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Community priorities stressed in new budget

June 26, 2015

The new budget in place for Westminster is a spending document that Mayor Rick McCormick believes focuses on community priorities and special performance goals and measures for individual departments. Revenues and expenses are aligned in a format to better communicate spending items and how they relate to the past. Among the funded projects is the…

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A scholarship offer by Southern Wesleyan

June 26, 2015

Southern Wesleyan University at Central is offering full tuition scholarships for the children of an employee who was one of the victims in last week’s church shootings in Charleston. The scholarships are extended to the four children of  DePayne Milddleton-Doctor. She was employed at the university’s Charleston learning center as an admissions coordinator. She was…

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Her name is Caroline Warner

June 26, 2015

Honea Path native Caroline Warner has joined the Oconee Economic Alliance as Marketing and Research Manager. Warner’s immediate background included independent social media consultant and Marketing Coordinator for the South Carolina Festival of Flowers in Greenwood. In her new job, Warner is to play an important role in the creative and business development efforts of…

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Blackhawk chopper to rescue of injured hiker

June 26, 2015
Blackhawk chopper to rescue of injured hiker

A National Guard Blackhawk helicopter swooped in to help in the rescue yesterday of an injured hiker. Rescuers were sent to the Musterground area near the Bad Creek hydro project in Oconee County for an injured hiker three miles into remote wilderness on the Foothills Trail. The rescue party hiked an hour and a half…

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Does the flag stay or does it go?

June 25, 2015

A Republican state lawmaker from Greer, Representative Phyllis Henderson, is asking constituents to tell her whether they favor allowing the Confederate flag to fly on the grounds of the State House or whether it should not. It’s an online survey. Henderson calls attention to the events of last week.

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Brian Ramey’s pitch to Westminster Council

June 25, 2015

Following an executive session last night, Westminster City Council took no action. The council went into a private meeting with its attorney to discuss negotiations related to a Chauga River conservation easement granted Upstate Forever, opposed Brian Ramey and other Ramey neighbors. During public comment, Ramey referred to a proposal that he has made to…

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I-85 corridor sewer plan gets high score

June 25, 2015

A plan to lay the first sewer pipes along Oconee’s four-mile stretch of interstate highway received a high score today from an advisory committee. The Capital Project Advisory Committee did not differentiate between Phase One or the entire plan as recommended by Richard Blackwell, the county Economic Alliance director. Blackwell estimates fulfilling all sewer needs…

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The mayor will invite discussion

June 25, 2015

After two Westminster council members took opposite positions, Mayor Rick McCormick said he will devote part of next month’s meeting to whether his city is too aggressive in enforcing sign rules. A Bible class sign judged in violation of the city’s rules led to a debate last night between council members Yousef Mefleh and Bill…

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Westminster leaders resolve issue to produce new budget

June 25, 2015

Westminster has a new budget in place for the new government year that beginin seven days. The budget ordinance passed last night, although two councilmen objected to what Mayor Rick McCormick described as a $10 thousand administrative package for Jeff Lord, who will start his second year as city administrator. Councilmen Doug Williams and Yousef…

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32-year old man sent to prison for 40 years

June 25, 2015

A 32-year old man in Anderson has been sent to prison for 40 years at the end of a murder trial in the General Sessions Court. Judge Scott Sprouse handed down the sentence to Jeremiah Johnson after a jury convicted Johnson of the murder and armed robbery of Chandrakant “C-J” Patel. Part of a family…

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  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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