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Westminster interviews continue

May 8, 2014

After two and a half hours last night, Westminster City Council adjourned from its executive session for personnel without taking action. City Administrator David Smith says the city’s elected leaders remain in a first round of interviews to find a successor for Smith, who retires June 30. According to Smith, two individuals have been interviewed…

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Low level tritium leak at Oconee Nuclear

May 8, 2014

A leak of a low level concentration of tritium at Oconee Nuclear Station has been confirmed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The leak reported yesterday is believed to be greater than 100 gallons of water, with the potential to reach groundwater. However, an NRC spokesman said the water is mildly radioactive, and its level is…

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Airport dispute set for June trial

May 8, 2014

The legal troubles involving Oconee and the contractor it chose to extend the runway and taxiway at the county airport is set for trial the first week of June. An officer of the Common Pleas Court says Plateau Excavation versus Oconee County and others is set for a jury trial to begin Monday, June 2…

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Holly Springs fire under investigation

May 8, 2014

A fire yesterday afternoon destroyed a shop and contents on the Miller Farm Road in the Holly Spring Community near Westminster. According to Charlie King, Oconee fire chief, the fire was well in progress by the time fire fighters reached the scene. Long Creek and Cleveland volunteer fire departments responded to the call sounded at…

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Second lieutenants to be commissioned

May 8, 2014

Clemson University’s Army and Air Force ROTC units hold a joint ceremony at 1:30 this afternoon in Tillman Hall Auditorium to commission 30 second lieutenants. Nineteen students will receive commissions into the Army and 11 will receive commissions into the Air Force.  

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Scott to question Obamacare cabinet nominee

May 8, 2014

At a Washington hearing this morning, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott plans to question Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Burwell’s first confirmation hearing begins at 9:30 and will air live on C-SPAN 3. Scott, who is pushing the repeal and the replacement of Obamacare, plans to ask…

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Seneca suspends business license

May 8, 2014

Seneca officials say the city yesterday suspended the business license of a W. N. 1st Street store and announced its intent to revoke the license. The police say they served papers on the business Purple Haze, where in recent days law enforcement seized what’s alleged to be several pounds of a synthetic drug. According to…

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Intersection accident injures one

May 8, 2014

Two cars collided early yesterday afternoon in Seneca, at the intersection of By-Pass 123 and Seneca Drive. The accident slowed traffic in both directions and sent one of the drivers to the hospital. Lt. Robert Tribble said the injured driver would be issued a citation charging failure to yield right-of-way.

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Stolen car turns up in Lake Hartwell

May 7, 2014

A car stolen yesterday morning from the parking lot of Seneca’s Wal-Mart wound up in Lake Hartwell. And sheriff’s officers believe the person who took the car deliberately drove it into the lake. The victim in the incident, a Wal-Mart employee, while on break yesterday morning, discovered the car missing. An investigation led officers to…

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Clemson students wins $100K

May 7, 2014

A Clemson student from Long Island, New York who receives a master’s degree Friday says she’ll pay off her student loans and establish a scholarship with the $100 thousand she won for developing manufacturing software. Valerie Pezzullo, 24 years old, won first place in the MTConnect Challenge 2 for an application that detects vibrations in…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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