Mayfest dates announced

February 20, 2013
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In spite of some bone-chilling temperatures of late, Walhalla Chamber of Commerce officials promise city leaders better times are ahead. The chamber hopes this year’s Mayfest will create a friendly and prosperous two days for all involved. Vanessa Penton, chamber executive director, announced at City Hall last night the 2013 event will run Friday and…

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Warehouse contract awarded

February 20, 2013
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Westminster’s Bibb Street, the home of the annual Apple Festival rodeo, is in for change. City Council last night awarded J-Davis Construction a contract worth $371, 810 to construct the city’s new utilities warehouse at 528 S. Bibb Street. J-Davis’s bid was second lowest received, but the city administrator said the low bid did not…

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No vote “until”

February 20, 2013
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Westminster City Council passed up a chance last night to break what is, in effect, a tie among member cities of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority and decide whether neighboring Seneca, the system’s major user, gets additional representation on the authority board. “Consider Seneca’s Request for Additional Representation” was listed as #8 agenda item for…

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Transferring voting authority

February 20, 2013
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Walhalla and Westminster are on their way to have Oconee County take charge of the conduct of their municipal elections. At separate meetings last night, the city councils gave the first of two required readings to ordinances transferring elections’ authority to the county Voter Registration and Election Commission. Walhalla City Administrator Nancy Goehle said her…

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More trouble for Seneca woman

February 20, 2013
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Additional charges have been filed against a woman accused in a series of telephoned bomb threats this month in the Seneca area. Campus police at Clemson have announced two felony counts of making a bomb threat against Melissa Ann Griggs. The 38-year old Griggs was served with the warrants at the Oconee Detention Center, where…

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Two Senecans nabbed in drug bust

February 19, 2013
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The police say two Seneca residents were arrested today in a drug bust, in which a K-9 was used to detain one suspect who ran. Qawi Aziz Kabir, formerly Michael Bernard Christian, and Gladys Rafiah Elmore were charged with trafficking crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. The police say Kabir was also…

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  • April 14, 2014 2:00 pmSpring into the Library at the OCPL’s Westminster Branch
  • April 17, 2014 9:00 amBlue Ridge Bank Bake Sale to Benefit The March of Dimes
  • April 19, 2014 8:00 amBenefit Hot Dog and Yard Sale
  • April 19, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Democratic Party's Breakfast Meeting
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