NEXT reports a successful week one

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A picture of the student body of the first charter school in Salem is displayed on the school website.  Principal Joe Greenberg said week one last week was a success.  Today Greenberg said, “I think we are just under 180,” when asked for the NEXT School at Eagle Ridge enrollment. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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New drug sweep across Oconee

A new version of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office “Operation Infinity” drug sweep is underway across Oconee County.  Twenty-five people are being sought on charges of methamphetamine, prescription drugs and marijuana.  Some of the individuals are being sought for charges of unlawful neglect of a child.  By mid afternoon yesterday, eight people had been arrested or had already been in jail […]

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Water plant bids run beyond estimate

Contractors interested in building the Lake Hartwell Water Treatment Plant have submitted bids that range between $17 million to nearly $21 million, and the low bid appears to be $3 million higher than the engineer estimated.  Eight contractors submitted sealed bids before this afternoon’s deadline.  Donald Phillips of Pioneer Rural Water’s consultant firm, Design South, told the contractor representatives that […]

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Kenneth Steven “Steve” Burkett

West Union, SC — Kenneth Steven “Steve” Burkett, 59, husband of Regena Martin Burkett of 125 Woodland Way, West Union passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P. M. on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Trinity Baptist Church with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends […]

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Larry Hendrix

      Westminster – Larry Hendrix, 62, of Westminster went to be with the Lord on Wednesday afternoon, August 24, 2016.  He was the husband of Diane Holbrooks Hendrix and a retired SC DOT employee. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm, Sunday, August 28, 2016, from the Earles Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Earles […]

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Graham wants special prosecutor

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has voiced his support for the appointment of a special prosecutor to look into Secretary Clinton’s emails during her time as Secretary of State. He made these comments in an announcement today from Washington: “We need a special prosecutor, someone outside the Justice Department, to look into this matter,” said Graham.   “If you’re waiting on […]

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Agenda set for “Town Hall” meeting

The agenda is set for a pair of Westminster city meetings next week.  Both will take place the evening of Tuesday, August 30 and one will follow the other.  At 6 o’clock the city council will receive a presentation with update recommendations on a utility rate study that was completed earlier this summer.  At 6:30 the council will convene a […]

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Fire Prevention Week open house

During this year’s Fire Prevention Week the Keowee Fire Department, based at Keowee Key, invites the public for open house.  The event will be 11 am to 2 pm Saturday, October 8.  Brandon Shirley, assistant chief, says department personnel will be there to talk about pre-fire planning, the lockbox program, answer questions about call response, display equipment, and demonstrate special […]

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