Lifetime service award winners

At a dinner last night, Oconee Emergency Services formally said thank you to all the men and women who volunteer their time and effort to the county’s various public safety services.  Two men were singled out for lifetime service awards:  Wayne Garland of the Walhalla Rescure Squad and Bob Kinder of the county’s dive and rescue squad.  Charlie King of […]

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Katherine Hill

Katherine Anita Hill, 61, of 509 S. Depot Street, Seneca died Monday at her home.  She was the wife of Charles “Chuck” Hill.  The funeral will be 11 am Thursday at Chauga Baptist Church with burial to follow in Chauga Cemetery.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Wednesday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the home of […]

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City of Clemson issues scam ALERT

Scam Alert • Between January 13th, 2016 and January 19th, 2016 there have been four incidents in which unknown suspect(s) have called elderly victims and scammed them out of large quantities of money. o Two were completed and reports were filed. o One was not completed and the victim declined a report. o One was sent to another local agency. […]

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Seneca High finalist for state award

Seneca High School has made the final list of schools in the running for the 2016 Palmetto’s Finest Awards.  Seneca is one of eight finalists and will learn whether it has won during an announcement to be streamed live to the eight finalist schools at 1:45 Tuesday afternoon, March 8.  Seneca was among 14 schools that submitted a 20-page application […]

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Lawmakers set meeting

Oconee’s state lawmakers have announced their 2016 Legislative Delegation meeting.  According to State Representative Bill Sandifer, delegation chairman, the meeting will be 7:30 Thursday night, February 11 at the Civic Auditorium in Walhalla.  If you would like to be recognized and address the delegation, you are asked to contact the Delegation Office at 638-4237.  You can email cbaumgarner@oconeesc.com or write […]

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Susan Ramey wants new software

Westminster will advertise for proposals from software firms, after receiving a proposal from one company that boasts that its software will allow a transparency beneficial to city officials and the public.  Last night Chris McDowell pitched the advantages of his company Harris SmartFusion, and Councilwoman Susan Ramey moved to enter into the near $74 thousand dollar purchase deal.  But her […]

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On a second try, Mefleh succeeds

City Councilman Yousef Mefleh believes Westminster can be a friendlier city by cutting a break to those people who are late paying their utility bills and those who are considered risks to pay late.  Mefleh had the votes on his side last night as the city council lowered the maximum fee for utility deposits from $450 dollars to $250 dollars.  […]

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A first step to settle a bitter lawsuit

After a closed-door session, Oconee County Council last night approved a preliminary vote to settle a lawsuit that pits the county against principals of the Daily Journal.  The lawsuit, in the name of the county’s delinquent tax collector versus Hangar III LLC and others, involves the county’s quest to collect more than $300 thousand as back taxes from the owners […]

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“Adding Art in Westminster”

The Leadership Oconee County Class of 2016 announces its group project “Adding Art in Westminster”. The project will focus on the installation of a sculpture and landscaping to the green space at the corner of Main St. and Retreat St. in downtown Westminster. To make this project happen, the Leadership class has partnered with the city of Westminster. “Public art […]

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