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Senate OKs the Keystone XL pipeline

January 30, 2015

After Senate action yesterday, the bill to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline is on the way to the desk of President Obama, and South Carolina’s U-S senators are calling for the President to sign it. Both Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham voted to support the pipeline and say the issue is jobs and energy independence.…

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Investigation into alleged immoral and illegal conduct

January 30, 2015

The police in Seneca arrested a 33-year old woman as part of an investigation into accusations of immoral and illegal conduct at a home on Hillsborough Drive near the middle school. Chief John Covington announced the arrest of Shauna Nicole McKinnon on the charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. According to the…

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Fire displaces Walhalla family of six

January 30, 2015

Fire burned through a Walhalla home last night, but no one was hurt. Rural Fire Control reported the fire shortly after 9 last night on Keowee Street. Alternate accommodations have had to be arranged for two adults and four children.

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“Fully committed to campus in Oconee County”

January 29, 2015

The commissioners who set the policy for Tri-County Technical College are meeting Monday at the main Pendleton campus, but there apparently will be no discussion of building an Oconee County campus. It’s not an agenda item. Rebecca Eidson, college spokeswoman, said, “While our target date for announcing a plan was the end of 2014, we…

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Second homicide case resolved today

January 29, 2015

For a second time today, the Oconee General Sessions Court accepted the guilty plea of a murder defendant to a lesser charge. Joshua Randall Ferguson this afternoon pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sent to prison for 15 years. The 15 years were recommended by assistant solicitor Blair Stoudemire, and Judge Lee Alford told…

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Westminster sues its former bank

January 29, 2015

Westminster filed suit this week against the bank with which it maintained its general operating account until  four and a half years ago. The lawsuit, filed by city attorney Derek Enderlin, names First Citzens Bank and former police chief Scott Bannister as defendants. It’s an outgrowth of the embezzlement scheme to which Bannister pleaded guilty…

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Guilty plea brings 22-year sentence

January 29, 2015

A Westminster man, originally charged with murder, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge this morning and was sentenced in the Oconee General Sessions Court. Joshua Michael Fulbright pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the beating death of Richard Alan Marszalek in late 2013 at an address on the W. Spearman Road and was sentenced to…

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502 E. Main fetches one bidder

January 29, 2015

The for sale signs at 502 E. Main in Walhalla attracted one bidder. And Oconee County Council will be asked next week to approve the sale of the old house to Frances Dianne Wood. Her bid for the house and property amounts to $129 thousand, 501 dollars. Now that the house is no longer used…

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Industry and Technology Park gets a “look-see”

January 29, 2015

The property that is Oconee’s Industry and Technology Park on n. highway 11 received what was described as an “economic development opportunity” yesterday. Late in the afternoon, according to one passerby, “well-dressed individuals” were seen getting into three vehicles on the property. Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic Alliance confirms a visit was made but at…

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With the help of an AARP grant, Six Mile woman gets back to work

January 29, 2015

In 2009, when she started her job search, Loretta Cappiello of Six Mile had no idea it would be so tough getting back into the workforce. Cappiello felt confident. She had just earned her bachelor’s degree in information technology and with an associate degree in accounting from Tri-County Tech and 15 years of accounting work…

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  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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