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A shining tradition

December 15th, 2017

A tradition the city of Westminster didn’t know it had until it was gone lit up the night once again on Dec. 5 after city electric supervisor Marty Reid spent an hour and a half at eye level with the Blue Ridge Mountains.



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West-Oak wrestling improves to 10-0
December 15, 2017 – 12:33 am
West-Oak wrestling improves to 10-0

The top-ranked Class 3A West-Oak Warriors wrestling team rolled to three wins in their home gym Thursday, improving their dual meet record to 10-0.

A shining tradition
December 15, 2017 – 12:30 am
A shining tradition

A tradition the city of Westminster didn’t know it had until it was gone lit up the night once again on Dec. 5 after city electric supervisor Marty Reid spent an hour and a half at eye level with the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Lions’ Venables readies for Shrine Bowl start
December 15, 2017 – 12:30 am
Lions’ Venables readies for Shrine Bowl start

For the average high school student, getting out of bed in the morning is typically one of the toughest challenges of the day.

Jury holds Webb’s fate in murder trial
December 15, 2017 – 12:29 am
Jury holds Webb’s fate in murder trial

Jurors will return to court this morning to continue deliberations in the murder trial of R.L. Webb.

‘Nutcracker’ starts Saturday at Brooks Center
December 15, 2017 – 12:28 am
‘Nutcracker’ starts Saturday at Brooks Center

From the moment she saw “The Nutcracker” at age 7, Cary Johnstone knew she wanted to become a ballet dancer. Though the adults in her life now ask what she plans to do with a dance degree, she’s never thought of doing anything else.

Woman found guilty in toddler’s death
December 15, 2017 – 12:28 am
Woman found guilty in toddler’s death

After more than five hours of deliberations spanning two days, a seven-man, five-woman Pickens County jury Thursday found Angela Denise Brewer guilty of homicide by child abuse in the 2014 death of her 14-month-old grandson.

No savings expected from refinancing OMH debt
December 15, 2017 – 12:27 am
No savings expected from refinancing OMH debt

None of the estimated $67 million in interest savings from a nearly $1.5 billion bond issue to consolidate the debt of the Greenville and Palmetto health systems is expected to come from debt associated with Oconee Memorial Hospital.

Pickens County School Board honors former member
December 15, 2017 – 12:26 am
Pickens County School Board honors former member

For a number of years, the B.J. Skelton Career Center stood as a facility dedicated to training high school students for future employment in business and industry.

Sheriff’s office seeks SLED help in Mile Creek investigation
December 15, 2017 – 12:25 am
Sheriff’s office seeks SLED help in Mile Creek investigation

Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark is seeking assistance from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division in connection with sexual assault allegations involving a former inmate trustee who was assigned to a work detail at Mile Creek Park last summer.

This could happen to you, too
December 15, 2017 – 12:25 am
This could happen to you, too

The agenda in this correspondence is somewhat personal, but this issue made me realize our county leaders think very little of the taxpaying citizens of Oconee County.