Groundbreaking for new Tech building this Friday

Tri-County Technical College will break ground Friday morning on a 75,000-square-foot Student Success Center, the first new building on the Pendleton Campus in two decades. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at the Fulp Plaza area on the College’s Pendleton Campus or in case of rain, the Ruby Hicks Library Administration Building.  The public is invited to attend. There […]

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Meeting to expand recreation in southern Oconee

Preliminary plans are being developed to expand recreation opportunties by using the former Oakway Intermediate School gymnasium and field.  And community input and participation are key to ensure this comes about.  That’s why those who support more youth recreation opportunities in southern Oconee are urged to turn out for a community meeting next week in Fair Play.  The meeting will […]

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Army worms march into Oconee!

  One of the greatest pests to a pasture owner has made a destructive foray into Oconee County.  The army worm has been on the move in the county, especially to the southern sections where agriculture remains strong.  First, the owners of pastures and hayfields have had to encounter a drought with 90 degree temperatures that have stretched into September.  […]

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Seneca to acquire the former Hometown

According to an announcement by Greg Dietterick, Seneca city administrator, the developer interested in building an assisted living care project on the property of the former Kellett Elementary School has withdrawn his proposed.  Dietterick says in the future the mayor and council will decide what becomes of the property.  And today, during a noon hour meeting at City Hall, the […]

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Pickup truck stolen near Westminster

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A pickup truck was stolen from a home late last month in the vicinity of the Coffee Road near Westminster, and the Sheriff’s Office appeals to the public for information that helps solve this crime.  The 1999 Ford Ranger was taken from Suinual Drive during the late night hours of Sunday, August 28th or the early morning hours of Monday, […]

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Education leader keynotes Westminster luncheon

    South Carolina’s top public education leader told those in a Westminster audience they are fortunate to live in a community that is willing and capable to further the cause of educating its young.  Molly Spearman, the state’s first-term superintendent of education, keynoted Friday’s Apple Festival luncheon.  Spearman congratulated Westminster and Oconee County for having the interest and the […]

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Patriotic fervor during Apple Festival luncheon

Cecil Sandifer belted out another rousing version of “God Bless America” and Senator Lindsey Graham warned that the U-S is in for a long fight against the Taliban and Isil.  The state’s superintendent of education keynoted the Apple Festival luncheon, sponsored by the Westminster Rotary Club, and extolled the value of good education and the quality of South Carolina’s educators.  […]

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