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Suicide behind Westminster police station

May 6, 2014

A 73-year old Westminster man died yesterday afternoon in the emergency department at Oconee Medical Center—one hour after what authorities called a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head. The incident occurred shortly after 2 o’clock behind the city police station/Oconee Magistrate’s Office at 106 Windsor Street. Coroner Karl Addis says a handwritten note had…

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Voter registration deadline approaches

May 5, 2014

Are your papers in order for this year’s primary elections? To help ensure voters are prepared, the State Election Commission reminds everyone that to vote on June 10 you must be registered by May 10—this Saturday. If you have moved, make sure you are ready to vote by updating your registration. If you have moved…

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Candidates to assemble next week in Seneca

May 5, 2014

Candidates entered in the June primary have an invitation to take part next week in a forum sponsored by the Oconee Republican Party. The event takes place 6 o’clock Monday evening at the Gignilliat Center, and the public is invited. Invited are the candidates this year for Oconee County Council—Edda Cammick and Paul Corbeil for…

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Clemson graduation is Friday

May 5, 2014

More than 3,200 students are expected to receive degrees Friday when Clemson University holds spring commencement. Three ceremonies will be held: the first at 9:30 in the morning for the colleges of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, and Engineering and Science; the second at 2:30 for the colleges of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Education and…

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Shooting outside the Westminster police station

May 5, 2014

A man has been found shot outside the police station in Westminster. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the shooting appears to have been self-inflicted and the victim had no prior dealing with the police there. After a caller reported hearing a shot, a gun and a note were found at the scene—described as the…

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Oconee farm designated Century Farm

May 5, 2014

The South Carolina Century Farms Program announced the designation of the Rimrodt Farm in Oconee County as a Century Farm. The farm was purchased by the family in 1856 and been continuously owned by the family since then. Today’s owners are Jane Harris of Seneca and Louis Rimrodt of Arlington, Virginia. The Century Farms Program…

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Camp site embers ignite small park fire

May 5, 2014

Quick action prevented a small fire from spreading out of control yesterday afternoon at Oconee County’s South Cove Park near Seneca. The wind blew embers from a camp site, setting afire pine straw. But Phil Shirley, the director of Oconee Parks, Recreation and Tourism says the quick use of a garden hose stopped the fire…

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“Little free libraries” in place at Mountain Rest

May 5, 2014

Something new arrives this month in the Mountain Rest Community. They are called “little free libraries.” A dedication takes place 10 o’clock Saturday morning, May 17 at the outdoor stage on the grounds of the Mountain Rest Community Club. One such free library is positioned along the walking trail near the stage. You can take…

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Toddler falls into swimming pool

May 5, 2014

A child fell into a swimming pool yesterday afternoon near the Blackjack Road. This morning that boy is reported in critical condition at a Greenville hospital. Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services reports  family members found the boy lifeless on Eleven Oak Drive, but bystanders were able to provide CPR until first responders arrived. And…

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Political news ahead of the June primaries

May 5, 2014

Pickens County Republican Party sponsors a candidate stump meeting and pancake breakfast at 8 o’clock Saturday morning at the Pickens County Career and Technical Center on Chastain Road in Liberty. Local and statewide candidates plan to speak—including those running for Probate Judge, State House, Lieutentant Governor, State Treasurer, State Superintendent of Education, Adjutant General, Commissioner…

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