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COWPENS SPRING CLEAN UP FOR PRIVATE RESIDENCES
March 26 – 30, 2012
DURING THE WEEK OF March 26 – 30, 2012 Cowpens will have SPRING-Clean up. The street department will remove your discarded items. Place discarded items on the edge of your yard. Please do not place items on the street until that week. Please do not place items out for pick-up after 10:00 a.m. on March 30, 2012.
Items the Town cannot pick up include tires, building materials, batteries, or paint.
Items the Town can pick up include furniture, small automobile parts (under 50 lbs), mattresses, lumber (less than 50 lbs total), carpet (under 50 lbs total) and appliances.
After SPRING-Clean up, the town will not remove any discarded items until we have another clean up in the fall. The County operates a waste station just outside of town off Hwy 29 on Ellis Road.
We ask for your help in keeping Cowpens clean. If you have any questions, you can call Town Hall at 463-3201.
** ELECTRONICS NEED TO BE SEPARATE FROM OTHER DEBRIS.
**PLEASE DO NOT MIX YARD DEBRIS. CREATE SEPARATE PILES FOR LEAVES AND BRUSH.
The Cowpens Fire Department responded shortly after 9:00 PM, March 11, 2012 to a business fire at the Crawford’s Restaurant (The Burger Barn). Cowpens Engine 2 and Ladder 1 arrived on-scene to find a working fire with moderate smoke showing from the roof.
Firefighters from Engine 2 gained entry to the business and made a swift attack on the fire while Ladder 1 was set up and crews prepared for possible ventilation of a well involved attic fire. The fire was brought under control within five minutes of initial unit’s arrival. Other units on-scene were Converse Engine 3, and Cowpens Rescue 1.
The business sustained fire damage located mostly in the attic area but heavy smoke and heat damage throughout the restaurant.
Source: Cowpens Fire Department – Web Site
The Town of Cowpens is proud to announce their selection of Anthony Blanton as Fire Chief for the Cowpens Fire Department. This appointment demonstrates that Cowpens has wonderful homegrown talent and is a place that can attract very qualified candidates.
Blanton is highly respected within the fire department and brings 20 years’ experience in fire service, including 15 years in management experience. He has worked in a number of capacities in his fire service career and has ascended steadily through the ranks and most recently served as the town’s Assistant Fire Chief for the past 11 years. During his tenure as Assistant Chief he managed the growth of the department and helped to take the Cowpens Fire Department from a volunteer department to a combination department. He is a member of the South Carolina Firefighters’ Association, and the Spartanburg County Fire Chief’s Association.
View the complete press release – Blanton named Fire Chief
The Town of Cowpens will hold its Municipal Election on May 8, 2012. Two council seats are eligible to be filled. The deadline for candidates to file is February 8, 2012, at noon. Candidates must be 18 years of age and must provide proof of residence in the Town of Cowpens. The filing fee is $75.00 and must be paid at the time of filing.
A referendum question will also be placed on the ballot for May 8, 2012. The referendum question will read as follows:
“Shall the Town of Cowpens change its method of election of Council Members from members of the Council elected from the municipality at-large to a method where one member is elected from a ward of the municipality by the qualified electors of the ward and the remaining three members are elected from the municipality at-large?”
Those in favor of the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word “Yes” and those voting against the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word “No”.