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Need for RR safety impressed during whistle-stop event

May 2, 2013

A representative of Oconee County Sheriff’s Department came away from a whistle-stop train excursion impressed with the need to promote safety along the nation’s rails. Norfolk Southern and Operation Lifesaver organized an 814-mile excursion from New Orleans, Louisiana to Greensboro, North Carolina. And Jimmy Watt, the public information officer for the Oconee Sheriff’s Department, rode…

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Washington roomies draw large crowd

May 2, 2013
Washington roomies draw large crowd

Two “Washington roommates” captivated a large crowd today in Seneca, as the Oconee Chamber of Commerce welcomed two of the state’s elected representatives to the nation’s capital. The meet-and-greet event allowed Congressman Jeff Duncan to introduce Tim Scott, the new U-S senator, to Oconee County. The two Republicans share an apartment while in Washington. The…

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Former OC teacher wins Teacher of the Year

May 2, 2013

A first grade teacher at the Pickens Elementary School is the toast today of South Carolina public education. Darlene Sutton receives a $25 thousand cash award and the use of a BMW for one year for being chosen South Carolina Teacher of the Year. Sutton is being congratulated not only by her current employer, the…

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Where’s the scooter operator?

May 2, 2013

Two days later, the Westminster police are still on the lookout for the operator of a motor scooter who ditched his vehicle and ran off into the woods. Police Chief Dean Awalt said a city K-9 officer attempted to stop the scooter and its driver on the suspicion of speeding and failing to signal Tuesday…

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National Day of Prayer rally

May 2, 2013

National Day of Prayer will be marked in Seneca with a rally at 6 o’clock downtown in the Norton-Thompson Park. Special speaker will be Dan Scott, radio announcer and the voice of Furman University athletics. Scott has started a foundation to help children who have been sexually, physically and mentally abused. Mayor Dan Alexander will…

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Co-winners of Citizen of the Year

May 2, 2013

An educator and a manufacturer are sharing this year’s Citizen of the Year Award, given by the Westminster Rotary Club. At Tuesday’s awards banquet, Mary Newby and Ken Collins tied for the award. Collins is a Westminster area manufacturing company owner; Newby of West-Oak High teaches P-E and coordinates the Interact Club.

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OC to assume municipal building regs

May 2, 2013

At its next meeting, Oconee County Council will consider absorbing building code duties in four of the county’s five municipalities. County Council Tuesday night is scheduled to consider in title only ordinances that would delegate municipal building code regulation in Walhalla, West Union, Salem, and Westminster to its building codes personnel. In recent times, the…

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Rotary prepares for today’s crowd

May 2, 2013

A crowd between 150 and 200 is expected for the annual Seneca Rotary Club scholarship meeting today in the gymnasium at the St. Mark Methodist Church.

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Attorney: OSD “not involved in any way”

May 2, 2013

A defense attorney has filed court papers asserting the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department played no part in the arrest of a man who was later found not guilty of all charges in a 2004 murder case. The man, Lexington County resident Lloyd Lash, has since filed a damage lawsuit. The case in the General Sessions…

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OC fire fighter awarded at state meet

May 2, 2013
OC fire fighter awarded at state meet

An Oconee volunteer fire fighter, T-J Harlos, last weekend received the 2013 Scotty Taylor Achievement Award during the Southeastern Fire and Life Safety Education Conference at Myrtle Beach. Harlos is a member of the Picket Post-Camp Oak department where he serves as the volunteer coordinator for the safety and fire education team. Oconee Fire Chief…

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  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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