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Honea Path

As the town entered the twenty-first century, the Chiquola Mill continued as Honea Path’s largest employer. However, the town had diversified its economy somewhat.

A water stop on the Greenville and Columbia Railroad in the 1850s developed into a town whose name origin is uncertain. Honea Path may be misnamed for William Honey, an early landowner and trader, or it may be double-named by Cherokee Indians, with “Honea” being an Indian name for “path” according to folklore. When the town was chartered in 1885, it was referred to as Honey Path in three different places, and early wills and deeds also bear the Honey Path name. However, in 1917 the town was incorporated under the name Honea Path and it has gone by that name ever since.

UPCOMING EVENTS

December 31, 2022 8:00 pm

New Year’s Eve Gala 2023

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News From The Mayor

State of the Town Address (01-27-22)

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Come join the team at HP Police Department!

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Thank you to the hard workers in the sanitation department that brave the weather to collect trash!

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Been there done that. Props to those guys. That is probably one of the hardest most dangerous jobs. They have to endure all elements. Thank the lord for keeping my guys and myself safe when I drove the truck. Please watch over these guys also.

In any given place, it's our local sanitation workers who do the absolute most to improve and maintain the quality of life for a community. Without sanitation workers, sickness would run rampant. This is one of the most fundamental roles in any society.

Great job 👍 we appreciate your hard work!

Thank you for your hard work

These guys work really hard and we appreciate all they do . God bless each one of you for a job well done

Great job 👍Thank you. 😊

Thank y'all so much! Y'all do an awesome job!

Awesome job!!! Thank you so much

Great job, we sure do appreciate each and everyone of yall.

I appreciate their hard work.

Thanks for all that you do!

Awesome job!!!

Yes….thank you!!

Thank you for your service

They work hard & are very pleasant folk !!

Thank you ❤️ that's my boy 😘 and his friend they really do a wonderful job ...

YES THANK YOU

Yes thank you

Mayor of Honea Path - that’s a Great little Town.

Appreciate all you do.

Ty so much!

I will definitely second that.

Thanks guys

Awwww….it was cold out today!

They are great and so friendly!! My dog loves them!!

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“The Town of Honea Path is proud to announce that after an extensive selection process, Barry New has accepted the position of Chief of Police for our town,” said Honea Path Mayor Christopher Burton.  

Chief New has been serving as a School Resource Officer at Honea Path Middle School since 2019 and interim Chief of Police since November this year. 

 Chief New has an extremely extensive amount of law enforcement experience. He has served for 35 plus years with the City of Abbeville Police Department, Lander University Police Department, Abbeville Sheriff’s Office, the Town of Due West Police Department, and the Town of Iva Police Department before coming to Honea Path.   

Chief New has served in virtually every capacity in law enforcement from Dispatcher, Patrol Officer, SRO, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Detention Administrator, and Training Officer.  

Chief New is well respected by many agencies as an instructor in many disciplines assisting these agencies when they did not have an instructor due to staffing shortages.  

Chief New also has other extensive public safety experience working with fire, ems, and emergency management services for more than 40 years.

Chief New is a native of Abbeville County, he’s married to DeLane Canfield New and has 6 children and 5 grandchildren. “He has done an outstanding job as our SRO and interim Chief, and I can’t express how pleased I am that he accepted this position and have him here to lead our police department forward,” said Burton.

“The Town of Honea Path is proud to announce that after an extensive selection process, Barry New has accepted the position of Chief of Police for our town,” said Honea Path Mayor Christopher Burton.

Chief New has been serving as a School Resource Officer at Honea Path Middle School since 2019 and interim Chief of Police since November this year.

Chief New has an extremely extensive amount of law enforcement experience. He has served for 35 plus years with the City of Abbeville Police Department, Lander University Police Department, Abbeville Sheriff’s Office, the Town of Due West Police Department, and the Town of Iva Police Department before coming to Honea Path.

Chief New has served in virtually every capacity in law enforcement from Dispatcher, Patrol Officer, SRO, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Detention Administrator, and Training Officer.

Chief New is well respected by many agencies as an instructor in many disciplines assisting these agencies when they did not have an instructor due to staffing shortages.

Chief New also has other extensive public safety experience working with fire, ems, and emergency management services for more than 40 years.

Chief New is a native of Abbeville County, he’s married to DeLane Canfield New and has 6 children and 5 grandchildren. “He has done an outstanding job as our SRO and interim Chief, and I can’t express how pleased I am that he accepted this position and have him here to lead our police department forward,” said Burton.
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Congratulations Barry New you will do awesome but let me go cry 😢 now cause I'm going to miss you, don't forget about us small people in the cafeteria (we literally not small though have you seen the size of us 🤣)

Congratulations Barry!

Congratulations to my CWP instructor. Best wishes in your new job.

Great decision! Congratulations Barry!!!

Congratulations Barry. Be safe and keep our town safe. Thanks Chris

Congratulations Barry.

Congratulations, Barry,may God guide you on your journey.

Well deserved!! Congratulations!

That is awesome!! Super happy for you!!

Congratulations Brother!

Good luck! I know a few kids that will be sorry your leaving the school though.

Congratulations Barry!!! Couldn’t have picked a better man for the job!!

Congratulations Barry New looking forward to changes in our small town

Congratulations Barry!!

Congratulations he is a great person

Congratulations Barry!

Congratulations be safe

Congratulations hope everything goes well with your new job

Congratulations Barry!

Congratulations!!! Barry is a awesome guy!

Congratulations Barry!!!!

Good deal. A super nice guy and most of our kids like him. I cannot think of a better person for this job!! Congrats

Honea Path is fortunate to have him…. Well Qualified!!

Congratulations, Great hire for Chief...

Congratulations, Barry!!!

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Thanks , keep up the good work sir

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Fred Gregory. 🙏🏼

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Prayers are up for the family and friends

Prayers for Fred's Family!

Prayers

Prayers for the family 🙏

Prayers

Prayers

I am so sorry

Prayers for the family and friends

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