Revised agenda for Westminster meeting

There’s a revised agenda for a special Westminster meeting that starts at 5 o’clock today in the conference room of City Hall.  The city council has invited the Westminster Economic Development Commission to be guests for a presentation by the Oconee Economic Alliance.  Special emphasis is to be placed on what the county’s economic development efforts can do for Westminster. […]

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House OKs funds for highway work

If the bill approved by the House of Representatives becomes law, South Carolina’s gas pump tax will increase gradually over five years.  And, for that, the state’s transportation chief will be grateful.  Christy Hall’s reaction to the approval of House Bill 3516 is that additional and re-curring money will be available for the state’s crumbing roads and bridges.  Deferred maintenance […]

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Stormy night keeps Oconee 9-1-1 on the go!

Lightning is believed to have struck the remains of the former textile mill last night at Newry.  Oconee 9-1-1 reported the fire at the tail end of the storm and it attracted fire fighters from several county stations.  We have an unconfirmed report that the fire occurred in the elevator shaft of the old building last used as a textile […]

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Lois Ann (Westmoreland) Whitfield

  Seneca, SC— Lois Ann (Westmoreland) Whitfield, 45, wife of John Timothy Whitfield, of 107 Dorothy Drive, Seneca, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 3, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens.   The family will receive friends from, 6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, March 2, […]

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“Taste of the World” tomorrow night at Westminster school

A “Taste of the World” event takes place tomorrow night at the Orchard Park Elementary School in Westminster.  Principal Josh Wittrock says this night is devoted to highlighting the elementary school’s instruction in multiple foreign languages, as well as sampling the taste of some international cuisines.  According to Wittrock, his school’s motivation reflects what the state wants in its “Profile […]

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Public policy follower weighs in

  The head of a Greenville-based public policy and communications group believes President Trump hit on the right message during the State of the Union address.  Presidential-sounding and on-message are some of the ways that Chip Felkel describes Trump’s talk to the Congress and the nation.  Felkel also gave out plaudits, during a 101.7/WGOG NEWS interview, to Senator Lindsey Graham […]

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One case settled, another docketed for trial

A claim of medical malpractice occupies the number one position for trial during the last week this month in the Oconee Court of Common Pleas.  It’s the case pitting the estate of Ronald Hawkins versus Oconee Medical Center.  The case is docketed to be tried the week of Monday, March 27 at the Oconee Courthouse.  Meantime, the Court of Common […]

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South Carolina beef ambassadors

  Two young Oconee women are official ambassadors to the South Carolina beef industry.  What Lillie Nuttall and Tara Jenkins is no stretch for them, as they have backgrounds in agri business and active parts in their high school’s FFA chapter.  Lillie is a student now at West-Oak High School and Tara is a recent graduate.  We spoke to both […]

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