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Producing work-ready graduates

June 18, 2014

Tri-County Technical College officials joined representatives of local and area manufacturing companies for the recent International Automation Conference 2014. The Chicago, Illinois meeting last month attracted 200 attendees who face an identical challenge: finding and hiring people with 21st century workplace skills. Tech is proud of its growing collaboration with industry that has led to…

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Smith completes basic training

June 18, 2014

Army Reserve Spec. William Smith has graduated basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Georgia. Smith is the son of Beverly Smith of Seneca and a 2008 graduate of Seneca High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree last year from the University of South Carolina Spartanburg.

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Zoning applciant has his say, leaves meeting

June 18, 2014

A Walhalla man who owns property in Westminster left last night’s Westminster City Council meeting—-apparently frustrated that the city leaders were ready to vote down his re-zoning application. But, first David Kane, had his say. Kane had sought to rezone a little more than a quarter of an acre to allow commercial development on the…

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Democrat Hutto headed for “Lindsey Graham Country”

June 18, 2014

In official returns this month, Lindsey Graham took 7 out of every 10 votes cast in the Oconee Republican primary as he coasted to win re-nomination as his party’s candidate for the Senate this fall. But Graham’s hold as the state’s senior U-S senator in Washington is not complete. He faces a Democrat opponent in…

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Emotional farewell for David Smith!

June 18, 2014

After 10 years, David Smith is bound for the sideline that is retirement. But his presence at the head of Westminster city government is felt. And the feeling last night in the council members was emotional as Councilwoman Donna Sheriff fought back tears to say goodbye. She credited Smith, who left Cairo, Georgia city government…

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Lord succeeds Smith in Westminster

June 18, 2014

At the end of a 45-minute private meeting last night, Westminster City Council had its new man. Jeff Lord, a former city manager in Walterboro, will succeed David Smith whose retirement begins at the end of the month. Lord gets a three-year contract as city administrator, at the rate of $95 thousand a year. He’ll…

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Prayer and pay raises OK’d by County Council

June 18, 2014

The third Tuesday night meeting of the Oconee County Council was a meeting where the council approved merit pay raises for the county’s employees. Those employees at the bottom end of the pay scale will see the biggest percentage gain. Excluded from the action are the county’s elected officials. The meeting was also the occasion…

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FERC’s comments not seen as game-changer

June 17, 2014

“Potential conflicts” that a federal agency found associated with a draft license application for the Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project are not viewed today as serious impediments to Duke Energy’s quest to get the project re-licensed. Nevertheless, a Duke spokeswoman, Lisa Hoffman, indicates her company is studying those concerns and intends to address them. Those concerns are…

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Fugitive from justice arrest in Oconee

June 17, 2014

Ronzeal Domze Earle lives near Westminster. But the Oconee Sheriff’s Office says the 28-year old Earle is a wanted man in Cherokee County, Georgia. Earle was arrested yesterday as a fugitive from justice in Georgia where, authorities say, he’s charged with theft by receiving stolen goods.

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Math camp for girls aims to narrow gender gap

June 17, 2014

High school girls are at Clemson University this week to attend a new summer camp aimed to boost their math skills and give them a better shot at landing some of the country’s fastest-growing jobs. The inaugural offering of “We Do Math!” targets girls who will be in the 9th and 10th grades when fall…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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