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Darrill John Newton Justice

May 22, 2015

Darrill John Newton Justice, 81, of 188 Animal Way, Westminster died Thursday at his home.  He was the husband of Dorothy Elizabeth Palmer Justice.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Sunday at Davenport Funeral Home; the burial in Neville Cemetery.  The family receives friends from 6 to 8 p-m Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers…

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30-year sentence for Pickens bank crime

May 21, 2015

At Pickens, an elderly man has been ordered to prison for 30 years for the crime of entering a bank with the intent to steal and grand larceny. The conviction by a Pickens County jury this week and the judge’s sentence means that Brent Christopher McLaurin will have to serve 25 and a half years…

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Take caution against phone fraud

May 21, 2015

A call to a Seneca area resident from someone purporting to be a Microsoft Tech Support individual, as far as the Oconee Sheriff’s Office can tell, was an attempt at fraud. The caller was able to gain remote access to the Seneca area resident’s computer and then started to look thru the personal files of…

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Meeting to discuss Oconee Nuclear’s major projects

May 21, 2015

The NRC, the government’s nuclear watchdog, has scheduled a meeting next week to talk about the status of major projects at the Oconee plant, and the public is invited to attend. One of those projects is an inflated dome that has been constructed to store equipment that can be used in the event of flooding…

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Pauline Ella Sandt Walbert

May 21, 2015

Pauline Ella Sandt Walbert, 82, of 205 D Street, Westminster died Wednesday at her home.  She was the widow of Richard Harold Walbert Sr.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Saturday at the Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 1-2 p-m Saturday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.  The family is…

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Seneca seeks funds for N. Townville phase two

May 21, 2015

Total cost for another phase of re-building Seneca’s North Townville Street is estimated at upwards of $700 thousand dollars, but at least one member of the county’s state “C” fund committee is wondering if the second phase of the project can be reduced in size for budgeting purposes. Richard Cottingham today said he’s worried that…

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ITT makes its Oconee expansion announcement

May 21, 2015

The need for a new test facility is behind ITT Corporation’s announcement that it will expand its Oconee County manufacturing operations. Those operations are located at 105 Commerce Way near Westminster. ITT, headquartered at White Plains, New York, promises to invest $2.5 million into the facility over the next five years. The announcement makes no…

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Oakway accident

May 21, 2015

State troopers reported injuries in an accident this morning on Bethel Church Road at South Carolina 182. At least one of those injured was flown by a medical helicopter from a field in front of the nearby Oakway Rescue Squad building.

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Basic military training completed

May 21, 2015

Air Force airman Reece Jankowy graduated from basic military training in San Antonio, Texas. He’s the son of Kevin Jankowy of Mountain Rest and Michelle Jankowy of Collierville, Tennessee. The airman’s grandparents, the parents of his father, are Frank and Betty Jankowy, who also live in Mountain Rest.

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Where will you be this holiday weekend?

May 21, 2015

The motor club AAA predicts as many as 1.5 million Carolina motorists will make a road trip this holiday weekend. AAA believes a better economy and gas pump prices in the area of $2.40 to $2.50 a gallon are driving this year’s increase in holiday travel, especially by the automobile. Nearly 1.1 million North Carolinians…

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Calendar

  • May 29, 2015 7:00 pmKingdom Youth Conference
  • May 29, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • May 30, 2015 8:00 amDNR Boater Education Class
  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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