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Oconee basket weavers have strong showing in NC
April 20, 2019 – 12:04 am | Comments Off on Oconee basket weavers have strong showing in NC
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Three Oconee County women took home awards from the North Carolina Basket Association’s annual convention last month in Raleigh. 

Westminster council awards $35K in HTAX funding
April 19, 2019 – 12:57 am | Comments Off on Westminster council awards $35K in HTAX funding
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Westminster City Council gave out more than $35,000 in hospitality tax grant money after an initial series of motions failed to determine how much money to distribute at Monday’s budget workshop.

Library collects more than 1,000 pairs of socks for charities
April 19, 2019 – 12:53 am | Comments Off on Library collects more than 1,000 pairs of socks for charities
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The Oconee County Public Library collected more than 1,170 pairs of socks in March, distributing them to four organizations. 

Pigs, peacocks and problem properties: Code officer having success cleaning up Westminster
April 19, 2019 – 12:41 am | Comments Off on Pigs, peacocks and problem properties: Code officer having success cleaning up Westminster
Pigs, peacocks and problem properties: Code officer having success cleaning up Westminster | Test

Westminster code enforcement officer Daniel Fletcher continues to work in his effort to improve the look of the city, removing unfit and unsafe buildings, abandoned vehicles and even dealing with minor code violations like pigs and peacocks in the city.

Oconee Economic Alliance, career center team up for job fair
April 19, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Oconee Economic Alliance, career center team up for job fair
Oconee Economic Alliance, career center team up for job fair | Test

Oconee County high school seniors recently had a chance to explore different career fields and talk with people in those fields at a job fair held at the Hamilton Career Center in partnership with Oconee Economic Alliance.

Central Town Council OKs first reading of new budget
April 19, 2019 – 12:26 am | Comments Off on Central Town Council OKs first reading of new budget
Central Town Council OKs first reading of new budget | Test

Central Town Council recently approved first reading of its general fund fiscal year 2020 budget of a little more than $2 million with projected revenues only slightly more than this year’s  budget and no tax increase.

Clemson approves first reading on zoning change
April 19, 2019 – 12:25 am | Comments Off on Clemson approves first reading on zoning change
Clemson approves first reading on zoning change | Test

Clemson City Council approved first reading of a text amendment allowing preschools and church fellowships as permitted uses in commercial districts with some slight changes on Monday.

Oak Ridge Boys to headline Blue Ridge Fest
April 19, 2019 – 12:23 am | Comments Off on Oak Ridge Boys to headline Blue Ridge Fest
Oak Ridge Boys to headline Blue Ridge Fest | Test

When Richard Sterban joined the Oak Ridge Boys in 1972, he had no idea the band would still be going strong 47 years later.

Crime briefs: Police: West Union man pointed gun at woman’s face
April 19, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Crime briefs: Police: West Union man pointed gun at woman’s face
Crime briefs: Police: West Union man pointed gun at woman’s face | Test

Taylor Earl Howard, of Grey Court, is charged with first-degree domestic violence and third-degree assault and battery.

Chinese church groundbreaking planned Easter Sunday
April 19, 2019 – 12:09 am | Comments Off on Chinese church groundbreaking planned Easter Sunday
Chinese church groundbreaking planned Easter Sunday | Test

Members of the Chinese Christian Church at Clemson are set to move a step closer to the dream of having their own church building on Easter Sunday.

Seneca police organize first litter pickup event
April 19, 2019 – 12:06 am | Comments Off on Seneca police organize first litter pickup event
Seneca police organize first litter pickup event | Test

While they are often called on to “clean up the streets” as they deal with drugs and other crimes, about a dozen Seneca Police Department officers spent part of Thursday afternoon doing a more traditional type of street cleaning — picking up litter. 

Betty Jo Capps Vinson “Nanny”
April 18, 2019 – 5:43 pm | Comments Off on Betty Jo Capps Vinson “Nanny”

Betty C. Vinson “Nanny,” 88, wife of Charles R. Vinson of 67 years, of 426 Hope Ave., passed away peacefully on April 17, 2019.

Seneca man facing charges in burglary
April 18, 2019 – 12:54 am | Comments Off on Seneca man facing charges in burglary
Seneca man facing charges in burglary | Test

Waylon Eugene Robinson, 31, of Pelfrey Street, is charged with first-degree burglary, larceny, possession of a weapon in commission of a violent crime and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

Two arrested after fight outside store
April 18, 2019 – 12:53 am | Comments Off on Two arrested after fight outside store
Two arrested after fight outside store | Test

Sheryl Deneise Johnson, 49, of Daniel Avenue in Seneca, was charged with third-degree assault and battery and issued a ticket for fighting, and Michael Walter King, 52, of Rocky Road in Westminster, was also given a ticket for fighting.