Westminster faces 4% hike in wholesale power costs

March 12, 2015

To what extent, if any, Westminster raises electric power rates is a matter left to the mayor and the six city council members. But Mayor Rick McCormick said it’s an issue, a touchy one for which city leaders have yet to start discussions. The mayor spoke briefly to 96.3/WGOG NEWS yesterday about the decision last…

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Sewer improvements in southeast Westminster

March 12, 2015

Antiquated sewer lines are to be replaced along Hampton Street and in other parts of Westminster, provided the city succeeds in obtaining a South Carolina Community Development Block Grant. During a public hearing last evening, a representative of the Appalachian Council of Governments said Westminster is applying for $300 thousand for the project. The hearing…

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“…if an offer sounds too good to be true….”

March 11, 2015

A management employee of The Journal has contacted Oconee Sheriff’s Office about what appears to be a scam attempted by an individual wanting to give away a motorcycle. The person with the motorcycle wanted to place an ad to give the motorcycle away, with the stipulation that the person receiving it pay the shipping costs.…

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If local artist wins, the “Y” benefits

March 11, 2015
If local artist wins, the “Y” benefits

 Oconee County artist and art educator Libby Imbody is entering a contest and, if she wins, she’ll donate the money to the project to build a county YMCA. Imbody has entered a piece in an “Inspired Tire” art contest, sponsored by Michelin Tire. Those who enter are to create a diversity-themed piece using up to…

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Public schools infused with $23 million

March 11, 2015

The financial condition of Oconee public schools last month dramatically changed….for the good. Gloria Moore, finance director, told the trustees the district received $23 million dollars in collections from the county. County Treasurer Greg Nowell said today that $18.3 million of the $23 million represented the public schools’ share of Duke Energy’s 2014 tax payment…

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West Union sets a new spending plan

March 11, 2015

West Union has approved spending plans to cover this year and part of next. The small town’s 2015-16 budget in the amount of $502,076.99 was approved during a meeting last night at Town Hall. At the same meeting, without comment from the public, West Union raised its garbage pickup rates one dollar a month. Mayor…

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Calendar

  • May 17, 2015Stumphouse Mountain Church of God's Revival
  • May 22, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • May 23, 2015 3:00 pmCrossroads Baptist Church No. 2 Youth Fish Fry
  • May 24, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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