Boarding home denied zoning change

The Westminster Comprehensive Plan suggests historic houses might enjoy a future use as boarding houses.  But the city planning commission said no last night to Roger Manley’s request for a zoning change to allow him to operate a boarding house at 207 N. Isundega Street.  Manley’s property is currently zoned R-25.  He was seeking a change to general residential, a […]

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Accident killed Easley man

A Wednesday night accident took the life of a 61-year old Easley man, William Herman Anderson. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley said Anderson died early yesterday morning at a Greenville hospital of blunt force trauma to his torso and thigh. The accident occurred shortly after 9:30 Wednesday night at Woodhaven Drive and South Carolina 93. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Overnight emergencies

For more than two hours last night, fire fighters were on the scene on South Union’s Rock Creek Road. First reports indicated the roof of a structure was on fire. Around 8:30 last night, a semi-truck wound up in a ditch on South Carolina 24 in front of Oakway Wesleyan Church. No one hurt.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Pickens County man convicted

A jury in Pickens County has convicted a Central man of criminal sexual conduct with a minor first degree. Judge Clifton Newman handed down a 30-year sentence to Vernon Glen Evans which means the 51-year old Evans will be required to serve 25 and half years before becoming eligible for parole. The victim in the case was among the trial’s […]

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Seneca principal wins statewide honor

Seneca High Principal Cliff Roberts received the 2015 South Carolina High School Principal of the Year this afternoon in a ceremony at his school. Roberts knew he had been nominated for the award, but winning it was something kept secret from him until today’s ceremony. Making the official announcement was the state’s superintendent-elect Molly Spearman, in her capacity as president […]

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Oconee General Sessions today

In Oconee General Sessions Court today, a trial date was set in the State’s case against Shane Adam Burdette, a Westminster man charged with the murder of James Evan Tyner. The 21-year old Tyner was found dead at Blackjack Road and Mount Pleasant Road of a gun shot wound to the neck. In another case, Judge Alex Macaulay sentenced Millard […]

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Fire damages Oconee tractor

Fire caused heavy damage today to an Oconee County tractor, valued at $65 thousand dollars. The fire broke out at the county landfill near Seneca. No one was hurt but, according to Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King, the fire apparently was caused by a hose failure that sent combustible hydraulic fluid into the engine compartment. King says it appears the […]

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Holidays are a time for cheer, not a visit to the ER

Flu transmission rates typically increase around the holidays because of travel and crowds. You can take precautions to keep yourself and your family safe this season—especially in light of the CDC warning about the flu vaccine not being as effective as expected against this year’s strain. Sue Boeker, infection preventionist at Greenville Health System, can be heard on 96.3/WGOG NEWS […]

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Zoning change sought in Westminster

An application for a zoning change is on the table tonight in Westminster. The code compliance and development coordinator, Tamy Sanford says the Planning Commission is scheduled to consider a zoning amendment for property at 207 N. Isundega Street. The hearing begins at 6 at City Hall. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Oconee supports harbor expansion

The seat of Oconee County government in Walhalla sits about as far away from the South Carolina coast as any  spot in the Palmetto State. But when it comes to commerce, the county leaders recognize the need to deepen the Charleston harbor. This week Oconee County Council approved a resolution to support deepening the harbor and shipping channel to allow […]

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