Scout beautifies medical clinic grounds

The grounds of the free medical clinic in Seneca received a makeover during the weekend from a Boy Scout completing Eagle Scout requirements. Assisted by Rosa Clark secretary and board member Marlene Edmund, Brightin Blanton worked on the grounds and planted a bird house. For the project, Brightin raised his own funds and received a donation of $100 dollars worth […]

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West Nile fatal to South Carolinian

An elderly Aiken County man has been identified as the first person to die with West Nile Virus this year in South Carolina. “This gentleman tested positive for West Nile Virus infection after being hospitalized with sudden onset of high fever, confusion, and headache,” said Riyadh Muhammad, M-D and regional medical director for DHEC Region 5 Public Health, covering Aiken, […]

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October 1 deadline

Questions arose last night at the Coneross Wastewater Treatment Plant as to a proposed agreement to pipe sewer to the Golden Corner Commerce Park. The concerns were brought to the meeting table of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority by Walhalla and Westminster representatives. All commissioners decided to allow three more weeks to ask questions and comments before a vote. Seneca’s […]

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Heart trouble leads to fatal wreck

A 66-year old Oconeean died at the scene of a one-car accident yesterday morning near the Sheep Farm Road. Coroner Karl Addis says it appears James Tagtmeyer died of a cardiac event causing him to cross the centerline of Sheep Farm Road, beyond an old road bed, and into a field near the entrance to Stonebrook subdivision. Addis said he […]

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Special Veterans Designation Available

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced Friday, September 7 the availability of a “VETERAN” designation on driver licenses, identification cards and beginner permits for individuals who have honorably served in the United States Armed Forces. Executive Director Kevin Shwedo says, “Our veterans have done their part serving our country and it’s only right that we should honor […]

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Weekend Deadlier than Labor Day

This weekend proved to be more deadly on South Carolina roads, than just 1 week before.  The South Carolina Department of transportation reported only 1 fatality during the Labor Day weekend.  However, Two upstate teenagers lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents during this past weekend.  A 17 year old Seneca teen died Saturday night when the car […]

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“We’re all in this together”

As a state lawmaker from Charleston, Bobby Harrell breathes the hot air of Charleston. When he serves as House of Representatives’ Speaker in Columbia, he breathes the air of the midlands. Today Harrell breathed a cooler, less humid air of Westminster, as he keynoted the annual Apple Festival luncheon, sponsored by the Rotary Club. Harrell congratulated the festival organizers for […]

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Nation to mobilize against the kudzu bug

A sneak attack in Georgia three years ago gave an invasive insect locally known as the kudzu bug its first foothold in the United States. But scientists, farmers and agriculture experts have mobilized to fight back. They’re devising strategy in a national conference Tuesday at Clemson University’s Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville. Farmers may attend the meeting free […]

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New Westminster announcement

Westminster announced this afternoon that its proposed ordinance prohibiting farm-type animals within the city is now off the table and postponed indefinitely. This afternoon’s announcement by City Administrator David Smith says, “After conducting the first reading….some residents have expressed concern on how the proposed ordinance may impact them and the animals they currently own.” The city council wants more research, […]

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Drug raid at Seneca home

A Seneca homeowner has been jailed on charges of various drug offenses. The police say they and Oconee deputiess raided the home of Anita Dusseau at 310 Chestnut Street early yesterday, a raid that yield quantities of meth, marijuana, Xanax, Lortabs, Klonopin, Diazepam, Adderall, along with various other types of prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia. Dusseau, who is 43 years […]

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