Hands-free now the law

April 16, 2014

In Oconee County, you may continue to drive and talk on the phone, but your portable device must be hands-free. After a public hearing, the county council last night adopted a distracted driving law that forbids the use of cell phones, including texting, throughout the unincorporated areas—-unless your portable phone can be operated with hands-free…

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Hiker hurt on the Foothills Trail

April 16, 2014

Rescuers from two states are coming to aid of a hiker at this hour on the Foothills Trail. Scott Krein, director of Oconee Emergency Services, says the hiker is believed to have injured an ankle and it’s a matter of the rescuers gaining access to her exact location. The rescue operation is the vicinity of…

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New CU Prez. to be installed

April 16, 2014

Dr. James Clements will be installed as the 15th president of Clemson University Friday, May 9—the day for the spring commencement ceremonies. University presidential inaugurations typically are stand-alone events. But Clements will deliver his inaugural address in three short segments at each of the graduation ceremonies that day.

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Smith to retire June 30

April 16, 2014

Health issues are pushing up David Smith’s plans to retire as Westminster city administrator. The mayor and council have accepted Smith’s plans to retire June 30. In the meantime, about 30 people have answered an ad to serve as assistant administrator. But Smith says the city will now have to change the search to that…

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The check will be in the mail!

April 16, 2014

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative is close to letting loose of about $1 million dollars and returning it proportionately to eligible customers. Capital credit refund checks will go into the mail starting Monday, according to Blue Ridge’s Terry Ballenger, and they will be sent to those who were customers during the year 1986. Most of the…

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Changes ahead in the municipal court

April 16, 2014

Scott Sprouse is on his way to becoming a circuit court judge. It’ll mean a vacancy in the office of Walhalla Municipal Judge. The city will apparently turn to Blake Norton, the Walhalla-based county magistrate, in an arrangement in which Norton will add Walhalla’s part-time judicial duties to his magisterial duties. Mayor Pro-tem Tjay Bagwell…

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Calendar

  • 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
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
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