Police seek forfeiture of private property

April 10, 2013

The new hierarchy of the Westminster Police Department told city leaders last night that a stepped-up effort to rid the city streets of drugs can have financial benefits as well. Chief Dean Awalt and Assistant Chief Rory Jones told the mayor and council that, as the result of a pair of drug busts, the police…

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Mayor nixes firing range

April 10, 2013

The Westminster mayor last night said his city should not get into the business of permitting a gun firing range on a small section of property on the city’s rodeo grounds on S. Bibb Street. Mayor Rick McCormick spoke last night after a firearms instructor, Helen Shepperd, requested the mayor and council look into the…

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OCC sees benefit in new tax

April 10, 2013

Members of Oconee County Council envision a one-cent capital project sales tax as a beneficial new tax that would create an alternative source of revenue for a county that relies on the property tax. During a committee meeting, council members last night agreed to bring up the idea during their next regular meeting. That idea…

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Spending the night in DC!

April 9, 2013

At least some Duke Energy representatives who’ve gone to the nation’s capital for government meetings are likely to spend the night in the area. There was one meeting scheduled today, followed by another tomorrow. Duke officials are meeting with Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff about two subjects—the potential for flooding at the Oconee Nuclear Station and…

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Walhalla Depot to be closed four weeks

April 9, 2013
Walhalla Depot to be closed four weeks

Walhalla’s frequently-used community depot building will close soon for a four-week period, as a contractor embarks on $45 thousand worth of renovations—including new light fixtures, new floor coverings and paint jobs inside and out. According to city administrator Nancy Goehle, J-Davis Construction plans to start work late this week or by Monday. The repair project…

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Railroad crossing to close temporarily

April 9, 2013

Once again, the Jacobs Road railroad crossing near Clemson will be closed to vehicle traffic for continued maintenance by Norfolk Southern. Mike Smith, resident maintenance engineer for the DOT, says on the crossing, the railroad intends to replace a temporary asphalt covering with a permanent one. The work will take place Sunday between the hours…

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