Meeting agenda set

A meeting of the Westminster Planning Commission takes place at at 6 o’clock Monday night, November 9 at the Historic Depot on E. Main Street.  An agenda has been announced.  Under new business, the planning commissioners will accept public comment on a request to rezone vacant property on the 92-hundred block of the Long Creek Highway.  The zoning there is […]

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Local hoofers to benefit Make-A-Wish

Members of a local hiking club are going to tackle the Foothills Trail for the benefit of Make-A-Wish South Carolina.  The organization grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.  Two of the hikers entered in this Saturday’s hike have distinguished themselves by raising $26 thousand, with one of them, Bill Strickland of Westminster, raising $18 thousand of that […]

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Bridge to Clemson a silver lining for Daniel grad

Daniel High graduate Hannah Allison narrowly missed admission to Clemson University in 2008.  The offer she accepted to enroll in Tri-County Tech’s Bridge to Clemson program turned out, for her, to be a silver lining.  Allison later transferred to Clemson and, in 2012, earned a B.A. in communication studies.  Bridge to Clemson, a first of its kind in South Carolina, […]

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Election Eve in three Oconee municipalities

It’s Election Eve in three Oconee County municipalities.  The voters who make their ways to the polls tomorrow will have choices in Salem, Walhalla and Westminster.  The ballots in each of those towns contain choicesl.  In Walhalla, Danny Edwards faces a challenge for Mayor from Dennis Owens.  The candidates for three council seats are incumbents Danny Woodward, Tjay Bagwell and […]

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There’s a new man in charge!

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has chosen a new chief of oversight for Oconee Nuclear Stations Units 1, 2, and 3.  In a letter to Duke Energy’s Scott Batson, the NRC announced that effective yesterday Michael Markley has been assigned to the position and all duties previously held by Robert Pascarelli.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Green light letter awaited from the state

The fire alarm and smoke suppression system are said to have functioned properly during an inspection Wednesday at the new Oconee Jail.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said today that inspectors were tight-lipped about what they saw, but he expects a letter soon from the state Department of Corrections in Columbia.  And once the permission is finally granted to open the jail, […]

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Temporary road closing

Part of Seneca’s Wells Highway is being closed temporarily.  Contractor Thrift Development has announced that, as authorized by the DOT, the Wells highway-Strawberry Farm Road intersection will be closed starting Monday, November 9 and remain closed for about two weeks, weather permitting, to allow for the installation of a 30-inch storm drain line under 16 feet of fill.  Thrift has […]

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Lawsuit alleges trustees are “a rubber stamp”

A lawsuit has been filed alleging Oconee school leaders violated the civil rights of Tamassee-Salem residents as they went about the decision to close the community’s combination middle/high school.   The plaintiff, Tamassee resident Lynne Martin has been an outspoken opponent of closing the Salem school.  She’s seeking a judgment to keep the school open and allow it the monetary support […]

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Sewer tie-in closes part of N. College Street

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Part of Walhalla’s N. College Street near the police station is closed today as a sewer tie-in is attempted as part of Streetscape.  Because of wet stone and conditions the asphalt process between Tugaloo and Catherine has been delayed until Monday. Yesterday, with Duke Energy’s cooperation, Hutch ‘N Son removed five old light poles between Catherine and Spring Street.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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