The park is closed today!

The W-P Anderson Park is closed today in Westminster, but will re-open in the morning if not some time later today. Grass is being mowed, mulch is being poured, and a general clean-up is taking place to have the park looking its best for Saturday’s United Way Fund Campaign kickoff and dedication of Oconee’s First Born Learning Trail.

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From Newry to Los Alamos

From the Oconee County former mill village of Newry to the Defense Department’s laboratory at Los Alamos, New Mexico. That turns out to be the life’s path for Houston T. “Terry” Hawkins, and now Hawkins will return to his home roots next week to lecture at Clemson University, his alma mater. Hawkins will be the featured speaker for the Clemson […]

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Sign design approved for Westminster

When it comes to Westminster’s official signs welcoming visitors, the city known for the area’s apple crop is undergoing a re-branding. The city council last night approved the design for five new signs that’ll replace worn-down old signs. According to City Administrator David Smith, the signs will be placed at entrances to the city and in front of Rite-Aid Pharmacy—in […]

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A second year of credit monitoring

Taxpayers are being encouraged by the South Carolina Department of Revenue to be patient in making a decision about the continued credit monitoring services offered by any vendor, including Experian, until they have a chance to evaluate the services the state will cover and soon make available. The state Budget and Control Board is reviewing bids and a formal announcement […]

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Sheriff’s Office gets a new tool anti-drug tool

Frankie Pearson says ordinance 2013-18 won’t stop illegal drugs in Oconee County, but will help keep drug paraphernalia out of public view. Pearson, who ran last year for County Council, congratulated the council last night for giving final approval to an ordinance that will forbid stores from selling items that are fashioned into crack pipes and marijuana cigarette holders. Pearson […]

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PRWD approves borrowing resolution

Pioneer Rural Water’s board of directors approved a resolution yesterday to allow the district to borrow up to $1 million, as it goes about meeting expenses related to its project to build a treatment plant. A bond attorney, Robert Galloway, told the Pioneer board that Community First is willing to lend the money at a rate of 2.99% over ten […]

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PRWD needs easement from US ACOE

The Pioneer Rural Water District manager and its engineering consultant say the rural supplier has just about every permit needed to proceed with 2.5 MGD treatment plant—with the exception of all important easement. And it’s an easement that must be approved by the Army Corps of Engineers, according to Pioneer general manager Terry Pruitt. “It’s come to our attention that […]

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In furtherance of economic development

A new land deal apparently is in the works involving property in the undeveloped Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play. County Administrator Scott Moulder announced last night the potential for a swap of property between the county and an Atlanta, Georgia area contractor. Patillo Construction would get 57 acres inside the GCCP to build a spec building. In exchange, […]

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