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Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Easley, SC. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Easley.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Easley, SC? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Easley. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

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Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection
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Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Easley, SC, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
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Renovations and Remodeling

If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring
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New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Easley. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring
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Your Residential Electrician in Easley, SC

When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

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Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in Easley to your home to fix the problem on-site.

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Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

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Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Easley.

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Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home's Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

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Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Easley, SC, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

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Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

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Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

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Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.

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Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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2 major developments in the works along Hwy. 153 extension in Easley

EASLEY, SC (WSPA)–The City of Easley is making room for some major changes, including hundreds of new homes and commercial development along the Highway 153 corridor.Easley officials said a developer has requested to annex 153 acres into the city.“The 153 corridor is a very good project and now it’s opening up property to be annexed into the city. So, at the present time, we have two major annexations, totally approximately 153 acres. In that 153 acres, it will be single family homes. It will be townhomes and ...

EASLEY, SC (WSPA)–The City of Easley is making room for some major changes, including hundreds of new homes and commercial development along the Highway 153 corridor.

Easley officials said a developer has requested to annex 153 acres into the city.

“The 153 corridor is a very good project and now it’s opening up property to be annexed into the city. So, at the present time, we have two major annexations, totally approximately 153 acres. In that 153 acres, it will be single family homes. It will be townhomes and it will be a little spot of commercial development,” said Tommy Holcombe, Building Official for the City of Easley.

The first project is at Highway 153 extension and Saco Lowell Road.

“The first one is a project with 65 acres, and it will consist of multi-family use which are townhomes and or apartments, and then single family and then some feature use that they haven’t planned for yet,” Holcombe said. “And so that will be a big asset to the city of Easley,” he said. “The total homes is 286.”

The second project will have 93 acres.

“The next project, is approximately 93 acres. It will be homes also, with one little spot of commercial at the corner of the new 153 and Saluda Dam Road, and it will be approximately 275 lots for construction,” Holcombe said.

Vickie Farmer owns a hair salon business nearby, and believes the development could be good for her establishment.

“I’m a small business and I’m for development, because if you don’t have development, you’re stagnant and you don’t grow,” Farmer said “So, as long as it’s done, in the right way, and not just taking over, taking over, than I’m all for it,” she said. “I mean a little bit of the roundabout kind of hurt a little bit because people are trying to be careful and not hit anybody, but as far as building and things like that, it brings more people into the area and new people will be looking for someone to cut their hair,” Farmer said.

Holcombe said the new developments will include greenspace, walking trails, and sidewalks. Some residents aren’t so happy about the new developments in the area.

“I mean Easley is growing very fast, and I get that, but I just hate to see all the trees being torn down. You know nature being disrupted,” said Teddi Caldwell, a nearby resident.

Caldwell has lived in a nearby neighborhood for 25 years. Caldwell said the area was the reason she planted roots in her neighborhood.

“Loved this area because it was not so compacted, with houses and things, and we still do have some woods behind us, but we can hear traffic now, which is sad,” Caldwell said. “I know homes are needed but you just don’t know what’s going to come in here. You know, it’s been quiet here, you know all your neighbors and things like that. I’m just afraid of what’s that’s going to bring in,” she said.

“Well my main concern is infrastructure in the area. We are a small town, limited utilities,” said John Manly, a nearby resident. “I don’t mind growth. I think everywhere is going to grow, but it has to be controlled, and one of our main concerns here in Easley is that the growth is not very controlled and in line with our infrastructure,” Manly said.

Plans obtained from the city, show there will be infrastructure improvements. According to the document, infrastructure improvements will consist of rolled curb and gutter along roads, public water mains, public sewer mains, storm drainage, stormwater management areas, etc. Officials believe the will be able to handle the growth.

“We feel like we have the service to provide for them with our fire, police, our water, electric, and sewer,” Holcombe said.

Mayor Butch Womack also told 7-News, the city meets with the school district twice a year, along with the utility company monthly. Womack said both the school district and the utility company are on board with the resources they have.

Holcombe said these developments are the first of its kind along the extension and more could come.

“The benefit to the city of Easley, is the tax revenue it brings. That’s why in Pickens County, we’re one of the lowest tax base in the county, and we’re able to do that because of the growth we’ve had,” Holcombe said. “It also helps with jobs. The construction industry, and so we’re very glad that they decided to come to the city of Easley,” Holcombe said.

“We depend on the developers to know with housing being needed, they certainly wouldn’t build this type of subdivision if they hadn’t done the studies for the need,” Holcombe said.

Some residents said they are hopeful for the future.

“I hope that the people of Easley will begin to sort of look at our community and make sure that we hold our leaders responsible for the degree of growth, just to make sure we are not left with a problem,” Manly said.

Mayor Womack said city council will have a second and final reading on December 13th regarding the annexation. Holcombe said the developments would happen, whether it’s annexed into the city or not.

“It is in the process right now. It’s gone through the planning commission and it’s gone through the first reading of council. Next reading of council which will be the second Monday in December. If the council and mayor give approval at that moment, it will become a part of the city,” Holcombe said.

Catawba Ridge soccer comes back (twice) but falls in quest for 4A state title bid

When Joshua White found the net in the 50th minute and tied the game at three goals apiece, almost every Catawba Ridge player faced the boisterous home-side student section.They’d just scored their second equalizer of the day. They’d just, in essence, completed a second comeback. And this one felt momentous: Some Copperhead players, mid-celebration, pointed down toward the green turf underneath them as if to say, “This is our time.”And in the moment, it felt like it was.But 30 minutes later, it be...

When Joshua White found the net in the 50th minute and tied the game at three goals apiece, almost every Catawba Ridge player faced the boisterous home-side student section.

They’d just scored their second equalizer of the day. They’d just, in essence, completed a second comeback. And this one felt momentous: Some Copperhead players, mid-celebration, pointed down toward the green turf underneath them as if to say, “This is our time.”

And in the moment, it felt like it was.

But 30 minutes later, it became clear that Eastside wasn’t quite ready to relinquish its time on top.

The Catawba Ridge boys soccer team (20-3) saw its season end in the Upper State championship game to Eastside (19-2-1) for the second straight season after a 5-3 loss on Monday in Fort Mill. The Eagles from Taylors, S.C., will now play in their fifth straight Class 4A state championship game on Friday night against North Augusta.

“It’s a cruel game we play,” Catawba Ridge head coach Phillip McCarter told reporters postgame. “Sometimes the ball just doesn’t bounce the right way, a set piece goes the wrong way. So it really doesn’t take much in a game of soccer to come out on the losing end. When you got two fairly even teams, sometimes it just comes down to an odd bounce.”

He added: “Hats off to Eastside. They played the better game tonight. We had a lot of chances, could’ve easily went the other way if we would’ve capitalized on some of those earlier, but we didn’t. And Eastside gets to represent the Upper State in the finals.”

The Copperheads struck first and remarkably fast. Catawba Ridge’s first goal came on its first possession — about 12 seconds after the game’s opening kickoff thanks to a Caden Tull goal from the left side that banged off the cross bar and broke the goal line to make the score 1-0.

“We didn’t even know what happened,” first-year Eastside head coach Stephen Wood told The Herald postgame of the game-opening sequence. “It was in the back of the net before we paid attention.”

But Wood and his team claimed they were unfazed. And they proved it. Playing with a 1-0 deficit put the Eagles on an attack mode that never faded throughout Monday’s contest — and a back-and-forth contest for the ages ensued.

Eastside’s Clement Aubert scored with a header from a ninth-minute corner kick, and then Tristan Nixon nudged the ball in from short range in the 16th minute to make the score 2-1. A Catawba Ridge Zach Zawlocki penalty kick goal sent the teams into the halftime break tied at 2-2.

In the second half, Eastside scored (Liam Brown), and then Catawba Ridge scored that aforementioned goal by White to cut the game’s margin to 3-3 with 30 minutes left in the game.

But then the rest of the game belonged to the Eagles: Eastside’s Kenneth Pagoada found the back of the net in the 56th minute. And then Nixon, after a set piece by Catawba Ridge that pushed a ton of players into the team’s attacking half, found himself alone on a counterattack and scooted the ball by the Catawba Ridge goalkeeper to cement the game at 5-3.

That fifth goal tied Catawba Ridge’s mark for most goals given up all year in a single game. Heading into Monday, the Copperheads had only allowed three goals in their last seven contests.

Catawba Ridge will graduate three seniors — goalkeeper Matthew Carolyn, midfielder Zach Zawlocki and midfielder Derek Ringnalda — and return the rest.

McCarter, who had to say goodbye to 12 seniors last year, in these eerily similar circumstances, said after the game that he wasn’t quite ready to look forward to the possibility of next year. But he said he offered his team some encouraging insight nonetheless.

“It’s hard to talk about that right now because your heart breaks for those three young men. It’s a pretty big deal for them to know that they were that close,” McCarter said.

He then added, “But I told the boys, ‘At Catawba Ridge, we don’t rebuild, we reload.’ So next year, we’ll come back even stronger.”

Gray Collegiate edges Andrew Jackson on penalty kicks

The Andrew Jackson Volunteers saw their season end with a 3-2 loss to the Gray Collegiate Eagles in the 2A Upper State finals on Monday night.

The Vols made their way to the fourth round contest by winning the Region 4-2A regular season title with an 8-0 record. That earned them a first round playoff bye. They knocked off Brashier Middle College in the second round and toppled St. Joseph’s in the third round of play.

In the Upper State title match, Gray took a 1-0 lead at halftime. They added another goal early in the second half to make it 2-0. Andrew Jackson regrouped and came back. They responded with a goal midway through the second half to cut it to 2-1, and then tied it at 2-2 in the final few minutes to send it to overtime.

After a pair of scoreless overtime sessions, Gray was able to earn the win on penalty kicks.

The loss ended the Volunteers season with a record of 15-3.

Eastside edges Indian Land in Upper State title contest

The Eastside Eagles scored the only goal of the match in the first half of a defensive battle and edged the Indian Land Warriors 1-0 in the girls 4A Upper State championship Tuesday night at Indian Land.

The Warriors, who tied for the top spot in Region 3-4A during the regular season with a mark of 7-1, finished the season with an overall record of 12-7. After earning a first round bye in the postseason, they beat Easley 1-0 in the second round and got buy AC Flora 3-2 in the third round to make their way to the Upper State finals.

Sam Copeland contributed to this report.

This story was originally published May 9, 2022 10:45 PM.

Clover High School names the successor to its outgoing Hall of Fame band director

Clover High School has a new band director.The program will be led by Rick Langdale Jr. starting in the 2022-23 school year, per a release from the Clover School District.Langdale is replacing Joe Gulledge, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Gulledge is a recent inductee into the South Carolina Band Directors Hall of Fame.Some of the Clover program’s most memorable accomplishments under Gulledge’s supervision came this spring — including when ...

Clover High School has a new band director.

The program will be led by Rick Langdale Jr. starting in the 2022-23 school year, per a release from the Clover School District.

Langdale is replacing Joe Gulledge, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Gulledge is a recent inductee into the South Carolina Band Directors Hall of Fame.

Some of the Clover program’s most memorable accomplishments under Gulledge’s supervision came this spring — including when Clover’s Trumpet Ensemble finished second at the 2022 National Trumpet Competition in Delaware and when Clover’s indoor drumline finished first at the World Percussion Championships in Ohio.

Langdale was introduced as the school’s next band director on Monday, at the Clover drumline’s encore community performance.

“It is truly a humbling honor to be asked to lead a program with such an enormous history of excellence and community involvement,” Langdale stated in a release, adding, “Mr. Gulledge has been a mentor and friend of mine since my freshman year of college; we won’t talk about how long ago that was. He and his team has led the Clover Band to massive heights of excellence in every facet of the program.

“I look forward to working with all the directors and staff to get moving on things as soon as they give me the keys.”

Langdale joins Clover from Easley High School, where he was the school’s Director of Bands for a successful stint.

His program was named the Class 4A state champion in competitive marching band in 2018. And since then, Easley’s been a perennial state finals contender and has traveled across the country for marching band competitions.

“The band program has recently experienced success unseen in our state,” Clover principal Rod Ruth wrote in a statement. “For that reason, and because of the hard work put in by our students, staff and Band Director Joe Gulledge, Clover High School emerged as the premier band vacancy in South Carolina. ...

“The expectations for our program are high, created not just by our recent success, but by the students themselves. Rick Langdale is the leader to meet these expectations and continue the tradition that is the Pride of Clover.”

Easley textile mill revitalized into loft apartments

Alice Co., a Greenville investment firm formerly known as Alice Manufacturing Co., sold Easley’s 19.2-acre Arial Mill property to a joint venture with plans to adapt the site as a mixed development community.Farpoint Development, a Chicago and Asheville-based company that specializes in real estate development, will spearhead the project in...

Alice Co., a Greenville investment firm formerly known as Alice Manufacturing Co., sold Easley’s 19.2-acre Arial Mill property to a joint venture with plans to adapt the site as a mixed development community.

Farpoint Development, a Chicago and Asheville-based company that specializes in real estate development, will spearhead the project in partnership with Annenberg Investment and Baum Revision. CBRE’s Nick Hollstegge and Katherine Southard represented Alice Co. in the $2.6 million sale, according to a news release.

“We are excited at the opportunity to own and redevelop such a unique asset that is so integral to the Arial community,” Justin Patwin, managing director at Farpoint Development, said in the news release. “We are especially thankful to the McKissick family for being great stewards of this asset for so many years and working with our team to gracefully transition ownership to support the mill’s next chapter as a mixed-use development.”

The 212 Rice Road plant, which has served as the hub of the Arial Mill Village for decades, was built off a Pickens railroad main line in 1929.

Alice Manufacturing Cos. operated the site as a textile mill for 75 years, employing about 400 during the mill’s peak, according to the company. During the mill’s last 10 years in operation, it became a distribution center for Alice’s New York-made fashion bedding brand.

The company’s nearby Ellison plant had produced greige fabric and yarn since 1966 until a “flood of imports from producers in non-market economies” led to the mill’s demise in 2018, according to a company announcement at the time, marking the end of an era for many in Pickens County. Another former Alice mill on Rice Road, Foster Plant, was heavily damaged by fire on Jan. 30.

Last summer, Alice Manufacturing rebranded itself as an innovation economy investment firm, Alice Co., under CEO E. Smyth McKissick IV, the great-great-grandson of the company’s founder.

Pickens County and South Carolina officials are assisting developers with the preservation of the original structure as they revitalize its 343,686-square-foot frame to house lofted apartments.

The property is located within an Opportunity Zone and, once redeveloped, could have access to federal and state historic tax credits, S.C. Textile Communities Revitalization Credits and New Market Tax Credits, according to CBRE.

Arial Mill’s proximity to Pickens’ former railroad line now gives the property access to the Doodle Trail, a biking and pedestrian path developed in the former rail bed.

Plans for the remainder of the Arial campus will be finalized over the coming months, according to developers.

“We are so happy to know that Arial will be restored, with a new purpose that fits today’s growing needs of Pickens County,” McKissick said in the release. “Farpoint Development and their partners have a proven track record in adaptive reuse, and we’re excited to see what they will do with Arial. That, along with their desire to contribute to the growth of Pickens County, makes them an ideal new owner of this property.”

EPA administrator visits Easley to discuss water infrastructure improvements

EASLEY, S.C. (WSPA) – EPA administrator Michael Ragan visited Easley Wednesday to showcase ongoing sewage upgrade projects that are happening as a result of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.The EPA is working with state partners to deploy a more than $50 billion dollar federal investment in water infrastructure projects.Regan joined city and state officials to discuss how local, state, and federal partners can work together to deliver benefits to underserved and overburdened residents.“You really can’t...

EASLEY, S.C. (WSPA) – EPA administrator Michael Ragan visited Easley Wednesday to showcase ongoing sewage upgrade projects that are happening as a result of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

The EPA is working with state partners to deploy a more than $50 billion dollar federal investment in water infrastructure projects.

Regan joined city and state officials to discuss how local, state, and federal partners can work together to deliver benefits to underserved and overburdened residents.

“You really can’t solve these problems from behind a desk in Washington D.C., you have to visit these communities and understand how these communities are uniquely positioned,” Regan said.

The project in Easley, which is underway now, will connect the system to a bigger processing plant and extending the pipes to land for future developments.

“To actually connect to several subdivisions and several hundred acres of property that can be developed in Easley,” Mayor Butch Womack said.

The infrastructure bill will make paying for projects like this easier than ever.

“These resources are designed for communities just like Easley the heart beat the backbone of this country,” Regan said.

The bipartisan infrastructure program will invest $89-million into South Carolina over the next year, and is focused specifically on cities like Easley.

“That are expanding, that are rural, that are low to moderate income. That don’t have high tax bases,” Regan said.

And the mayor says the projects won’t stop there.

“This money coming in will be able to help them expand these lines other than just this one that you see today,” he said.

On top of that, Regan says projects like this will create 1,400 new jobs.

“You’re thinking about construction jobs. You’re thinking about pipe fitters, you’re thinking about contractors. Lots of jobs that don’t require additional education or you have to go out and get special certification. These are jobs–electricians, carpenters, pipe fitters–these are jobs that every day Americans can do, and do now,” Regan said.

But it’s the long term impact of this program the mayor is looking forward to the most.

“Politicians usually want to spend their money where you see it and this is investment where you don’t see it but it’s going to benefit our children and our grandchildren,” Womack said.

The project in Easley is expected to be completed by the end of April.

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