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TCTC Offers New Heavy Equipment Class

April 4, 2013

Tri-County Technical College’s Corporate and Community Education (CCE) Division launched its first Heavy Equipment Operator class since partnering with Blanchard Machinery, the exclusive Caterpillar dealer for South Carolina. The first students are set to complete the courses and enter the job market this month. Upon completion of the program students receive NCCER certification in Core…

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Westminster Drug Bust

April 4, 2013

Westminster police say they have made two separate traffic stops which have resulted in numerous charges against several suspects.Westminster police conducted a midday traffic stop on April 2 which resulted in an arrest on charges of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  On that…

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New Pickens County Location for Manufacturer

April 3, 2013

Pickens County received some positive economic news this morning.  The Golf Ball company TaylorMade has announced plans to build a new manufacturing plant in Pickens County.  The company will invest $13 million in the new facility. Company officials say they will shut down the Westminster operation and move operations to the new facility in Pickens.…

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DNR Announces New Hunting Site

April 3, 2013

As Turkey season has opened in South Carolina the state department of natural resources announces a new location for turkey hunting.  The department recently acquired Cliff Pitts Wildlife Management Area and the DNR says it is open for turkey hunting this spring.  The area is 509 acres and located along the Reedy River in Western…

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Council Says no to Auditorium Concerts

April 3, 2013

At a City Council Meeting on Tuesday, the city of Walhalla turned down a request from the Walhalla Civic Auditorium to help fund 2 major concert venues.  Bill Chiusano, the Civic Auditorium’s business manager, had asked the council to sponsor concerts by Lorrie Morgan and Ronnie Milsap.  The council turned down the request for $37,500…

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Walhalla Pool May Open

April 3, 2013

A concerted effort to reopen the Walhalla City Pool is underway.  During a Walhalla city council meeting Tuesday night, council member Wayne McCall said the checklist of repair for the pool only indicated 12 items.  McCall along with volunteers and officials from the city of Walhalla intend to reopen the City pool. Both Westminster and…

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Murder Suspect Will Not Stand Trial

April 3, 2013
Murder Suspect Will Not Stand Trial

A judge has ruled that an 86 year old man accused of murder is incompetent to stand trial. Nicholas Bonelli appeared before Judge Cordell Maddox on Tuesday. Bonelli is accused of murdering a Westminster woman and her visiting niece. Last November, 82 year old Clarine Smith of Westminster and her niece, 62 year old Sandra…

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Literary Festival Coming to Clemson

April 2, 2013

Clemson University’s Literary Festival begins Wednesday and the university will welcome a special guest at a Thursday reading. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan will be the featured author at Clemson University’s sixth annual Literary Festival April 3-7. Egan will give a reading at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Alumni Center. Egan is the…

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Sewer & Seneca Ready; Not Walhalla & Westminster

April 2, 2013

An engineering firm has developed a plan for modeling Oconee County’s sewer system, but not all of the county is ready for the modeling. The firm of Montgomery, Watson and Harza unveiled a four phase plan with a price tag of $400,000.  Officials with the county and the sewer authority believe a computerized modeling system…

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Vandals on the Loose

April 2, 2013

The Oconee County Sheriff’s department is seeking help in solving vandalism cases in the the area.  The sheriff’s department says between March 4th and 29th a number of vandalism incidents were reported in the area of Bountyland Road and Poplar Springs Road, near the Foothills community church.  Reports of damages to yards, homes and vehicles…

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