Volunteers create Westminster park

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On a sunshine, blue sky day across Oconee, Westminster may shine the brightest. Volunteers are converting a vacant corner spot downtown into a park.  Spearheading the work are the members of this year’s Oconee Leadership Class.  The class president, Jennifer Moss, says trees and shrubs are being planted today.  Next week the class will add small perennials.  The park at […]

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Missing Virginian located

A missing person from Virginia apparently has been located in the vicinity of I-85 and the Georgia-South Carolina line.  We’ve learned that an officer from Franklin County, Georgia located the missing person and telephone contact was made with the individual’s family members in Virginia.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Nellie Craig

Westminster – Nellie Mae Jefferson Craig, 64, formerly of Westminster, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Glorified Health & Rehab of Greenville.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  The family is at the home of son, Brian Craig, 155 Dixon Rd., Westminster, SC 29693. Memorials in her memory may be made c/o Sandifer Funeral […]

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Dollar General sought on Ebenezer Road

  The developer for a proposed Dollar General store in Oconee County has new plans.  And those plans are to be aired during a public hearing this month in Walhalla.  A county official says the application for a pair of special exceptions this time proposes an alternate location—-on Ebenezer Road next to Yupper’s store and restaurant.  Late last year the […]

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Seneca Fire Department runs two calls

From Seneca’s W-N 1st Street late yesterday afternoon, you could smell burning wood.  An abandoned trailer home caught fire.  As to whether someone might have set the fire at 146 Clinkscale Drive, department spokesman Chris Cartee said, “It’s hard to tell….It has been turned over to the fire investigation team.”  Earlier the fire fighters were nearby at 901 W. North […]

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Dead trees toppled

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At the direction of the Walhalla Tree Committee, dead or dying trees are being removed from the Main Street tree-lined medians.  This toppled tree is at the median on Main at Ann Street.  Within the same block, a second tree has been cut down. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Car fire in Walhalla

Walhalla fire fighters found a car fully in flames late yesterday afternoon on W. Main Street near Maple Street.  No one was hurt in the Ford Explorer.  Fire fighters are unsure of the cause and origin for the fire. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Earth Day awareness at Clemson

In the spirit of leaving the world better than you found it, Clemson University will devote an afternoon to raise awareness for Earth Day.  Everyone is invited for an event from 2 to 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon, April 22.  Much of the focus will be recycling. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Mayor optimistic for Westminster pool opening

After three “D-HEC” inspectors spent two hours looking at the pool, the Westminster mayor is optimistic that the municipal swimming pool can re-open in time for this season.  Mayor Brian Ramey cautioned, “It’s not 100% percent.”  But Ramey said the state inspectors on Wednesday found no major problems in the way of re-opening the pool.  “A lot of minor stuff,” […]

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Eugene Elrod

Westminster – Luther Eugene Elrod, 87, widower of the late Maudie Sue Elrod, passed away Thursday April 7, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral service will be held 2pm Saturday April 9, 2016 at the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home with burial to follow First Baptist Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the […]

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