Sharron Greer

Westminster – Sharron Dell Ledford Greer, 59, wife of Ted Burriss Greer of 560 Earles Grove Road, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, September 24, 2016 from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 – […]

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Judge: Appeals Board has some explaining to do

Judge Lawton McIntosh says, at this time, he lacks sufficient evidence to decide whether the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals acted arbitrarily and capriciously when it decided to grant an exception to allow a development company to build a Dollar General Store near a 4-way stop intersection.  An order, signed by the judge last week, remands the matter back to […]

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Bond denied for murder defendant

An accused murderer who eluded authorities for nearly one year was returned to jail this morning, after being told by the Oconee General Sessions judge that, at least for now, he is not entitled to a bond.  A trial date has yet to be set in the case of Dw’Ntrquis Rashaad Campbell.  The Greenwood man is charged with murder and […]

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In tandem with new school, Salem seeks grant

The arrival of a charter school in Salem creates the chance for the town to team with the school to change the small town’s landscape and create economic development.  During a meeting last night, the town council resolved to make a September 30 deadline to apply for a $25 thousand grant from the state Municipal Association.  Brad Norton, town attorney, […]

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Part of SC 183 to be closed in Pickens County

Improvements to a Pickens County intersection will require the closing of part of SC 183 for about one month.  The DOT has announced the work will take place at 183, Jim Hunt Road, and Farrs Bridge Road starting Monday, October 3 until about Wednesday, November 2.  Nearly one mile of roadway will be affected by the closure, which means local […]

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BabyRead working with 16 families

The early literacy program in Oconee County, BabyRead, is working with 16 families.  And though there is a mixture of enrollment and drop outs, its officials say they are getting positive feedback from families. BabyRead’s Janice Garcia and Dr. Caren von Hippel say they measure progress when toddlers * learn to love books and develop a love of having books […]

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Power rate decrease ahead for Westminster

In a city known for high electric power rates, the charge will drop starting next week.  Westminster City Council approved a new power rate structure that applies to in-city customers.  The new structure has one basic residential rate of 14.37 cents per kilowatt-hour, and eliminates the former two-tiered rate structure.  The decrease will be even greater for those customers who […]

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