SPD seizes drugs, money, gun and liquor

Nine criminal charges arose from a one-car accident Sunday evening at Seneca’s Dalton Road and Leila Street.  And the police say they seized drugs, money, liquor, and a gun as they investigated an accident involving a van driven by Aaron Bernard Black, 42, of Creek Drive, Seneca.  According to the police reports, Black wound up at OconeeMedicalCenter, where he was […]

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For the first time, the Transit Advisory Committee

  Oconee’s newly-formed transit advisory task force committee meets tomorrow night for the first time, and Chris Maldonado hopes to be there.  Maldonado is one of Walhalla’s strongest advocates for extending passenger bus service to the County Seat.   Maldonado relies on a bicycle to get around and, he says, “I want the “CAT” buses.”  The committee meets at 6 Thursday […]

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Westminster to join alliance for one year

  Westminster leaders are taking an open mind when it comes to an arm of county government joining with an organization of public and private interests into the new Oconee Economic Alliance. The city council last night chose to join the alliance for one year and pay a membership fee of $3 thousand. But there were questions, whose answers weren’t […]

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Brockingtons make strides in Westminster

One of three new Westminster council members has begun to make strides in his city government. And so has his wife. Bill Brockington last night was elected by his colleagues as Westminster’s mayor pro-tem. He succeeds Donna King-Sheriff. Mayor pro-tem acts as number two to the mayor, but duties are limited. Brockington’s wife, Sandra, was chosen last night to fill […]

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Lawmaker to retire

A Pickens County state lawmaker from the Clemson area who survived a controversial re-election battle two years ago is announcing he will retire and not run again in 2014. He’s Six Mile resident and Westminster native B-R Skelton. A political opponent of Skelton’s, Pickens County Republican Chairman Phillip Bowers, is touting Ed Harris as Skelton’s eventual successor. Harris and Skelton […]

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Near SRO crowd at City Hall

Seats were at a premium last night at Westminster City Hall for a hearing on a request to change the zoning on Crooked Street. Opinion was divided, but most of those who spoke were opposed. And city council voted the opponents’ wishes. Ruth Osborne, an absentee property owner who lives in Atlanta, requested a general residential zone apply to her […]

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Show compassion, Westminster leaders urged

Westminster City Council took a cue from an audience member and approved a zoning change last night that showed compassion for a woman who moved to Westminster to help care for her mother after fire and storm ravaged the daughter’s home in New York. Catherine Wilbanks asked the city council to show compassion for Lisa Biondillilo and to consider that […]

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Home and woods fires

A home in Salem caught fire late last night, and fire fighters were at the scene at 308 S. Oak Street nearly three hours. According to Oconee County dispatch, it’s believed all people inside that home got out without injury. The call was received at 9:45. The Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross was sent to render aid to […]

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