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  • (5205) Week of Dec. 28, 2005

    Town served in FOI delay
    Beaverdam Sewer project remains an issue for some
    Looking Back at 2005

    (5105) Week of Dec. 21, 2005

    Williamston residents to pay more for services
    Waste treatment problems add to town’s woes
    Municipal Center opened as Red Cross relief shelter
    Ice storm hits area hard
    Regions Bank closing Friday
    Four arrested in local shooting
    Woodmont High earns Palmetto Gold Award
    West Pelzer officials approve phone by poll


    (5005) Week of Dec. 14, 2005

    Williamston over budget by $253,000

    Deficits may continue November figures show
    Williamston Department heads present needs
    West Pelzer budget changes reflect Town Hall improvements
    Pelzer to offer skate park facility
    Woodmont High School holds dedication service
    Wren Elementary among state’s healthy schools
    Five schools named state Gold/Silver award winners
    Board approves sale of Potato House property
    Wren student arrested for bringing gun to game
    Police investigate vandalism of Christmas Park displays
    Cable contractor arrested
    Deputies investigate area incidents
    Sheriff's office looking for suspects

    (4905) Week of Dec. 7, 2005

    Piedmont, Williamston Christmas parades Saturday
    Williamston auditor resigns
    BAN extension approved; questioned by Councilmen
    Town working on audit recommendations
    Police Chief addresses audit recommendations
    Clardy justifies services, staff; will look at options
    Mayor addresses ban note, audit
    Town accepts offer from landowner
    Town appears to be recovering from financial problems
    Palmetto High School class beauties chosen
    School District One in sound financial shape

    Free books will be offered at parade
    Programs receive funding at expense of arts center
    Council considering 1 cent sales tax for infrastructure

    (4805) Week of Nov. 30, 2005

    Local businesses find staying open not easy
    Christmas parades, holiday events usher in the season
    West Pelzer parade to include Pelzer
    Court hearings open to public

    Review of ledger reports cited as reason for delays
    Wilson speaks out on recent Preston deposition
    Anderson District One rated excellent on State Report Card
    Greenville County teachers nationally certified

    Crossroads Family Practice opens in Powdersville
    Survey shows officials not conducting business openly

    Piedmont park to get swings, shelter
    Wren sewer transfer could bring grocery store to area
    PERC to offer flu shots
    Piedmont deaths being investigated
    Piedmont resident charged in Conestee murder
    Meth lab busted
    Deputies investigate thefts, missing person

    (4705) Week of Nov. 23, 2005

    Williamston plans Christmas Spectacular
    GWBA ornament features Dr. Smith
    GWBA vehicle giveaway promotion canceled
    Piedmont parade to honor veterans
    PERC to meet
    Whitefield to offer Thanksgiving Meal
    Pelzer EMS needs more space
    Mistrial declared in murder trial
    Counterfeit bills circulated locally
    West Pelzer plans Christmas parade
    Piedmont deaths being investigated

    (4605) Week of Nov. 16, 2005

    Mustangs win State 2A cheer title
    Loan must be repaid judge says
    Everyone invited to Keep Christmas alive
    Henderson updates Pelzer Council on projects
    Pelzer leadership changes hands
    West Pelzer Council addresses town issues, others
    Convention Center incentives  receive first reading

    (4505) Week of Nov. 9, 2005

    Williamston approves BAN extension, rezoning for Spinx property
    BAN note extended, property to be sold at auction
    Government trips benefit towns, county mayor says
    Sponsor a tree for Deck the Halls
    Pelzer voters choose Davis
    West Pelzer mayor asks council to work together
    HSAP testing shows District One among top in State
    Ragsdale’s Home & Garden opens in Williamston
    Veterans to be honored at Piedmont parade
    Lady Mustangs finish 5th in State CC meet

    (4405) Week of Nov. 2, 2005

    No delinquent tax sale for property in Williamston
    Arts Center Warehouse readies for preview, benefit auction
    Zoning, developmemnt issues raised at County Council
    Property purchase price more than reported
    Pelzer voters to decide on mayor
    Grant awarded for new turnout gear
    Watch sale to benefit victims
    Officers investigate thefts
    Thieves target Jockey Lot vendors
    Museum to host Mistletoe Market

    (4305) Week of Oct. 26, 2005

    Town delaying information requested under FOI
    Smart board technology impresses board members
    Powdersville projects raise more questions
    Katrina affects water line project
    Harassment case gets second look
    POW Knox tells story in book

    (4205) Week of Oct. 19, 2005

    County officials announce plans for Powdersville government center
    Piedmont considering park improvements, fee increases
    Family returns to New Orleans
    Aspiring doctor finds out what it’s like in the trenches
    AA bond rating highest for county
    Development, zoning discussed by County
    Greenville County official seeking info with FOI

    (4105) Week of Oct. 12, 2005

    Footbridge Festival celebrates mill town
    Bring food items to festival
    Super Seniors building bears for elderly
    Caroline Center to get shed
    Senior Expo set for October 20
    Kidnapping, stabbing victim crawls from area woods
    West Pelzer approves budget
    Local runners pace Eagles Cross Country
    Ford runs for Clemson
    Palmetto girls run Furman CC
    Vehicle goes off Brown Road bridge
    Cyclists promote cancer awareness
    Deputies investigate area thefts

    (4005) Week of Oct. 5, 2005

    Arrest made in Napa murder
    Town Council hears FOI requests, project updates
    Residents submit 21 FOI requests
    Council holds work session
    County discussions heat up over $7.35 million bond issue
    Wren to crown queen
    Wren CC teams compete in Electric City
    Deputies investigate drug related incidents

    (3905) Week of Sept. 28, 2005

    Local relief team makes a difference
    Fire Chief describes relief effort
    Locals help out with hurricne relief
    Vet helping with hurricane relief
    CSX to repair Gray Drive bridge
    Pack awarded Order of Silver Crescent
    Middle School programs highlight Board meeting
    Powdersville land purchase raises questions
    Brown campaigns for Jessica’s Law
    Deputies investigate incidents in area
    Williamston officers investigate gas drive-offs

    (3805) Week of Sept. 21, 2005

    Palmetto to crown homecoming queen
    Sidewalk restoration project work begins
    Firing raises town policy questions
    Displaced family receiving local help
    SGFD Emergency Response Team help with search and recovery
    Residents turn out for Strong Community forum
    Preston avoiding deposition in FOI case
    Grants to benefit Piedmont area
    PPSD August meeting
    Lions ready for Candy Day
    County Detention Center needs expansion
    AC Sheriff's report
    Mother sentenced to 20 years

    (3705) Week of Sept. 14, 2005

    Big Creek Landfill - From county dump to corporate asset
    Strong Community forum Thursday
    Clemson celebrates Strong Communities
    Williamston reaches out to small Louisiana town
    Council updated on various projects
    Anderson District One at top on PACT scores
    Greenville County schools improve scores on PACT
    Piedmont veteran son honored by monument
    Parent asks help in finding missing girl
    Governor Sanford vists upstate Republicans
    Local firefighters help with hurricane rescues

    (3605) Week of Sept. 7, 2005

    Area citizens, businesses send supplies to Mississippi
    Piedmont to honor decorated veteran
    Neighborhood Day celebrates community
    Footbridge Festival planning underway
    West Pelzer reaching out to area teens
    Perceived gas shortage causes lines at stations
    Mayor responds to news article
    Talya Henrickson to return to LA
    County Council discusses zoning, drainage problem
    Williamston police report
    Night golf at SVCC to benefit Hospice

    (3505) Week of Aug 31, 2005

    SAT scores show improvement
    District sees record enrollment
    Meeting more than planned, councilman Scott says
    Spring Water Festival draws large crowd
    Footbridge Festival planning underway
    Restaurant shooting causes local concern
    West Pelzer voters choose Pete Davis
    Community forum set for Sept. 15
    Deputies investigate vehicle thefts

    (3405) Week of Aug 24, 2005

    Spring Water Festival promises fun
    Ross named Fork Shoals principal
    Greivance hearing raises questions
    Thieves strike homes businesses
    Boy Scout Hut in need of repairs
    West Pelzer to decide on new councilman
    Town officials discuss alternative sewer plan


    (3305) Week of Aug. 17, 2005

    Rai$ing Race raises $50,000 for Calvary Home
    District One Ranks Third in State on ACT
    Woodmont community returning to new school
    Davis running for open Council seat
    McClain seeks reelection to Council
    Town readies for Spring Water Festival
    County considers Clemson Research Center property
    Sexton joins agency

    (3205) Week of Aug. 10, 2005

    Greenville County plans back to school celebrations
    The Rai$ing Race is coming Friday
    Several schools see administrative changes
    West Pelzer approves budget; town events being planned
    DeMint speaks on issues of local interest
    Police investigate thefts
    Deputies investigate burning vehicles
    Duke to upgrade turbines at Lee Steam plant
    Pelzer books open

    Week of August 3, 2005

    Rai$ing Race finale to benefit Calvary Home for Children
    Council approves cemetery committee; to discuss audit
    McKenzie named Teacher of the Year
    Father charged in son’s shooting
    District One readies for new school year
    Local Police Departments conduct joint drug bust
    Rep. White named to Ways and Means
    District One receives EIA Teacher Grants

    Week of July 27, 2005

    Town making plans Spring Water Festival
    Tickets now available for the Rai$ing Race finale
    Suspected shoplifter involved in high speed chase
    Fired employee waiting on grievance hearing
    Cherokee Rd.,US 29 bridge to be replaced
    Lunch, breakfast program policy announced by Districts
    Young children must be  immunized
    Landowners ask for meeting on Phase 2 Sewer project


    Week of July 20, 2005

    Auditors suggest areas that need addressing
    The Rai$ing Race features celebrities
    School District 1 sets registration, classes start August 4
    Meeting to discuss Cherokee Rd. bridge replacement
    Audit shows West Pelzer financial condition strong
    West Pelzer awaits response from County
    Four arrested in set-up armed robbery incident
    Copyright ordinance for planning information defeated
    Father, son shooting baffles town, officials

    Week of July 13, 2005

    Audit report not available to public
    Deficit continues for TownWilliamston audit shows
    Council hears report on skate park interest
    Council tables Cedar Grove zoning request, chides media
    West Pelzer Council members sworn in Monday
    Man sentenced for Piedmont bank robbery
    Sheriff’s office continues upgrades
    New auditor starting with clean slate
    Auditors suggest areas that need addressing

    Week of July 6, 2005

    District One Board approves property leases, personnel
    Sewer project study request dies for lack of second
    The Rai$ing Race signing volunteers
    Budget reflects growing District 1
    Vehicle purchased for code enforcement
    Improvements coming to Amity Road at Hwy. 29

    Week of June 29, 2005

    Fireworks, special events kick off July 4th weekend
    You can participate in the Rai$ing Race
    District One Board approves budget
    July Jubilee features free concert in Piedmont
    Saluda-Reedy Watershed workshop includes stop in Piedmont

    Piedmont street dance a success
    County Attorney responds to Wilson’s agenda/legal questions
    Sheriff’s office now charging for reports

    Week of June 22, 2005

    Cooper elected chairman of Ways and Means Committee
    Salkehatchie volunteers working on local homes
    Free water deal topic of special meeting
    Winn Dixie to close local store locations
    Piedmont street dance festival to benefit PERC
    Piedmont approves budget, look at bids
    July Jubilee to feature free concert
    Williamston planning freedom celebration
    Towns plan joint Pre-4th Celebration
    Parents out on bond following meth charge
    Sign up now for Rai$ing Race
    Waffle House robbed
    Pro Wrestling show to benefit Crimestoppers
    Compromizes lead to budget approval
    Wilson’s agenda request on sewer problems ignored


    Week of June 15, 2005

    Friends join in great race; memorial for Leslie Mazzara
    Beaverdam Sewer Phase 2 receives streamlined permit
    Pelzer seeking grant for mill gym
    West Pelzer meeting more businesslike
    Pro Wrestling show to benefit Crimestoppers
    Officers investigate local thefts
    Preston, Wilson information struggle continues at meeting
    Deputies investigate threats, other incidents in area
    Concert, dinner to feature local singer

    Week of June 8, 2005

    Council says ok to apply for enhancement grant
    Sidewalk project expected to begin soon
    King, Turner to serve on West Pelzer Council
    Deadline extended for Beaverdam Sewer Project corrections
    County budget adjustments continue on 2nd reading
    Death of Councilman saddens West Pelzer

    Vehicles damaged by thrown objects
    Shots fired into Pelzer home
    Concert, dinner to feature local singer
    Carolina Rebels run towards field makeover

    Week of June 1, 2005

    Alexander Named State Cheerleading Coach of the Year
    West Pelzer voters to decide among six Council candidates
    District One School Board adopts 5 year strategic plan
    District One Budget proposes 3 mill increase
    Downtown project plan to go before Council Monday
    Trench Collapse
    Remembering Leslie Mazzara
    Teachers receive TIAA-CREF Awards
    Greenville Schools earn Red Carpet Status

    Week of May 25, 2005

    Freedom Weekend Aloft brings balloons, concerts Memorial weekend
    Chief Baker to discuss 911 options with County officials
    Local singer takes first place in FAMEUS competition
    Buckle Up SC campaign begins
    Political newcomers running for Council West Pelzer
    Memorial Day Events to honor area veterans
    Controversies continue in Town of West Pelzer
    Last days of school scheduled
    Clarification - 

    Week of May 18, 2005

    Rolling meth lab discovered in primary school parking lot
    Palmetto, Wren graduation ceremonies this Saturday
    Local ministry a success for Calvary Baptist volunteers“Mission Jerusalem”
    Health and Wellness Festival Tuesday in Mineral Spring Park

    West Pelzer citizens meet to discuss town issues
    Lozano to run for West Pelzer Council
    Grant to balance Piedmont budget
    Job Service manager to speak at PERC meeting
    Day Camps being offered in Piedmont

    Basketball camps set for Wren area
    Summary Judge retracts endorsement of County Budget proposal
    County budget recieves first reading; but not without comment
    Brothers arrested in year-old Gusto armed robbery
    Thieves hit homes, businesses

    (1905) Week of May 11, 2005

    Baccalaureate services Sunday for graduates

    Freedom Weekend Aloft brings balloons, concerts Memorial weekend
    Sewer, other projects discussed in workshop
    Williamston Council updated on projects

    Williamston police report
    Local NHRA motorsports team competes close to home
    King running as write-in candidate
    West Pelzer Council meetings continue to be heated
    Health and Wellness Festival set for May 24Mineral Spring Park
    County budget discussions tabled for further review
    County budget discussions: to increase or decrease?
    Deputies investigate assaults, thefts

    National film crew visits

    (1805) Week of May 4, 2005

    Miscommunication causes delay for fishing pier project
    County was notified of sewer permit violations documents show
    West Pelzer officials rescind decision on officers vehicles
    Wren community to offer input on sidewalk 
    Turner hopes to return to Council
    Earl Brown wants more cooperation
    Wrestling match results in shooting
    Officers recover two stolen vehicles
    Darby, Ford to compete in State Meet

    (1705) Week of Apr. 27, 2005

    Watson getting second chance at NFL
    Piedmont Relief Center hopes to involve others
    District One Board approves 18 new teachers
    Budget includes additional teachers, classroom supplies
    County considering funding department budget requests
    Tension continues between Floyd, Wilson during retreat
    Hardee’s employees locked in freezer during armed robbery
    Intruder chased from home with hammer
    Hunt Meadows raises $5,000 for historic project - Woodrow Wilson’s boyhood home

    (1605) Week of Apr. 20, 2005

    Piedmont Relief Center ready to help residents
    Piedmont officials approve new budget with shortfall
    Grove Station Masonic Lodge opens time capsule from 1972
    County officials say no violations on sewer project until notified
    Wren graduate among members -  Clemson’s ‘Pershing Rifles’ place first in National Competition
    Spearman Elementary Spring Fling is Friday
    Palmetto Booster Club plans events
    Teens invited to meth discussion
    Police investigate incidents

    (1505) Week of Apr. 13, 2005

    Midway Road development meets permit requirements
    Don’t be the victim of a spring scam
    Legal battle continues over access to information 
    West Pelzer officers not allowed to take vehicles home
    Piedmont Relief Center to hold open house
    Child safety event planned April 17 in Mineral Spring Park
    Deputies investigate Hardee’s robbery
    Area towns encourage residents to clean up

    Road project underway
    West Pelzer Fire Department receives check

    (1405) Week of Apr. 6, 2005

    Downtown project plan ready to submit for grant
    Cochran relieved of duties as Clerk

    Clardy not in violation of state ethics laws
    Williamston officials looking at recreation, sewer projects
    Recreation checks are disbursed by Council
    West Pelzer election commission reorganized
    Deputies investigate numerous area thefts
    Williamston police report for March

    Greenville County Council approves Acadia community
    Sheriff’s office presents budget requests to Council
    Wilson continues to raise issues with County Council

    DeMint applauds textile safeguard initiatives
    DeMint announces sewer system grants

    Week of Mar. 30, 2005

    Martin asked to resign, Baker named police chief
    Baker named Chief of Police
    Dees presents check
    Piedmont Commissioners set bid, budget workshop
    West Pelzer approves annexation, police services
    NASTAR racing results in top 10 ranking for area skier
    Foster care provider charged in infant death
    Thieves strike homes, vehicles
    Zoning board approves tower
    Filing raises questions on requirement deadlines
    Concert to benefit Children’s Hospital April 1
    Columbia trip being planned


    Week of Mar. 23, 2005

    Mutual aid agreements help on Piedmont house fire
    U. S. Senator DeMint tours Anderson County
    West Pelzer approves annexation, police services
    West Pelzer officials hear water report
    Deputies investigate thefts from vehicles
    Piedmont Commissioners discuss contractor ethics
    Sue Cleveland school moving into new facility
    Bond refinance to save School District $200,000

    Week of Mar. 16, 2005

    Courthouse security issue causes concerns
    Court hears arguments in Preston libel lawsuit
    Freedom of Information sets policy for open government
    Senior Solutions computer classes introduce the basics
    GWBA Easter egg hunt Saturday
    You are invited to the Southern Ball

    (1005) Week of Mar. 9, 2005

    Committee finalizes proposed student attendance lines 
    for Greenville County Schools

    County in minority on private hauler tipping fees
    Project inspection cites numerous permit violations on Beaverdam sewer project
    Judge sides with Wilson on public information, for now
    West Pelzer requests help from County
    Council approves use of property for soccer fields
    Freshman Academy concept presented to school principals
    Survivors Gym hosts national powerlifting event
    Bricks dropped from bridge onto vehicle
    Group CPR training breaks state record
    Smokehouse BBQ opens in Piedmont

    (0905) Week of Mar. 2, 2005

    Kindergarten, first grade students ready to register
    Greenville County Schools anticipate upcoming moves
    Questions persist on sewer project permitting
    Anderson County Council recognizes Taxpayers Association
    Piedmont Relief Center seeking donations
    Students, faculty move into new Freshman Academy
    Cafe opens in corner of Augusta Place center
    Home damaged
    Two from area graduate State Fire Academy training
    Anderson Sheriff’s report

    (0805) Week of Feb. 23, 2005

    West Pelzer mayor questions close County Council vote
    Inmate labor program continues despite earlier problems
    Students enjoy Victorian Day
    Piedmont Commissioners to apply for new sewer grant
    Board holds meeting in new  Freshman Academy building
    Board members continue to work on West Pelzer Fire Dept. finances
    Anderson County Sheriff’s report

    (0705) Week of Feb. 16, 2005

    Hunting/fishing Expo in Piedmont Feb. 19
    Williamston Fire Department on scene within six minutes or less
    West Pelzer Council discussions get heated
    Planned village project proposed on Saluda River
    County Council split over use of paving funds for West Pelzer grant match
    Drivers license lawsuit settled
    Williamston police report few incidents
    Anderson Sheriff’s Office report
    Survivors Gym opens in new location
    Teal photography opens new studio
    Learn CPR and help break a world record
    Teens injured
    Wooodmont sweethearts named

    (0605) Week of Feb. 9, 2005

    Reserve program reinstated, new officers introduced
    Council approves proceeding with auction sale of property
    Local roller skaters in regional competitions
    Planning Commission tables development on Midway Road
    Outdoor Expo in Piedmont Feb. 19
    Sheriff’s dispatch to return to 911 Center

    (0505) Week of Feb. 2, 2005

    South Greenville Fire District lowers ISO rating from 4 to 3
    Public hearings to gather input on student assignment in Greenville County
    County Council hears reports from sheriff, others Tuesday
    Party affiliation draws additional discussions
    Vickery charged with assault, resisting arrest
    Deputies investigate thefts
    Vandals strike Veterans Park
    Armed floral robber caught

    (0405) Week of Jan. 26, 2005

    Reserve program request prompted by suspensions
    State Constables suspended for SLED policy violations
    Committee to look at student reasssignment in Greenville County
    Pelzer man wanted in connection with Friday chase
    West Pelzer Council decides against applying for new grant
    Board reorganizing West Pelzer Fire Department
    District One Board approves bond sale, school calendar
    Armed robber strikes Williamston business
    President Bush takes Oath


    (0305) Week of Jan. 19, 2005

    Piedmont commissioners looking at improvements
    Party lines draw discussion Anderson County Council
    Minor league baseball may be coming to Powdersville
    Budweiser distribution center to open later this year
    Paving fund in line with other councilmembers records show
    Officers busy during first of year
    Deputies investigate several theft incidents
    Miss Palmetto

    (0205) Week of Jan. 12, 2005

    Middleton denied pardon

    West Pelzer considering $200,000 enhancement grant
    Stolen van recovered from Saluda River
    Auction to benefit Tracy Earnest Parker
    Williamston to reinstate reserve officer program
    Questions continue on Cherokee Road property
    West Pelzer Fire Department elects new officers - Former chief resigns
    Honda Specialties Auto Service & Repair opens In Powdersville
    Miss Palmetto pageant Saturday

    (0105) Week of Jan. 5, 2005

    Board members extend Superintendants contract
    Town secures loan for outstanding debt
    Oath, reception preceed first meeting of council
    Senior Solutions now in Williamston
    Gracie Floyd elected County Council chair

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