Oconee takes pride in Ulbrich company

At the Oconee Economic Alliance, it’s continuous battle to compete with the rest of the world for new manufacturing.  But Richard Blackwell says it’s also good to savor what you already have.  Blackwell gave an example on Friday when he spoke his board of directors.  Ulbrich Manufacturing on SC 183/the Westminster Highway, decided to close its Oregon operations and keep […]

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Researchers to gauge eclipse impact on GPS technology

Researchers at Clemson University today plan to find out how the solar eclipse might interfere with GPS capabilities.  GPS, or the Global Positioning System, is a United States-owned technology that uses 24 outer space satellites to send signals for positioning and navigation information here on earth.  Americans use it primarily to get from point A to point B, but few […]

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Eva Simpson

Seneca- Eva Turner Simpson, 99, widow of the late Robert Leroy “Red” Simpson, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at her residence. A funeral service will be held 3:30 P.M. Tuesday, at Townville Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Westminster First Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-3 PM, prior to the service at Townville Baptist Church. […]

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Eddie Turner is first day politico

A retired manufacturing worker, Eddie Turner, was a first day filer for the November municipal election in Westminster.  On Friday, Turner became the first city council candidate to qualify in either the Westminster or the Walhalla elections.  He’ll seek election to one of Westminster’s three available four-year seats on council Tuesday, November 7.

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Eclipse viewing just hours away

This is the day Oconeeans and many other Americans pause to stand in awe of nature’s gift–the total solar eclipse.  It’s a good idea to now get out the necessary eyewear to ensure that your experience will be the best and the safest possible.  It should start to turn dark around here around the 1 o’clock area.  Arrival of the moon […]

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New potassium iodide supply available

Besides the potential for a war with North Korea and eyesight damage if you look at the eclipse without the proper eyeware, there’s something else to worry about it–and to take precaution against.  That’s the potential for a nuclear power plant emergency.  South Carolina DHEC has received 1.2 million adult doses of potassium iodide to be distributed within the 10-mile […]

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Don’t drive while wearing solar eclipse glasses!

For traffic safety, South Carolina DOT urges all drivers not to drive while wearing solar eclipse glasses.  Department of Transportation makes the following additional requests to ensure that everyone’s experience on Monday is a safe one:  Don’t stop on the road to view the eclipse; find a safe place to watch it.  And don’t park on highway shoulders.  On Thursday, […]

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Special Westminster meeting

Special meeting of Westminster City Council is planned Monday night at 6 in the Conference Room of City Hall.  According to the agenda, part of the meeting is scheduled for a closed-door session to consider the appointment of a police chief, as well as a threatened claim against city council members, and the position of the agency “in other adversary […]

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Townville man in custody after school bus incident

Oconee Sheriff’s Office identified a 40-year old Townville man–William Jared Richardson of Woolbright Circle, as charged with disturbing school after a bus incident this morning on the Earles Grove Road.  A bus driver hit the brakes when a man approached with intent to board; the driver then drove off, though the man held the mirror near the bus doors.  Bystanders detained the […]

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Westminster rallies to support the Warriors

The feeder city for West-Oak High School showed its support and enthusiasm for the 2017 edition of the Warrior football team.  This year’s Warriorrama or Meet the Warriors rook place in downtown Westminster, and Mayor Brian Ramey called it a big success.  It was a chance, he said, for former Warrior players to attend and show their support for this […]

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