Westminster agenda set

Bring pen and pencil to the meeting tomorrow night of the Westminster City Council. Outside auditor Jason White will present the city’s 2014 audited financial statements. The council will consider the election of a mayor pro tem. It also will take up a zoning change at 207 N. Isundega Street and consider a request to close Retreat Street, between 123 […]

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Scott on the King legacy

U-S Senator Tim Scott has issued a statement to observe the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Scott said, “…Because of Dr. King’s leadership and the leadership of many others, our country has seen powerful things happen since the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. Brave men and women, like Dr. King, believed that the future of the country, the […]

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Today is M-L King Holiday

No mail delivery today on the holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oconee public schools are closed and there are no classes at either Clemson University or Tri-County Technical College. At Clemson this week, the university hosts events to honor the legacy of the slain civil rights leader. Events will include a day of service; a blood drive; a […]

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Strong wind overturns sailboat

A sailboat capsized in strong winds late yesterday afternoon on Lake Hartwell near Clemson. The lone male occupant of the sailboat was able to call for help from a cell phone and emergency responders fanned out on both sides of the lake in the vicinity of Clemson Marina. The sailor made it out of the water uninjured. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Fatal moped accident

A fatal accident near the Pickens County municipality of Easley. The Pickens County coroner, Kandy Kelley, says a 47-year old Easley resident, Gregory Alan Duncan, died in a moped accident at 7 o’clock Saturday night at Old Pond Road and Arial Street. According to Kelley, Duncan was not wearing a helmet. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Add kidnapping to the charges

The Walhalla police have now added kidnapping to the charges against two of the three individuals arrested in the homicide at 505 N. Laurel Street. Chief Ronald Wilbanks says the warrants obtained Friday charge 23-year old Kenneth Strother Collins Jr. and 18-year old Megan Brianna Crowe with kidnapping. Previously, Crow was charged as an accessory and Collins was charged with […]

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Student arrested on marijuana charges

Campus police at Clemson came knocking to the door of a student’s residence hall room. And they arrested Anthony Joseph Rizzo. The charges allege that the 19-year old from Simpsonville possessed marijuana with intent to distribute and possessed marijuana with intent to distribute within proximity of a school. Rizzo was released Friday on a $10 thousand dollar personal recognizance bond. […]

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Equipment theft leads to Pickens man

An investigation involving sheriff’s officers in two counties has led officers to a Pickens man. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office today identified a 28-year old Pickens resident as the suspect, for whom it is holding arrest warrants arising from a crime last week near Seneca. Investigators believe Joseph Coy Kilby broke into a building the night of January 5 on Woods […]

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Westminster man implicated in Georgia crime

An Asheville, North Carolina man’s car was reported stolen in Rabun County, Georgia, and a debit card inside his wallet in the car was used to make purchases in Oconee County. Oconee law enforcement authorities say a Westminster man has been arrested and charged with related multiple offenses. Twenty-four-year old Michael Allen Underwood was jailed yesterday in Walhalla. Among the […]

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Stolen check forged at Seneca bank

A check stolen from the mailbox of an Anderson County business turned up in Seneca where, the police say, the check was forged and cashed at a local bank. A 33-year old Anderson woman was arrested yesterday by the Seneca police and jailed in Walhalla. The police say Camie Ronea Dennis is accused of presenting a forged check in the […]

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