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New Westminster budgets await final vote

June 16, 2014

Westminster City Council approaches a final vote tomorrow on the city’s spending plans for the next 12 months. And, during tomorrow evening’s council meeting, there will be opportunity for the public to comment or ask questions. For all purposes, the six budgets proposed would spend $9.8 million in 2014-15—nearly five percent higher than the current…

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Pickens County man arrested in Oconee home burglary

June 16, 2014

A 35-year old Pickens County man has been charged in Oconee County with burglary first degree and petty larceny. According to law enforcement reports, the case in which John Robert Hendricks of the Pumpkintown Highway was arrested, charged, and jailed in Walhalla is the investigation of an incident last winter at a home on Katelyn…

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Clemson’s Clements gets a seat at the table!

June 16, 2014

Clemson University will have a seat at the table this week in Washington at a forum to talk about how business and higher education can collaborate on workforce development and economic competitiveness. That seat will go Clemson President James Clements—one of about 30 higher education leaders and more than two dozen business executives. They have…

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Seneca declares war against grease and food wastes

June 16, 2014

Seneca Light and Water has declared war against grease and food wastes from entering the drains of their customers and, ultimately, the city’s sewer lines. And they are hoping to enlist everyone’s help. A citywide restaurant and food service inspection and treatment program is not enough, according to utilities director Bob Faires. It’s also important…

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Facelift for hopsital emergency department

June 16, 2014

Oconee Medical Center’s emergency department remains a 20-bed unit, but a lot else has changed—-for the better! A bright green ribbon was cut this morning to mark the completion of a one-year renovation project. New flooring, new counter tops, and a new-look waiting room are among the features of the $550 thousand project that took…

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Electrical fire Saturday in Walhalla

June 16, 2014

Walhalla fire trucks rolled Saturday afternoon to an electrical fire at 318 Lucas Street. Minor damage occurred and no one was hurt.

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Voters asked to return to the polls

June 16, 2014

Voters in Oconee County and the rest of South Carolina are being asked to return to the polls next week to decide run-off elections. Primary run-off elections take place Tuesday, June 24. Democratic voters get to choose between Shelia Gallagher and Tom Thompson for State Superintendent of Education. Republican voters will select their nominees between…

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Home fire in the Wexford subdivison

June 16, 2014

Fire has taken a heavy toll to a home in the Wexford subdivision, between Seneca and Clemson. Multiple fire departments responded to the address on Beacon Ridge Drive and found fire consuming the house.  No injuries reported.  All members of the family made it to safety.  It took about one hour to put a stop…

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Holdup in Clemson

June 14, 2014

An armed robbery occurred this morning at a Clemson convenience  store.  Jimmy Dixon, the police chief, says information will be released this evening on what happened at the Sunoco station on U-S 76 near the 123 traffic lights.

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Indoor aquatic center pins hopes on November ballot

June 13, 2014

The project to build Oconee County’s first public indoor swimming pool combined with a general recreation center is headed for this year’s General Election ballot. It’ll be a referendum vote November 4—a proposition in which Oconeeans are being asked to accept an extra penny of sales tax in exchange for a variety of improvement projects…

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Calendar

  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 23, 2014 11:00 amLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area National Voter Registration Day
  • September 25, 2014 3:00 pmTHORback Thursday
  • September 27, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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