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The State of the State

January 22, 2014

Governor Haley delivers the State of the State address tonight to a joint session of the General Assembly, state and local leaders, and invited dignitaries. The speech will be tele-cast live at 7 by South Carolina ETV stations.

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Westminster to join alliance for one year

January 22, 2014

  Westminster leaders are taking an open mind when it comes to an arm of county government joining with an organization of public and private interests into the new Oconee Economic Alliance. The city council last night chose to join the alliance for one year and pay a membership fee of $3 thousand. But there…

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Brockingtons make strides in Westminster

January 22, 2014

One of three new Westminster council members has begun to make strides in his city government. And so has his wife. Bill Brockington last night was elected by his colleagues as Westminster’s mayor pro-tem. He succeeds Donna King-Sheriff. Mayor pro-tem acts as number two to the mayor, but duties are limited. Brockington’s wife, Sandra, was…

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Lawmaker to retire

January 22, 2014

A Pickens County state lawmaker from the Clemson area who survived a controversial re-election battle two years ago is announcing he will retire and not run again in 2014. He’s Six Mile resident and Westminster native B-R Skelton. A political opponent of Skelton’s, Pickens County Republican Chairman Phillip Bowers, is touting Ed Harris as Skelton’s…

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Near SRO crowd at City Hall

January 22, 2014

Seats were at a premium last night at Westminster City Hall for a hearing on a request to change the zoning on Crooked Street. Opinion was divided, but most of those who spoke were opposed. And city council voted the opponents’ wishes. Ruth Osborne, an absentee property owner who lives in Atlanta, requested a general…

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Show compassion, Westminster leaders urged

January 22, 2014

Westminster City Council took a cue from an audience member and approved a zoning change last night that showed compassion for a woman who moved to Westminster to help care for her mother after fire and storm ravaged the daughter’s home in New York. Catherine Wilbanks asked the city council to show compassion for Lisa…

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Oh, those electric buses

January 22, 2014

At 2 yesterday afternoon, one of Seneca’s new electric buses stood idle in the median on By-Pass 123 near N. Walnut. The police responded and said the problem with the bus appeared to be mechanical.

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Home and woods fires

January 22, 2014

A home in Salem caught fire late last night, and fire fighters were at the scene at 308 S. Oak Street nearly three hours. According to Oconee County dispatch, it’s believed all people inside that home got out without injury. The call was received at 9:45. The Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross was…

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Councilman’s chair sits empty

January 22, 2014

The empty chair of the late Archie Barron sat empty during last night’s meeting of Oconee County Council. But his chair was adorned with a white bow and flowers as part of the council’s tribute to a man who spoke sparingly during meetings and conducted himself in a gentlemanly manner. According to the county elections…

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First-hour filers

January 21, 2014

The candidates’ books for this year’s Town of West Union election had barely opened today before there were two takers. Linda Oliver filed to run for another term as mayor and Sharon Zimmerman filed to run for re-election to the town council. West Union residents interested in running in the April 1 election have until…

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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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