Sunday, December 11, 2011

Timmonsville Water Tower...Is No More !

Photo by Betty Dowling. November 3, 2011- 6 PM    
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CAROLINA LIVE 12/11/2011, TONYA BROWN Reports:

The old water tower on East Main Street in the Florence County town of Timmonsville is being torn down. It was built around 1920, but hasn't been in service for 10 years.

The Timmonsville town manager, Mark Fountain says state health regulators have safety concerns about the tower, so council members Jim Pigate, Clarence Joe, William James, Marvin Burno, Johnny Wright, Joe Graham and Mayor Derrick Jackson voted to tear it down.

Timmonsville Resident Joe Whitaker hates to see it go. "It's been here since 1920, the only historical monument left in town. It's a shame that it had to come down. Thought they could preserve it but apparently it wasn't able to be preserved."

Officials say the tower isn't stable because there's no water in it to hold it down.

The town manager, Mark Fountain says the crew is tearing it down for free in exchange for the metal.

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