Greater Easley and Powdersville News


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3/20/2023 Member News
Fort Hill Natural Gas Sponsors Young Professionals Social

On Friday, March 10, The Pickens County Library System hosted a Young Professionals Social at the Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library (304 Biltmore Road, Easley). The social was sponsored by Fort Hill Natural Gas Authority for a great reason; it’s the connection between Captain Kimberly and their former CEO.
Former CEO Dale Hampton is the father of his only child, Kimberly Nicole Hampton. She grew up in Easley and while in college, she enrolled in the US Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps. After graduating from Furman University, she attended flight training and Aviation Basic Course. After serving tours, Captain Kimberly became the first female military pilot in US history to be shot and killed due to hostile fire. She also became the first woman from South Carolina to die in the Iraq War. She was awarded the Bronze Star, Air Medal, and Purple Heart. To honor her legacy, Captain Kimberly was inducted into the South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame in 2004 for her athletic accomplishments in her college years and in 2005, the Pickens County Library System renamed the Easley library location in her honor with a helicopter model, a portrait, and more.
NowFort Hill Natural Gas is proud to provide dependable natural gas services to families and businesses in the northwest portions of Upstate South Carolina. True to their slogan “it’s the little things”, they will guide you from the beginning with everything you need to know about your natural gas services which also includes rebates on the opportunity to receive money back. Natural gas is one of the safest residential, commercial, and industrial energy sources. To ensure your safety, they add a distinct “rotten-egg” smell as a precaution to be able to detect leaks since gas is colorless and odorless. This gives FHNGA an impressive safety record and you can continue the safety by also notifying South Carolina 811 of your planned excavation. It’s one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from physical injury, and fines, and prevent the interruption of utility services. The three ways to make a request are:
Download the SC811 Mobile App
Call toll-free: 888-721-7877 or 811
Lastly, be sure to utilize your local library. The Pickens County Library System offers many programs and services to residents. With a monthly newsletter, you can stay updated on all the programs happening at each branch for children, teens, home-school students, adults, seniors, and so much more. For any questions, call 864-850-7077.