Three OC police chiefs attend statewide meet

Three municipal chiefs of police from Oconee County were in Myrtle Beach over the weekend for a conference meeting of the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association. Westminster Chief Dean Awalt said one of the conference speakers, the assistant police chief in Newtown, Connecticut imparted valuable information about how small town police departments can cope with fatal shootings in schools—such as […]

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Protesters say site clearing called off temporarily

At least for the time being, a protest has succeeded in stopping the clearing of a former school property for a Seneca utilities complex. And the protesters, homeowners in the Adams subdivision, have been promised a meeting later today with Bob Faires, city utilities superintendent. Sandra Gray and others who have signed a petition campaign are encouraged that, at the […]

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Susan Pickett not too proud to beg

Oconeeans have been answering a need to donate to build their county’s first shelter to protect the the community’s victims of domestic violence. Especially, as the holidays approach, Susan Pickett would like county residents to consider the plight of another shelter, already in operation, that has begun to fall on some hard times of its own. It’s the Our Daily […]

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Bosch president to keynote luncheon

The president of Robert Bosch Corporation will be in the Upstate this week to deliver the keynote speech at Tri-County Tech’s Annual Report luncheon. That luncheon takes place at 11:30 tomorrow morning at the college’s Pendleton campus. And Mike Mansuetti, the Bosch president, can anticipate an audience of about 250 community, business, industrial, government and political leaders from Oconee, Anderson […]

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Work resumes on Clemson project

SC Department of Transportation has resumed work on the 133-123 intersection project at Clemson. Construction was delayed last year to allow for the design of what the DOT called unforeseen construction items related to the railroad detour track and permanent track alignment to construct a new bridge without impeding railroad operations. According to the DOT’s announcement, first estimates indicated the […]

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Wishing it were not so in the Adams subdivision

Contractors for Seneca start breaking ground today on a new use for a former school building. Some neighborhood residents wish the project to convert the former Kellett Elementary School into the new Seneca Light and Water complex were not to be. Angela and Harry Hamilton and some of their neighbors in the Adams subdivision are worried that the storage of […]

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Woman arrested on drug charges

Oconee sheriff’s officers arrested a 34-year old woman Saturday on drug charges. The arrest of Kalena Renee Lay took place in the Tokeena-Crossroads area of Oconee County. The Sheriff’s Office credits a tip received by a Westminster police officer indicating that Lay was at a mobile home on Tokeena Road. Deputies arrested Lay at that Tokeena Road address. According to […]

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Two Arrested, One Being Sought

Two men have been arrested and authorities are searching for a woman, in connection with a search warrant executed Wednesday.  Sheriff’s Department Spokesman Jimmy Watt says 39 year old Tony Keith Benson of 812 Shiloh Road in Seneca was arrested and charged with distribution of ice from a drug sale back on September 17th and for possession of ice that was […]

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Boo On Main Winners

The Winners of Westminster’s “Boo On Main” have been announced. The event was sponsored by Community First Bank.  The first place winner was Kylie Perkins. In second place was Hunter Henderson, and the third place winner was J.T. Bartlett.

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