Pauline Ella Sandt Walbert

Pauline Ella Sandt Walbert, 82, of 205 D Street, Westminster died Wednesday at her home.  She was the widow of Richard Harold Walbert Sr.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Saturday at the Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 1-2 p-m Saturday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers are […]

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Seneca seeks funds for N. Townville phase two

Total cost for another phase of re-building Seneca’s North Townville Street is estimated at upwards of $700 thousand dollars, but at least one member of the county’s state “C” fund committee is wondering if the second phase of the project can be reduced in size for budgeting purposes. Richard Cottingham today said he’s worried that the total overall cost of […]

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ITT makes its Oconee expansion announcement

The need for a new test facility is behind ITT Corporation’s announcement that it will expand its Oconee County manufacturing operations. Those operations are located at 105 Commerce Way near Westminster. ITT, headquartered at White Plains, New York, promises to invest $2.5 million into the facility over the next five years. The announcement makes no mention of any new jobs. […]

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Oakway accident

State troopers reported injuries in an accident this morning on Bethel Church Road at South Carolina 182. At least one of those injured was flown by a medical helicopter from a field in front of the nearby Oakway Rescue Squad building.

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Basic military training completed

Air Force airman Reece Jankowy graduated from basic military training in San Antonio, Texas. He’s the son of Kevin Jankowy of Mountain Rest and Michelle Jankowy of Collierville, Tennessee. The airman’s grandparents, the parents of his father, are Frank and Betty Jankowy, who also live in Mountain Rest.

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Where will you be this holiday weekend?

The motor club AAA predicts as many as 1.5 million Carolina motorists will make a road trip this holiday weekend. AAA believes a better economy and gas pump prices in the area of $2.40 to $2.50 a gallon are driving this year’s increase in holiday travel, especially by the automobile. Nearly 1.1 million North Carolinians and 538 thousand South Carolinians […]

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Tips and leads being followed

According to the Sheriff’s Office, there is still no new information to report on the search to find the man who robbed Community First Bank Tuesday afternoon near Seneca. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, says officers are following tips and leads. The Sheriff’s Office is also releasing more pictures from the Community First Bank of the robber. On […]

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Georgia county added to the list

The Federal Emergency Management Agency added Hart County, Georgia to the State of Georgia’s recent disaster declaration from the February 15-17 severe winter storm. Hart County joins 15 other counties already receiving federal assistance—the result of the April 20 Presidential disaster declaration. Eligible government entities and certain private non-profits can apply for the reimbursement of special expenses related to disaster […]

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