Weekend fire near Westminster

Fire started in a trailer home near Westminster and spread to a camper. No one reported hurt in the early Saturday morning fire on the Johnny Cox Road near U-S 76. The fire occurred inside the Westminster Fire District, and fire fighters were on the scene from 4 to approximately 8 a-m. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Presidential hopeful in Seneca

One of the many Republican hopefuls for President next year visits Seneca this morning. Mike Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, is due to arrive between 11 and 11:30 this morning at the Seneca Family Restaurant on By-Pass 123. Bob Skipp, chairman of Oconee Republicans, is making arrangements for a meet-and-greet event. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Clemson considers zoning and traffic changes

Clemson will invite public comment this month on proposed changes to traffic patterns and to the city’s zoning law.  A City Council public hearing is set 6:30 Monday night, July 20 at City Hall to consider converting Hedgerow Lane to a one-way street.  The police chief and the public works director both recommend traffic flow from Wigington toward Oak streets.  […]

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Anderson County road work

A private contractor will go to work Monday on a road in AndersonCounty.  The work on South Carolina 28/the Abbeville Highway will commence Monday and run through Saturday, July 11.  The contractor, Ashmore Brothers, requests the driving public to pay attention to warning signs, flagmen and equipment.  During the road work, if possible, you are asked to take alternate routes […]

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Seneca Rotary doles out year-end awards

At a banquet at Cross Creek Plantation, year-end awards were presented by the Seneca Rotary Club.  Mike Wallace earned Rotarian of the Year, in part, for his leadership in raising $12 thousand thru a Poker Run to support local charities.  Danielle Leeper took home the Paul Harris Fellow award.  That award acknowledges those who contribute $1 thousand to the Rotary […]

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For many government workers, the holiday starts today

Today is OconeeCounty government’s official recognition of our independence from the mother country, and that means all offices except the essential public safety offices are closed.  Tri-CountyTechnicalCollege is closed today.  College offices reopen Monday at 8 a-m.  Today is a work day at ClemsonUniversity.  The university will observe Monday as a holiday.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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On the highways and bi-ways

The motor club AAA projects a record 614, 700 South Carolinians will travel 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day holiday.  Most will be driving to their destinations.  Rising income and a stronger job market are factors.  And, despite seasonal increases, gas prices remain below last year’s levels.  Remember safety this weekend. Last year at this time there […]

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If it would just stop raining long enough….

If it would just stop raining, we can pick among several outdoor Independence Day weekend events to enjoy.  Some of them are today on the eve of July 4th, some are tomorrow.  Clemsonfest starts at 5 o’clock on the Campus Beach.  You can expect the first sounds from Music on Main in Westminster at 6:30.  Walhalla’s annual Independence Eve runs […]

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Rain impedes Streetscape work

Workers on Walhalla Streetscape on the south side of Main Street extended an 8-inch water line eastward toward the center of town.  Inclement weather deterred some progress yesterday afternoon.  On Wednesday, the contractor finished testing a new water cross-line to the north side of Main.  Here’s what’s ahead next week:  The electrical sub-contractor is coordinating with Duke Energy to begin […]

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