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Mayberry Day 2013 is a Go

October 18, 2012
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Mayberry Day 2013 is a Go

A unanimous vote by the Westminster City Council means the city’s Annual Mayberry Day Festival is a go for 2013.  At a council meeting Tuesday, festival organizer Tom Rusk told the council that the festival earlier this year drew an estimated 12,000 people to the city of Westminster.  Rusk says around 20 percent of those…

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Happy Ending to I-85 Accident

October 18, 2012
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Happy Ending to I-85 Accident

Via MJ Kneiser A family involved in a wreck on I-85 over the weekend found their puppy late Wednesday morning after asking the public for help. The 13-week old Shihtzu puppy was ejected from the Parks family van during the wreck on I-85 northbound Saturday between mile markers 154 and 155.  Frances Parks suffered a…

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Clemson Political Forum

October 18, 2012
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Clemson Political Forum

With Election Day just around the corner, and after 2 contentious presidential debates, some people may feel overwhelmed by the onslaught of political ads and media coverage.  Two Clemson Professors hope to clarify the issues and help voters understand exactly what stand the two parties are taking.  Dave Woodard, a Republican and Bruce Ransom, a…

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Unusual Bank Deposit?

October 18, 2012
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Unusual Bank Deposit?

Via MJ Kneiser. Police in Lavonia Georgia arrested a man on Wednesday, on charges of possession of methamphetamine.   Authorities say 30 year old Jeffery Wayne Cheek of Martin Georgia, returned to the bank where he had dropped the drugs.  WLHR’s MJ Kneiser reports Lavonia’ police chief Bruce Carlisle made the arrest Wednesday, when Cheek called the…

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Lift for Pool on Hold

October 18, 2012
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The decision whether or not to install a wheelchair lift to make the Westminster City pool compliant with federal regulations has been delayed.  The officials with the City of Westminster have delayed the decision, in anticipation of an estimate of other operational costs of the facility.  The facility is required to be compliant with the…

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Bobcat Band Earns Honors

October 18, 2012
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The Seneca high school Bobcat Marching band has earned 2nd place in their class and 2nd in the Silver division at the Loy E Wagner invitational at Palmetto High School.  The band scored 85.55 at the event the past weekend, and that is the first Superior rating the band has received in several years.  The…

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Earthquake Awareness

October 17, 2012
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Earthquake Awareness

Governor Nicki Haley has proclaimed this week as Earthquake Awareness week, and the SC Emergency Management division is encouraging citizens to learn more about our state’s fault system and how to best prepare for earthquakes. Thursday October 18 will be the first ever Great Southeast Shakeout drill.  Communities throughout the southeast will participate in the…

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Family Asks for Help Finding Puppy Ejected in Accident

October 17, 2012
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Family Asks for Help Finding Puppy Ejected in Accident

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio A family involved in a wreck on I-85 over the weekend is asking for your help in finding their missing dog. The 13-week old Shihtzu puppy was ejected from the family’s van during the wreck on I-85 northbound between mile markers 154 and 155. The puppy is brown or brindle…

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NPO’s Exempt from Westminster Tax

October 17, 2012
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Westminster’s City Council has voted to exempt Non Profit Organizations from a hospitality ordinance.  The council voted unanimously Tuesday to amend the ordinance which would have made 501(c)3 corporations pay the 2 percent tax on the sale of prepared food and beverages.  The amended ordinance specifically exempts yard sales, benefit dinners and registered festival vendors.…

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Plans for Industrial Park Accelerated

October 17, 2012
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A 4-0 vote by the Oconee County Council has opened the door for an industrial park for Oconee County.  The Council voted Tuesday night to contract with a North Carolina contractor to construct the first phase of the Echo Hills industrial park.  The park will be located in the Richland Community, just off highway 11. …

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