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Shooting outside the Westminster police station

May 5, 2014

A man has been found shot outside the police station in Westminster. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the shooting appears to have been self-inflicted and the victim had no prior dealing with the police there. After a caller reported hearing a shot, a gun and a note were found at the scene—described as the…

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Oconee farm designated Century Farm

May 5, 2014

The South Carolina Century Farms Program announced the designation of the Rimrodt Farm in Oconee County as a Century Farm. The farm was purchased by the family in 1856 and been continuously owned by the family since then. Today’s owners are Jane Harris of Seneca and Louis Rimrodt of Arlington, Virginia. The Century Farms Program…

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Camp site embers ignite small park fire

May 5, 2014

Quick action prevented a small fire from spreading out of control yesterday afternoon at Oconee County’s South Cove Park near Seneca. The wind blew embers from a camp site, setting afire pine straw. But Phil Shirley, the director of Oconee Parks, Recreation and Tourism says the quick use of a garden hose stopped the fire…

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“Little free libraries” in place at Mountain Rest

May 5, 2014

Something new arrives this month in the Mountain Rest Community. They are called “little free libraries.” A dedication takes place 10 o’clock Saturday morning, May 17 at the outdoor stage on the grounds of the Mountain Rest Community Club. One such free library is positioned along the walking trail near the stage. You can take…

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Toddler falls into swimming pool

May 5, 2014

A child fell into a swimming pool yesterday afternoon near the Blackjack Road. This morning that boy is reported in critical condition at a Greenville hospital. Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services reports  family members found the boy lifeless on Eleven Oak Drive, but bystanders were able to provide CPR until first responders arrived. And…

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Political news ahead of the June primaries

May 5, 2014

Pickens County Republican Party sponsors a candidate stump meeting and pancake breakfast at 8 o’clock Saturday morning at the Pickens County Career and Technical Center on Chastain Road in Liberty. Local and statewide candidates plan to speak—including those running for Probate Judge, State House, Lieutentant Governor, State Treasurer, State Superintendent of Education, Adjutant General, Commissioner…

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Drug bust on Salem’s Hill Street

May 3, 2014

The police at Salem have arrested two residents at 415 Hill Street, to wrap up what the police chief called a five-month undercover operation. Chief Dave Poulson says it led to charges Friday night against Tony Mark Segars and Velvet Ann Pritchett. The 48-year old Segars was charged with distribution of methamphetamine first offense. Both…

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Late night crash injured four in Salem

May 3, 2014

A late night traffic accident injured four people in Salem, on Main Street near Alexander Road. Two pickup trucks were involved. Dave Poulson, Salem police chief, says two of the injured were flown to Greenville for medical treatment. Their conditions weren’t known to Poulson by early afternoon yesterday. Poulson says two other persons injured did…

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Duncan gratified by committee formation

May 3, 2014

Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan has expressed approval that the House will form a select committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks. And Duncan, the Republican from Laurens, is touting his colleague from Spartanburg, Try Gowdy, as the most qualified to lead the investigation. Gowdy is a former criminal court prosecutor.

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Clemson boil water advisory lifted

May 3, 2014

Clemson has repealed a boil water advisory that was issued Thursday for several neighborhoods at Clemson Downs and vicinity. Residents there no longer need to boil their water before using it. According to the city, samples taken were analyzed and were found to be safe.

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Calendar

  • 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"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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