Westminster ceding control of City Elections

By unanimous vote, the Westminster City Council agreed to surrender control of its municipal elections to the Oconee County Voter Registration and Elections Office.  Tuesday night’s vote means that the county would assume responsibilities for advertising and conducting the elections. Instead of using volunteer poll managers, county elections department staff will conduct future elections.  The change from city to county […]

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New Georgia State Patrol Post on I85

A new Georgia State Patrol Post will be going up soon in Hart County near I-85. On Wednesday, the Georgia Board of Public Safety announced it has signed off on discussions to begin between the Georgia State Patrol and the Hart County Board of Commissioners. The new post in the Gateway Two Industrial Park off SR 77 at Exit 177 […]

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Get a Weather Alert Radio this spring

Spring has arrived in the Upstate of South Carolina and that means erratic weather conditions for the next few weeks.  The potential for severe weather in the Upstate of South Carolina is highest in the spring and should serve as a reminder for everyone to stay alert for threatening conditions.  One way to stay informed about impending severe weather is […]

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CU Police issue No Trespass Order

No more athletic games or events of any kind will be permitted for a former employee of a Clemson University campus bookstore. Clemson University Police have issued a no-trespass order to 33-year-old David Reed Graham, a former employee of the campus Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Graham is described as a Caucasian male, roughly six-feet tall and weighing about 185-pounds, with brown […]

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Iva Man sentenced to Life without Parole

Life without parole plus 20 years. That was the sentence handed down this Wednesday by Superior Court Judge John Bailey to 31-year-old Caleb Fielding. Bailey sentenced Fielding to life without parole on the charges of malice murder, felony murder and armed robbery. Fielding was convicted in November in the October 2011 beating death of 87-year-old Jack Vaughn of Lavonia. In handing down […]

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Deputies arrest Aluminum Thief

Deputies with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man in connection with an aluminum theft case in Long Creek.  The daily booking activity report from the Oconee County Detention Center lists 52-year-old Charles Stephen Haynes of Westminster was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with two counts of grand larceny and two counts of burglary in the second […]

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Sheriff encouraging registration for Alert Oconee

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications and E-911 Division, in partnership with Oconee County Emergency Services and Twenty First Century Communications, Inc., has instituted a regional notification system that will be able to send telephone notifications to residents and businesses within Oconee County impacted by, or in danger of being impacted by, an emergency or disaster. This system, called […]

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SC Workforce unveils Upgraded Service Delivery System

South Carolina residents will soon have a new way to access reemployment and Unemployment Insurance services in their local areas through regional SC Works centers, around-the-clock self-service offerings and local access points. The SC Department of Employment and Workforce announces an upgraded, technology-focused service delivery method. Statewide, the new service delivery system will include 12 comprehensive SC Works centers that […]

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US Play Coalition names First Executive Director

The US Play Coalition at Clemson University has named Carly Summers its first executive director.  The US Play Coalition is housed in the parks, recreation and tourism department in College of Health, Education and Human Development.  It was founded and is co-chaired by Fran Mainella, a visiting scholar at Clemson and the 16th director of the National Park Service, and Brett Wright, […]

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Tigers unite at Clemson to save Wild Tigers

The tiger is one of the most common college mascots in the country. It also is one of the most endangered animals in the wild. Students at Clemson University are calling together their fellow collegiate “tigers” from across the country to a summit April 19-21 to discuss tiger conservation. The Clemson student organization Tigers for Tigers (T4T) reached out to […]

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