Zoning change sought in Westminster

An application for a zoning change is on the table tonight in Westminster. The code compliance and development coordinator, Tamy Sanford says the Planning Commission is scheduled to consider a zoning amendment for property at 207 N. Isundega Street. The hearing begins at 6 at City Hall. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Oconee supports harbor expansion

The seat of Oconee County government in Walhalla sits about as far away from the South Carolina coast as any  spot in the Palmetto State. But when it comes to commerce, the county leaders recognize the need to deepen the Charleston harbor. This week Oconee County Council approved a resolution to support deepening the harbor and shipping channel to allow […]

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South Carolina lawmakers decry new Cuba policy

South Carolina’s federal lawmakers are reacting with distaste to President Obama’s move to normalize relations with the island nation Cuba. Among those saying he has major problems with the President’s overture is Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan, who is the incoming chairman of a House Foreign Relations subcommittee. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Need health insurance?

For those in need of signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, Oconee Democrats are offering help. According to Rosellen Aleguire, party chairwoman, the enrollment period is open now until February 15. Aleguire says members of her party are acting as certified ACA counselors. You may call 877/803-7608. You can also sign up […]

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Rotarians to hear message of hope, love and truth

At their meeting today, Seneca Rotarians are to hear from children’s advocate Abong Fankam, who investigated cases of child abuse and neglect as a social worker in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Fankam, born and reared in Cameroon, West Africa, was named one of Charlotte, North Carolina’s 50 most influential women in 2014—the first time a native African has won that […]

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Man charged in Seneca hit-run case

A 25-year old Seneca man has been arrested and charged by the police in a December 2 night time hit-run accident at East Main Street and Lindsay Road. According to Capt. Robert Tribble, the charge was placed against Justin Lee Lucio, who lives nearby at the Fair Oaks apartments. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Arrest in Seneca stabbing

The police in Seneca have arrested and charged a 28-year old man in their investigation of a stabbing Tuesday night in the vicinity of 905 E. S. 1st Street. An arrest affidavit charges Kevin Troy Moyers with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. It further alleges that Moyers entered the victim’s bedroom, struck the victim in the […]

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Seneca man stabbed in the back

The police found a Seneca man walking around last night with a stab wound to the back. They then asked EMS to transport the wounded man to the hospital. Meantime, the police say, evidence gathered suggested an altercation in or near an E. S. 2nd Street home, and a second man was detained and held in custody on a temporary […]

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New Westminster website went live last week

At last night’s Westminster City Council meeting, Administrator Jeff Lord presented the city’s new website which went live last week. Described as user-friendly, this website at www.westminstersc.org offers online listings of all key Westminster services, council’s visions and goals, and access to city ordinances. Mayor Rick McCormick said, “We are constantly seeking to improve the delivery of services to our […]

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Swearing-in at the start of 2015

The Hon. Will Derrick will render the oath of office to Oconee County’s newest elected leaders. At 5:30 the evening of Tuesday, January 6 Magistrate Derrick will swear-in District One’s Edda Cammick and District Three’s Paul Cain for the start of their four-year terms as members of Oconee County Council. The ceremony will take place before the start of council’s […]

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