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 democrat, both political science professors […]

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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 bank to speak about his […]

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Lift for Pool on Hold

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 American’s with Disabilities Act by […]

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Bobcat Band Earns Honors

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 Bobcat Marching Band is preparing […]

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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 largest earthquake safety drill ever […]

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NPO’s Exempt from Westminster Tax

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. City Administrator David Smith says […]

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Plans for Industrial Park Accelerated

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.  The first phase is ahead […]

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Accounting Kudos for City of Walhalla

Walhalla’s outside auditor says the city is in great financial shape.  With that comment, Certified Public Accountant Jason White deliver and explained the City of Walhalla’s accounting for the fiscal year July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  Mayor Danny Edwards echoed White’s comment that City Administrator Nancy Goehle and other department heads had done a good job handling funds. […]

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Rabun County Stabbing

By Craig Salmon, WRBN One man is killed and another charged with murder following a stabbing on Friday afternoon. Forty seven year old Alden Leeland Hass was pronounced dead at Mountain Lakes Medical Center following the incident, and 51 year old William Edward Owen was charged with murder. According to witnesses, Owen was living with a woman identified as Debra […]

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