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Drug arrests made in loft above shop building

August 5, 2014

A complaint about unauthorized people on the premises led Oconee sheriff’s officers last week to the arrests of two persons on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and giving false information to a law enforcement officer. Law enforcement records identify those arrested as Rachel Nicole Edmiston of Little Choestoea Road, Westminster and Nicholas Allen Palmer of Land…

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Splitting a “T” bill

August 5, 2014

  The Joint Regional Sewer Authority will convert a U-S Treasury bill into a brokered certificate of deposit which a financial advisor promises will draw higher interest. At maturity, the “T” bill will be worth $1.2 million. The JRSA commissioners last night agreed to split that bill into smaller certificates .

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Revenue sharing deferred to exectuive session

August 5, 2014

The Joint Regional Sewer commissioners went behind closed doors last night to hear their attorney discuss the controversial topic of a $610 thousand revenue sharing agreement with Oconee County Council. The issue was only briefly referred to during the commissioners’ open session and went to executive session after JRSA attorney Larry Brandt said, “I think…

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Deep Orange 4 concept car unveiled

August 4, 2014

At an industry meeting today, Clemson’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) is showing off the latest concept vehicle of its automotive engineering students. Deep Orange 4 is being shown in its final form in Traverse City Michigan. The vehicle is based on the BMW X3 and is designed as a versatile vehicle that targets…

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Charges filed in Tamassee incident

August 4, 2014

Over the weekend, Oconee sheriff’s officers filed a pair of charges against a 41-year old man who was wounded when he entered a home last week in the Tamassee Community. Bradley Payne, the man shot, has now been charged with assault and battery third degree and burglary second degree. According to authorities, the homeowner who…

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Clemson prepares for return of students

August 4, 2014

The quiet that is Clemson in summer will soon pass. The city and the university are preparing for the annual return of the students. The Welcome Back Festival is planned for Monday, August 18, which means part of the main thoroughfare will close for part of that evening. Affected will be College Avenue, from Keith…

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Tech president offers advice

August 4, 2014

Tri-County Tech’s president says a goal-setting plan that is used toward a college degree is the same kind of plan that can help graduates in their personal and professional lives. Dr. Ronnie Booth imparted that advice during his commencement address to the college’s graduates. Tech’s 49th summer commencement took place Thursday at the Anderson Civic…

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So far, three candidates

August 4, 2014

With a week of candidate filing left to go, three men this morning remain the only ones for this year’s Oconee County School Board elections. Two seats are available in the November 4 General Election. And the field so far: Andy Inabinet is unchallenged for a new, 4-year seat. Inabinet serves as the board chairman.…

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Clemson technology to aid weapons inspectors

August 4, 2014

New technology under development at Clemson University could help inspectors determine whether nations have violated international treaties by allowing work with chemicals that are used in banned weapons. Igor Luzinov, a materials science and engineering professor, calls the technology an “unattended off-line sensing system” and said it could be completed in two years. An extremely…

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Jack Hunt

August 4, 2014

Jack Hunt, founder and publisher of the Westminster News, has died at the age of 86 years old. Hunt, a former city councilman, died Thursday. His funeral will be at noon today at the Sandifer Funeral Home. A private burial will follow. The family of Jack Hunt receives friends from 11 a-m to noon at…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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