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Something in it (referendum) for Salem

July 14, 2014

  A Salem leader detects a favorable attitude from those in her area to pass this year’s referendum that would add a penny to the sales tax for community improvement projects countywide. Kim Alexander, the Salem clerk-treasurer, says the one-cent question on the November General Election ballot will include projects for her area which have…

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New-look Westminster Magistrate’s Office

July 14, 2014

Oconee County is providing the office of the Westminster Magistrate a new look. New paint, new carpeting, and new restroom facilities are part of the project.

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“Smart Driver” course offers safe practices and strategies

July 14, 2014

If you have been driving for years, you may think you know all you need to know about safe practices on the roads. But Oconee County resident Harry Wertheimer says you should think again. Wertheimer is a certified instructor for an AARP “Smart Driver” course who is getting ready to offer a new class in…

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Boat swiped from dealership

July 12, 2014

A boat, worth $18 thousand, has been stolen from a Seneca dealership. According to the police, the theft apparently occurred at Clearwater Marine on By-Pass 123 in the middle of the night when thieves cut the fence on an outside lot. Lt. Robert Tribble says the thieves dragged the emerald green  Skeeter bass boat to…

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A word or two from the new man in town

July 11, 2014

The second-week Westminster city administrator gets the chance this month to meet some of the city’s leading citizens…and vice-versa. Jeff Lord will be featured speaker for the Tuesday, July 22 meeting of the Westminster Rotary Club. Lord is making effort to get to know his new environment. On Thursday he represented his city at a…

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3rd potential foe to a Graham re-election

July 11, 2014

At State Election headquarters in Columbia, they are bracing for what may be thousands of signatures by petitions. A spokesman this afternoon said, though nothing is confirmed, the election office expects Monday will be the day that former state treasurer Thomas Ravenel will offer signed petitions to qualify him for a place on the November…

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New report highlights the problem

July 11, 2014

Wherever South Carolina drivers sit and talk these days you often hear of their frustration about the worsening condition of the state’s highways. Such was the case at an oil change business this morning where one customer complained specifically about buckling asphalt on highway 11 through out Oconee County. And there is a new report…

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Improvements at Fowler Road and South Carolina 11

July 11, 2014

A work project is causing traffic delay at a rural Oconee intersection, but once the improvements are in place the expectation is Fowler Road and South Carolina 11 near West Union will be safer. And that’s good news for motorists, nearby residents and, especially, the public schools. The intersection is a main turn for buses…

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Resolution of support for Israel

July 11, 2014

Senator Lindsey Graham and three other senators are behind a resolution to support Israel as it defends itself against attacks by the terror organization Hamas. The resolution calls the rocket fire at Israel unprovoked and seeks the Palestinian Authority to dissolve the unity governing arrangement with Hamas.

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Accident on I-85

July 11, 2014

Fair Play Fire Department and other responders to I-85 in Oconee County this morning found a car in the median. No injuries reported in the accident which state troopers logged at 5:45 this morning in the northbound section at Exit 2—highway 59.

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Calendar

  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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