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ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (Friday, September 15, 2017) — The WorkLink Workforce Development Board, in collaboration with Electric City Transit and Anderson County, has been awarded grant funds to pilot a new transit route serving the Belton-Honea Path area and extend an existing transit route on Masters Boulevard in Anderson County. The new routes will be in service starting Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 and will run twice in the morning and twice in the afternoon starting in Anderson at 6:20am...

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Anderson, SC (10 September 2017, 4:00 p.m. EDT) –The Anderson Civic Center opened at 12:00 p.m. as a shelter for Florida and Georgia residents who are evacuating from Hurricane Irma’s projected path as well as those in Anderson County and the Upstate who may be concerned about their safety as high winds are expected to impact the County into Monday night and Tuesday morning. Shelters are generally the place of last resort. Individuals and families are encouraged to have emergency...

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HRC Member Named Co-Chair of State Human Affairs Commission ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (September 5, 2017): The Anderson County Administrator’s Office is pleased to announce today that the Anderson County Human Relations Council (HRC) has won a statewide award for its exceptional efforts to promote positive interaction and cooperation among all racial, ethnic, and age groups in the Anderson community. Ms. Janie Turmon, Chairperson of the Anderson County HRC, received the recognition on behal...

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SPIRIT OF THE UPSTATE, LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR RECOGNIZED BY UPSTATE SC ALLIANCE Charles Dalton, Burriss Nelson recognized for economic development contributions GREENVILLE, SC – Aug. 31, 2017: A longtime regional utility leader and Anderson County’s Economic Development leader were honored this week for contributions to the Upstate economy by the Upstate SC Alliance.  Charles Dalton, President and CEO of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, was awarded the pres...

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Anderson County Council in their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 voted to close County departments at noon on Monday, August 21, 2017. Council’s concern is employee safety first as well as to allow them the experience of the total solar eclipse.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has provided Notice to Congress of a discretionary grant award from the Federal Aviation Administration to Anderson Regional Airport (KAND) in the amount of $5,300,000. The funds will be used to rehabilitate KAND runway 05/23. “Having a functional and modernized main runway is essential to our economic development strategy,” said Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn. “We cannot overstate the importance of this project for the lon...

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ANDERSON, S.C. (June 29, 2017) – Lake Hartwell has once again been named as a Top 100 Bass Lake in America by B.A.S.S. The top 10 lakes in the nation are ranked regardless of location, but instead of ranking the remaining lakes through 100, B.A.S.S. has divided the nation into four regions: Northeast, Southeast, Central, and Western. Lake Hartwell is ranked-21st in the Southeast Division, and has received this recognition for the third consecutive year since B.A.S.S. began releasing the r...

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Celebrate Labor Day with family and friends at the 19th annual Celebrate Anderson; a community celebration with a free outdoor concert, and ending the evening with a patriotic fireworks finale! ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (June 27, 2017) — Celebrate Anderson will take place on Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 residents and visitors will be treated to the 19th annual Celebrate Anderson at the William A. Floyd Amphitheater inside Anderson’s Sports & Entertainment Complex, located at 3027 Mar...

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Anderson, SC (Friday, June 02, 2017@ 5:00 p.m.) - The Family of Deputy Hodges will be receiving friends at the Anderson Civic Center on Monday, June 5, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Civic Center is located at 3027 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Anderson, SC 29625. Funeral Services will also be held at the Anderson Civic Center on Tuesday, June 6 at 1 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Deputy Hodges will be laid to rest at Oak Brook Cemetery in Greenwood County, SC. (300...

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ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (June 2, 2017) – The Honor Flight Freedom Ride, formerly known as the Honor Flight Memorial Ride was established by the Upstate Chapter of the Defenders Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, located in Upstate South Carolina. The purpose of this event is to raise revenue to support future honor flights and is now presented by Honor Flight of Upstate SC.  Honor Flight of Upstate SC is a non-profit, volunteer-based program, and is affiliated with the National Honor Fli...

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