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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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Oconee Teen Missing

April 2, 2013
Oconee Teen Missing

Oconee County Sheriff’s department is asking the public for assistance in locating a missing Oconee Teenager.  Katherine Lidley, 16,  was reported missing on February 27 around 6 am from her foster home in Westminster. Katherine, who goes by the name Katey, is 5’1″ tall, about 115 lbs with blond hair and green eyes.  The Department…

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Oconee Drug Arrests Nabs 2 Georgia Men

April 1, 2013
Oconee Drug Arrests Nabs 2 Georgia Men

An arrest last Wednesday afternoon has landed two Georgia men in the Oconee Detention Center.  Deputies arrested 25 year-old Javier Francisco Farfan  and 22 year-old Jaime Flores , both of Lawrenceville, Georgia last Wednesday.  The two men are charged with trafficking methamphetamine.      The drug charges against Farfan and Flores were the result of an earlier investigation…

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