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Car flips on South Carolina 24

May 8, 2014

A car headed in the direction of Townville flipped this morning on South Carolina 24 near 59 in the Crossroads community. One responder said the driver was conscious and answering questions at the accident scene, but was sent to the hospital for treatment.

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Westminster police make drug arrests

May 8, 2014

After a search today at a home on Wood Street in Westminster, the police announced the arrests of two people. The police say Wesley Rogers, 46, of Westminster and Tammy McCall, 42, of Fair Play are charged with possession with intent to distribute meth, possession of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance. The police…

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Taiwan teen enjoys West-Oak High

May 8, 2014

From the Asian island of Taiwan to Westminster, South Carolina the journey covered 8,300 miles. And for I-Ting Lieu, known here by the name Louis, the adjustment has been relatively easy and fun. As a Rotary Exchange Youth Study student, Louis is enrolled at West-Oak High School as a senior and is hosted by the…

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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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  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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