Fire on Lake Keowee island

July 7, 2014

A large brush fire has broken out on an island in upper Lake Keowee. According to Charlie King, Oconee Fire Chief, the fire is on an island at the South Carolina 11 bridge connecting Oconee and Pickens counties. Within the last few minutes, fire fighters from Pickens County’s Vineyards fire station reached the area by…

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Field set at two candidates

July 7, 2014

The field of candidates is set for a special election in West Union. At the qualifying deadline today, the field remained two candidates: Doug Moore of Schroder Street and Chad Thomas of n. highway 11. They will meet September 9 to determine who fills the council seat left open by the recent resignation of Danny…

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Attorney General Office opinion

July 7, 2014

Oconee Treasurer Greg Nowell says an opinion from the state’s legal beagles is an opinion on the side of the county’s taxpayers. Nowell commented today on that long-awaited opinion on whether it’s proper for him to deposit taxes and late penalties into the general county treasury without divvying out a portion of those collections to…

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Event to honor Vietnam War era veterans

July 7, 2014

A special event to recognize South Carolina’s Vietnam War era veterans takes place next month in Columbia, and all interested veterans and their guests are invited. The ceremony is being arranged by U-S Senator Tim Scott for 10 o’clock Saturday morning, August 2 at the First Baptist Church of Columbia. Keynote speaker will be Medal…

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Back porch fire near Seneca

July 7, 2014

A malfunction, apparently inside the relief valve of a propane tank grill, could have led to a July 4 weekend tragedy near Seneca. The fire department credits the homeowner last night on Alberts Road with quick action in limiting the fire to the back porch of the home. According to fire fighter Fabian Skelton, the…

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Bat disease jumps from the mountains to the midlands

July 7, 2014

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources recently received confirmation that white-nose syndrome has been confirmed in a tri-colored bat in Richland County. It’s a disease that has killed millions of bats in east North America. Previously, the only known cases of the disease in South Carolina had been found in the mountain counties of…

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Calendar

  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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