Westminster man arrested in crimes at stornge units

  A Westminster man was jailed Thursday as part of an investigation of thefts on two occasions at storage units near Seneca.  The crimes occurred on the Rochester Highway.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced charges of second degree burglary and larceny against Austin Thomas Woodard, 21, of Freeman Street.   In the burglary reported on March 4, tools were taken, including […]

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Judge denies temporary restraining order

The temporary restraining order sought against Pioneer Rural Water District has been denied.  An order signed today by Judge McIntosh denies the temporary restraining order that Oconee County and the cities of Seneca and Westminster sought in the construction of the treatment plant.  At the same time, however, the judge put Pioneer on notice.  Here’s the order in its entirety:  […]

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Reply filed to counterclaims in Pioneer litigation

  Oconee County and the cities of Seneca and Westminster have made their official response to the counterclaims by Pioneer Rural Water District.  On behalf of the county and the two cities, attorneys Bernie Ellis, Derek Enderlin, and David Root responded yesterday in the Common Pleas Court to the legal claims that Pioneer filed to stave off attempts to stop […]

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Communication theory class visits Upstate prison

A lecturer and team of students took a communication theory class to a maximum security prison in the Upstate.  Pauline Matthey, a lecturer in the communications department, has held “Talk Back” on a weekly basis at Perry Correctional Institution.  She created the curriculum for the course based on research and previous graduate studies at Eastern Illinois University.  Through the lens […]

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Graham-Mulvaney discuss federqal budget

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), member of the Senate Budget Committee, today questioned Director of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Mick Mulvaney on the Trump Administration’s budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2018.  Here’s a tgranscribed exceprt:  GRAHAM: “But here’s what the president needs to do. He needs to look people in the eye and […]

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Sweepstakes scams reported in Oconee

  Two instances of Oconeeans being told they had won large prizes, if only they will first send upfront money are evidence to the Sheriff’s Office that the art of scamming is alive and well.  And, according to Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, the public should take caution to protect from becoming victims.  One Oconeean was told by […]

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James DuBois

Piedmont, SC – James Clifton DuBois, 74, husband of Linda McAlister DuBois, 117 Woods Lane, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Unity Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 12-1 pm prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will follow […]

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Middle schoolers connect with a professional meteorologist

Science students in the 6th grade at Walhalla Middle School learned from a professional yesterday what it’s like to study weather.  Thru a video conference, the students hooked up with meteorologist Tom Padham of the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire.  The video conference by Skype allows students anywhere to take part in a live, inter-active technology that allows them […]

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Judge to mull damage award to ex-Walhalla student

A judge said today it’s clear to him there’s liability for civil damages as the result of a sexual assault that occurred two years ago on a bus carrying Walhalla soccer teams back from a match at Pickens.  Attorney Trevor White asked Master-in-Equity Steven Kirven to assess damages for his client against two former Walhalla students for their part in […]

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