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“We’re all in this together”

September 7, 2012
“We’re all in this together”

As a state lawmaker from Charleston, Bobby Harrell breathes the hot air of Charleston. When he serves as House of Representatives’ Speaker in Columbia, he breathes the air of the midlands. Today Harrell breathed a cooler, less humid air of Westminster, as he keynoted the annual Apple Festival luncheon, sponsored by the Rotary Club. Harrell…

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Nation to mobilize against the kudzu bug

September 7, 2012

A sneak attack in Georgia three years ago gave an invasive insect locally known as the kudzu bug its first foothold in the United States. But scientists, farmers and agriculture experts have mobilized to fight back. They’re devising strategy in a national conference Tuesday at Clemson University’s Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville. Farmers…

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New Westminster announcement

September 7, 2012

Westminster announced this afternoon that its proposed ordinance prohibiting farm-type animals within the city is now off the table and postponed indefinitely. This afternoon’s announcement by City Administrator David Smith says, “After conducting the first reading….some residents have expressed concern on how the proposed ordinance may impact them and the animals they currently own.” The…

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Drug raid at Seneca home

September 7, 2012

A Seneca homeowner has been jailed on charges of various drug offenses. The police say they and Oconee deputiess raided the home of Anita Dusseau at 310 Chestnut Street early yesterday, a raid that yield quantities of meth, marijuana, Xanax, Lortabs, Klonopin, Diazepam, Adderall, along with various other types of prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia.…

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Public Defender arrested

September 7, 2012
Public Defender arrested

A former Anderson-Oconee public defender has been arrested and charged with misconduct in office. The arrest warrant accuses Robert Gamble of improperly supervising and approving fraudulent or exorbitant expense reimbursements. The S.C. Law Enforcement Division also announced the arrest of Kristie Mcauley Beck on the identical charge. An affidavit attached to the arrest warrant and…

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Steering offenders the right way

September 7, 2012

When a youngster runs afoul of the law for the first time what happens then can often be the key to whether he becomes a repeater or finds a way to living a good life free of crime. The office of the 10th Circuit Solicitor believes it has a program that works toward balanced and…

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Voting is your right

September 7, 2012
Voting is your right

Governor Nikki Haley recognizes September as Voter Education Month in South Carolina. And the state election commission encourages South Carolina’s 600 thousand eligible voters to register by October 6. October 6 is important for it is the last day for those who are not registered to qualify and be eligible to vote in the November…

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Senator speaks to SHS seniors

September 7, 2012
Senator speaks to SHS seniors

State Senator Thomas Alexander, Oconee-Pickens Republican, paid a visit recently to seniors of the AP U-S Government class at Seneca High and stressed the value of democracy for the country. Alexander told the students how he first became involved in public service and encouraged them to look for way to become involved through local organizations.…

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United Way supporter Lisa Williams

September 7, 2012

B-B-and-T, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, and the City of Seneca are examples of organizations that allow the Oconee United Way to fill the needs of the community. A police officer whose family instilled in her the need to help others gave the official welcome yesterday for the kickoff meeting of the 2012 United Way campaign.…

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“No criminal acts took place”

September 6, 2012

    The Westminster interim chief of police has concluded that no criminal acts took place in the case of a man who may have served as reserve officer when he was not certified in that capacity. City Administrator David Smith announced today that Mike Crenshaw, the interim chief, reached his conclusion after discussing his…

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  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
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