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From the Explore Anderson Staff Linda Gilstrap-Eddleman Angie Stringer RevIVA Sportsman’s One Stop Anderson Convention and Visitors Bureau & Glenn Brill Maria Terezakis John Terezakis Rev. Phillip Crowe Tammy Crowe Andrew Crowe Jason LeCroy Elizabeth LeCroy Steve’s Gunsmithing Fiesta Grande Mitchell Furniture Racy Reds - Red Hatters ( Ruby Shaw Doris Reed

Mamie Black Betty Westbrook Linda Crawford Cathey Ryals Dale Willis Daisy Trotter Mary Latimer Deloris Green Fitzgerald’s Home Haley Castillo Justin Saylors David Hamby Dave Schaefer Robin Sauve Rick Hollingsworth To the one we may not have mentioned, it wasn’t intentional. And most important, Thank You for picking up a copy of Explore Anderson Magazine!

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Featured Articles:

Belton, Honea Path, Pelzer, West Pelzer, and Williamston

Home Inspections • • • •

Custom Reports Professional Thorough Affordable

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The Bowie Foundation


Lest We Forget

by: John Denny Evans A brief history of a historic piece of Iva, in danger of being demolished.

by: Haley Castillo Mrs. Marie Bowie, born January 5, 1913 in Honea Path, South Carolina.

by: Mark Sloan Go with the Red Hatters as they visit Fitzgerald’s Residential Care.

Table of Contents:

CAROLINA INSPECTIONS P.O. Box 507 Sandy Springs, SC 29677 (864) 245-0419


Iva Drug Co., Then and Now

Advertisers Index...........14 Aunt Ruby’s Recipes.......7 County Officials.............15 Fishing Tips....................13 Homeland Park.................5 Hunting Tips...................12

Iva....................................8 Iva Officials......................9 Memorials......................14 Phone Numbers..............14 Starr................................6 Starr Officials...................6

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lthough Homeland Park is not incorporated as a town, one trip around the area would make one think it was. Running along the boundaries of the City of Anderson, the residents of Homeland Park have repeatedly blocked attempts by Anderson City for annexation.

Homeland Park’s Landmark Water Tower

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From dozens of businesses to its own Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Homeland Park is one of the larger unincorporated areas of Anderson County.

Politically, Homeland Park is located predominately in Anderson County Council Districts Two and Five, represented by Gracie Floyd and Michael Thompson who proudly serve their constituents by working to better the quality of life for area residents. For additional Government information and the contact information of County Council Representatives, please see page 15.

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Homeland Park has two of Anderson County’s twentyfive Elementary Schools, Varennes Elementary and Homeland Park Elementary with a combined student population of over seven hundred students. Continued on page 11...

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Between Homeland Park and Iva is the quaint Town of Starr, also located along the SC Heritage Corridor. With the smallest population out of the three areas, Starr is home to approximately 175 residents. But don’t let it’s size fool you, Starr is an integral part of Southwestern Anderson County.

Located in the Starr area is Starr-Iva Middle School, and within the Town’s boundaries is Starr Elementary, both serving nearly 1500 students in Anderson School District 3. Over the years, Starr has grown in the terms of services provided by the local government and private business. One of the key factors of growth was the widening of SC Highway 81 from two to four lanes and rerouting it, lessening traffic congestion associated with Starr Elementary School.

adjacent to the Starr Fire Department and across the street from the Starr Post Office, housing the Government’s Offices and Municipal Court. Two Bed and Breakfast Inns, the Gray House and The Red Shutter Inn, are also located within the Starr town limits offering Anderson residents, area visitors, and travelers a unique and relaxing bed and breakfast experience.

Starr Town Hall 864-352-2138

Hours: Mon-Wed 9 am- 1 pm Last week of every month: Mon, Wed, and Thur 9 am - 1 pm

Starr is governed by a four-member Council and Mayor, with meetings held the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm at the Town Hall. Elections for the Mayor and Council are held every two years on the even-numbered years.

One of the newest additions to the Town of Starr is a newly constructed Municipal building located

Historic Downtown Starr

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An ongoing series of Great recipes

Aunt Ruby

Lifetime Anderson Resident

Pinto Bean Casserole


Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm Saturday 10 am - 3:30 pm Closed Sundays

1 lb. ground beef 1 or 2 tsp. worcestershire sauce 1 onion, chopped 2 - 15 oz. cans of pinto beans (un-drained) 1 - 15 oz. can of tomato sauce Grated Cheese (optional) 1 pkg. Martha White™ corn bread mix (with jalapeño peppers) Brown ground beef with worcestershire sauce and chopped onion, drain off grease. Add pinto’s and tomato sauce, simmer 15-20 minutes. Grease (or spray with Pam®) a 9”x13” casserole dish. Place ground beef mixture into dish. (optional: top with cheese). Mix cornbread mix according to directions on package (except add one cup of liquid instead of 2/3 cup). Place cornbread mix on top of casserole (do not stir) and bake in a preheated oven at 425 degrees, until cornbread is brown.

Easy Crock-Pot Mac & Cheese 8 oz. cooked macaroni 1 - 8 oz. can evaporated milk 1 1/2 cup sweet milk 3 cups cheese (Shredded Cheddar) 1 stick Margarine Mix ingredients in a crock pot and spinkle the cheese on top. Cook on low for 3-4 hours, stirring a couple of times. Salt and Pepper to taste.

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Aunt Ruby’s Recipes


Inside the RevIVA Museum


riginally occupied by the Cherokee Indians and later settled by a small group of residents, the town known as Iva was part of the Pendleton District that was ceded to the State of South Carolina by the Cherokee in a land treaty. From its humble start by the initial group of settlers, Iva has grown to an estimated population of nearly 1500 and is home to those that are very active in civic and cultural activities including the Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Scouts, Garden Club, and more.


“Preserving the

past for future generations is the RevIVA Museum”

IVA “The gateway to fresh water”

Offered for sale by the RevIVA Museum is an 128 page photographic history of Iva entitled “Images of America Around Iva South Carolina”. The cost of the book is $20.00 and proceeds go towards the operational cost of the Museum and Visitors Center, which is staffed by volunteers on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. A must-have collectors item for anyone interested in the history of Iva. RevIVA Museum, 106 East Broad Street, Iva, SC 29655


va was named after Mrs. Iva Cook Bryson and is nestled along the South Carolina Heritage Corridor. Helping to preserve the past for future generations is the RevIVA Museum and Visitors Center located at Mrs. Iva 106 East Broad Street. Inside of a building Cook Bryson that was originally a Post Office and The Peoples Bank of Iva, the Iva Community Improvement Association, “RevIVA”, has created a museum filled with artifacts and local historic items from the manufacturing sector, area Schools and Churches, family histories, arrow heads, and more. Coupled with the RevIVA Museum is a Visitors Center offering a full range of local area information and publications, ranging from brochures to magazines and books. The helpful volunteers from RevIVA are ready and willing to assist in answering any questions you might have on any topic that interests you about the history of Iva and the surrounding area.


va is a Town rich in history waiting to be discovered by residents and visitors alike. Locals are ready to share the past with those ready to lend an ear.


The oldest house in Iva, located on the corner of Cook and Broad Streets, was build by Mr. W. Pringle Cook between 1880 and 1890.

ith the recent addition of a four-lane highway and several retail Photo courtesy of RevIVA Museum outlets, Iva is not only easy to reach but has been very convenient for residents in the surrounding areas to obtain basic necessities and supplies. Located approximately 15 miles south of Anderson on SC Highway 81 (also designated as a Savannah River Scenic Highway) and just minutes away from lakes Hartwell, Russell, and Secession, Iva-area residents enjoy year-round Copyright © 2008 Anderson Interactive Media, llc

Iva public officials

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Bobby E. Gentry Mayor 348-2097

Elmer Powell Council District 1 348-7501

Kenneth Norwood Council District 2 348-2760

access to various activities including shopping, sports, boating, swimming, skiing, picnics, camping, as well as fishing and game hunting.


n the unfortunate event of an accident or illness, a medical center stands ready in Iva to help, with two doctors in Family Practice, one in Pediatrics, and two Dentists. For more intensive procedures, Iva is approximately 16 miles from AnMed Health. For more information on Iva, including the Town Government’s operational hours and additional departmental information such as Police and Utilities, visit the Town’s official web site at

Iva Drug Co., then and now

Mary Forrester Council District 3 348-6744

Iber Sutherland Council District 4 348-7573

his grandson, John D. Evans. Upon his death in 1978, after 65 years of Pharmacy practice, his Granddaughter, Elaine Evans, joined her Father and operated the business until her untimely death in 1997 at the age of 49. Ernest Evans, having reached his elder years, sold the Iva Drug Co. to J. Seabolt, formerly of Commerce, Ga. Seabolt had resided in Anderson where he had worked for the Eckerd Corp. and later purchased Savitz Drugs in Abbeville, SC. At the present, Lance P. Boles, of Hartwell, GA. has purchased the Pharmacy operation while Mr. Seabolt retains ownership of the Real Estate. From 1912 until 1961, the Iva Drug Co. was maintained and operated from the corner drug store building, then moved to an adjacent building. This building, a reminder of days gone by, is in danger of being demolished. Many residents would like to see the building remain a part of Iva History.

By: John D. Evans, a long-time resident of Iva, SC.


n 1905-06, Dr. J.E. Watson and Mr. W.T.A. The Watson Drug Co., Sherard build the twobuilt in 1905-1906. story brick Physicians Office and Drug Store at the corner of E. Broad Street and E. Front Street in Iva, South Carolina. The Pharmacy was without a regular Pharmacist until 1912 when Charles Drennan Evans, of Abbeville, finished his degree at the Atlanta College of Pharmacy. Upon agreement, Evans purchased Dr. Watson’s share of the enterprise and the name was changed to “Iva Drug Co.”. In 1950, Ms. Mabel Baskin joined Dr. Evans and together, they worked side by side for the next 48 years. Upon the death of Mrs. W.T.A. Sherard, the Sherard descendents sold their interest in the business to Dr. C.D. Evans who continued the business, joined in 1967 by his son, Ernest (Hawk) Evans and later, from 1974-1980 by

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The Iva Drug Co. building, as it stands today, is in danger of being demolished.


The Bowie Foundation by: Haley Castillo

Miss Teen Anderson

Born in Anderson, Haley is a Sophomore at Crescent High and a resident of Starr.


rs. Marie Bowie, born January 5, 1913, in Honea Path, South Carolina, grew up on a farm and loved the outdoors. Growing up Mrs.Bowie always knew that she wanted to be a teacher, and fulfilled her dream after graduating from Winthrop University in 1932.

six cats, and twelve dogs and still shares her love of nature with those around her.

Mrs. Bowie first taught at a country school for six years. There she was, one of two teachers and taught 5th, 6th, and 7th grade. After those six years she met her husband and moved to Iva with him where she continued teaching at Crescent High School for fortyfour years. After moving to Iva, Mrs. Bowie and her husband bought land and continued to buy land for years. Mrs. Bowie has donated seven hundred and fifty acres to the community for walking trails, bicycle trails, and horse trails. She donated all this land so the younger generations could enjoy nature as much as she did growing up. The Bowie Foundation holds a lot of agricultural events such as Farm Week, which is held in June every year. Mrs. Bowie is now 95 years old and still donates to her community. On July 9, 2002 the town of Iva officially declared July 12, 2002 as Mrs. Marie Bowie day. In 2007 Mrs. Bowie was presented with the "Pointing The Way Leadership Award" from Anderson Independent Mail. Mrs. Bowie is still living on her farm where she has thirteen goats, one emu, two horses, seven llamas, 10

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Lest we Mark Sloan


his past Valentines day the Red Hat Society Group, Perky Pink and Racy Reds of Townville, opted to do something different. Instead of their normal Valentines Dinner, they visited the Fitzgerald’s Residential Care home located on South McDuffie Street in Anderson and passed out hand-crafted Valentine bracelets to the residents. The eleven permanent residents at Fitzgerald’s met the group with open arms, singing songs and sharing a piece of their own history with the Red-Hatters. For those who would like to join the Red Hat Society,

there are several groups around. Perky Pink and Racy Reds is only one group of several in Anderson and have their own web site,


f you have considered joining the Red Hat Society, give Maria Terezakis a call at 864-287-9677. She will be glad to walk you through the process and introduce you to the Perky Pink and Racy Reds.

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Homeland Park

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With all the amenities of a large town, including its very own “Main Street”, abundant housing, churches, grocery stores, retail outlets, auto parts stores, banks, restaurants, and recreation areas, Homeland Park is poised for growth while maintaining a cohesive, friendly environment.

“We don’t perform magic, we just provide quality service.”

Tim Partain 864-356-2394

3320 Keys Street Anderson, SC 29624

Word of Faith Christian Fellowship 113-B Shockley Ferry Rd Anderson, SC 29624 864-964-1672

Homeland Park Fire Department

Wednesday 7 pm Sunday 6 pm

We are not only a Church, we are a family

Pastor: Phillip K. Crowe Co-Sponsored by: Jason and Elizabeth LeCroy

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Turkey Tips

While your hunting, please follow basic firearms safety rules at all times.

By: Rick Hollingsworth

1. Treat all firearms as if they are loaded. 2. Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to use. 3. Always keep firearms pointed in a safe direction. 4. Always keep your firearm unloaded until ready to use. 5. Use the right caliber of ammo for the firearm you have. 6. Before cleaning, unload firearm and open the action to be sure no ammo is present 7. Remember: The safety on a firearm is a mechanical device and can fail. 8. Always use eye and ear protection. 9. Know your target and what is beyond. You can be held liable for damage and/or injury from a stray bullet.

1. Don’t move. 2. Don’t call a lot...shut up. 3. Be patient. 4. If a bird cuts you off while calling, stop calling and take the safety off, chances are he's coming to you, make him want you. 5. Hen's always go to the gobbler. 6. If possible, call the hens. If gobbler is staying with her. 7. Know your woods. 8. Scout the area when you last seen turkey. 9. If he has old hens with him, try to call the hens first. If possible use the kee kee run. 10. If he has young hens, use an assembly yap. This will make them go to the older hen and the tom will follow. 11. Check along creeks for roosting birds. 12. If you are hunting game management land, always be careful, watch for other hunters, and be sure to wear your blaze orange.

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Anderson County is home to lakes with a combined shore line of well over 1000 miles, not including the rivers and streams that feed the lakes. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources maintains the rules and regulations regarding fishing in these lakes, rivers, and streams. Visit their web site at for more information on those rules and regulations or pick up a hunting and fishing guide, free of charge, at Sportsman’s One Stop in Iva. A weekly fishing report for Lake Russell can be viewed at a web site maintained by Sportsman’s One Stop at For information on Lake Hartwell, please visit Online Interactive - Click the following link for a map of Lake Hartwell from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. -- T.S. Eliot

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Airworx.............................................................................5 Carolina Inspections..................................................................4 Clemson Child Development Center.........................................5 Mitchell Furniture.....................................................................7 Select Properties........................................................................3 Sportsman’s One Stop..............................................................13 Steve’s Gunsmithing................................................................12 Steve’s Gunsmithing......................................Inside Front Cover Tim’s Janitorial and Maintenance Service...............................11 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage....................................Back Cover Word of Faith Christian Fellowship.........................................11

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nderson County has a Council/Administrator form of government. The Council meets on the first and third Tuesday at 6:00 pm of each month on the second floor of the Historic Courthouse located at 101 South Main Street in downtown Anderson.


ouncil members in each of the seven districts serve for a term of two years, with elections held in November on the even-numbered years.

Auditor: Jacky Hunter....................................260-4027 Clerk of Court: Cathy M. Phillips..................260-4053 Clerk to Council: Linda Gilstrap-Eddleman...260-4062 County Administrator: Joey Preston..............260-4031 County Attorney: Tom Martin........................226-3980 Probate Judge: Martha Newman.....................260-4049 Solicitor: Crissy Adams..................................260-4046 Treasurer: Jason Phillips................................260-4033 Veterans Affairs: Terry Landers......................260-4036

County Council Bob Waldrep District 1 224-6341

Gracie S. Floyd District 2 226-3491

Michael G. Thompson District 5 375-9739

Larry Greer District 3 296-9176

Ron Wilson District 6 605-1000

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