Part of new Tech campus named for state lawmaker

Those in the public and private sectors who gave money to make possible the multi-million dollar Oconee County campus of Tri-County Tech were remembered during today’s ribbon-cutting and dedication. But there was one official’s part to help secure the last bit of funding needed to make possible the campus would be ready for the 2018-19 year. And he was thanked […]

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House Speaker to keynote Rotary Apple luncheon

Westminster Rotary Club has engaged the chief administrative officer of the South Carolina House of Representatives to make the featured talk at next month’s luncheon that celebrates the county’s apple crop. He’s Rep. Jay Lucas, a Republican House member from Hartsville. The luncheon traditionally takes place on the Friday of Apple Festival week in September, as part of the festival’s […]

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Dan L. Pitts

Westminster –Dan L. Pitts, 81, husband of the late Betty Blackwell Pitts, of 259 Pitts Road, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, August 19th, 2018 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The body will lie in state Saturday, August 18th at the […]

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Promoting safety on the waterways

Deep into the outdoor recreation season there have been no fatal boat accidents on Oconee County rivers and lakes, and the National Safe Boating Council would like it to keep it that way, especially since the Labor Day holiday weekend is three weeks away.  However, just last year, South Carolina ranked fifth in boating accidents. The boating council works to […]

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Eight of nine school police jobs filled

Eight of nine available school resource officer jobs in Oconee are filled, and the officers will be in place for the start of the public school year on Monday morning. The Sheriff’s Office today announced the following deputies are joining the holdover staff of school officers: Jordei Jameson, John Towery, Calley Moore, Robert Sparkman, Kyle Edwards, Adam Poore, Roy McKenzie. […]

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