Evelyn Brown

  Westminster – Mary Evelyn Blackwell Brown, 63, widow of the late Doyle Hurlet Brown, 408 S Hampton Street, passed away Monday, December 19, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House.   A graveside service will be held 2:30 pm, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at First Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior at Sandifer Funeral Home. The […]

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Councilwoman seeks change in electric power contract

Westminster Councilwoman Susan Ramey wants change in her city’s wholesale power arrangements with a consortium of cities to allow Westminster retail customers to use energy generated by alternative sources.  And as part of Ramey’s quest to lower power bills, she wants resarch done on “associated block grants.”  The item is on the agenda tomorrow of the city council, whose meeting […]

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Electoral College casts votes for Trump-Pence

Secretary of State Mark Hammond convened the 2016 Electoral College Monday, December 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM in Columbia.  Unanimously casting their votes for Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump of New York, and Vice Presidential nominee Michael R. Pence of Indiana, were: Donald Matthew Moore, At-large; Glenn A. McCall, At-large; Terry Hardesty, 1st Congressional District; Jim S. Ulmer, Jr., 2nd […]

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Police give details of Walhalla financial crime

The police in Walhalla believe a city resident befriended a Townville woman who, in turn, committed a series of fraud crimes.  The police last week arrested Megan Catherine Dobbins and charged her with financial identity fraud and financial card theft.  Capt. Paul Harris says the 31-year old Dobbins obtained credit card and bank check items to commit financial crimes, starting […]

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Federal indictment charges Salem man

A federal grand jury has indicted a Salem man on the charge of illegally possession of ammunition as a felon.  The indictment charging Justin David Crenshaw was announced in Columbia by Beth Drake, acting U-S Attorney for South Carolina.  The indictment alleges that on October 25 that the 31-year old  Crenshaw, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment […]

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Pickens Sheriff’s Office announcement

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has completed the investigation into the fatal shooting of a suspected intruder by an Easley homeowner that occurred last week on Prince Perry Rd.  Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Friday provided the 13th Solicitor’s Office information to include evidence collected at the scene of the shooting and information gathered during an examination of the deceased.  […]

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Holidays mean clogged highways and busy airports

A record number of South Carolinians, a little over 1,407,940 will travel 50 miles or more for the Christmas/New Year’s holiday, according to AAA Carolinas. The record number represents an increase of 1% from last year. The 12-day Christmas/New Year’s travel holiday is defined as Wednesday, Dec. 21, through Sunday, Jan. 3. “Although we have seen an increase in gas prices […]

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Sewer Authority members’ meeting January 9

The leaders of Oconee’s three largest towns are marking their calendars for a meeting the night of January 9 in Walhalla.  On that night, at 6 o’clock, at the Walhalla Depot the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority conducts its annual members’ meeting for the municipalities of Seneca, Walhalla, and Westminster.  The agenda calls for an overview of 2016 activities including […]

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Indianan arrested by the South Carolina Highway Patrol

Oconee authorities say they have received word that Indiana wishes to extradite a resident of their state arrested late last week by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.  Arrest records show Zechariah Levi Bates of Fremont, Indiana was arrested Thursday night by South Carolina trooper Parsons on the Dr. John’s Road near Westminster on the following charges: fugitive from justice and possession/disposal […]

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