Added protections for Oconee

  Oconee County is close to welcoming an automotive parts maker to one of its industrial parks, but it will insist on adding language to the agreement that protects the county in the event the company does not live up to its plans.  Final approval of a deal that will bring a still publicly unidentified manufacturer to the Information and Technology Park […]

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Man charged with removing electronic device

  By late yesterday afternoon, an Oconee man sat in jail accused by authorities of removing an electronic monitoring device.  The Sheriff’s Office also announced the charge of malicious injury to personal property against Joshua Scott Ivester.  He has been denied bond on both charges.  For parts of yesterday the 31-year old Ivester was the object of a lookout by […]

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Westminster’s utility committee goes to work

A volunteer committee of Westminster residents has begun to roll up its sleeves in its attempts to find out what can be done to lower some of the high electric power bills paid by city customers.  Power bills were on the minds of three of the speakers during the public comment period that preceded last night’s city council meeting.  And […]

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Hazel Margaret Crowe Alexander

Salem, SC— Hazel Margaret Crowe Alexander, 80, passed away Sunday March 13, 2016. Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 18, 2016 in the chapel at Davenport Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens in Westminster. The family will receive friends from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Friday, March 18, 2016 at Davenport Funeral Home. […]

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141 years for Westminster!

City of Westminster will reach 141 years this week.  A combination Westminster birthday party and St. Patrick’s Day celebration is planned for 4:30 to 6:30 Thursday night at the General Store Museum at 126 E. Main Street.  Everyone is invited to come dressed in green and help the city recognize two of the city’s oldest businesses–Moon’s Drug Store and Sandifer […]

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New carpet for the Seneca Library

Thirty-one year old brown carpeting at the Seneca Library is being replaced this week with new carpet.  It became necessary for the library to close its doors yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  But the Seneca Library is on schedule to re-open at 9 o’clock Thursday morning.  The new carpet made possible by an allocation from the Oconee County Council.

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Special needs housing community at Southern Wesleyan

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Southern Wesleyan University announced the development this week of the first phase of a special needs housing community representing a new type of living/learning community.  The aim is to prepare residents with special needs and disabilities for more independent lives.  Phase I of the community consists of 9,371 square-feet of ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) compliant apartment-style living space to […]

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Criminal Justice Career Fair

There is a wide range of career opportunities in law enforcement for those who hold a two-year criminal justice degree.  Tri-County Technical College’s upcoming Criminal Justice Career Fair is a way to connect individuals with employers and the information they need to get into the workforce.   The event will be held Wednesday, March 23, from 9 a.m. – noon in […]

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Fishing lines to be lowered this weekend!

At both Keowee and Hartwell lakes this weekend, there are separate fishing competitions.  Ken  Sloan says both tournaments bring hundreds of anglers to the region and the promise of making the cash registers ring at motels, stores, and restaurants.  The Wal-Mart FLW Tour, featuring the best anglers in the world of fishing, is coming to Lake Hartwell.  Coming to Lake […]

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Chamber leader steps down

After years on the job, Jillian Lusk has resigned as executive director of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce.  The chamber quotes Lusk as saying, “I am excited for a new chapter in my life to begin and for the future growth opportunities for Chamber and its continued success.”  Now serving as interim chamber director is the office manager, Debbie Meinert.

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