Last major weekend of summer!

  Crowds are expected to take advantage of summer’s last major holiday weekend by flocking to Lake Jocassee and the Devil’s Fork State Park in Oconee County.  Brooks Wade thinks the weather will cooperate and the water temperature will make for good swimming.  Brooks Wade of Friends of Jocassee says the water temperature is right around 79-80 degrees.  And, he […]

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A political comeback?

A former Walhalla leader is mounting a comeback.  Just an hour and a half before the qualifying ends, Randy Chastain signed up to run for a council seat.  He joins two incumbents–T-J Bagwell and David Underwood–as the field for three city council seats. Chastain is a former mayor and councilman.

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Don’t let pills reach the wrong hands!

For the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back, Oconee Sheriff’s Office will participate September 26.  That Saturday, from 10 a-m to 2 p-m, deputies will be stationed at the Law Enforcement Center at 300 S. Church Street and the Sheriff’s Office substation on the campus of Oconee Memorial Hospital.  They will collect medication and vitamins in liquid and prescription form during […]

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Walhalla mother charged with neglect

The police say a Walhalla mother was charged with neglect after her two young daughters were found in the parking lot of a restaurant.  Captain Paul Harris says charges were placed yesterday against Kayla Lynn Myers after the two girls—three and four years old—got out of their home on Wesley Street and apparently walked a mile and were found by […]

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Closing the summer with sort of a bang!

After months of hit-and-miss precipitation, the sub basins along the Savannah River delivered in style during the month of August.  Lake Hartwell received 5.3 inches.  Thurmond was the best of them all, picking up 6.5 inches—nearly double its average.  With the exception of this past April, when Lake Hartwell received 6.27 inches, this month’s take was the most rainfall the […]

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Westminster happenings!

The Flashbacks are the featured act for tonight’s Music on Main in Westminster.  The fun and entertainment run 6:30 to 9 tonight.  Westminster Rotarians will pitch in tomorrow to help their city look its best for this month’s South Carolina Apple Festival.  The Rotarians are sponsoring a clean-up day tomorrow, and everyone interested in helping should gather at the Depot […]

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First Friday parade tonight

The Clemson community gathers at 6 tonight to celebrate the start of the football season at the annual First Friday parade.  More than 60 organizations, community groups, Clemson University departments, sororities, and other student groups take part.  The parade route begins at Cherry Road and highway 93 and continues along 93 to the lower intramural fields at Williamson Road.  Highway […]

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Oconee Nuclear’s mid-cycle performance

Oconee Nuclear Station received its latest report card this week from the government watchdog agency, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  NRC inspectors say all of their findings amounted to “very low” safety significance.  In a letter to Scott Batson, Oconee site vice president, the NRC’s Joel Munday said, “The NRC has determined the performance at Oconee Units 1, 2, and 3 […]

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Inabinet applauds County Council

Chairman Andy Inabinett of the Oconee School Trustees expressed his gratitude today to the County Council for keeping the 2015 tax rate the same as it was for last year.  While it’s likely bad news to the pocketbooks of taxpayers, the decision to maintain 140 mills for the school district keeps on line the district’s projections for revenue and expenses […]

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