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Residency rule inaplicable for quasi-judicial post

March 19, 2014

You need not live inside Westminster corporate limits to have a say on zoning appeals in that city. In fact, you can be like Charles Morgan and live as far as Long Creek and serve on the Westminster Board of Zoning Appeals. The mayor and council last night decided against changing the city’s non-resident policy…

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Meeting dominated by utility issues

March 19, 2014

The March meeting of Westminster City Council was a get together dominated by utility issues. Besides grappling with paying more for their electric power supply, Westminster leaders received a complaint that a woman’s one-month power bill for her home on ‘D’ Street came in at $1,200. Mayor Rick McCormick said that was likely a mis-read…

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No texting not enough for Oconee

March 19, 2014

Oconee County Council last night gave preliminary approval to a distracted driving ordinance that’ll have enough teeth to forbid the use of any cell phone or other portable electronic communication device while operating a moving vehicle. The only exceptions are emergency use and provided the driver is equipped with a hands-free device. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw…

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Cain and Inabinet to contest twice

March 19, 2014

Two Seneca men will contest each other twice for the votes needed in the race for Seat Three, Oconee County Council. Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet signed up yesterday as candidates to run in the June Republican primary. The nominee there gets his name on the ballot in November for a full, four-year term. In…

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7.6% power rate hike

March 19, 2014

Westminster leaders will delay their vote one month on what to do about a 7.6% electric power increase from their wholesale supplier. The city is a member of PMPA, a consortium of upstate municipalities that draw their power supplies thru part ownership of a nuclear reactor. David Smith, city administrator, says the increase reflects what…

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Fire destroys camper

March 18, 2014

Fire fighters are trying to learn what caused a fire late this morning inside the Keowee Falls Campground. A camper found his premises on fire, but he was not hurt. The fire destroyed the camper’s unit. Responding were West Union and Walhalla fire fighters, along with personnel from county station #21.

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Blue Ridge nomination meetings

March 18, 2014

Meetings to nominate candidates for the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative board are being held in three service counties. Meetings were held and scheduled today in both Pickens and Anderson. Tomorrow is Oconee County’s turn. Blue Ridge’s Denise McCormick says, for Oconee Blue Ridge members, Len Talley is seeking re-election. She says these meetings are a…

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9-11 memorial volunteers disappointed

March 18, 2014

  The chairman of a volunteer group to build a permanent 9-11 memorial in Oconee expressed disappointment today with the Capital Project Sales Tax Commission’s decision not to include memorial funding in a ballot question this fall. Disappointed, but not deterred is the way to describe Brandon Shirley. The assistant chief at the Keowee Fire…

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CU worker charged in theft

March 18, 2014

Campus police say a temporary employee deposited $3,195 in checks intended for the South Carolina Botanical Garden into her personal checking account. The university announces that Meganne Alyisha Evans, 28-year old Pendleton resident, was charged yesterday with grand larceny. According to the warrant, Evans worked at the Fran Hanson Discovery Center between 2013 and this…

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He filed today!

March 18, 2014

Paul Cain today officially filed to run in the June Oconee Republican primary for Seat Three, Oconee County Council. It means the attorney is not only running for the full, four-year term, he’s running for what remains of Archie Barron’s unexpired term. For that, he faces a special primary April 1 and a fellow Republican…

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  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 23, 2014 11:00 amLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area National Voter Registration Day
  • September 27, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 28, 2014 10:00 amHigh Falls Church of God Homecoming
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