Would Oconee pay more of Westminster recreation costs?

  Westminster Mayor Brian Ramey indicated today his city would like greater funding from Oconee County to offset the cost of allowing out of city children to participate in the city’s recreation program.  Ramey says the current cost of covering out-of-city residents in the city program is $266 thousand dollars.  Figures projected for next year’s city budget show an estimated […]

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Ambassador Scholar winner is Emily Dover

Walhalla High School’s Emily Dover has been awarded the 2017 Ambassador Scholarship.  For her leadership, initiative and spirit to volunteer, Emily was awarded a $500 dollar scholarship.  Others Ambassadors were Hope Owens, Noah Smith, and Kagan Justice.  The program is currently open to 2017 Junior Leadership Oconee participants and, at the start of the next school year, will open to […]

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Thievery on the South Union Road

Someone took a utility trailer last week on South Union Road.  And the Oconee Sheriff’s Office said the public may be able to provide valuable information that will allow the victim to be re-united with his property.  The theft occurred Monday, May 15 and involved a 6 x 12 white in color enclosed utility trailer made by Continental.  It features […]

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Top 2% in Walhalla classes named Rotary Scholars

In the waning days of the school year, Walhalla students were recognized as Rotary Scholars.  The Rotarians announced this year’s awards during a luncheon Monday at the high school.  Recipients in this year’s senior class were Catherine Lee, Jullian McNally, Maclaine Hanvey, Tyler Lowery, and Sydney Morris.  Seniors who were Rotary Scholars in previous years were Ana Wright, Zachary Dandorph, […]

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Pickens deputy involved in traffic accident

A Pickens County deputy was involved in a traffic collision at Hwy 93 and South Pendleton St. at approximately 10:00pm on Monday. The on-duty deputy was the only occupant in the marked patrol unit at the time of the collision which involved a 2014 Toyota Tundra truck occupied by two persons. The deputy and the other two were treated and […]

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Susan Ramey to have voice at “PMPA”

Westminster Councilwoman Susan Ramey gets a voice on the board that makes policy for the city’s wholesale electric power supplier.  Mayor Brian Ramey announced last night that, because of obligations, he is stepping down as the city’s alternate representative to the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency.  City Administrator Chris Carter serves as the Westminster voting delegate to the board.  Susan Ramey […]

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Westminster mayor welcomes replacement bank

  Budget uncertainties make this not the right time for Westminster to be spending, but the mayor last night signaled that improvements are ahead for the downtown.  At last night’s meeting, Mayor Brian Ramey recognized Janet Hartman of Destination Oconee seated in the audience and said that Christine Tedesco, the architect who chairs with the Oconee Economic Alliance, is prepared […]

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Big budget hole in Westminster

Westminster elected leaders will re-convene the evening of June 6 for work on the city’s next budget.  The task before the mayor and council that night will be how to overcome what projects, so far, to be a $500 thousand dollar deficit for 2017-18.  The official start of the new government year is July 1.  From what Councilman Bill Brockington […]

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“Dirty Dancing” tonight with a Cashiers connection

TV viewers nationwide, especially at Cashiers, North Carolina, will be tuned tonight to ABC Television’s re-make of the hit movie “Dirty Dancing.”  The makers chose the Cashiers landmark of the High Hampton Inn and Country Club as the backdrop.  Crews and actors spent seven to ten days there.  Among the lead stars were Bruce Greenwood and Debra Messing.  Dirty Dancing […]

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