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Gas pump price dips below $2 dollars

December 22, 2014

A sign at a Greenville gas pump over the weekend read $1.99 for regular. The motor club AAA says those driving to Christmas/New Year’s destinations are encountering the lowest gas prices since 2009. South Carolinians are currently paying 79 cents less for a gallon of gas than they were a year ago. And gas prices…

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Scamming technique known as spoofing

December 22, 2014

When the phone rang at one Westminster business last week, the caller I-D displayed the name and phone number of Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. But it was not Crenshaw calling. Instead the Sheriff’s Office believes this was a scam—a computer-generated call that offered the business a sales pitch to get leads. It’s a technique called…

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Shining Lights judges make their choices

December 22, 2014

The judges in this year’s Shining Lights contest, sponsored by the Walhalla Kiwanis Club, have made their choices. Here are this year’s winners: First place in small residential category went to Tom and Patsy Lamas at 101 Tall Window Drive, Seneca; second place, to Debbie James at 421 E. Main Street, West Union. First place…

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Smoke detectors save lives

December 22, 2014

At one point during the weekend, six people had perished in South Carolina structure fires. Oconee’s fire chief, Charlie King, says it is a reminder that the most critical device in every home and business to ensure safety is a working smoke detector. The Oconee Fire Service is committed to ensuring that every home has…

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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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Calendar

  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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