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Boil water advisory

December 19, 2014

A boil water advisory remains in place this morning for residents of a Lake Hartwell home development in Oconee County. The advisory pertains to those who live in Foxwood Hills sections B, C, D, E, and G, along with Edisto. Sam McCall, utilities superintendent for the development, said the advisory was necessitated by the break…

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Boarding home denied zoning change

December 19, 2014

The Westminster Comprehensive Plan suggests historic houses might enjoy a future use as boarding houses.  But the city planning commission said no last night to Roger Manley’s request for a zoning change to allow him to operate a boarding house at 207 N. Isundega Street.  Manley’s property is currently zoned R-25.  He was seeking a…

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Accident killed Easley man

December 19, 2014

A Wednesday night accident took the life of a 61-year old Easley man, William Herman Anderson. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley said Anderson died early yesterday morning at a Greenville hospital of blunt force trauma to his torso and thigh. The accident occurred shortly after 9:30 Wednesday night at Woodhaven Drive and South Carolina 93.

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Overnight emergencies

December 19, 2014

For more than two hours last night, fire fighters were on the scene on South Union’s Rock Creek Road. First reports indicated the roof of a structure was on fire. Around 8:30 last night, a semi-truck wound up in a ditch on South Carolina 24 in front of Oakway Wesleyan Church. No one hurt.  

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Pickens County man convicted

December 18, 2014

A jury in Pickens County has convicted a Central man of criminal sexual conduct with a minor first degree. Judge Clifton Newman handed down a 30-year sentence to Vernon Glen Evans which means the 51-year old Evans will be required to serve 25 and half years before becoming eligible for parole. The victim in the…

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Seneca principal wins statewide honor

December 18, 2014

Seneca High Principal Cliff Roberts received the 2015 South Carolina High School Principal of the Year this afternoon in a ceremony at his school. Roberts knew he had been nominated for the award, but winning it was something kept secret from him until today’s ceremony. Making the official announcement was the state’s superintendent-elect Molly Spearman,…

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Oconee General Sessions today

December 18, 2014

In Oconee General Sessions Court today, a trial date was set in the State’s case against Shane Adam Burdette, a Westminster man charged with the murder of James Evan Tyner. The 21-year old Tyner was found dead at Blackjack Road and Mount Pleasant Road of a gun shot wound to the neck. In another case,…

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Fire damages Oconee tractor

December 18, 2014

Fire caused heavy damage today to an Oconee County tractor, valued at $65 thousand dollars. The fire broke out at the county landfill near Seneca. No one was hurt but, according to Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King, the fire apparently was caused by a hose failure that sent combustible hydraulic fluid into the engine compartment.…

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Holidays are a time for cheer, not a visit to the ER

December 18, 2014

Flu transmission rates typically increase around the holidays because of travel and crowds. You can take precautions to keep yourself and your family safe this season—especially in light of the CDC warning about the flu vaccine not being as effective as expected against this year’s strain. Sue Boeker, infection preventionist at Greenville Health System, can…

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Zoning change sought in Westminster

December 18, 2014

An application for a zoning change is on the table tonight in Westminster. The code compliance and development coordinator, Tamy Sanford says the Planning Commission is scheduled to consider a zoning amendment for property at 207 N. Isundega Street. The hearing begins at 6 at City Hall.

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Calendar

  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
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