Speaker named for Apple Festival luncheon

Pamela Lackey, president of AT & T South Carolina, will deliver the featured talk next month when Westminster celebrates its apple growing history with the annual Rotary Club luncheon.  This year’s event takes place at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon, September 8 in the Social Hall of the Westminster Baptist Church.  Rotary leader Sam Dickson says he has asked Lackey to […]

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Four Westminster council seats up in November

In November, Westminster voters have the task to fill four seats on their city council.  Three of them offer four-year terms.  A fourth seat has two years remaining–the result of last month’s resignation of Charles Miller.  The three council seats that expire are those now held by Bill Brockington, Doug Williams, and Yousef Mefleh.  All three are eligible to run […]

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July 14 a stormy (and expensive day) for Westminster

Westminster is hopeful that insurance will enable it to recover most of the expense from the stormy day of July 14.  On that Friday lightning disabled two raw water pumps and other equipment.  City Administrator Chris Carter related to city council that, fortunately, no one ran out of water.  However, the repair bill approximates $70 thousand.  Carter said the city’s […]

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Removal of mayor’s cabin debated in Westminster

A late September deadline looms for the Westminster mayor to remove his riverside cabin from city property.  And last night Mayor Brian Ramey and Councilman Doug Williams argued about the time it has taken to satisfy the council’s directive.  Williams accused Ramey of faking a document, but the mayor said the councilman’s account was wrong.  Last summer Williams and the […]

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Duncan meets with Pence

Rep. Jeff Duncan met today with Vice President Pence, and the turmoil in Venezuela was discussed. The office of the 3rd District Representative released this statement:  “It was an honor and a privilege to be invited to meet with Vice President Pence today to discuss important issues in the Western Hemisphere that impact our national interests, including the crisis in […]

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Arrest made, 5.3 lbs. of meth seized

A defective brake light on a car traveling in Fair Play early today led to the arrest of a 36-year old woman and the confiscation of what the Oconee Sheriff’s Office says was more than five pounds of methamphetamine.  The Sheriff’s Office announcement places a street value of the seized meth at $242 thousand dollars.  A deputy stopped a Volvo […]

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Judge’s bench to serve as check-in counter

Tom Markovich promised a Walhalla audience last night he and his partner will try to salvage what they can from the furnishings in the old Oconee Courthouse and incorporate them for use in their planned 19-room hotel which, as yet, has no name nor has renovation work begun.  But the message last night to the Partners for Progress was stay […]

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