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Voices raised to Westminster Council

April 22, 2015

Westminster City Council had not quite started its executive session last night when it took up the complaint voiced by a rodeo sponsor heard at the start of the meeting as part of public comment. Michelle Sanford complained about a city requirement to pay a $50 dollar charge to display a sign. Sanford’s complaint was…

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Student art work carries environmental message

April 22, 2015

Some of Oconee’s youngest citizens are spreading an environmental message today on Earth Day. Students at Keowee Elementary School have decorated paper grocery bags with art work with an environmental theme and those bags are being passed out today at the West Union Ingle’s Store. Keowee Elementary is proud to be involved in what it…

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Defense rests

April 22, 2015

The prosecution rested its case yesterday against a Seneca area man, charged with kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct first degree. As the trial recessed until 9:30 this morning, the question left was whether Wilbur Rickmon will testify in his defense. The jury heard testimony about an alleged incident involving Rickmon and a female neighbor at…

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Magistrate’s worker arrested

April 22, 2015

An arrest warrant alleges crime occurred within the office of the Walhalla Magistrate. The state police yesterday announced the arrest of a 44-year old Westminster woman in an investigation of missing funds from the Walhalla Summary Court, where she worked. According to the state Law Enforcement Division, Constance Louise Weaver was charged with embezzling public…

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Westminster acts to cut power costs

April 22, 2015

Usually this time of the year Westminster raises its retail electric power charge—once it gets word from its regional supplier that its wholesale charge is going up. But not this year. At the recommendation last night of first-year city administrator Jeff Lord, the city council adopted a new rate schedule that avoids a 4% wholesale…

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Walhalla embarks on Streetscape

April 22, 2015
Walhalla embarks on Streetscape

A large crowd assembled in Walhalla, near the corner of Main and S. Tugaloo, late on the work day partly to symbolize hope that in the future the core business district downtown will enjoy greater commerce and activity. Some of the city’s leaders put on hard hats and reflective jackets for the groundbreaking for Streetscape.…

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Former car dealership employee arrested

April 21, 2015

A former car dealership employee has been arrested and charged with taking $3,951.86 worth of checks from her workplace and converting them to her own use. The Sheriff’s Office announced forgery and breach of trust with fraudulent intent charges against Pamela Gail Rogers (Blackwell). An arrest affidavit alleges the crime occurred December 3 at Lake…

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Runs and bike events to impact Oconee highways

April 21, 2015

Running and bicycle events this weekend in Oconee County will affect the normal flow of motorized traffic, and officials are asking the public to be especially careful in the vicinity of these visiting athletes. The USA Triathlon NCAA national championships and the 2015 Color Run are coming to the Clemson/Seneca area. The inside lanes of…

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William Ray Brooks

April 21, 2015

William Ray Brooks, 51, of 613 Anderson Street, West Union died Monday at his home. He owned Fit4 Life in Walhalla and founded the Eric Brooks Memorial Scholarship nine years ago.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel.  All services at the cemetery will be private per family request. The…

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It’s about re-branding Ken Sloan says

April 21, 2015

Ken Sloan, president/CEO of Mountain Lakes Convention and Visitors Bureau in Oconee County, is on board with Walhalla’s efforts to re-vitalize the downtown with its Streetscape project. And Sloan points to an important part of the project—-a 5 o’clock ceremony downtown this afternoon. Sloan is pushing the interests of Oconee recreation and tourism supporters for…

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Calendar

  • May 3, 2015Revival with Rev. James Petty
  • May 5, 2015 10:30 amHappy Hearts of Seneca Meeting
  • May 5, 2015 7:00 pmOle Fashion Revival w/Rev. Tully Griggs (Alto, GA)
  • May 10, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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