Death takes commission leader

Members of the Pendleton District Commission, serving the tri-county area, are learning of the death of their chairman, Dr. Bill Steirer. He died yesterday, leaving his wife, Ada Lou, two children, and their families. For more than 20 years, William Steirer Jr. served as a commissioner representing Pickens County on the Pendleton District Historical, Recreational, and Tourism Commission. He had […]

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Man arrested at scene of apparent burglary

A 33-year old man was arrested yesterday afternoon at the scene of what the Oconee Sheriff’s Office described as a burglary in progress near Seneca. At 29 Sirrine Street, Utica, two deputies placed Robert William Thompson of Boggs Drive, Seneca into custody and eventually charged Thompson with possession of drug paraphernalia. At the Sirrine Street house, the deputies found evidence […]

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Lottery winner keeps it a secret

In the tight knit Anderson County town of Belton, one its residents is keeping quiet about a $200 thousand secret. A Beltonian, who declined to release his name, cashed in a top prize winning ticket for Saturday’s Palmetto Cash 5 drawing. He picked all five winning numbers and said, “I’m putting the money in the bank.” VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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An ‘A thru Z’ on immigration law

Everyone is invited to a meeting at Clemson this month to hear David Dreher speak on changes in immigration law. Dreher’s background includes 25 years in the U-S foreign service and teacher of immigration issues at Clemson’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The presentation, sponsored by the Clemson Area League of Women Voters, takes place 7:30 Tuesday night, February 17 in […]

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Lawmakers change tune on road maintenance

Word from Columbia is that state lawmakers are scaling down an idea to require counties to take over the complete maintenance of some roads under state control. Like the state, county leaders say their budgets can’t accommodate the costs involved. Joel Thrift, chairman of Oconee County’s road and transportation committee, reacted yesterday to the news that House members are revising […]

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Edwards: “No decision” about re-election

In spite of rumors that he is seriously considering leaving politics, the Walhalla mayor said today he has made no decision about this year’s municipal election. It means that Mayor Edwards must weigh a decision whether he’ll offer for a second, four-year term in the November 3 election. Edwards knocked down a rumor that he has any interest in another […]

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Alternate use for the existing jail

A proposal is being put together for an alternate use of Oconee’s Detention Center once that penal facility is no longer needed when the new county jail opens later this year. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said he will introduce a proposal at next week’s meeting of the county’s Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Health and Welfare Committee to allow a religious-based entity […]

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Walhalla to negotiate ball field purchase

Walhalla Mayor Danny Edwards believes that the former Avondale Ball Field would make an ideal place for adult softball games, and that’s one of the reasons he’s hopeful the city can negotiate the purchase of the field from private interests. Edwards said today the city’s financial situation is such that it can’t afford buying real estate and he, along with […]

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Scott questions Obama cabinet head

Tim Scott, South Carolina’s freshman U-S senator, during his questioning of Secretary Sylvia Burwell of the Department of Health and Human Services, sought an answer to a what-if situation involving Obamacare—the Affordable Care Act.  And from the audio released by his office, Scott appears to be dissatisfied by the answer he received.  Scott asked Burwell that, in the event the […]

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