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Sizzlin’ in Seneca — annual festival kicks off Sizzlin’ in Seneca — annual festival kicks off

The sounds of Leisha J on Ram Cat Alley faded down Main Street giving way to the saxophone sounds of Magic on the opposite end of downtown Thursday night, officially kicking off three days of SenecaFest.

Crime briefs: Man charged in string of thefts Crime briefs: Man charged in string of thefts

Randall Kevin Roach, 40, of Elizabeth City Drive in Easley, is charged with three counts of grand larceny, three counts of third-degree burglary, petit larceny and malicious injury to personal property.

I’m glad to hear you’re free of phobias! I’m glad to hear you’re free of phobias!

Willie: I read with a great deal of interest the proposal “Medicare for all,” as if this is a magical benefit allowing everyone access to single-payer, government-sponsored health insurance for us and our families with the insinuation the government would be paying for it.

Remember the true reason for Memorial Day Remember the true reason for Memorial Day

Editor: On Memorial Day, we’re supposed to honor our veterans. How many do though, I wonder?

Officials ask for help stopping youth gang activity Officials ask for help stopping youth gang activity

Westminster officials are asking local residents to help police address the recent increase in youth crime in the city and said the crime appears to be “related to what appears to be gang activity” in a post on the city’s website.

Clemson University breaks ground on campus chapel Clemson University breaks ground on campus chapel

Having a building on the Clemson University campus named after him was one of Sam Cadden’s goals in life. 

Magnolia Manor: Westminster business snags spot on SC top 10 list Magnolia Manor: Westminster business snags spot on SC top 10 list

Recent recognition as a top wedding location in South Carolina has given Magnolia Manor the spotlight its owners have worked hard for in the 12 years they’ve owned it. 

Sheriff says no danger to churches Sheriff says no danger to churches

Officials with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday there is no immediate danger after authorities warned Wednesday that a juvenile had threatened to harm a nonspecific church on social media.

Man charged with kidnapping, assaulting woman Man charged with kidnapping, assaulting woman

Raymond L. Roberson, 49, of Gammell Street, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, first-degree assault and battery, kidnapping, grand larceny and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

SenecaFest returns downtown tonight SenecaFest returns downtown tonight

SenecaFest’s return to downtown begins tonight with three days of music, vendors, food and special activities — and the highly anticipated opening of the Keowee Brewing Company.  

Easement next step to closing on 218-acre Chau Ram expansion Easement next step to closing on 218-acre Chau Ram expansion

Barring a contractual hiccup, Chau Ram County Park is set to grow by more than 200 acres later this year.

Why Westminster is a great town Why Westminster is a great town

Editor: I find it interesting to hear negative comments about Westminster.