Ken Sloan changing attitudes about tourism

July 17, 2014

Oconee County and, now, Westminster have signed on for the initiative South Carolina Great Outdoors. The initiative embraces the slogan “South Carolina Loves Outsiders.” Ken Sloan of the Mountain Lakes Convention Visitors Bureau says, “These are tourism heritage development guidelines, standards, branding, media advertising. It’s an all-inclusive, very comprehensive project county wide and municipal wide,”…

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Contractor surrenders at police station

July 17, 2014

A Greenville man turned himself over to the Walhalla police yesterday to face criminal charges as the result of not completing the local construction job for which he contracted. And Lt. Paul Harris says the man charged—Mark Tensley Thomas—also faces a civil summons issued by the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Harris identified…

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Boat theft remains active investigation

July 17, 2014

Seneca police investigators continue to follow leads that they hope will take them to the thief and the recovery of a fishing boat stolen last weekend from a dealership. The emerald green bass boat carries a value of $18 thousand. Capt. Robert Tribble said the boat was stolen apparently in the middle of the night…

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Stolen computer found, suspect ID’d

July 17, 2014

The police in Westminster say, after a two-day search, they have recovered a computer stolen from a camper outside the city limits. The computer was seized Tuesday at an address on Powell Court near the Long Creek Highway where, according to Captain Rory Jones, a suspect was identified. Jones says the Sheriff’s Office is pursuing…

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Clemson gets millions in research money

July 17, 2014

Clemson University has been awarded $11 million to expand a bio-engineering center that helps mentor junior faculty members as they research how lab-grown tissue can treat some of the world’s most debilitating diseases. Scientists expect the program will encourage an upward spiral that leads to more research dollars and helps raise the state’s medical technology…

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Oconee makes talk show monologues

July 17, 2014

Oconee County made last night’s monologues of two late night television talk show hosts—but not in a way that the chamber of commerce would be proud. Plastic bags stuffed with candy and recruitment fliers left by the Ku Klux Klan at homes in Oconee were referenced by both Jimmy Fallon and Seth Myers in their…

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Calendar

  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
  • November 1, 2014 10:30 amMtn. Rest Cloggers Fund Raiser
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