Shooting outside the Westminster police station

May 5, 2014

A man has been found shot outside the police station in Westminster. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the shooting appears to have been self-inflicted and the victim had no prior dealing with the police there. After a caller reported hearing a shot, a gun and a note were found at the scene—described as the…

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Oconee farm designated Century Farm

May 5, 2014

The South Carolina Century Farms Program announced the designation of the Rimrodt Farm in Oconee County as a Century Farm. The farm was purchased by the family in 1856 and been continuously owned by the family since then. Today’s owners are Jane Harris of Seneca and Louis Rimrodt of Arlington, Virginia. The Century Farms Program…

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Camp site embers ignite small park fire

May 5, 2014

Quick action prevented a small fire from spreading out of control yesterday afternoon at Oconee County’s South Cove Park near Seneca. The wind blew embers from a camp site, setting afire pine straw. But Phil Shirley, the director of Oconee Parks, Recreation and Tourism says the quick use of a garden hose stopped the fire…

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“Little free libraries” in place at Mountain Rest

May 5, 2014

Something new arrives this month in the Mountain Rest Community. They are called “little free libraries.” A dedication takes place 10 o’clock Saturday morning, May 17 at the outdoor stage on the grounds of the Mountain Rest Community Club. One such free library is positioned along the walking trail near the stage. You can take…

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Toddler falls into swimming pool

May 5, 2014

A child fell into a swimming pool yesterday afternoon near the Blackjack Road. This morning that boy is reported in critical condition at a Greenville hospital. Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services reports  family members found the boy lifeless on Eleven Oak Drive, but bystanders were able to provide CPR until first responders arrived. And…

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Political news ahead of the June primaries

May 5, 2014

Pickens County Republican Party sponsors a candidate stump meeting and pancake breakfast at 8 o’clock Saturday morning at the Pickens County Career and Technical Center on Chastain Road in Liberty. Local and statewide candidates plan to speak—including those running for Probate Judge, State House, Lieutentant Governor, State Treasurer, State Superintendent of Education, Adjutant General, Commissioner…

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Calendar

  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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