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Announcement by Sanctuary Pointe

March 26, 2013
Announcement by Sanctuary Pointe

Sanctuary Pointe developers call what they plan to do at an Oconee County Lake Hartwell peninsula off I-85 a flagship tourism project that’s to be the first major step in the state’s tourism plan for the upstate. At 6:30 tonight at South Union Baptist Church, the developers and the state Department of Parks, Recreation and…

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Earles Grove brush fire

March 26, 2013

Oakway and other fire departments  answered a brush fire call at 7 last night in the Earles Grove Community. The fire was traced to a mulch fire on the Smith Dairy Farm Road at Alexander Farms. Rural Fire Control reported the mulch company employed bulldozers to cut a  line that enabled fire fighters to put…

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Injured hiker rescued

March 26, 2013

A search team from Transylvania County, North Carolina found an injured hiker late yesterday afternoon in Horsepasture River area of the Jocassee Gorges. The hiker, hurt in a fall, was rendered assistance in getting out of the woods, according to an announcement by Adam Williams, deputy director of Oconee Emergency Services. Williams’ announcement did not…

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Private meeting at OMC

March 26, 2013

Oconee County’s interest in property on the grounds of Oconee Medical Center for a YMCA led to a private meeting last night by some of the parties involved in the potential deal. As reporters were excused from the meeting room, Oconee County Administrator Scott Moulder and county Parks, Recreation and Tourism Director Phil Shirley were…

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Traffic temporarily blocked!

March 25, 2013

Traffic has been blocked temporarily near Walhalla because of an accident on SC 183/Westminster Highway at Duck Pond Road. At first report, no injuries in the accident at 3:03 p-m.

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Bannister arrested

March 25, 2013

Law enforcement and Westminster sources are confirming the arrest of the former Westminster Police Chief Scott Bannister. Warrants served on Johnny Scott Bannister at the Oconee Law Enforcement Center charge Bannister with three offenses: forgery, embezzlement of public funds, and misconduct in office. Bannister served as chief until his resignation last summer. The affidavit attached…

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Duke unveils new logo

March 25, 2013
Duke unveils new logo

A new look arrived today for the country’s largest electric utility. Customers of Duke energy starting today can see a new logo – - with a complete change out over the next few months. Developed internally, the logo gives the company a new identity, on the heels of Duke Energy and Progress Energy combining in…

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Car break-ins

March 25, 2013

The police in Clemson say break-ins occurred this morning to vehicles parked in the deck on Keith Street. Items belonging to the owners of those vehicles were stolen, and the police are asking for the public to help them identify persons shown in a video appearing on the police page of the city’s website. The…

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Lottery winner shares prize

March 25, 2013

An Anderson restaurant manager won $200 thousand playing the South Carolina Education Lottery. And Derek Ward is giving 10 thousand dollars to an employee he asked to buy lottery tickets for him last Thursday at the Quick Stop FoodMart on Clemson Boulevard. Shortly before 11 this morning, three top prizes of $200 thousand remained in…

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Sanctuary Pointe—what will it be?

March 25, 2013

A hotel, a golf course, a restaurant retail shops—-just exactly what’s in the cards for the ballyhooed Sanctuary Pointe project along a Lake Hartwell peninsula off I-85? Some of the answers are expected to be given during a public information meeting, sponsored by Sanctuary Pointe developers and the  State PRT at 6:30 tomorrow night at…

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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
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