Anderson receives Silver Crescent

After 32 years of service to the Pickens County Registration and Elections Commission, Noel C. Anderson was recently honored with the Order of the Silver Crescent.

COUNTY — All who know him call him “Andy.”

After 32 years of loyal and dedicated service to the residents of Pickens County, commissioner Noel C. Anderson retired from the Pickens County Registration and Elections Commission on Jan. 31.

State Sen. Larry Martin, on behalf of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, presented Anderson with the Order of the Silver Crescent Award in the Pickens County Administration Facility auditorium on April 11.

The Silver Crescent is the state’s highest award for volunteer or community service. Anderson was chosen for the award for his lifetime of exemplary performance, contribution and achievement within the community.

Anderson attended Clemson University from 1940 to 1942 before serving in the military from 1942 through 1946 during World War II. He completed his studies at Clemson University in 1948 with a degree in Animal Husbandry (Science). He worked with the Clemson Extension Service as the county agricultural agent until he retired in 1981. In 1981, he was appointed to the Pickens County Elections Commission.

Anderson left the elections commission with memories and a lifetime of experience, knowledge and history that only he has to offer.