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A tribute to moms on Mother’s Day

May 9, 2014

As a treat for all moms on Mother’s Day, mothers may enjoy free admission Sunday to the Greenville Zoo. The only proviso is that mom must be accompanied by one or more children who pay full-price admission. For children, 3 to 15 the Greenville Zoo admission is $5.50. Tomorrow the zoo pays tribute to its…

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Adams part of alliance protecting drug-endangered kids

May 9, 2014

Chrissy Adams, the 10th Circuit Solicitor serving Oconee and Anderson counties, is among 22 federal, state and local leaders who have aligned to identify and protect drug-endangered children in South Carolina. In her role as president of the SC Solicitors’ Association, Adams has joined fellow professionals to strive for ways to identify and protect those…

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State and county holiday today!

May 9, 2014

Confederate Memorial Day today is a state and county holiday—meaning Oconee government offices are closed, except the vital services. On this Confederate Memorial Day the musical group Confederate Attitude will perform southern rock music during a block party in Walhalla that begins at 5 o’clock. It’s the start of a two-day Mayfest spring festival in…

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Clemson paving job starts Monday

May 8, 2014

Thrift Development Corporation of Seneca has announced paving will begin Monday at a major Clemson intersection. The work is planned to start at 8 o’clock Monday night at U-S 123 and South Carolina 133. The paving will continue every night the week of May 12-16—each night from 8 o’clock until 6 in the morning. Drivers…

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Car flips on South Carolina 24

May 8, 2014

A car headed in the direction of Townville flipped this morning on South Carolina 24 near 59 in the Crossroads community. One responder said the driver was conscious and answering questions at the accident scene, but was sent to the hospital for treatment.

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Westminster police make drug arrests

May 8, 2014

After a search today at a home on Wood Street in Westminster, the police announced the arrests of two people. The police say Wesley Rogers, 46, of Westminster and Tammy McCall, 42, of Fair Play are charged with possession with intent to distribute meth, possession of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance. The police…

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Taiwan teen enjoys West-Oak High

May 8, 2014

From the Asian island of Taiwan to Westminster, South Carolina the journey covered 8,300 miles. And for I-Ting Lieu, known here by the name Louis, the adjustment has been relatively easy and fun. As a Rotary Exchange Youth Study student, Louis is enrolled at West-Oak High School as a senior and is hosted by the…

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Westminster interviews continue

May 8, 2014

After two and a half hours last night, Westminster City Council adjourned from its executive session for personnel without taking action. City Administrator David Smith says the city’s elected leaders remain in a first round of interviews to find a successor for Smith, who retires June 30. According to Smith, two individuals have been interviewed…

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Low level tritium leak at Oconee Nuclear

May 8, 2014

A leak of a low level concentration of tritium at Oconee Nuclear Station has been confirmed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The leak reported yesterday is believed to be greater than 100 gallons of water, with the potential to reach groundwater. However, an NRC spokesman said the water is mildly radioactive, and its level is…

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Airport dispute set for June trial

May 8, 2014

The legal troubles involving Oconee and the contractor it chose to extend the runway and taxiway at the county airport is set for trial the first week of June. An officer of the Common Pleas Court says Plateau Excavation versus Oconee County and others is set for a jury trial to begin Monday, June 2…

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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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