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Water Interruption Monday

October 19, 2012

On Monday, October 22, beginning at 9 am, the city of Westminster will be tying in new water lines in the Clearmont road area.  Water service will be out in the area from Jenkinsville Road to Mountain Road.  The outage is expected to last about 4 hours.

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Help for Seniors during Open Enrollment

October 19, 2012

Oconee Medical Center is teaming with South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging, or AAA,  to assist Medicare beneficiaries with enrolling or renewing their Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.  Medicare counselors for the AAA’s Insurance Counseling & Referral for Elders or I-CARE program, will be on site at Oconee Medical Center to offer…

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Sheriff’s Candidate Forum

October 19, 2012

The three petition candidates for the Oconee Sheriff’s race came together at a forum Thursday night, and they all three agree… Oconee’s biggest problem is drugs. During the forum, sponsored by the Clemson Area League of women voters, each candidate offered his idea of how to address the county’s drug problem. Former Oconee Sheriff’s office…

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Infant’s Death Deemed Homicide-Funeral Services are Planned.

October 18, 2012

The Oconee County Coroner’s office has released the autopsy findings conducted on a 7 month infant who died Monday night at the pediatric ICU at Greenville Memorial Hospital. According to a release from the Coroner’s office, the autopsy was performed Thursday morning at Anmed Medical Health Center by Dr. Brett Woodard.  The coroner’s office says…

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Bear Encounters Prompt Campground Closings

October 18, 2012
Bear Encounters Prompt Campground Closings

Two North Carolina campgrounds are closed due to ongoing encounters between humans and bears.  The US Forest service in North Carolina says Shining Rock Wilderness and Graveyard fields will be closed to disperse camping until further notice. The agency will monitor the areas to determine when it is safe to reopen the areas.  Last Monday…

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Council Approval for Signs

October 18, 2012
Council Approval for Signs

  Westminster city council has given approved a request by the Mountain Lakes Convention and Visitors Bureau to replace signs.  Ken Sloan, who is executive director of the bureau, had requested $20,000 from the city to replace signs which direct tourists to places recommended by the Westminster Chamber and the Visitors bureau.  The $20,000 from…

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Highway Deaths Down in SC

October 18, 2012

As the holiday season approaches, the highways usually become more dangerous with increased intoxication, earlier sunsets and the potential for ice and snow. However, the state highway patrol reports that the high travel 100 days of summer have been safer this year. And the overall traffic fatalities in South Carolina are down to 613 from…

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Mayberry Day 2013 is a Go

October 18, 2012
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
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
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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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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