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Augmenting SC’s trooper force

September 9, 2013
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The first to be called when an accident such as Saturday’s occurs in South Carolina is a state trooper. Budget cuts, however, have reduced the force statewide which means, at times, it’s hard to find troopers when you need them. State Senator Thomas Alexander wants to change that. Alexander met last week in Oconee County…

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Saturday accident leaves one dead, one hurt

September 9, 2013
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A one-car weekend accident in Oconee County killed the driver and injured his passenger. Coroner Karl Addis reported the death of Jason Patrick Smith, 47 years old, of Courtney Smith Drive. The accident occurred on the Wolfstake Church Road, near Courtney Smith Drive. According to the highway patrol, the car Smith drove hit a tree.…

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Fire destroys rural Oconee home

September 9, 2013
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A late night fire near Westminster has destroyed a home, but its two occupants were unharmed. All belongings in the home were lost and the Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross is providing temporary assistance. According to Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King, cause of the fire at 220 Chevis Mountain Road in the Cleveland…

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Speaker salutes Westminster and confident for bright future

September 6, 2013
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The speaker for the luncheon marking the 52nd South Carolina Apple Festival explained just how important the tourism business is to South Carolina and how small town Westminster plays an important role in that. “Tourism in South Carolina represents a $16 billion boost to our state’s economy,” said Marion Edmonds. He is the 35-year director…

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Westminster looks its best for visitors

September 6, 2013
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Westminster Mayor Rick McCormick gave a welcome from the city to the large crowd attending the Rotary Club’s annual Apple Festival luncheon. He said his city has done what it can to show its best appearance to this week’s visitors. The mayor also announced a new business opened today—the Music Hall. It will hold a…

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More arrests in ‘Operation Infinity’

September 6, 2013
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More arrests have been made in the Oconee Sheriff’s Office continuing anti-drug sweep called Operation Infinity. By August 22, nine people had been arrested and charged. Today’s announcement states an additional 10 persons have been arrested and booked into the county detention center.  

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Candidate fields are set

September 6, 2013
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In Walhalla and Westminster, identical numbers of city residents are seeking city council seats in November. The candidate fields were set today with the close of filing. For three Westminster seats, there are six candidates. They are incumbents Reid Adams and Rusty Cater. Challengers are Bill Brockington, Yousef Mefleh, Susan Ramey, and Doug Williams. Walhalla…

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Minister applauds OCC’s transit move

September 6, 2013
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A Walhalla minister who has advocated an expansion of bus passenger service to his city and area applauds the move this week by Oconee County Council to form a transit authority task force. And the Rev. Richard Reams of St. Luke United Methodist has received an application to be considered for the task force. Over…

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Meeting at Hartwell Dam to be “historic”

September 6, 2013
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A rare get together of the South Carolina and Georgia governors and their lieutenant governors is planned this month at the Hartwell Dam. There, the emphasis will be on water and how it’s managed in the large reservoir separating the two states. South Carolina State Representative Don Bowen of Anderson says it’s at this meeting,…

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Pedestrian accident in rural Oconee

September 6, 2013
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State troopers report an accident in rural Oconee this morning—believed to have involved a pedestrian on the Mountain Road near highway 11. The accident was reported shortly before 6:45 this morning. No other details immediately available.

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