No pets during Apple events

Westminster City Administrator David Smith is calling attention today to a new city ordinance that forbids visitors and vendors at the Apple Festival from bringing animals, such as pet dogs. For safety considerations, the city council passed such an ordinance and this year’s festival is the first one at which it’ll be enforced. Affected mainly are people’s pet dogs, but […]

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Parade preparations

Traffic congestion and general public safety concerns are always issues during the busiest part of the annual South Carolina Apple Festival. Interim Police Chief Mike Crenshaw is making some announcements about events beginning tonight and continuing through Saturday. Sections of Main Street, from Alley Street to Lucky Street, will be closed for this evening’s fish fry at 5:30. An area […]

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BorgWarner announcement

The South Carolina Department of Commerce is drawing attention today to this year’s earlier announcement of BorgWarner to expand its Seneca plant by 30 new jobs. “We are pleased to move forward with our expansion plans in Oconee County. Demand for our products has increased and South Carolina has provided us with an excellent business environment, so this expansion is […]

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South Carolinans arrested in Lavonia

Two Pickens County residents, one wanted for escape from a work detail, were corralled Tuesday in Lavonia, Georgia. WLHR Lake Hartwell Radio reports that Lavonia police were first alerted to the pair when one of them approached a Lavonia officer, exhibiting a bizarre behavior and asking strange questions. The police then kept their eyes on the two and saw their […]

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Campus changes

The Clemson University Planning Office holds a community meeting at 6 tonight at the Madren Conference Center to discuss and receive comments on the conceptual plan for the Douthit Hills Redevelopment Project. Interested community residents are invited. Free parking is available at the Conference Center. No visitor’s pass is required.

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Fugitive from justice case in Oconee

A 75-year old man sits in an Oconee jail cell this morning, having been arrested on a warrant alleging fugitive from justice. According to an Oconee Sheriff’s Department report, Newman Howard Shankle was identified by authorities in Richmond County, North Carolina as a suspect in fraud and the mistreatment of a body. The department quotes a task force officer for […]

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Johnson Controls believes in Foothills Trail

The Foothills Trail Conference has accepted a $1 thousand donation from Johnson Controls. A worldwide technology and manufacturing company, Johnson Controls made the donation as part of its environmental stewardship program called Blue Sky. For several years, the company has donated money to assist with maintenance of the 77-mile hiking trail between Oconee State Park and Table Rock State Park. […]

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Leadership S.C. Class of 2013 gathers

From bankers and real estate agents to educators, the latest class of S.C. Leadership gathers for the first time today with a vision to better themselves and those around them. The program is supported by Clemson University’s Institute for Economic and Community Development and was established to provide gifted and highly motivated South Carolinians a chance to advance their leadership […]

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