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U-S Senate campaigners

January 22, 2014

Oconee County gets to see some of the hopefuls this week in the contest for a U-S Senate seat. The incumbent, Oconee County resident Lindsay Graham, returns to his stomping crowds for an appearance at 1 o’clock this afternoon at a local manufacturing plant. It’s there, we’re told, Graham apparently will do some filming for…

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Fire UPDATE

January 22, 2014

Last night’s fire in Salem displaced five people–three adults and two children. But Joe Nichols, Salem Fire Marshall, says the three people who were in the home 308 S. Oak Street got out safely, and no one was hurt. The fire is believed to have started in a back bedroom, but its cause is under…

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SPD seizes drugs, money, gun and liquor

January 22, 2014

Nine criminal charges arose from a one-car accident Sunday evening at Seneca’s Dalton Road and Leila Street.  And the police say they seized drugs, money, liquor, and a gun as they investigated an accident involving a van driven by Aaron Bernard Black, 42, of Creek Drive, Seneca.  According to the police reports, Black wound up…

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For the first time, the Transit Advisory Committee

January 22, 2014

  Oconee’s newly-formed transit advisory task force committee meets tomorrow night for the first time, and Chris Maldonado hopes to be there.  Maldonado is one of Walhalla’s strongest advocates for extending passenger bus service to the County Seat.   Maldonado relies on a bicycle to get around and, he says, “I want the “CAT” buses.”  The…

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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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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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