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Street and highway matters for Westminster

August 19, 2014

At its August meeting today, Westminster City Council will consider a request of the DOT to evaluate the traffic signal at 123 and Oak Street for a left turn signal onto Oak. The council will consider placing 15 mile an hour speed limits on Ann Davis Street and Willow Row and a list of street…

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New employer announced for Anderson County

August 19, 2014

A tire recycler and rubber manufacturer, based in Moncks Corner, is announcing a new facility in Anderson. Viva Recycling plans a near $7 million investment that, over five years, is expected to create 14 new jobs. Viva separates the scrap tires and other selected industrial rubber scrap into rubber, steel and fiber. The recycling operation…

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I-85 re-surfacing continues

August 19, 2014

The re-surfacing of an 11-mile stretch of I-85 is a project that continues across the Oconee and Anderson stretches of the interstate highway. The work is being done on the northbound lanes. Josh Makison, resident construction engineer for the DOT, predicts the project should finish by October 31. In the meantime, next month is the…

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Chef addresses Oconee trustees

August 19, 2014

The start of a school year is not only the time for teachers to organize their classrooms. It’s a time for the lunchroom managers to figure out how to interest more students and teachers in school-served breakfast and lunch. Two members of the district’s meal providers, the Sodexo company, spoke at last night’s board meeting…

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Weekend home fire under investigation

August 19, 2014

Investigation continues as to what caused fire Saturday night that destroyed a home near Walhalla. Firemen were called shortly before 11 Saturday night to Laurel Estates on the Highlands Highway where they found flames shooting through the roof of the two-story home. As many as seven people are said to have lived in the home,…

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School District’s top two goals

August 19, 2014

OSD’s top two goals 0700, Tue., 19 August 2014..lrm Above all others, there are two goals which Oconee public schools will pursue. The trustees last week retreated to Lake Jocassee’s Devil’s Fork State Park for a planning meeting. And, at last night’s regular meeting, Dr. Michael Thorsland, the superintendent, said the first goal is to…

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Act 155 qualifies students for diplomas

August 19, 2014

An exit exam no longer a requirement for a high school diploma, Oconee School District has begun to issue diplomas to former students who met all the requirements except that one. Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations, estimates as many as 200 former students may now qualify for diplomas under South Carolina Act 155. So…

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A smooth day one for the Oconee schools

August 19, 2014

Overall, day one for Oconee public schools went well. In a report to the trustees last night Dr. Michael Thorsland, superintendent, estimated first day attendance fell between 10,100 and 10, 200. The day was not without its normal opening day problems—such as some children left behind at their bus stops. Thorsland says advancements in communication…

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Fair Play woman charged with soliciting prostitution

August 19, 2014

Oconee sheriff’s officers have issued a ticket alleging that a Fair Play woman solicited prostitution. Jongsoon Back, 51 years old, was booked into the Oconee Detention Center yesterday afternoon after, according to the Sheriff’s Office, an undercover agent entered the King’s Spa on Herring Road in Fair Play and was solicited for sexual favors for…

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Liberty man arrested in Oconee County

August 18, 2014

A man became a crime victim even before he was able to move into his new residence near Seneca. While moving into that home last year, someone took household items that he had placed there. Now the Oconee Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged a 29-year old Pickens County man, Timothy Rip Bryant of Liberty,…

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  • August 22, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 22, 2014 8:15 pmTown of West Union's Movie Night in the Park
  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amTaylor-Neal Reunion
  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amBBQ & Bluegrass
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