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Fire fighters attend to grease fire

June 17, 2014

Squash being cooked yesterday in a microwave created a grease fire at a home on the Weldon Road near Westminster. The Westminster Fire Department responded.

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Anderson men to be charged with armed robbery

June 16, 2014

Two days after an armed robbery in Clemson, two Anderson men are in jail. The Clemson police say the two men—41-year old Ceaser Lamont Hunter and 32-year old Ron Jermain Curry—will face charges of armed robbery at the Sunoco Convenience Store around 8 a-m Saturday o n highway 76. As the robbers entered the store,…

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Covidien deal “a glimmer of hope”

June 16, 2014

The news reported today by wire services and others that a deal is in the works for a takeover of Covidien is perceived by an Oconee County official as “a glimmer of hope” that the company’s earlier decision to eventually close its plant near Seneca might be reversed or modified in some way. Richard Blackwell…

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New Westminster budgets await final vote

June 16, 2014

Westminster City Council approaches a final vote tomorrow on the city’s spending plans for the next 12 months. And, during tomorrow evening’s council meeting, there will be opportunity for the public to comment or ask questions. For all purposes, the six budgets proposed would spend $9.8 million in 2014-15—nearly five percent higher than the current…

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Pickens County man arrested in Oconee home burglary

June 16, 2014

A 35-year old Pickens County man has been charged in Oconee County with burglary first degree and petty larceny. According to law enforcement reports, the case in which John Robert Hendricks of the Pumpkintown Highway was arrested, charged, and jailed in Walhalla is the investigation of an incident last winter at a home on Katelyn…

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Clemson’s Clements gets a seat at the table!

June 16, 2014

Clemson University will have a seat at the table this week in Washington at a forum to talk about how business and higher education can collaborate on workforce development and economic competitiveness. That seat will go Clemson President James Clements—one of about 30 higher education leaders and more than two dozen business executives. They have…

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Seneca declares war against grease and food wastes

June 16, 2014

Seneca Light and Water has declared war against grease and food wastes from entering the drains of their customers and, ultimately, the city’s sewer lines. And they are hoping to enlist everyone’s help. A citywide restaurant and food service inspection and treatment program is not enough, according to utilities director Bob Faires. It’s also important…

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Facelift for hopsital emergency department

June 16, 2014

Oconee Medical Center’s emergency department remains a 20-bed unit, but a lot else has changed—-for the better! A bright green ribbon was cut this morning to mark the completion of a one-year renovation project. New flooring, new counter tops, and a new-look waiting room are among the features of the $550 thousand project that took…

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Electrical fire Saturday in Walhalla

June 16, 2014

Walhalla fire trucks rolled Saturday afternoon to an electrical fire at 318 Lucas Street. Minor damage occurred and no one was hurt.

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Voters asked to return to the polls

June 16, 2014

Voters in Oconee County and the rest of South Carolina are being asked to return to the polls next week to decide run-off elections. Primary run-off elections take place Tuesday, June 24. Democratic voters get to choose between Shelia Gallagher and Tom Thompson for State Superintendent of Education. Republican voters will select their nominees between…

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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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