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SC Blacksmith Guild headed to Westminster
June 7, 2019 – 12:07 am | Comments Off on SC Blacksmith Guild headed to Westminster
SC Blacksmith Guild headed to Westminster

The South Carolina Blacksmith Guild will soon be bringing its group meeting to Westminster. 

Weather won’t stop music in Westminster tonight
June 7, 2019 – 12:05 am | Comments Off on Weather won’t stop music in Westminster tonight
Weather won’t stop music in Westminster tonight

Rain or shine, Westminster is set to continue its Music on Main series with a bit of homegrown talent.

I’m not amazing
June 7, 2019 – 12:04 am | Comments Off on I’m not amazing
I’m not amazing

If you just heard an awkward tumbling noise, it was probably me tripping as I climbed on my soapbox. I don’t get up here often, so it’s unfamiliar territory.

Counterpoint to a counterpoint
June 6, 2019 – 12:38 am | Comments Off on Counterpoint to a counterpoint
Counterpoint to a counterpoint

Editor: The author of the June 4 letter titled “Counterpoint” correctly observes that special counsel Mueller handed off the issue of possible obstruction of justice by the president to Congress.

Walhalla Elementary principal moving to district office position
June 6, 2019 – 12:37 am | Comments Off on Walhalla Elementary principal moving to district office position
Walhalla Elementary principal moving to district office position

Walhalla Elementary School principal Shanon Lusk is leaving after seven years to take on a new role at the district level on July 1.

US123 roadway collapse repairs continues
June 6, 2019 – 12:35 am | Comments Off on US123 roadway collapse repairs continues
US123 roadway collapse repairs continues

Progress continues to be made in project to the repair a portion of collapsed roadway on U.S. Highway 123 outside of Westminster, as an official said an important piece of the project has been installed.

Council OKs attorney contract, courthouse security upgrades
June 6, 2019 – 12:34 am | Comments Off on Council OKs attorney contract, courthouse security upgrades
Council OKs attorney contract, courthouse security upgrades

Oconee County Council approved a contract for attorney David Root at its meeting this week, securing his $160,000 salaried position until the end of 2020.

Farley: Alliance gives county ‘a seat at the table’
June 6, 2019 – 12:33 am | Comments Off on Farley: Alliance gives county ‘a seat at the table’
Farley: Alliance gives county ‘a seat at the table’

Membership in Upstate Alliance extends Pickens County’s reach in attracting economic development projects, Alliance Pickens executive director Ray Farley told county council at a recent budget work session. 

West Union moves Fun in the Sun festival to August
June 6, 2019 – 12:32 am | Comments Off on West Union moves Fun in the Sun festival to August

With rain on the ground and in the forecast through early next week, West Union leaders have opted to postpone their main summer event from Saturday to Aug. 3.

D-Day 75 years later: Seneca woman recalls father’s landing on Omaha Beach
June 6, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on D-Day 75 years later: Seneca woman recalls father’s landing on Omaha Beach
D-Day 75 years later: Seneca woman recalls father’s landing on Omaha Beach

 Nan Jones was still a little less than a month away from her birth on June 6, 1944. Her father, Curtis Norbeck, was not at home waiting for the day his daughter was born. 

Planners looking at county roads, entrances
June 6, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Planners looking at county roads, entrances
Planners looking at county roads, entrances

While the Oconee County Planning Commission wants to gather more specific data on the county’s transportation systems, the planning and economic development committee is looking to highlight county entrances.

Thorsland praises school district teachers of the year
June 6, 2019 – 12:26 am | Comments Off on Thorsland praises school district teachers of the year
Thorsland praises school district teachers of the year

School District of Oconee County superintendent Michael Thorsland admits the naming of the district’s Teacher of the Year, Support Employee of the Year and Volunteer of the Year is something he looks forward to each May.