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Free nicotine gum and patches

January 20, 2015

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is making available free nicotine replacement therapy for smokers who do not have health insurance. DHEC’s Sharon Biggers says tobacco users who want to kick the habit in 2015 can call the S.C. Tobacco Quitline at 1-800/QUIT NOW (1-800/784-8669.) The quitline is open from 8 a-m to…

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Oconee names rescue of the year

January 20, 2015

Keowee Rescue Squad member Erik Sprogis has been named Rescue Squad Member of the Year for 2014. The award highlighted the annual Rescue Squad Awards banquet at the Lighthouse Restaurant. A member of the Keowee squad since 2012, Sprogis now serves as squad chief. In 2014, he responded to 62 calls for Keowee Rescue, as…

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Liberty man charged with Westminster crimes

January 20, 2015

The Westminster police have arrested and charged a 43-year old Liberty man in a series of crimes during the weekend at the city’s utilities department on Bibb Street. Chief Dean Awalt this afternoon said Jeffrey Lee Turner faces seven charges, including burglary and the theft of a city pickup truck. That truck was discovered Sunday…

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Georgia man charged with Seneca bank crimes

January 20, 2015

The police in Seneca have arrested a 25-year old man and charged him with bank fraud crimes. Chief John Covington says it’s a case that is still under investigation and expected to see more charges. Decatur, Georgia resident Cortez Ramon Anderson is charged with financial transaction card fraud and crimes against a federally chartered and…

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Special Needs “wait list” shrinks

January 20, 2015

In last week’s meeting with Oconee County Council, State Senator Thomas Alexander used mental health and special needs as examples of two agencies that took a big hit in recent years when state government found its revenues falling. Jerry Mize, director of the Tribble Activity Center near Seneca, acknowledges the plight faced by his agency,…

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‘Coffee with a Cop’ next week

January 20, 2015

The next ‘Coffee with a Cop’ in Oconee County may take on more importance in light of incidents across the country in which policemen have been shot and, at times, policemen have been accused of shooting unarmed individuals. All community members and the public are invited to attend at 8 o’clock Wednesday morning, January 28…

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Club offers communication and leadership skills

January 19, 2015

Joining a local Toastmaster club can help you improve yours skills in communications and leadership. Toastmaster District 58, area 61, which covers the tri-counties of Oconee, Anderson, and Pickens, will hold open house this month, and everyone is invited. The event will be 6:30 to 8 o’clock Thursday night, January 29 at the Clemson Presbyterian…

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Tech names new vice president

January 19, 2015

Linda Jameison joined Tri-County Technical College this month in a leadership role, as vice president for student support and engagement. She is leading the college’s student engagement and support efforts and serves as the chief student services officer. Jameison provides leadership to student development, community campuses, student records, tutoring services and the library. She came…

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Leadership Class at work at “We Care”

January 19, 2015

On this Day of Service on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, members of Leadership Oconee are pitching in to make better a valuable part of the Westminster community’s efforts to help the needy. Leadership President Brandy Taylor and other class members are helping renovate the old building that is used by We Care, the…

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Stolen truck investigation

January 19, 2015

Weekend crime in Westminster. The city police and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office are combining to determine who stole a city pick up truck. Dean Awalt, Westminster chief of police, said the truck has been recovered, and officers have taken a couple of statements designed to help solve who took the truck.

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Calendar

  • January 23, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Presents Southern Fried Nuptials
  • February 1, 2015 10:00 amShellem Cline at Bethel Baptist Church Singing
  • February 5, 2015 5:30 pmWalhalla High School's Freshman Focus Parent Night
  • February 5, 2015 7:00 pmHoly Spirit Encounter Conference
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