Scouts busy in Westminster!

Several condemned structures in Westminster are being removed, and the local Scouts are helping their city clean-up.  “We are happy to help them by carrying away the debris from the demolished buildings,” said Mayor Rick McCormick. “Anytime we can help someone cleanup an eyesore, especially one they didn’t make, we need to do that.”  With the help of Woodmen of […]

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Roney Marcus Edmonds

Roney Marcus Edmonds, 68, of 111 Pleasant Drive, Seneca died Thursday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  The funeral will be 10 a-m Saturday from the Chapel of the Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives from 9-10 a-m prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family is at the home of his sister, Evelyn […]

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Plane makes emergency landing

A small plane, bound for Greer, made a successful  emergency landing around 10 this morning at the Oconee Regional Airport near Clemson.  Three people were aboard, but all are OK.  Scott Moulder, county administrator, says the Piper Archer pilot reported engine failure six miles out at an altitude of six thousand feet.  All ended well, Moulder says, when the pilot […]

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Red Cross pitches in to help

Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are helping the residents of six units at Seneca’s Crescent Pointe Apartment Homes.  Their apartments on S. Oak Street were damaged yesterday by fire, water, and smoke.  And Red Cross says, should the need arise, it is ready to assist other residents there.  The immediate assistance consists of temporary housing, financial assistance for food and clothes, […]

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How a $7 dollar charge lowers a power bill

Westminster leaders are optimistic that a seven dollar charge placed on a retail customer’s electric power bill will eventually lower the customer’s bill.  They are hoping as many customers as possible elect to accept the extra $7 dollars that pays for what’s touted as a “smart meter.”  Mayor Pro-tem Bill Brockington says the theory is that the city’s use of […]

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Coaching offered to pool of workers 50 and up

If you are 50 years or older and want to return to the job place, coaching is available to you during a meeting this morning at the Pendleton campus of Tri-County Technical College.  Job candidates can learn about a coaching program that will help them with their personal marketing tools and networking strategies, target their search for in-demand jobs, get […]

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Westminster leaders get an earful!

Inside a small meeting room at Westminster City Hall, the city’s two top elected officials received the complaints from a disgruntled segment of the citizenry.  During a public hearing, those residents expressed their displeasure over higher electric power bills.  According to a couple of examples, the electric bills have run as high as $600 dollars a month.  At yesterday’s hearing, […]

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Flood-like conditions near Westminster

School bus drivers have alerted Oconee County dispatch of flood-like conditions on U-S 76 near Westminster in the vicinity of Ramsay’s Creek and the Calvary Church of God.  The advice for all motorists is to be extra careful this morning. The S.C. Drought Response Committee downgraded the drought status yesterday of the coastal counties of South Carolina. Counties throughout the rest […]

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