Walhallan charged with false police reports

  A 38-year old Walhalla woman has been charged with filing false police reports in both Seneca and Clemson.  An investigator for the Seneca police, Michael Termano, signed warrants charging Stephanie Anna Douglas of the Torrington Road with filing false reports last Sunday with the Seneca and Clemson police departments alleging that a Central man, Michael Andre Fruster, had kidnapped […]

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McCall wants cities involved in recycling

Wayne McCall believes Oconee County can’t get serious about recycling unless the cities get involved, and that could mean charging the cities tipping fees to encourage recycling.  McCall, the District Two councilman, last night laid out his plan for comprehensive recycling, including changes to the convenience centers along with converting glass and tires into useable products and the possibility of […]

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Westminster to help pay Dexter’s medical bills

So far, a public fund to help pay the medical bills of the deceased K-9 that was used by the Westminster Police has raised two thousand dollars, about one-half of what the final bills are liable to total.  The dog, named Dexter, was owned by city police officer Isaac Moore and not covered by any insurance through city government.  After […]

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South Carolina dodges bullet with Africanized bees

Additional extensive testing has concluded that a hive of suspected Africanized bees in Charleston County were predominantly the less volatile European honeybees.  The Department of Plant Industry at Clemson University announced that the hive was destroyed in May after the bees attacked the beekeeper and other bystanders over the course of several days–sending one person to the hospital.  Testing at […]

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Electric rate action tabled

  Chris Carter reported for work only a week ago as the Westminster city administrator.  He’s still living out of suitcases.  And the city council, his employer, is not going to rush him.  Carter took part last night in his first council meeting and was not up to speed on a new schedule of electric system rates up for adoption […]

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Smith bows out, Grant re-appointed

  Westminster auto repairman Rhett Smith has the thanks of his city for service well done.  At the start of last night’s city council meeting, Smith announced he did not wish to be re-appointed to a new term as a city representative to the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority.  He explained that he had enjoyed his service not only as […]

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Stanley McClamma

  Westminster – Doyle Stanley McClamma, 74, husband of Barbara Jean McClamma, 141 Barton Creek Road, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at Stephens County Hospital.   A funeral service will be held 3 pm, Friday, July 22, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Rider Mountain PFB Holiness Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends […]

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Ties strengthened between India and South Carolina

South Carolina is broadening its connection with India, the world’s second most populous nation, with the help of Ratan Tata.  He has been called the father of modern industry in India and is funding fellowships that will pay for five Indian students to work toward automotive engineering degrees at Clemson University. Tata received an honorary Ph.D. in automotive engineering from […]

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