Waterline along U-S 76 to be replaced

New details are being announced about the large grant received by Westminster for waterline improvements. The South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority awarded more than $240 thousand in a first round grant to replace a section of waterline along highway 76 near the city. The funds are being matched by $148 thousand from a recent Westminster revenue bond. Old and severely-deteriorating […]

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Senator makes Veterans Day comments

In his Veterans Day statement today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) said, “As we reflect on our veterans and their families today, we must continue to fight to end the VA claims backlog, protect veterans’ pension cuts, increase accountability at the VA and allow our veterans improved access to care both inside and outside of the VA system. Our […]

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Candidates tout the Courthouse Inn

The two men who aspire next week to fill an empty seat on the Walhalla City Council are not ready to administer final rites to an ambitious plan to develop the former courthouse into a boutique hotel—even though the project appears to be hopelessly stalled by a lack of construction money. To the contrary, candidate Lamar Bailes declared last night […]

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Candidates show passion for Walhalla

The candidates in next week’s special election for a Walhalla city council seat displayed a passion for their city during a joint appearance last night at a forum arranged by the chamber of commerce. Both men, Lamar Bailes and Chris Grant, agreed on a pair of major issues. They like the Streetscape project the current city council is pursuing, as […]

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Burglars torched open store safe

Burglars used a torch to open a convenience store safe near Clemson, and Oconee Crime Stoppers offers a $2 thousand cash reward for information that solves the crime during the early morning hours of Thursday, November 6. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says his office will not disclose the amount of cash taken from the Bountyland Quik Store on highway 123 near […]

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VOSO disbands with an explanation

A citizen’s group that served as a voice from southern Oconee County will no longer be heard after the end of the month. VOSO, Voice of South Oconee, announced today plans to cease to exist and the end of its “what’s happening updates.” And it lays as the reason the failure of the one-cent capital project referendum last week. Here […]

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Purple Heart breakfast a grand occasion

Each year at the Veterans Day holiday time, the staff at Oconee Veterans Affairs look forward to arranging a breakfast to recognize Oconee County veterans who’ve been awarded the Purple Heart—to signify having been wounded in war or a conflict with a United States enemy. “We have a Purple Heart chapter here….and there’s about 30-40 members here,” Jerry Dyar, county […]

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Traffic accident in Seneca intersection

Two vehicles crashed this morning at a Seneca intersection, and the police attribute the accident to one of the drivers who fell asleep at the wheel. Both drivers were taken to the hospital with what the police call minor injuries. This morning’s accident occurred at 123 and 130 around 6 o’clock and involved a Honda car and a Dodge truck.

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