Jones elevated in Westminster

Rory Jones has been promoted to Chief of Police in Westminster.  The assistant chief was named this afternoon by City Administrator Chris Carter to replace the retired Dean Awalt.  Jones’s appointment is effective right away.  Carter said, “We were fortunate to have had qualified applicants to choose from for staffing this important position.  Assistant Chief Jones had the qualifications and […]

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Seneca eyes beach music group

Seneca will put out a feeler to the Tams to see if the music group would be interested in providing the entertainment for next summer’s July 4 bash in the city.  Riley Johnson, events coordinator, said the group known for its beach music remains very popular with the local music fans.  As always, the July 4 event next year will […]

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Clemson street closing

Part of Clemson’s College Street will close part of tomorrow for the annual event to welcome back students.  At 4:45 tomorrow afternoon College Avenue, between Keith Street and the Old Greenville Highway, will close and remain closed until around 9:15.  The Parking Deck will remain open for parking–accessible from Keith Street and Sloan Street.

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Clemson audit findings released

Clemson University says an audit review affirms Clemson’s practice of not using state funds for trustee-related expenses is within state law.  The trustee expenses are covered in part by the Clemson University Foundation and other university-generated revenue sources.  The state Commission on Higher Education requested the Inspector General’s report to evaluate expenses for Clemson board meetings and other activities during a five-year […]

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Three vehicles collided on Wells Highway

A collision is said to have involved three vehicles, including a large truck, around the start of school this morning in Seneca.  And the accident scene–Wells Highway near S. 4th Street–remains an accident scene this morning–requiring a detour for some Wells Highway traffic.  Information received by 101,7/WGOG NEWS indicates three people hurt, one required a trip to a Greenville hospital.  […]

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Clemson to decide final review of new phone store

Clemson officials will gather in two weeks to consider final review of a new retail store at the corner of busy 123 and 133.  Where once they grilled hamburgers, it’s now proposed they will sell telephones and other wireless devices.  On the evening of Wednesday, September 6 the Clemson Board of Architectural Review is scheduled to consider final review for […]

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Westminster considers property maintenance code

Westminster leaders got serious last night during a special meeting on the problem of blight inside the city limits.  They discussed a suggested four-page ordinance that would cover commercial and residential properties and heard their city attorney, Derek Enderlin, say criminal penalties would be possible against those property owners who refuse to mow lawns, pull up weeds, repair broken windows, and […]

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After eclipse, mass exodus

Oconeeans are seeing a return to normal traffic volumes now that their many eclipse visitors have departed.  For a time after the eclipse, however, traffic was heavy on many of the county’s major highways leading elsewhere.  Traffic backed up on ramps leading to Interstate-85.  Westminster was a prime example of heavy traffic–in a couple of directions.  Last evening traffic heading […]

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