Parade tonight

The annual Westminster Christmas Parade takes place at 6 tonight. After the lineup in front of the First Baptist Church on the West-Oak Highway, the procession will make its way through Westminster. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Cleanup crew removes meth materials near Seneca

A state cleanup crew removed meth-making materials and equipment Tuesday from an arrest scene near Seneca. South of Seneca on the Argo Road, according to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, narcotics agents arrested and jailed Jerry Scott Gibson on charges of drug conspiracy and a temporary custody order. A warrant obtained yesterday by narcotics agents charges the 45-year old Gibson with […]

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Builder and associate eye old courthouse

Home builder Tom Markovich and an associate have something in mind for the former Oconee Courthouse, at Walhalla’s W. Main and S. Church Streets. Markovich and Herb Witter are preparing a proposal to be considered next week by the real estate, facilities and land management committee of the Oconee County Council. The meeting takes place at 7 o’clock Tuesday night, […]

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Halbig calls for a sitdown

Members of the public had things to say last night about expanding passenger bus service to the Walhalla and Westminster areas, but Oconee County Council did not receive an update on the plan to implement transit service. The reason for that, according to County Administrator Scott Moulder, is that there was no update available. There is sentiment on the council […]

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New House Speaker names committees

Oconee’s two resident members of the State House of Representatives today are completing two days of organizing for a new legislative year. After receiving committee assignments, the House stands adjourned until January 13, 2015, the first day of the 121st South Carolina General Assembly. Jay Lucas, the new Speaker of the South Carolina House, appointed Seneca’s Bill Sandifer to the […]

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Josh Stephens attends statewide meet

Oconee County’s Josh Stephens was among 50 local leaders and development professionals from across South Carolina who completed the 2014 South Carolina Economic Development Institute. Institute attendees received their Certificates of Completion during the final day of the 2014 Institute held at the City of Greer Events Complex. During the quarterly, two-day sessions, participants traveled to different locations throughout the […]

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Christmas ornaments lost in Main Street mishap

Although most if not all service has been restored, crews continued to work this morning on electric poles and lines on Main Street in West Union. The power outage that started yesterday afternoon and went several hours into the night was caused by a large tree that fell, bringing down Duke Energy and Northland Cable-TV lines. Town of West Union […]

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Ordinance 2014-24 now the law

An ordinance to provide county-funded legal defense and limited indemnification for Oconee County employees passed on third and final reading. Council’s vote last night was once again 3-2, with Thrift, Corbeil and Dexter in favor and Cain and McCall opposed. A final vote scheduled November 18 was tabled to allow County Attorney Tom Martin to make changes in the ordinance […]

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Attorney explains how private meetings pay off

Executive sessions by government create distrust on the part of some members of the citizenry who decry taking the public’s business behind closed doors. But the Oconee County Attorney last night suggested that patience can be a virtue. For a rare time, there was no need for a private meeting following last night’s county council open session. Perhaps, the reason […]

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