Driver suffers burns in car fire

A woman suffered minor burns this morning when her car caught fire near Seneca, on South Carolina 59/the Tokeena Road. A county employee was the first to come to the aid of the driver and used his extinguisher to put out the fire. Fire fighters treated the driver until EMS arrived. The car fire occurred around 10 o’clock.

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Getting to know each other at City Hall

Last night’s City Hall meeting allowed the members of the Westminster Board of Zoning Appeals to become acquainted with Tamy Sanford.  The city’s new code officer went to work October 1, and last night was a chance for her and the board to become acquainted.  It was also a chance for the board to re-organize, and it did so by […]

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Tech fills leadership jobs

Tri-County Tech has announced the filling of three leadership jobs. Grayson Kelly was named director of the Foundation. Dan Cooper will serve as director of economic development and government relations, and Glen DeHay was promoted to senior vice president. One of the three, Kelly, worked as deputy finance director and field representative for Congressman Gresham Barrett in 2009-10. He is […]

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Building owner withdraws appeal

The owner of a vacant Westminster commercial building withdrew his appeal to end a lengthy hearing last night by the city’s board of zoning appeals. William McClure, the owner of 102 W. North Avenue, put a stop to the proceeding just as it appeared the board was going to vote down his request to vary from off street parking requirements. […]

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Zoning variance allows for fire-damaged home

Westminster will allow the dwelling at 110 Cornelia Avenue to once again be a home. Benjamin Wingert’s house has been unoccupied since a January fire that partially destroyed the house. The variance that he received last night from the city Board of Zoning Appeals will allow him to re-build for occupancy purposes. After a City Hall hearing, the board decided […]

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Walhallan arrested in Seneca woman’s homicide

 A 30-year old Walhalla man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of his 27-year old female friend from Seneca. Authorities say the arrest yesterday afternoon of Caleb Nathaniel Linart of 1110 W. S. Broad Street followed an autopsy the day before that showed the victim, Alana Carpenter, died of manual strangulation. Carpenter’s mother had gone to […]

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Wanted man turms himself in

A Seneca man wanted on multiple charges by two law enforcement agencies turned himself over to authorities yesterday and was booked into the county detention center in Walhalla.  The Sheriff’s Office filed an armed robbery charge against James Sebastian Hunter Jr. of Thomas Heights Circle, accused in an arrest affidavit of using a handgun to rob two persons of $300 […]

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Tigerama to kickoff Homecoming Weekend

The annual Tigerama Homecoming Pep Rally Friday night will kickoff the weekend’s 100th anniversary Homecoming celebration at ClemsonUniversity.  Tigerama is scheduled to begin at 7 p-m in Littlejohn Coliseum.  It will be preceded by a family-friendly Tigerama Tailgate at 5 o’clock on the Littlejohn Coliseum lawn.  Visitors will be able to get autographs from Clemson athletes, hear live music and […]

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Roundabout is a new concept for Oconee

If one life is saved, the money and the effort will be worth it. That’s the thinking of the South Carolina DOT as it goes about introducing a new concept next year to the Oconee County motoring public. Josh Makison, resident construction engineer, says in the works for accident-prone Wells Highway and Strawberry Farm Road in the vicinity of Oconee […]

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