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Same-sex couples apply in Oconee!

November 20, 2014

Now that South Carolina is accepting applications to marry from same-sex couples, Oconee County has received its first two applications.  Probate Judge Kenny Johns made the announcement this afternoon.

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Mother and son sentenced by judge

November 20, 2014

A mother and a son have entered guilty pleas in the Oconee General Sessions Court—as part of a plea week scheduled by the office of Chrissy Adams, 10th Circuit Solicitor. The sentence received by the son was harsher than the one for the mother. Judge Alex Macaulay today accepted Norma Gunn’s plea of guilty to…

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High Court denies a stay

November 20, 2014

According to the organization Palmetto Family, the U-S Supreme Court has stepped in and decided against an emergency stay of a lower court’s decision to allow same-sex marriage applications in the Palmetto State. The ruling means those applications may be accepted as early as noon today. The office of Oconee County Probate Judge has been…

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Water project makes for rare morning meeting

November 20, 2014

Walhalla’s elected leaders gathered at City Hall this morning for a rare weekday meeting to take up a matter associated with the city’s most ambitious project. Because it was a contract issue involving plans for a new water source the meeting was off-limits to the press and the public. Taking part were Mayor Danny Edwards,…

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Minister to invite councilmen to ride the bus!

November 20, 2014

An outspoken advocate of extending passenger bus service to Walhalla wants the members of the Oconee County Council to experience what they are talking about. After receiving a report from a task force, council members expressed concern that the cost to buy buses for adding routes to Walhalla and Westminster may not be financially feasible…

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Clemson students to unveil driverless vehicles

November 20, 2014

Three course advisers at Clemson University are overseeing teams of students who will gather to unveil the “automated guided vehicles” they have developed as part of a class project sponsored by a local manufacturing company. The vehicles need to zip around the manufacturing floor on their own, delivering parts to workers for hours at a…

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Riding at the front of the parade!

November 20, 2014

An invitation has gone out for this year’s Westminster Warriors football team to ride as grand marshals in the city Christmas parade—Thursday, December 4. The team is made up of eight-and-under players who were runner-up in their division. They are to be joined by the coaches and the cheerleaders.

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Westminster appoints new legal counsel

November 20, 2014

Westminster has a new city attorney. Derek Enderlin was appointed during Tuesday night’s meeting of the city council. Enderlin will succeed Scott Sprouse, who resigns the position to become a circuit court judge in January.  

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Pickens County charities make “Angels” list

November 20, 2014

Two Pickens County charities made this year’s list of “Angels”—as compiled by the office of South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond. The Clemson Free Clinic and MARYS House of Pickens, along with eight other South Carolina organizations, were recognized during an event in Columbia. It was noted that they exemplify charitable giving. To be…

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Charlotte man killed in Oconee accident

November 20, 2014

A 62-year old contract worker at the Oconee Nuclear Station was killed in an OconeeCounty traffic accident yesterday that closed parts of South Carolina 130 near Seneca for several hours.  Coroner Karl Addis said Nick Lester Seagle, a 62-year old Charlotte, North Carolina resident, died at the scene.  The highway patrol identified Seagle’s pickup truck…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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