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Runway 5-23 Ribbon Cutting & Groundbreaking for the New Airport Terminal

Anderson County, S.C. (September 26, 2018) – On Thursday September 27th at 10 AM, Anderson County leaders will usher in a new era at Anderson Regional Airport with a groundbreaking ceremony for the airport’s new terminal.  This celebration will coincide with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand reopening of the airport’s main runway, which has…

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Element Materials Technology opening Anderson County facility

Element Materials Technology opening Anderson County facility Piedmont, S.C. location to result in the creation of 31 new jobs COLUMBIA, S.C. – Element Materials Technology (Element), a leader in materials and product qualification testing, today announced plans to open new operations in Anderson County. The company’s $3.4 million investment is projected to create 31 new…

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Anderson County Museum opens first escape room in Anderson

ANDERSON — The Anderson County Museum is about having fun as you learn the history of Anderson County and South Carolina. Director Beverly Childs joined the museum in January 2008 and her mantra then was the same as it is today – “we have to be in the entertainment business to survive. We have to…

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South Carolina’s Fight Against the Opioid Crisis is Unified and Strong; Upstate First Responders Take the Lead in Saving Lives

On September 6, 2018, the Office of the Governor and the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) hosted the 2018 SC Governor’s Opioid Summit. The Opioid Summit provided an opportunity for behavioral health professionals, law enforcement, healthcare workers, representatives of state and local government, clergy, advocates, and other caring individuals…

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Neil Paul Recognized as a “Game Changer” by Connect Sports

Neil Paul, Executive Director of Visit Anderson, was recognized as an industry leader in Connect Sports magazine’s “Game Changers” feature in the fall 2018 issue. Connect Sports is a national, B2B magazine that provides resources and ideas to professionals and planners in the sports tourism industry. “This is just another affirmation of the great work…

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Anderson Celebrates Family, Veterans, and First Responders

Anderson County, S.C. – An annual community event, Celebrate Anderson unites our County’s eleven cities and towns for a day of festivities that concludes with an evening of concerts and a patriotic fireworks celebration the Sunday before Labor Day. The Celebrate-Fun-Zone, which includes large inflatables and activities brings together families and youth for a fun…

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Holt Hopkins Named South Carolina APWA Public Works Manager of the Year

Anderson County, S.C. (August 16, 2018) – Each year the South Carolina Chapter of the American Public Works Association (SCAPWA) names an Outstanding Public Works Manager of the Year. This award is given to a public works manager with outstanding initiatives, innovations, and improvements during the past three years in South Carolina. At the Statewide…

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2018 Anderson County Senior of the Year Announced: Janice Ferguson

The JBC Advisory Council recognized the 22nd Annual Jo Brown Senior Citizen of the Year Award to Iva Sunrise Senior leader, Janice Ferguson. Janice Ferguson selected president of Iva Sunrise Seniors in 2017, the Iva Sunrise Seniors participation has grown under the direction of Ms. Ferguson. Janice, widow of Dwight Ferguson (married 49 years). The…

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