Cancer survivors soldier on at Relay For Life POWDERSVILLE – Amidst a cold and steady rain, cancer survivors and relay participants circled the track of Wren High School for 12 hours last Friday night and Saturday morning for the American Cancer Society’s 2013 Relay For life.
“On behalf of the 2013 Committee of this year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life of North Anderson, we would like to thank residents of Piedmont, Pelzer, Powdersville and Williamston for their generosity and...
Meet queens and princesses Come out and meet the Powdersville-area pageant queens and princesses representing the area in the Miss South Carolina pageant.
The Miss Powdersville Org. and Miss Powdersville Queens will be hosting a Mother Daughter Banquet Saturday at Bethesda United Methodist Church in Powdersville.
This luncheon will include a guest speaker and singer Laurie Thompson. The Director of the Miss Powdersville Pageant Michelle Ward says, “You do not want ...
2nd Annual Moonlight & Magnolias Gala ~ Enchanted Gardens CLEMSON — Join the South Carolina Botanical Garden on May 11 at 6 p.m. for Moonlight & Magnolias Gala ~ Enchanted Gardens.
This elegant casual evening of dinner and entertainment will help raise funds for the continued maintenance, growth and sustainability of the Garden.
Moonlight Magnolias will take place at the Fran Hanson Discovery Center, the former Southern Living Showcase Home located in the Garden. The evening will include a silen...
National Federation of Music Clubs 2013 Junior Festival The 29th annual South Carolina Northwestern District III of the National Federation of Music Clubs held its Junior Festival on Saturday, March 2 at Rock Springs Baptist Church, Easley.
Seven local piano teachers entered over 100 students to be judged by music professionals. The Junior Festival program is designed to promote study and stimulate interest in American and world music literature and to encourage participation to reach a high sta...
‘Camp Invention’ offers learning disguised as fun Camp Invention, a summer day camp full of “real world” challenges with a fun twist, is returning this summer to Southern Wesleyan University.
In partnership with Invent Now Kids, Southern Wesleyan University is offering the nationally-acclaimed, week-long camp for children entering grades one through six, beginning June 17 and running through June 21 on the university’s campus in Central.
This summer day camp will immerse children in imag...
Wren falls to Eastside in district championship PIEDMONT—Despite a season full of success, top-seeded Wren High was ousted by Eastside in the district championship Saturday night.
The Wren Baseball team was unable to find the offense it needed during a crucial stretch of the game, and fell during a 4-1 battle.
The Hurricanes finish the season 21-8.
Wren would have needed to beat Eastside in consecutive games to advance past the district championship.
The senior-led squad began the ...
Help those in need Bonnie Walls of Powdersville and a freshman at Spartanburg Methodist College was recently named Miss Spartanburg Methodist. She will be competing in the Miss South Carolina Pageant July 7-13 in Columbia. Her platform for the competition is “Get Involved: Helping those in need.” She plays soccer, runs track at SMU and is a 2012 graduate of Wren High School. Her parents are Leroy and Judy Walls of Powdersville.
4-H for summer fun Please see 4-H Summer Fun Schedule for Anderson, Oconee, Greenville and Pickens Counties. Added are day camping opportunities from the surrounding counties on the list of camps for this summer, in an effort to offer more of a variety of programs to those who don’t mind traveling.
Sign up today as they will fill up fast.
Summer Camp Brochure:
4 County Area Sche...
SC Senate leaders issue statement on Ethics Reform Bill S.C. Senate leaders yesterday issued the following statement on the House-passed ethics reform bill that was assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee:
“Time is of the essence, and we appreciate the House’s passage of the bill so that we can consider it and get it passed before the end of the session,” Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler said. “The House bill represents a start, and we are committed to a strong ethics bill being passed by...
Pickens County once again has bragging rights to a State Championship in Mechatronics Pickens County once again has bragging rights to a State Championship in Mechatronics.
Mechatronics is a blend of mechanical and electrical fields required to keep modern manufacturing in motion.
Brandon Hall and Johnny Hayes brought home the 6th consecutive championship. Chance Hall and Ian Bayne took 4th. 3 years ago there was a 1-2-3 sweep. This year we took 1st and 4th with 3 teams competing. Pickens County had, not only the most team...
Pickens Fire Department welcomes new chief PICKENS – The Pickens Fire Department will now be under new direction with the promotion of firefighter Chris Elrod to chief.
“I consider it a great honor to be promoted to the chief position of the Pickens Fire Department,” Elrod said. “It is a great feeling of achievement to progress through the ranks starting with volunteer at this department to now being chief.”
Former chief and longtime employee of the Pickens Fire Department, David ...
Music on the Market series set for downtown Easley Bring a chair and dancing shoes in preparation for the 2013 series of live music every Friday night at Old Market Square in Easley.
The free concert series is sponored by The Gilstrap Family Dealerships, hosted by the City of Easley and managed by Dunburks Events. Also included is a play area for children. Food vendors will be selling edibles.
All concerts begin at 7 p.m.
First up is Big Time Band! from Greenville offering Beach, Soul, ...
Green Pond improvements will close ramp temporarily ANDERSON COUNTY — On May 1 Anderson County will close the entirety of Green Pond Boat Ramp to begin Phase One construction of the Green Pond Event Center.
The closure will remain in place until Aug. 1. Matrix Construction anticipates this three-month closure to allow uninhibited access to construction traffic, including the hauling of stumps and approximately 50,000 cubic yards of soil. During this time, ALL thru traffic will be prohibited....
Prudential C. Dan Joyner Co., Top Producer Office Awards Prudential C. Dan Joyner Co., REALTORS® announces the following Top Producer awards for March 2013.
Top Producers for Listings:
Easley/Powdersville Office –Pat Grissinger and Sheri Sanders Team
Garlington Road Office – Ronda Holder and Donna O. Smith & Partners
Greer Office – Paige Haney and Jan Walker Team
Pleasantburg Office – Cameron Keegan and The Chet and Beth Smith Group
Simpsonville Office – Susan McMillen and June & John C...
Upstate forever’s annual art show features nature-based works by upstate artists Upstate Forever will present its seventh annual Art and Conservation Celebration silent auction April 30, 2013 at Larkin’s on the River in downtown Greenville. The auction will include paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, wood-turned items and more.
“Not only does this event showcase the depths of our local artistic talent, but also the beauty of our natural, rural and urban spaces,” said Upstate Forever Development Associate Emily Nee...
Nature Discovery Day May 4 at the Hagood Mill PICKENS — The public is invited to join in a day of Nature Discovery at Hagood Mill with a host of experts on hand to answer questions, provide hand-outs and make a variety of presentations.
Bring family and friends for a day of fun and information about the natural beauty of the Carolina Upcountry on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center, 138 Hagood Mill Road in Pickens.
“One great ...
County diversity awards listed The Anderson County Human Relations Council has named the following Anderson County students as recipients of the 2013 Cory White Diversity Awards in recognition of their efforts to promote the qualities of diversity and acceptance within their communities.
Anderson County Alternative School- Tevarous Johnson
Palmetto Middle- Matthew Roberson
Wren Middle- Jackson Sanders
Powdersville Middle- Jemiah Cruell
Palmetto High- Kelsey Mikal...
SCICU awards research grant to students, faculty CENTRAL — Southern Wesleyan University professors Emily Germain and Dr. Rocky Nation were awarded the 2013 South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) Undergraduate Student/Faculty Research Program Grant, which is providing more than $5,000 in funding to be divided between two separate research projects.
Germain will work with Gordon Overholtzer, an honors student who is a junior from Staunton, Va., majoring in Psychology. ...
4th Annual Patriot 5k road race POWDERSVILLE — April 13, 2013 was a beautiful, sunny Saturday morning, and 4th Annual PATRIOT 5K Road Race participants gathered early to register, pick up packets, and get to the starting line. At 8 a.m., PATRIOT Road Race organizer Lisa Troup shouted, “Go!” and the 73 runners took off for a run through the high school grounds and in nearby neighborhoods.
The road race is Powdersville Middle School’s primary fundraiser, organized by the sc...