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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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Seven cars on lot for sale vandalized

September 6, 2012

Vandals inflicted four thousand dollars’ damage to seven vehicles on the sales lot at Seneca’s Leader Ford. The crimes apparently occurred between 6 p.m. Friday, August 31 and 4 p.m. Saturday, September 1. Chief John Covington said the paint had been “keyed.” By this afternoon, the police investigation had revealed no suspects, but the investigation…

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United Way campaign lifts off

September 6, 2012
United Way campaign lifts off

Former Congressman Gresham Barrett asked the audience for the start of the new Oconee United Way campaign to grasp that the key to solve needs and problems can be as small as helping one person at a time. Barrett conceded that the problems and needs faced Oconeeans and their Upstate neighbors are great, but not…

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Quilts, quilts, quilts

September 6, 2012
Quilts, quilts, quilts

This is apple time in Westminster and Long Creek, but you could just as easily say it is quilting time across Oconee County. The Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail will hang its 100th quilt tomorrow morning at Westminster City Hall. Through September 30, a number of quilts are on display at the Oconee Heritage Center in…

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The best apple bakers

September 6, 2012
The best apple bakers

The judges in today’s apple goods baking contest in Westminster are moving slowly, after having devoured samples of all entries. Here are first place winners: Kathy Duncan won for adult apple pie; Jessica Freeman, for apple cake. Youth winner was Luke Burton. Henrietta Wright’s apple crunch won for miscelleanous.

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Bioengineer students win design competition

September 6, 2012
Bioengineer students win design competition

Clemson’s bio-engineering senior design team won the design competition of National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance for a novel chest tube anchoring device. The Clemson team included Brennen Jenkins of the Pickens County town of Liberty. The student team, under the direction of professor John DesJardins, partnered with Greenville Hospital System pediatric surgeons Dr. John…

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Hearing loss and the aging process

September 6, 2012

An audiologist invites the public to learn about hearing loss and the aging process during a seminar tomorrow morning at her office in Seneca. Dianne Koglin’s seminar will be informal and doesn’t require reservations. It begins at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Mountain Lakes ENT and Allergy Center at 105 Carter Park Drive, Suite B, Seneca.

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No pets during Apple events

September 6, 2012
No pets during Apple events

Westminster City Administrator David Smith is calling attention today to a new city ordinance that forbids visitors and vendors at the Apple Festival from bringing animals, such as pet dogs. For safety considerations, the city council passed such an ordinance and this year’s festival is the first one at which it’ll be enforced. Affected mainly…

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Parade preparations

September 6, 2012

Traffic congestion and general public safety concerns are always issues during the busiest part of the annual South Carolina Apple Festival. Interim Police Chief Mike Crenshaw is making some announcements about events beginning tonight and continuing through Saturday. Sections of Main Street, from Alley Street to Lucky Street, will be closed for this evening’s fish…

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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