Meeting dominated by utility issues

March 19, 2014

The March meeting of Westminster City Council was a get together dominated by utility issues. Besides grappling with paying more for their electric power supply, Westminster leaders received a complaint that a woman’s one-month power bill for her home on ‘D’ Street came in at $1,200. Mayor Rick McCormick said that was likely a mis-read…

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No texting not enough for Oconee

March 19, 2014

Oconee County Council last night gave preliminary approval to a distracted driving ordinance that’ll have enough teeth to forbid the use of any cell phone or other portable electronic communication device while operating a moving vehicle. The only exceptions are emergency use and provided the driver is equipped with a hands-free device. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw…

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Cain and Inabinet to contest twice

March 19, 2014

Two Seneca men will contest each other twice for the votes needed in the race for Seat Three, Oconee County Council. Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet signed up yesterday as candidates to run in the June Republican primary. The nominee there gets his name on the ballot in November for a full, four-year term. In…

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7.6% power rate hike

March 19, 2014

Westminster leaders will delay their vote one month on what to do about a 7.6% electric power increase from their wholesale supplier. The city is a member of PMPA, a consortium of upstate municipalities that draw their power supplies thru part ownership of a nuclear reactor. David Smith, city administrator, says the increase reflects what…

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Fire destroys camper

March 18, 2014

Fire fighters are trying to learn what caused a fire late this morning inside the Keowee Falls Campground. A camper found his premises on fire, but he was not hurt. The fire destroyed the camper’s unit. Responding were West Union and Walhalla fire fighters, along with personnel from county station #21.

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Blue Ridge nomination meetings

March 18, 2014

Meetings to nominate candidates for the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative board are being held in three service counties. Meetings were held and scheduled today in both Pickens and Anderson. Tomorrow is Oconee County’s turn. Blue Ridge’s Denise McCormick says, for Oconee Blue Ridge members, Len Talley is seeking re-election. She says these meetings are a…

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