Prom season is time to drive carefully

Prom season is here, and the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office urges parents to talk safety with their high school-age children.  This is the weekend for the Daniel and Liberty high school proms.  The “Community Action Team” of Sheriff Rick Clark will monitor the roads throughout Pickens County to deter and detect impaired drives on the Six Mile Highway/Twelve Mile Park […]

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Westminster to consider social media policy

After a week in which what is said on social media is called into question, Westminster will consider a policy that is proper for city government.  Under new business, city council Tuesday will consider a social media policy.  The subject is one of five items proposed for an executive session, to follow council’s regular April meeting.  The council will meet […]

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Congressman sets community office hours

Congressman Jeff Duncan has announced a schedule of community office hours for constituents to get help in dealing with federal agencies.  The schedule will bring members of the Third District representative’s staff to Westminster from 9 to 11 a-m, Thursday, April 28 at the Westminster Depot on E. Main Street.  According to Duncan’s office, staff will be prepared during the […]

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MaKinna Holbrooks

Westminster – MaKinna Blakely Holbrooks, infant daughter of Justin Lance Holbrooks and Jesse’ Leigh Merck, of 610 Westminster Hwy., passed away April 14, 2016.  A funeral service will be held at 4 pm, Monday, April 18, 2016 at Golden Corner Church. The family will receive friends 3 -4 pm, prior to the service at the church.   The family is at […]

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Emily Cawthon

Seneca – Emily Inez Cawthon, 80, widow of the late Dewey Redmond Cawthon, of 186 Cawthon Drive, passed away Friday, April 15, 2016 at home.  A memorial service will be held at 5 pm, Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Hopewell Baptist Church.  The family is at the home of son, Terry & Mary Cawthon, 186 Cawthon Dr., Seneca, SC 29678. […]

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Paul Holbrooks

Westminster – Paul Alexander Holbrooks, 76, husband of Margaret Hopkins Holbrooks, of 325 Alex Drive passed away, Thursday, April 14, 2016 at his residence.  A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 6 -8 pm, Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial […]

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Part of SC 28 blocked to accident

Troopers report SC 28 at Pineland Street in front of Tanglewood subdivision blocked this hour because of an accident.  And they say there are injuries.  Word to 101/7/WGOG NEWS from the scene the accident involved  an SUV and a pickup truck.  One vehicle may have been pulling a trailer. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Grant opportunities to expand “CAT”

Three grant opportunities have been identified by the point man for the potential to expand bus service from Seneca into other parts of Oconee County—including the municipalities of Walhalla and Westminster.  Seneca’s Ed Halbig addressed a meeting this afternoon to encourage a letter-writing campaign among bus service supporters.  Those letters would be part of an application, due next month, to […]

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Johns’ suspension with pay

The interim suspension from office that applies to Kenny Johns, the Oconee Probate Judge, is a suspension with pay—-pending the outcome of the matter involving South Carolina’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel.  It means that Johns will continue to draw from his salary, in excess of $65 and a half thousand dollars a year.  Scott Moulder, Oconee County administrator, says county […]

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Walhalla to talk annexation next week!

Walhalla City Council has scheduled the first of two required readings to expand the city limits.  The property involved, according to City Administrator Nancy Goehle, is that which the Bojangles chain is considering to build one of its restaurants.  The property fronts highway 28 near Super Service.  City Council meets at 5:30 Tuesday evening at City Hall. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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