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Arrest made in church crime

March 5, 2014

A young man who played video games with other youths at a Westminster area church one day is being accused of stealing game equipment from the church the next day. Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of Reggie Malik Lewis of the Davis Bridge Road on charges of third degree burglary and petty larceny.…

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Bo knows biking, but what about Les?

March 5, 2014

Walhalla attorney Les Shayne harbors no illusions on how well he can keep up with a renowned former pro sport standout when it comes to a bicycle ride, but he’s in it for the exercise and the money it will raise for cancer research. Shayne is leaving for Alabama to be part of Bo Jackson’s…

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Walhalla leaders to meet privately

March 5, 2014

Walhalla has announced that city council will meet at 7 Tuesday night next week at City Hall about Streetscape. It’s planned as an executive session for a contract matter and comes at a time when city leaders are faced with squaring projected Streetscape costs with available funds.

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Water quality awareness

March 5, 2014

On a day when an environmental mishap has closed a main artery of Clemson, word comes of a new effort in Pickens and Anderson counties to gauge the public’s awareness of water-quality. Specifically, one question a survey seeks to answer is, “Do you know what happens to local rivers and streams if lawns are over-fertilized…

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Watch out for soda bottle meth labs!

March 5, 2014

In a search of an Oconee rental home, on which eviction papers were served, officers found components of making methamphetamine—although the evidence at that Fair Play location indicated no meth lab. A different meth-related problem has been detected in neighboring Stephens County, Georgia. There, the sheriff has issued a warning that residents should be wary…

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College Avenue UPDATE

March 5, 2014

According to the city of Clemson, sections of College Avenue will re-open today as progress is made in cleaning up a grease spill from yesterday’s truck accident. The temporary closing of downtown’s main street was ordered when a truck blew a valve and restaurant grease spilled onto the road–eventually winding up in Lake Hartwell. DHEC…

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College Avenue off limits to traffic

March 5, 2014

An accident yesterday morning has resulted in the closing of Clemson’s College Avenue while DHEC and other agencies respond to an environmental cleanup. All parking spots along the street are closed at this hour and, according to the city of Clemson, sections of College Avenue will be closed during the cleanup and re-opened as progress…

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Sunday sales vote requested

March 5, 2014

A restaurant developer, on behalf of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce, formally requested space on this November’s ballot to let the voters decide whether Oconee will allow Sunday sales of beer and wine. Dick Cottingham said Sunday sales was overwhelmingly approved by Seneca voters and is now permitted in more than 30 of South Carolina’s…

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OCC passes hospital resolution

March 5, 2014

In the least, Oconee Medical Center has the moral support of county government as the hospital goes about a potential partnership with the Greenville Health Systems. Oconee County Council passed a resolution to support the OMC board, management and staff and the hospital’s “ongoing exploration of ways to ensure its future ability to fulfill its…

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Dexter complains of double taxation

March 5, 2014

An Oconee councilman appealed last night to the public to demand of the county’s state lawmakers that the state live up to a commitment to its local government fund. That account for years, Reg Dexter complained, has been under-funded to the extent that it caused Oconee’s last tax millage increase. Dexter outlined what he called…

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  • 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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