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Rural Infastructure grant OK’d for Westminster

May 20, 2015

Westminster is among city and county governments across that will share in $14 million worth of grants for 44 water and sewer projects in 28 counties across the state. The South Carolina Department of Commerce yesterday announced a Rural Infrastructure Authority grant of $242,766 for a Westminster water line upgrade. Most of the funding awarded…

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When is loud too loud?

May 20, 2015

Oconee County Councilman Paul Cain suggested last night the county’s noise control law may be too strong, considering the county’s effort to grow its tourism and recreation offerings. Cain would like to see a re-evaluation of the law as it pertains to just how loud an outdoor concert can get before the strong arm of…

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John Christopher Ivester, Jr.

May 20, 2015

John Christopher Ivester, Jr., 79, of 211 Lakeside Drive, Walhalla died Tuesday at Emory University Hospital. The family receives friends from 6 to 8 p-m Wednesday at the home of his son, Chris Ivester, 2061 Pickens Highway, West Union, SC  29696.  A private memorial service will be held later.  In place of flowers, memorials may…

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Harold Gene Pressley

May 20, 2015

Harold Gene Pressley, 81, of 291 Country Road 574, Centre, Alabama died Sunday at his home.  He was the husband of Linda Smith Pressley.  Graveside services will be 4 p-m Thursday at Courtenay Memorial Gardens, Seneca.  The family receives friends from 6 to 8 p-m Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted.  Memorials may…

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Calvin Alexander Nixon

May 20, 2015

Calvin Alexander Nixon, 88, of Seneca died Saturday at Regency Hospital in Greenville.  He was the widower of Edna Branch Cyrenius Nixon. The funeral will be 11 a-m Friday at Seneca Presbyterian Church; with entobment to follow at Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum.  The family receives friends from 10-11 a-m prior to the service at Seneca…

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Polly Elease Orr

May 20, 2015

Polly Elease Orr, 76, of 246 Dickard Road, Seneca died Monday at her home.  She was the widow of Dandy Smith.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home; the burial in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p-m prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home.

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Is it time for an Oconee community relations council?

May 20, 2015

The state agency whose mission includes efforts to promote harmony, understanding and mutual respect among all South Carolinians believes that the discord between some police departments in the country with minority members of their communities demonstrates a need for people of all backgrounds to sit down together to talk about problems. And that’s why Saundra…

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Councilman changes tune about “CAT” buses

May 20, 2015

The Seneca area member of Oconee County Council concedes he has been a skeptic when it comes to the need to expand bus service to other parts of the county. But a ride on a “CAT” bus last week has convinced Paul Cain that the county should make a new effort to determine if there…

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Robber’s take recovered in woods behind bank

May 20, 2015

The man who robbed a bank near Seneca yesterday ran into the woods where the dye pack apparently exploded. And it was there that investigators found the money that the robber left behind. By early last night, Oconee sheriff’s officers were still looking for the man who held up Community First Bank at 123 and…

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Central accident takes teenager’s life

May 20, 2015

A 16-year old boy died in a car accident nearhis hometown of Central. Coroner Kandy Kelley said the accident that took the life of Matthew Christopher Robinson occurred at 3:20 yesterday afternoon on Brookbend Road. The highway patrol investigated the accident.

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Calendar

  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmSpring Revival at Flat Shoals Baptist Church
  • June 3, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 4, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 5, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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