Boat swiped from dealership

A boat, worth $18 thousand, has been stolen from a Seneca dealership. According to the police, the theft apparently occurred at Clearwater Marine on By-Pass 123 in the middle of the night when thieves cut the fence on an outside lot. Lt. Robert Tribble says the thieves dragged the emerald green  Skeeter bass boat to a spot where they hoisted […]

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A word or two from the new man in town

The second-week Westminster city administrator gets the chance this month to meet some of the city’s leading citizens…and vice-versa. Jeff Lord will be featured speaker for the Tuesday, July 22 meeting of the Westminster Rotary Club. Lord is making effort to get to know his new environment. On Thursday he represented his city at a business forum of the Oconee […]

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3rd potential foe to a Graham re-election

At State Election headquarters in Columbia, they are bracing for what may be thousands of signatures by petitions. A spokesman this afternoon said, though nothing is confirmed, the election office expects Monday will be the day that former state treasurer Thomas Ravenel will offer signed petitions to qualify him for a place on the November ballot as a challenger to […]

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New report highlights the problem

Wherever South Carolina drivers sit and talk these days you often hear of their frustration about the worsening condition of the state’s highways. Such was the case at an oil change business this morning where one customer complained specifically about buckling asphalt on highway 11 through out Oconee County. And there is a new report to highlight that the state’s […]

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Improvements at Fowler Road and South Carolina 11

A work project is causing traffic delay at a rural Oconee intersection, but once the improvements are in place the expectation is Fowler Road and South Carolina 11 near West Union will be safer. And that’s good news for motorists, nearby residents and, especially, the public schools. The intersection is a main turn for buses and other traffic bound for […]

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Resolution of support for Israel

Senator Lindsey Graham and three other senators are behind a resolution to support Israel as it defends itself against attacks by the terror organization Hamas. The resolution calls the rocket fire at Israel unprovoked and seeks the Palestinian Authority to dissolve the unity governing arrangement with Hamas.

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Accident on I-85

Fair Play Fire Department and other responders to I-85 in Oconee County this morning found a car in the median. No injuries reported in the accident which state troopers logged at 5:45 this morning in the northbound section at Exit 2—highway 59.

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Preliminary hearing day

Twenty-two criminal court defendants face preliminary hearings today at the Oconee County Courthouse, in front of Magistrate Will Derrick. The defendants and their attorneys get the chance to hear and see some of the evidence available to the prosecution. A one-week term of General Sessions Court is planned July 21-25.

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Emergency response team needs volunteers

An Oconee County emergency response team needs volunteers. It’s Oconee’s “CERT” program that focuses on neighbors helping neighbors during disasters. Its mission is to create awareness, to educate, and to equip residents what to do before, during and after a disaster. “CERT” looks to pick up momentum by recruiting more volunteers. A training course takes place Friday through Sunday, July […]

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