Duncan extends another welcome mat

February 20, 2013

Congressman Jeff Duncan has invited a second gun-maker to consider re-locating to South Carolina. This time its Magpul Industries, located in Erie, Colorado. Magpul has vowed to leave Colorado if that state’s lawmakers pass a bill forbidding high-capacity magazines. Earlier Duncan, the second-term Republican lawmaker from Laurens, sent a letter to encourage the CEO of…

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Saluda first, Oconee not far behind

February 20, 2013

Saluda County may be first, but Oconee apparently is not far behind. The state’s broadband initiative, “About Connect South Carolina”, has announced Saluda County is the first South Carolina county to complete its connected community broadband assessment and technology action plan. Last night the Oconee County Council awarded a contract to a Greer company for…

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Mayfest dates announced

February 20, 2013

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

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

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

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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Calendar

  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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