Westminster’s choice is Awalt

December 21, 2012

Two men with Seneca police backgrounds are going to lead the Westminster Police Department.  Dean Awalt has accepted a $54 thousand offer to succeed Scott Bannister as Westminster Police Chief.  In recent weeks,OconeeSheriff-elect Mike Crenshaw has served as the interim chief. Westminster also promoted Patrolman Rory Jones to Lieutenant.  As such, Jones will serve as second…

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Jobless claims increase in OC

December 21, 2012

The unemployment rates across South Carolina and the country dropped during November, but they inched higher in Oconee County. In November, 8.6% of Oconee’s workforce was looking for work, compared to 8.4% a month earlier, according to an announcement by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce. For the fourth straight month, S.C.’s seasonally…

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Drug Control Bureau beefed up

December 21, 2012

Two new officers will soon help crack down on the illegal use of legal drugs in South Carolina. DHEC has announced that officers Judith Pierce and Eddie Black graduate today from the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy and become drug control inspectors for its Bureau of Drug Control. Both graduates are South Carolina registered pharmacists and…

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Guilty plea entered in federal court

December 21, 2012

The government has announced a 27-year old Easley woman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and faces the possibility of 20 years in prison or a $250 thousand fine, or both.  U-S Attorney Bill Nettles said Shelley Nicole Dillard entered a plea of guilt before Judge G-Ross Anderson Jr.  Sentencing will follow a review…

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Dexter: lake levels are “relative”

December 21, 2012

No matter where you might live, across the Savannah River basin, the level of the water that passes by on its way from the mountains to the sea is relative, according to an Oconee County councilman. Reg Dexter lives on Lake Hartwell. And he said last night that he and others who live on Hartwell…

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Oconee blowing in the wind

December 21, 2012

A windy night followed a day of rain, and that wind has created some problems across Oconee County. County Dispatch in Walhalla received 10 calls about fallen trees, a couple of those trees caught electric power lines. Duke Energy reported a temporary outage for homeowners in the vicinity of the Keowee Sail Club on S.C.…

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Calendar

  • 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
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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