Need for RR safety impressed during whistle-stop event

May 2, 2013

A representative of Oconee County Sheriff’s Department came away from a whistle-stop train excursion impressed with the need to promote safety along the nation’s rails. Norfolk Southern and Operation Lifesaver organized an 814-mile excursion from New Orleans, Louisiana to Greensboro, North Carolina. And Jimmy Watt, the public information officer for the Oconee Sheriff’s Department, rode…

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Washington roomies draw large crowd

May 2, 2013
Washington roomies draw large crowd

Two “Washington roommates” captivated a large crowd today in Seneca, as the Oconee Chamber of Commerce welcomed two of the state’s elected representatives to the nation’s capital. The meet-and-greet event allowed Congressman Jeff Duncan to introduce Tim Scott, the new U-S senator, to Oconee County. The two Republicans share an apartment while in Washington. The…

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Former OC teacher wins Teacher of the Year

May 2, 2013

A first grade teacher at the Pickens Elementary School is the toast today of South Carolina public education. Darlene Sutton receives a $25 thousand cash award and the use of a BMW for one year for being chosen South Carolina Teacher of the Year. Sutton is being congratulated not only by her current employer, the…

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Where’s the scooter operator?

May 2, 2013

Two days later, the Westminster police are still on the lookout for the operator of a motor scooter who ditched his vehicle and ran off into the woods. Police Chief Dean Awalt said a city K-9 officer attempted to stop the scooter and its driver on the suspicion of speeding and failing to signal Tuesday…

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Co-winners of Citizen of the Year

May 2, 2013

An educator and a manufacturer are sharing this year’s Citizen of the Year Award, given by the Westminster Rotary Club. At Tuesday’s awards banquet, Mary Newby and Ken Collins tied for the award. Collins is a Westminster area manufacturing company owner; Newby of West-Oak High teaches P-E and coordinates the Interact Club.

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OC to assume municipal building regs

May 2, 2013

At its next meeting, Oconee County Council will consider absorbing building code duties in four of the county’s five municipalities. County Council Tuesday night is scheduled to consider in title only ordinances that would delegate municipal building code regulation in Walhalla, West Union, Salem, and Westminster to its building codes personnel. In recent times, the…

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  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • 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
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