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Oakway home fire

December 20, 2014

Within five minutes of a neighbor’s call, fire fighters reached the scene of an Oakway home fire and were able to put a stop to the fire at the Mary’s Lane home near the Bruce Road. At the time of the fire, no one was home. That Friday afternoon fire, however, is regarded suspicious in…

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Ulterior motive ascribed to the EPA

December 19, 2014

Does a clear power plan sound like a good idea? Not if you represent a state that enjoys relatively low power rates and is ill-equipped to convert coal and oil-fired burners to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. South Carolina State Representative Bill Sandifer is also suspicious of why the federal Environmental Protection Agency is pushing its…

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Burglars target South Cove Road

December 19, 2014

Four home burglaries have taken place between November 21 and as late as yesterday morning on South Cove Road and vicinity. Oconee Sheriff’s Office appeals to the public for information that leads to the culprits. Two of the crimes occurred on South Cove Road. There was one on Keowee School Roard and another on Indian…

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Slight uptick in Oconee’s jobless rate

December 19, 2014

On a day when State Representative Sandifer commented on the need to address job creation and for public school students to learn skills required by employers, the state is reporting that Oconee’s unemployment picture slightly worsened in November. The rate of joblessness in Oconee rose from October’s 6.3% to November’s 6.4% of the available labor…

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Sandifer meets with Michelin

December 19, 2014

State Representative Bill Sandifer says he came away from a meeting yesterday with tire maker Michelin with the impression that the company is sold on Oconee—even though there is not yet a final deal. Sandifer talked business and other issues this morning with a policy committee of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce at Seneca. (From…

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Spearman the last elected superintendent?

December 19, 2014

Come January, Molly Spearman begins a four-year term as South Carolina Superintendent of Education. But will she be the last state superintendent elected by a popular vote of the citizenry? The question was raised this morning at Seneca where the city’s state lawmaker, Representative Bill Sandifer, addressed a policy committee of the Oconee Chamber of…

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Boil water advisory

December 19, 2014

A boil water advisory remains in place this morning for residents of a Lake Hartwell home development in Oconee County. The advisory pertains to those who live in Foxwood Hills sections B, C, D, E, and G, along with Edisto. Sam McCall, utilities superintendent for the development, said the advisory was necessitated by the break…

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Boarding home denied zoning change

December 19, 2014

The Westminster Comprehensive Plan suggests historic houses might enjoy a future use as boarding houses.  But the city planning commission said no last night to Roger Manley’s request for a zoning change to allow him to operate a boarding house at 207 N. Isundega Street.  Manley’s property is currently zoned R-25.  He was seeking a…

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Accident killed Easley man

December 19, 2014

A Wednesday night accident took the life of a 61-year old Easley man, William Herman Anderson. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley said Anderson died early yesterday morning at a Greenville hospital of blunt force trauma to his torso and thigh. The accident occurred shortly after 9:30 Wednesday night at Woodhaven Drive and South Carolina 93.

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Overnight emergencies

December 19, 2014

For more than two hours last night, fire fighters were on the scene on South Union’s Rock Creek Road. First reports indicated the roof of a structure was on fire. Around 8:30 last night, a semi-truck wound up in a ditch on South Carolina 24 in front of Oakway Wesleyan Church. No one hurt.  

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Calendar

  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
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