Fire takes heavy toll near Westminster

A fire early this morning near Westminster destroyed a mobile home. Westminster and as many as four other fire departments responded to a call shortly before 2 o’clock on Morningside Drive, near the Dr. John’s Road. Although no one was hurt, the Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross transported one individual from the fire scene.  Lt. Michael Smith of […]

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From Oregon to Walhalla!

Oconee Public Library has announced Emily Embry the new branch manager of the Walhalla Library.  Embry is making a cross-country move, from the Crater LakeNational Park in Oregon, where she worked as librarian in the Crater Lake Science and LearningCenter.  Embry is not a complete newcomer to South Carolina life.  She spent part of her middle and high school years […]

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Lake Hartwell overcomes dry season

October marked the traditional dry season for the Savannah River Basin and, according to the U-S Army Corps of Engineers, the dry season was reflected by typical lower precipitation recorded at two of the sub-basins. But Lake Hartwell was an exception. A welcome relief of rain fell during a substantial one-day occurrence, pushing October rainfall totals above the monthly average. […]

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Grant money coming Westminster way

Westminster has been selected for grant money to pay for one of 20 water projects in 16 counties across the state. Approval was announced today of $242,766 for a water line upgrade. The grant money is awarded by the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority. Funds for approved projects will help to address old and severely deteriorated utility lines, expand the […]

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The analysts spring into action!

In the aftermath of an election in which one party decimates the hopes of another, what’s next? Well, if you are inside a Clemson University studio, it’s time to sit down to attempt to sort out the landscape. That’s what engaged political scientists Dave Woodard and Bruce Ransom today in the broadcast studios at the Madren Conference Center. They started […]

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Public Policy in an Age of Chaos”

“Ebola. ISIS. Immigration. Why is everything so hard to deal with? Jerry Emison can explain and will do that 7 o’clock Thursday night, November 13 in 111 Rhodes Hall Annex at Clemson University. The presentation is free and open to the public. “Sunbathing with Plato: Public Policy in an Age of Chaos” is the title of the lecture by Emison, […]

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In two duties, Williams to succeed Sprouse

In the coming weeks, a new man will wear the black robe inside the justice chambers of two Oconee County municipalities. Seneca attorney and Little River community resident Jim Williams has agreed to assume the part time duties of municipal judge in both Salem and Walhalla. There, he will succeed Scott Sprouse. In January, Sprouse is scheduled to become a […]

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McMaster hears congratulations from Oconee

Seneca’s Devoe Blackston has long kept Henry McMaster on his list of the politicians he admires the most. So, Blackston, a former Oconee County Republican chairman, was on the phone this morning congratulating McMaster for winning the Lt. Governor’s office, with 59% of the vote, compared to Democrat Bakari Sellers’ 41%. In McMaster’s race, Oconeeans did the candidate one better. […]

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