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An oath of office administered

December 28, 2012

At 8 o’clock this morning, Westminster officially welcomed Dean Awalt as its new chief of police. Clerk-Treasurer Jennifer Adams administered the oath of office to Awalt, a former Seneca policeman, to replace Scott Bannister, who had resigned. Awalt immediately began to become further familiar with his new law enforcement jurisdiction. According to Adams, newly-promoted Lt.…

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Traffic lights approved

December 28, 2012

Traffic signals are in the works for a highway 11 intersection north of West Union. It’s the four-way intersection of 11, Fowler Road, and Scenic Heights Road. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned it’s to be a cost-sharing project of the South Carolina DOT and the Oconee County “C” Fund Committee. Because of a number of accidents…

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Tree recycling

December 28, 2012

‘Tis the season for Christmas tree recycling at the Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake. Through February 15, the Corps will collect used, natural Christmas trees (no artificial trees) that will be used as fish attractors throughout Lake Hartwell. The trees will be tied in bundles, weighted with concrete anchors, and submerged in various locations…

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Solid Waste schedule change

December 28, 2012

New Year’s Day will require a schedule change for the Oconee County Solid Waste services. According to Swain Still, the director, the county landfill will be closed Tuesday, January 1. The manned convenience centers will be closed Tuesday, January 1 and Wednesday, January 2. Normal schedule resumes Thursday, January 3.

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Job fair and expo in early 2013

December 28, 2012

South Carolina Works Centers and the Corporate and Community Division of Tri-County Technical College are reaching out to unemployed and under-employed persons during a Job Fair and Training Expo. The event for Oconee, Anderson, and Pickens residents takes place 9 a-m to noon Monday, January 7 in the Industrial and Business Development Center at Tech’s…

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Autopsy confirms traffic death

December 28, 2012

An autopsy has disclosed blunt force chest trauma the cause of death of an 82-year old man involved in Wednesday afternoon’s car accident on Walhalla’s W. Main Street. Coroner Karl Addis said of the autopsy on Will Kelley of Mountain Rest: “Although pre-existing medical conditions were found at autopsy; no definitive event could be documented…

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Clemson boil water advisory

December 28, 2012

Clemson has issued a boil water advisory affecting customers in five neighborhoods. Those in Lynwood subdivision, Chimney Ridge Apartments, Old Shirley Road, Tabor Street, and Spring Street should vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute before drinking or cooking, until otherwise notified by the city. Any ice made from water that has…

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Small jets becoming common

December 27, 2012

Now that its runway is longer, Oconee Regional Airport is seeing an increase in larger aircraft, such as a small passenger jet that arrived yesterday. It was a Gulfstream 5 jet, piloted by the father of a Clemson student. Friday, May 13, 2011—the date five thousand foot runway opened—proved a lucky day. Short estimates a…

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Above all one goal in 2013

December 27, 2012

An anti-litter project that got off the ground this year ranks as the number one for next year for the executive director of Keep Oconee Beautiful. Nicci Hanewald says it’s the prohibition of small metal wire signs, on public right of way where those signs are illegal. Keep Oconee Beautiful is an officially recognized player…

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Awalt’s new adventure

December 27, 2012

Dean Awalt is in his final day as a Seneca police officer. Tomorrow he takes over as the new chief of the Westminster department. Awalt leaves behind a corporal’s position in Seneca. John Covington, Seneca chief, says he’ll be advertising to fill Awalt’s vacancy.

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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