    Area officials looking into forming special sewer district
    Seems to Me . . . Banks and politics
    County puts price on sewer project opposition

    (0706) Week of Feb. 15, 2006

    Council finds details, changes not as easy as expected
    Fee increases to take effect immediately
    Council seat election to be held on May 9
    Middleton, Jr. to run for council seat
    Tim Williams announces for Ward 2 council seat
    Trash schedule changes
    Pelzer to drop police service, approves match for grant
    Painting offers therapy for Alzheimers patients
    Joint wastewater treatment options to be discussed
    Skateboard meeting moves to Pelzer park
    South Greenville Fire gets new pumper
    Convenience Center accident claims life
    Counterfeiters plead guilty
    Seems to Me .  . . A time for everything

    (0606) Week of Feb. 8, 2006

    Council approves increases for businesses, residents
    Councilman Cothran resigns

    Thursday work session sets stage for Monday’s meeting
    Business pickup trashed
    Resignation will lead to May election
    Petition being circulated
    Forum to discuss Medicare
    CSX to abandon local railroad line
    Grant payments made on sidewalk
    New grocery stores coming to area
    District One Kindergarten registration March 1
    Register Feb. 10 for Kindergarten in Greenville County
    This Week in the House

    EDITORIAL - Town government
    Seems to Me . . .The budget process

    Mandolin workshop offered by Herschel Sizemore
    Whitefield Baptist concert to benefit Haven of Rest

    (0506) Feb. 1, 2006

    Town might not make payroll by March
    Citizens call for resignation, mayor declines
    Council to make recommendations at Thursday worksession
    Three area projects receive SCDOT grant funding
    Recall currently not an option
    Convenience center nearing completion
    Deputies investigate scam, shooting and fight incidents
    This Week in the House

    January 2006

    (0406) Week of Jan. 25, 2006

    Town taking steps to deal with serious financial crisis
    Rogers receives Kentucky award
    Girl run over in local parking lot
    Deputies investigate area thefts
    Hudson named SC Principal of the Year
    Miss Woodmont named
    Local officials attend government workshop
    Surefire ways to wreck your town’s finances
    Access to landfill property in dispute
    Documentation sparse on consulting expertise
    Piedmont man arrested in state’s largest meth bust

    (0306) Week of Jan. 18, 2006

    Letter to detail financial status
    “The town will come through this” ACOG official says
    Former mayor speaks out
    Business community offers suggestions
    Two District One schools named finalists For Palmetto’s Finest
    County continues to show growth report shows
    Miss Palmetto winners named
    Deputies investigate assault incidents 

    (0206) Week of Jan. 11, 2006

    Williamston finances worse than expected
    Withholding payments could result in tax lien
    Williamston residents express concerns at Council meeting
    Council approves fire contract, hears report on sewer
    Senior Solutions celebrates first year
    School Board begins new year with facilities report
    West Pelzer Council revists cell phone decision
    Area road projects receive funding
    Miss Palmetto Pageant Saturday at PHS

    (0106) Week of Jan 4, 2006

    Williamston continues operations at 2005 budget
    Williamston’s 2006 budget shows $350,000 increase
    Enterprise fund budget is $1.4 million
    FOI information request leads to surprise meeting
    County accepts land in Clemson Research Park


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