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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Underground rock retards Streetscape work

June 25, 2015

An encounter with sub-surface rock slowed Streetscape progress late yesterday afternoon in Walhalla. The impediment caused by rock beneath the ground is something that workers expect to re-cur through out the project. The electrical sub-contractor has started the installation of underground power lines to replace those above street level. Yesterday work continued on the new…

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South Carolina’s turn to prepare for the “worst”

June 24, 2015

About every eight years, states that are home to fixed nuclear facilities are required by the federal government to prepare for the worst. Now it’s South Carolina’s turn. Next month in Florence, the state will host an “Ingestion Pathway Exercise”—during which the nuclear industry, state and county emergency management teams, radiation experts and others will…

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Something for the community and the fire department

June 24, 2015

The lunch meal you buy Saturday at Keowee-Ebenezer Fire Department will help a volunteer Oconee County fire department. Saturday’s BBQ lunch serves as the annual fundraiser for the department. You can dine-in or take-out a plate at the fire station, 7031 Keowee School Road, next to the elementary school. Plates are $8 dollars. You get…

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Calendar

  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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