Shoplifters hit Seneca’s Wal-Mart

A man and a woman were seen loading a shopping cart with items worth nearly $1 thousand worth of store items at the Seneca Wal-Mart and leaving the store without paying. The shoplifting occurred Friday morning. Among the items stolen: razorblade refills, a tackle box and tools. The two left in a white, 4-door Honda. The man’s left forearm is […]

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A way to deflect a wholesale power increase

Westminster may have found a way around that 4% wholesale power rate increase from its supplier—the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency. The rate increase is scheduled to reflect on charges to the city on the billing next month. Westminster normally passes on all or part of PMPA wholesale increase to its retail customers, but perhaps not this time. At its meeting […]

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Emergency near Salem

What’s being described as an “all hands on” emergency is occupying the attention this afternoon of Oconee Special Rescue near Salem. We’re told that someone may have suffered a fractured leg in a downed tree incident at Jocassee Point Landing. Wet as this day has been, this has been a day for fallen trees in parts of the county.

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Walhalla milestones this week!

The forecast calls for improving weather tomorrow for Walhalla’s groundbreaking for Streetscape. A ceremony is planned at 5 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at Main and S. Tugaloo. On Wednesday, weather permitting, the re-built Walhalla Presbyterian Church anticipates the arrival of its new dome. The 600 E. Main Street church has undergone repairs—the result of a 2013 fire that destroyed the old […]

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Some outages remain

By the noon hour today, some parts of Westminster remained without electric power service. Crews have been cleaning up since a storm this morning, packing straight line winds, toppled trees onto homes on both “A” and “D” streets. No one reported hurt. At one point, two public schools went without power.  

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Richard Thomas Morris

Richard Thomas Morris, 69, of Pearson Road, Tamassee died Sunday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  He was the husband of Elaine Latham Morris. The funeral will be 4 p-m Tuesday at Bethel Presbyterian Church.  The family receives friends 3 to 4 p-m Tuesday at Bethel Presbyterian Church.  Flowers are accepted.  Memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org. […]

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Joseph Hardy

Joseph V. Hardy, 81, retired U-S Navy, died Saturday at his home. A celebration of his life will be held later.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family of Joseph Hardy.

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Library volunteers recognized

Those who volunteer for their public libraries were given a thank you during an event Friday, arranged by the Oconee Public Library. Branch Services librarian Blair Hinson says at a dinner two top awards were given out: Jean Mercer of the Friends of the Library went home with the Lucy Bellotte Moore Award. The Sarah Mills Norton award for overall […]

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Small fire damages Seneca home

A small fire late last night damaged a home in Seneca. Capt. Walter Lee of the Seneca Fire Department said this fire broke out shortly before midnight at 110 Boggs Drive. Fire fighters contained the fire to a washer in the hallway of the home. Lee says it appears an electrical issue caused the fire.

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