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Tweaking the lake overlay

May 6, 2014

The more diverse public comment heard by the Oconee planning commissioners the better decisions the commission, as a whole, can make when it comes to future home development on Lake Keowee. That’s the view today of Josh Stephens, the Oconee County zoning administrator following last night’s commission meeting. The commissioners reached no decision about what…

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Fire burns abandoned trailer home

May 6, 2014

Fire early last night burned an abandoned mobile home near Seneca. Chief Fabian Skelton of the Friendship Fire Department said a burning cigarette or a grass fire may have caused the trailer home fire. The location was Friendship Road and April Drive.

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Historic property to be acquired

May 6, 2014

An Oconee historian announced last night an agreement by a family of landowners to sell more than 50 acres adjoining Oconee Station State Park north of Walhalla. Luther Lyle says the agreement, involving members of the Todd family, came together this year and it’s left now for appraisals to lead to negotiations on a price…

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Charges placed against driver

May 6, 2014

The Salem police have filed charges against one of the two drivers involved in last Friday night’s Main Street accident near the Alexander Road. Chief Dave Poulson said the charges against Salem resident William Cleveland Lother are driving under the influence, refusal to take blood or breath test, driving under suspension, and driving left of…

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Home fire near Seneca

May 6, 2014

Fire caused heavy damage to a home last night near Seneca. No one reported injured. The location was off the Friendship Road.

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“Make a splash this summer”

May 6, 2014

The Walhalla Swimming Pool, under the operation of the Foothills YMCA, is primed for a Memorial Day week opening, and the “Y’s” Darryl Broome is promising a full summer of swimming, recreation, exercise, and swim lessons. A former banker and former congressional aide, Broome has made a career switch to YMCA administration. And last night…

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Suicide behind Westminster police station

May 6, 2014

A 73-year old Westminster man died yesterday afternoon in the emergency department at Oconee Medical Center—one hour after what authorities called a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head. The incident occurred shortly after 2 o’clock behind the city police station/Oconee Magistrate’s Office at 106 Windsor Street. Coroner Karl Addis says a handwritten note had…

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Voter registration deadline approaches

May 5, 2014

Are your papers in order for this year’s primary elections? To help ensure voters are prepared, the State Election Commission reminds everyone that to vote on June 10 you must be registered by May 10—this Saturday. If you have moved, make sure you are ready to vote by updating your registration. If you have moved…

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Candidates to assemble next week in Seneca

May 5, 2014

Candidates entered in the June primary have an invitation to take part next week in a forum sponsored by the Oconee Republican Party. The event takes place 6 o’clock Monday evening at the Gignilliat Center, and the public is invited. Invited are the candidates this year for Oconee County Council—Edda Cammick and Paul Corbeil for…

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Clemson graduation is Friday

May 5, 2014

More than 3,200 students are expected to receive degrees Friday when Clemson University holds spring commencement. Three ceremonies will be held: the first at 9:30 in the morning for the colleges of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, and Engineering and Science; the second at 2:30 for the colleges of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Education and…

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  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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