Georgia man charged with Seneca bank crimes

The police in Seneca have arrested a 25-year old man and charged him with bank fraud crimes. Chief John Covington says it’s a case that is still under investigation and expected to see more charges. Decatur, Georgia resident Cortez Ramon Anderson is charged with financial transaction card fraud and crimes against a federally chartered and insured financial institution. The police […]

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Special Needs “wait list” shrinks

In last week’s meeting with Oconee County Council, State Senator Thomas Alexander used mental health and special needs as examples of two agencies that took a big hit in recent years when state government found its revenues falling. Jerry Mize, director of the Tribble Activity Center near Seneca, acknowledges the plight faced by his agency, as well as others, but […]

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‘Coffee with a Cop’ next week

The next ‘Coffee with a Cop’ in Oconee County may take on more importance in light of incidents across the country in which policemen have been shot and, at times, policemen have been accused of shooting unarmed individuals. All community members and the public are invited to attend at 8 o’clock Wednesday morning, January 28 at the Westminster Depot on […]

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Club offers communication and leadership skills

Joining a local Toastmaster club can help you improve yours skills in communications and leadership. Toastmaster District 58, area 61, which covers the tri-counties of Oconee, Anderson, and Pickens, will hold open house this month, and everyone is invited. The event will be 6:30 to 8 o’clock Thursday night, January 29 at the Clemson Presbyterian Church, at 346 Old Greenville […]

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Tech names new vice president

Linda Jameison joined Tri-County Technical College this month in a leadership role, as vice president for student support and engagement. She is leading the college’s student engagement and support efforts and serves as the chief student services officer. Jameison provides leadership to student development, community campuses, student records, tutoring services and the library. She came from Presbyterian College where she […]

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Leadership Class at work at “We Care”

On this Day of Service on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, members of Leadership Oconee are pitching in to make better a valuable part of the Westminster community’s efforts to help the needy. Leadership President Brandy Taylor and other class members are helping renovate the old building that is used by We Care, the non-profit food and clothing pantry […]

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Stolen truck investigation

Weekend crime in Westminster. The city police and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office are combining to determine who stole a city pick up truck. Dean Awalt, Westminster chief of police, said the truck has been recovered, and officers have taken a couple of statements designed to help solve who took the truck. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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The impact of nuclear waste from abroad

The impact to South Carolina of potential nuclear waste from Germany and other countries will be discussed during a public meeting tomorrow night at Clemson. Everyone is invited to the meeting, sponsored by the Foothills Sierra club and the League of Women Voters of the Clemson Area. Guest speaker Suzanne Rhodes, former environmental policy manager for South Carolina DHEC, will […]

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Westminster agenda set

Bring pen and pencil to the meeting tomorrow night of the Westminster City Council. Outside auditor Jason White will present the city’s 2014 audited financial statements. The council will consider the election of a mayor pro tem. It also will take up a zoning change at 207 N. Isundega Street and consider a request to close Retreat Street, between 123 […]

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Scott on the King legacy

U-S Senator Tim Scott has issued a statement to observe the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Scott said, “…Because of Dr. King’s leadership and the leadership of many others, our country has seen powerful things happen since the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. Brave men and women, like Dr. King, believed that the future of the country, the […]

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