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The EPA in Pendleton

The EPA will be in Pendleton next week to take soil samples of the old Pendleton Oil Mill site. 

The property was ordered sold to pay debts last year, but it's unlikely anyone will pay the $105,000 tax estimate price for the cluttered wreck of six acres. The cost to remove old builds and debris would probably cost more than that amount, then there's the hazardous waste cleanup of the soil. The best solution would be to give the land to the town of Pendleton and allow them get federal Brownfield money and grants to find a use for the property along the railroad tracks on the edge of town.


Great News on Jobless Front

Anderson County reached historic lows in unemployment with a 2.6 percent jobless rate posting for April. The low number could drop lower as more than 2,000 jobs are confirmed for Anderson in the year ahead including Michelin (hiring now at earth mover plant), TTI expansion (also hiring) and Arthrex (pre-hiring stage about to move to hiring).

Arthrex has also announced plans to hire another 1,000 within five years as part of stage two of their expansion. If you have not seen the work under way in Sandy Springs, it's a sight to behold.

Only 2,600 citizens in the workforce are now unemployed in the county

County Gets Good Credit Mark

Anderson County received a Aa2 rating from Moody's, a mark which allows the county to negotiate prime rates for bonds. The rating is the highest a county with the tax base and size of Anderson.

Air Show Fun

Despite a Saturday forecast which grounded the aircraft, Sunday's events in the air and on the ground at the Bill and Jo Trent Air Show drew good crowds for a great show. The planning was spot on, making the weekend a good one.

Farmers Market Tomato Watch

The Spring Anderson County Farmers Market has been open for three weeks and all eyes are peeled to spot the first local tomatoes. Stay tuned.