Residents Speak Regarding Problems Near Sawmill Tactical At LCC Meeting

At last night’s Laurens County Council Meeting, many residents living near the Sawmill Tactical Training Facility, on 8524 Neely Ferry Road, spoke to council regarding the problems they were having with the facility.

Residents complained about loud noises from guns firing, explosions, and some actually experiencing bullets landing on their property.

Steve Brown, who owns the facility spoke and told council that he wants to be a friend to the area, and explained its benefits to the military, law enforcement, veterans, and civilians.

Laurens County Sheriff Don Reynolds spoke, and asked council to consider the hazards that the residents faced, which he did not really appreciate until he stood on their property and experienced it face to face.

Reynolds also said that he had just had an in-depth meeting with the solicitor and he assured me that there will be no more night explosions or shootings, and that he wants to meet with the residents to further discuss the issue.

We are not a legislative body, and all that we can do is to implement zoning, or require a business license for every business in the county, and that’s a road we choose not to go down, but there are ordinances on the book that we can use” said Council chair Brown Patterson.”