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A “tool” for annexation

March 16, 2015

Westminster will consider a tool used by other South Carolina municipalities to make it easier to grow its city limits—thru annexation. At their meeting tomorrow evening, the mayor and council are scheduled to consider first reading of an ordinance that places a deed restriction on the property of those outside municipal limits requiring them to…

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Suspect arrested in Sonny’s Bar and Grill shootings

March 14, 2015

  An arrest has occurred of a suspect in the investigation of homicide and shootings last weekend at a bar near Seneca. According to Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Reginald Tywan Bland was placed in custody Thursday night in Greenwood County and has since been moved to the Oconee Detention Center. Authorities say they believe Bland, a…

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Partial settlement in “John Doe” case

March 13, 2015

A partial settlement has been reported in the case of a man who claims he was abused by a teacher while he was a student in Oconee public schools. A mediator, Karl Folkens of Florence, signed an order that settles the case of “John Doe” as it applies to the Oconee School District. The terms…

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Speedway racing called off

March 13, 2015

Inclement weather has forced the postponement of the season opener at the Anderson Motor Speedway.  Showers,  increased wind, and lower temperatures forecast today and, combined, they do not make good racing weather.  Anderson Speedway management made the call early to try to head off the racing teams that travel to Anderson from Georgia and North…

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Fraud risk for ex-WestPoint Stevens workers

March 13, 2015

Individuals who worked for the former WestPoint Stevens plant at Seneca are being advised to check their credit reports and report any fraudulent activity to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. Investigators are working a case of identity fraud and have determined there’s a chance that personnel files from the West Point Seneca plant may have been…

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Daniel students learn how to monitor water quality

March 13, 2015

Thirty-seven students at Daniel High School, under the guidance of Clemson graduate students, spent several months examining the water quality of Indian Creek in the Clemson Experimental Forest. The “What’s in Our Waters” project, created by five Clemson graduate students, has grown to 12 mentors who help to educate high school students in Pickens and…

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Westminster “vision” meeting draws large crowd

March 13, 2015

Westminster is losing population. It’s a city with an increasing rate of empty houses. And some of those who care the most about the city fear that, in 20 years, Oconee’s third largest town could become a ghost town. Twenty years into the future was key last night as all seats filled in the Westminster…

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Body in lake was missing kayaker

March 13, 2015

The body of a man pulled from Lake Hartwell last Sunday has been positively identified as that of a missing kayaker from West Union. WLHR Radio quotes a Georgia DNR officer as saying an autopsy confirms the body was that of Brady Hamby. He had taken his kayak into the lake February 11 from Hartwell…

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Pitch made for countywide hospitality tax

March 13, 2015

For the good of Oconee’s tourism and the like, a county leader proposes a countywide 2% hospitality tax—identical to the tax now charged by Oconee’s three largest municipalities. Ken Sloan, director of the Mountain Lakes Conventions Visitors Bureau, made his pitch yesterday at the business forum of the Oconee Economic Alliance. As late three hours…

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Duncan says Biden “misinformed”

March 12, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden spoke out against Republican senators whose actions, he said, undermine President Obama’s negotiations with Iran for a nuclear weapons deal. The Associated Press quoted Biden as saying, “I cannot recall another instance in which senators wrote directly to advise another country — much less a longtime foreign adversary —- that the…

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Calendar

  • May 2, 2015 8:00 amPancakes for Princess Raelyn
  • May 2, 2015 9:00 amWidowed Persons Moving Foward meeting
  • May 3, 2015Seneca HS Choral Concert
  • May 3, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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