Adams part of alliance protecting drug-endangered kids

Chrissy Adams, the 10th Circuit Solicitor serving Oconee and Anderson counties, is among 22 federal, state and local leaders who have aligned to identify and protect drug-endangered children in South Carolina. In her role as president of the SC Solicitors’ Association, Adams has joined fellow professionals to strive for ways to identify and protect those children removed from drug environments, […]

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State and county holiday today!

Confederate Memorial Day today is a state and county holiday—meaning Oconee government offices are closed, except the vital services. On this Confederate Memorial Day the musical group Confederate Attitude will perform southern rock music during a block party in Walhalla that begins at 5 o’clock. It’s the start of a two-day Mayfest spring festival in Walhalla with arts, crafts and […]

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Clemson paving job starts Monday

Thrift Development Corporation of Seneca has announced paving will begin Monday at a major Clemson intersection. The work is planned to start at 8 o’clock Monday night at U-S 123 and South Carolina 133. The paving will continue every night the week of May 12-16—each night from 8 o’clock until 6 in the morning. Drivers should be alert for construction […]

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Westminster police make drug arrests

After a search today at a home on Wood Street in Westminster, the police announced the arrests of two people. The police say Wesley Rogers, 46, of Westminster and Tammy McCall, 42, of Fair Play are charged with possession with intent to distribute meth, possession of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance. The police say they acted on citizen […]

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Taiwan teen enjoys West-Oak High

From the Asian island of Taiwan to Westminster, South Carolina the journey covered 8,300 miles. And for I-Ting Lieu, known here by the name Louis, the adjustment has been relatively easy and fun. As a Rotary Exchange Youth Study student, Louis is enrolled at West-Oak High School as a senior and is hosted by the Martin family across 24 from […]

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Westminster interviews continue

After two and a half hours last night, Westminster City Council adjourned from its executive session for personnel without taking action. City Administrator David Smith says the city’s elected leaders remain in a first round of interviews to find a successor for Smith, who retires June 30. According to Smith, two individuals have been interviewed and as many as eight […]

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Low level tritium leak at Oconee Nuclear

A leak of a low level concentration of tritium at Oconee Nuclear Station has been confirmed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The leak reported yesterday is believed to be greater than 100 gallons of water, with the potential to reach groundwater. However, an NRC spokesman said the water is mildly radioactive, and its level is far below EPA drinking water […]

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Airport dispute set for June trial

The legal troubles involving Oconee and the contractor it chose to extend the runway and taxiway at the county airport is set for trial the first week of June. An officer of the Common Pleas Court says Plateau Excavation versus Oconee County and others is set for a jury trial to begin Monday, June 2 at the Oconee Courthouse in […]

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Holly Springs fire under investigation

A fire yesterday afternoon destroyed a shop and contents on the Miller Farm Road in the Holly Spring Community near Westminster. According to Charlie King, Oconee fire chief, the fire was well in progress by the time fire fighters reached the scene. Long Creek and Cleveland volunteer fire departments responded to the call sounded at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon. King […]

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