School incident resolved

A code yellow at a school near Westminster was lifted after school and law enforcement officials say an incident this morning was resolved.  Authorities described what happened at the Orchard Park Elementary School as a domestic incident at the school involving the parents of a child.   Dr. Michael Thorsland, county superintendent, said, “Deputies handled the situation with the family, and […]

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Assault victim runs to neighbor’s home for help

Criminal charges have been placed against a man near Seneca as the result of an early morning incident in which a woman ran to a neighboring home for help.  According to law enforcement reports, Richard Anthony Dunston Jr was arrested and charged with kidnapping, assault and battery first degree, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  […]

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Nancy Moore Burchfield

Nancy Moore Burchfield, 66, of 107 Leathers Street, Westminster died Thursday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Sunday from the Chapel of the Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in the Chauga Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family receives friends from 6-8 p-m Saturday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  Family members are at their homes.  In place […]

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Council race guaranteed in Westminster !

The qualifying by a city councilman to run again guarantees a city council election this year in Westminster.  Jimmy Powell’s decision to seek re-election makes four candidates, so far, for three available city council seats.  The others who’ve entered the November 3 election are incumbent Donna King-Sheriff and challengers Susan Ramey and Ronald Dodson.  Westminster voters this time also elect […]

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Hope to cross N. College today

Electrical conduit remains in progress today at Walhalla’s N. College and Main.  Contractor crews hope today is the day they will cross the N. College intersection at the police and recreation offices.  More sidewalk is being poured at Main and Catherine and the plan is to re-open that sidewalk at 5 o’clock today.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Clemson joins county partnership to protect water

Clemson University has joined Anderson and Pickens counties Stormwater Partners.  The collaborative educates the public, youth, builders, developers, homeowners and government officials about how to keep water in the state’s streams, rivers and basins as clean as possible.  Clemson’s participation requires the university to closely monitor its stormwater discharges and conduct public education and outreach efforts to reduce water pollution.  […]

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Human trafficking in South Carolina

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A study released by Clemson University researchers shows human trafficking in South Carolina may be more prevalent than previously thought.  Professor Mark Small, research team leader, says nearly 20% of past kidnapping and prostitution files analyzed from police incident reports in Greenville County over a three-year period (2010-12) had markers indicating the presence of human trafficking.  Historically, human trafficking was […]

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Libraries announce Labor Day schedule

Labor Day weekend next week may be a good time to relax with a book, but not at any of Oconee County’s public libraries.  All library branches are closing for the holiday, from Saturday, September 5 though Monday, September 7.  The library website will be available for downloading e-books, accessing databases, and renewing items.  The after-hour drops at branches will […]

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