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In Westminster, request denied

January 22, 2015

A recommendation by the Westminster Planning Commission to deny a zoning change that would have allowed a boarding house at 207 N. Isundega Street has been upheld by the city council. The action came this week as part of the council’s regular January meeting. At that meeting, also, the council chose Councilman Bill Brockington as…

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Architects asked to redraw plans

January 22, 2015

Architects at work on plans to renovate and add to the 30-year old building that houses Oconee County’s Corinth-Shiloh fire station have been asked to go back to the drawing board, with the idea of scaling down the original cost estimate. Bill Box, president of the all-volunteer fire station near Clemson, made the announcement this…

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South Carolina agriculture on the move, Weather says

January 22, 2015

In a talk at Florence, the South Carolina agriculture commissioner said the industry is going in the right direction and with more promise than before. Hugh Weathers spoke last week at the South Carolina AgriBiz and Farm Expo which served as a fundraiser for the South Carolina Commissioner’s School for Agriculture at Clemson University. Combined…

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Charges upgraded

January 22, 2015

The Pickens County Grand Jury has upgraded charges against a North Carolina man, one of three people charged in the 2013 vandalism of Howard’s Rock at Clemson University. An announcement from Walt Wilkins, circuit solicitor for Greenville and Pickens counties, states 20-year old Micah Rogers was formally charged with grand larceny and malicious injury to…

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Multiple warrants charge shoplifting

January 22, 2015

Oconee Sheriff’s Office served multiple warrants this week, charging three individuals with shoplifting. The accused shoplifters have been identified as 28-year old Daniel Eugene Fortner of Seneca, 43-year old Amanda Kaye Holbrook of Greenville, and 53-year old Cory Hampton Whitt of Anderson. According to the Sheriff’s Office announcement, Fortner is accused of taking items worth…

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Free nicotine gum and patches

January 20, 2015

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is making available free nicotine replacement therapy for smokers who do not have health insurance. DHEC’s Sharon Biggers says tobacco users who want to kick the habit in 2015 can call the S.C. Tobacco Quitline at 1-800/QUIT NOW (1-800/784-8669.) The quitline is open from 8 a-m to…

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Oconee names rescue of the year

January 20, 2015

Keowee Rescue Squad member Erik Sprogis has been named Rescue Squad Member of the Year for 2014. The award highlighted the annual Rescue Squad Awards banquet at the Lighthouse Restaurant. A member of the Keowee squad since 2012, Sprogis now serves as squad chief. In 2014, he responded to 62 calls for Keowee Rescue, as…

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Liberty man charged with Westminster crimes

January 20, 2015

The Westminster police have arrested and charged a 43-year old Liberty man in a series of crimes during the weekend at the city’s utilities department on Bibb Street. Chief Dean Awalt this afternoon said Jeffrey Lee Turner faces seven charges, including burglary and the theft of a city pickup truck. That truck was discovered Sunday…

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Georgia man charged with Seneca bank crimes

January 20, 2015

The police in Seneca have arrested a 25-year old man and charged him with bank fraud crimes. Chief John Covington says it’s a case that is still under investigation and expected to see more charges. Decatur, Georgia resident Cortez Ramon Anderson is charged with financial transaction card fraud and crimes against a federally chartered and…

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Special Needs “wait list” shrinks

January 20, 2015

In last week’s meeting with Oconee County Council, State Senator Thomas Alexander used mental health and special needs as examples of two agencies that took a big hit in recent years when state government found its revenues falling. Jerry Mize, director of the Tribble Activity Center near Seneca, acknowledges the plight faced by his agency,…

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  • March 28, 2015 7:30 amHOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH'S YARD SALE and HOT DOG SALE
  • March 28, 2015 10:00 amEbenezer Baptist Church's Community Easter Egg Hunt
  • March 28, 2015 11:00 amFaith Baptist Church's Easter Egg Hunt and Games
  • March 28, 2015 1:00 pmClearmont Baptist Church's Easter Egg Hunt
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