Newcomer Information

Following are some numbers that newcomers may find useful.

Phone Service

Bell South

  • Home – (864)780-2355 or (800)336-0014
  • Small Business – (864)780-2800 or (800)237-2802
  • Business Systems – (800)945-6500

Electric Service

Duke Power Company  (864)242-3261

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative Inc., 734 West Main Street, Pickens  (864)242-6350

Natural Gas

Fort Hills Natural Gas Authority  (864)847-7471


Powdersville Water District, 1719 Circle Rd., Easley, SC 29642  (864)269-5440

See their website for more information. Work hours are 8 to 5, M-F

Post Office

Powdersville Post Office,11027 Anderson Road, Piedmont, SC 29673  (864)220-3707 – This office is a branch of the Piedmont Post Office.  It is well disguised in the 81 Plaza.

Easley Post Office, 810 South Pendleton Street, Easley SC 29642     (864)859-9511

Piedmont Post Office, 5 Hwy 86, Piedmont, SC 29673      (864)845-7211

Motor Vehicle Info

Motor Vehicle Dept.  260-2205

New residents must obtain a SC driver’s license within 90 days of entering the state. They must register their vehicles within 30 days. There are penalties involved for not registering a car within the allotted time.

If you already have a valid drivers license from another state, you will not be required to take an exam. You will only have to take an eye exam.

The following information is required to register a vehicle in SC: (1) Automobile registration from previous state (2) Automobile title (3) Tax receipt from County Treasurer (4) Proof of liability insurance (5) Odometer reading.

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