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Westminster sues its former bank

January 29, 2015

Westminster filed suit this week against the bank with which it maintained its general operating account until  four and a half years ago. The lawsuit, filed by city attorney Derek Enderlin, names First Citzens Bank and former police chief Scott Bannister as defendants. It’s an outgrowth of the embezzlement scheme to which Bannister pleaded guilty…

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Guilty plea brings 22-year sentence

January 29, 2015

A Westminster man, originally charged with murder, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge this morning and was sentenced in the Oconee General Sessions Court. Joshua Michael Fulbright pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the beating death of Richard Alan Marszalek in late 2013 at an address on the W. Spearman Road and was sentenced to…

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502 E. Main fetches one bidder

January 29, 2015

The for sale signs at 502 E. Main in Walhalla attracted one bidder. And Oconee County Council will be asked next week to approve the sale of the old house to Frances Dianne Wood. Her bid for the house and property amounts to $129 thousand, 501 dollars. Now that the house is no longer used…

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Industry and Technology Park gets a “look-see”

January 29, 2015

The property that is Oconee’s Industry and Technology Park on n. highway 11 received what was described as an “economic development opportunity” yesterday. Late in the afternoon, according to one passerby, “well-dressed individuals” were seen getting into three vehicles on the property. Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic Alliance confirms a visit was made but at…

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With the help of an AARP grant, Six Mile woman gets back to work

January 29, 2015

In 2009, when she started her job search, Loretta Cappiello of Six Mile had no idea it would be so tough getting back into the workforce. Cappiello felt confident. She had just earned her bachelor’s degree in information technology and with an associate degree in accounting from Tri-County Tech and 15 years of accounting work…

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4-Hers win national competition

January 29, 2015

In a national competition to test teenagers’ knowledge of equine science and management, South Carolina youngsters took home the gold. State Rep. Gary Clary and the rest of the South Carolina House of Representatives recognized the winning teams on the House floor and presented a resolution in their honor. Senator Thomas Alexander presented the students…

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Asheville hospital official joins the Blood Connection

January 29, 2015

A hospital official in Asheville, North Carolina has joined the board of trustees for the Blood Connection, the region’s blood center. The Blood Connection welcomes the addition of Jason VanDiver as a trustee because of his background in marketing healthcare systems and services for the Mission Health System in Asheville.

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Handgun seized during arrest

January 29, 2015

A handgun was seized during the arrest of a man Tuesday night in rural southern Oconee County. A deputy was alerted to a suspicious van in the vicinity of Douglas Drive and Timberlake Drive. After determining there were outstanding warrants for the man found standing there, the officer ordered the suspect to place his hands…

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Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) deadline looms

January 28, 2015

A deadline of Sunday, February 15 looms for those who are in search of health care insurance through the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare. And it’s an important deadline because it’ll mark the end of an open enrollment period. Two Oconee Democratic Party leaders who are certified Obamacare counselors stress that the February 15…

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Check out a telescope at the local library

January 28, 2015
Check out a telescope at the local library

 Oconee public libraries loan books, newspapers, magazines, DVDs and offer internet access. And soon they will be the place to check out a telescope to allow a patron to read the night sky. Early next month, library cardholders 18 or older with a valid photo ID can check out Orion StarBlast 4.5-inch telescopes. Stacie Powell,…

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Calendar

  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmSpring Revival at Flat Shoals Baptist Church
  • June 3, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 4, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 5, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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