Sewer rate increase in the offing

June 18, 2014

A new budget for Westminster will mean higher charges for property taxes and sewer service. The council gave direction to its staff last night to enact a 3% increase on sewer bills “effective with the next cycle” of billing. The council also approved a rare property tax increase. An additional 6 mills of taxes will…

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Producing work-ready graduates

June 18, 2014

Tri-County Technical College officials joined representatives of local and area manufacturing companies for the recent International Automation Conference 2014. The Chicago, Illinois meeting last month attracted 200 attendees who face an identical challenge: finding and hiring people with 21st century workplace skills. Tech is proud of its growing collaboration with industry that has led to…

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Smith completes basic training

June 18, 2014

Army Reserve Spec. William Smith has graduated basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Georgia. Smith is the son of Beverly Smith of Seneca and a 2008 graduate of Seneca High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree last year from the University of South Carolina Spartanburg.

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Zoning applciant has his say, leaves meeting

June 18, 2014

A Walhalla man who owns property in Westminster left last night’s Westminster City Council meeting—-apparently frustrated that the city leaders were ready to vote down his re-zoning application. But, first David Kane, had his say. Kane had sought to rezone a little more than a quarter of an acre to allow commercial development on the…

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Democrat Hutto headed for “Lindsey Graham Country”

June 18, 2014

In official returns this month, Lindsey Graham took 7 out of every 10 votes cast in the Oconee Republican primary as he coasted to win re-nomination as his party’s candidate for the Senate this fall. But Graham’s hold as the state’s senior U-S senator in Washington is not complete. He faces a Democrat opponent in…

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Emotional farewell for David Smith!

June 18, 2014

After 10 years, David Smith is bound for the sideline that is retirement. But his presence at the head of Westminster city government is felt. And the feeling last night in the council members was emotional as Councilwoman Donna Sheriff fought back tears to say goodbye. She credited Smith, who left Cairo, Georgia city government…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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