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Multi-use park envisioned at Long Creek

March 3, 2015

Long Creek Community Club is looking for funding to enhance the community center with the hope of creating a multi-use park in their mountainous area. Club leaders want the opinions of all Long Creek and surrounding residents to determine the kinds of amenities and activities for the park to feature. Forms for the “Long Creek…

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Jocassee scenic spots makes the cover!

March 3, 2015

A scenic spot on Lake Jocassee graces the cover of the 2015 Vacation Guide of South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism. And Oconee County tourism promoter Ken Sloan says it’s going to bode well to draw attention to a prized resource that is not well known in other parts of the state and elsewhere. The…

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Special exhibit opens Friday

March 3, 2015

How South Carolina got its shape is a story of adventure, politics and boundary making. And you can learn all about it through an exhibit that opens Friday evening at the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla. The exhibit features original maps from the collection of the South Carolina Historical Society and quotations concerning the science…

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New theory on pool vandalsim

March 3, 2015

Instead of damage caused by Walhalla swimming pool bathroom vandals, is it possible that a deteriorating block wall collapsed on its own or became weak from changing weather? One police officer admits it’s a theory that has not been discounted. But, unless proved otherwise, Capt. Paul Harris says, the police are proceeding with the belief…

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Bridge replacement underway on Bountyland Road

March 3, 2015

Part of Oconee’s rural Bountyland Road is blocked to thru traffic as part of a detour, created by the start of a bridge replacement project. The bridge being replaced is located near the Foothills Community Church. The project is being financed through a contract issued last year as part of South Carolina’s Act 98 Program.…

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Alexander takes part in university luncheon

March 3, 2015

State Senator Thomas Alexander, Oconee-Pickens Republican, was among area lawmakers who took part in this year’s Legislative Appreciation Luncheon at Southern Wesleyan University in Central. The university presented a number of students to show Alexander and the other lawmakers examples of students whose college education depends on state and federal aid. For his part, Alexander…

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Presidential hopefuls to speak in Greenville

March 3, 2015

Republican Presidential hopefuls are being invited this spring to Greenville to speak in advance of the state’s Presidential primary next year. Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan and the group Citizens United are planning the event Saturday, May 9 at the Peace Center. So far, they have received commitments from Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Ted Cruz,…

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Chase of Oconee suspect ends in Laurens County wreck

March 3, 2015
Chase of Oconee suspect ends in Laurens County wreck

 Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says a robbery suspect was placed in custody after a chase across Upstate counties. It was a chase that had its origins with an incident yesterday morning on Murphree Drive near West Union, in which two homeowners were robbed by a man who they had hired to do yard work. But,…

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Deer-vehicle accidents in Oconee County

March 3, 2015

State troopers report two accidents involving deer and motor vehicles in Oconee County since last night. The latest such accident occurred shortly before 3:30 this morning at U-S 123 and South Carolina 11. Earlier there was a deer-vehicle accident at Coneross Creek and Friendship roads.

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Meth danger on the highways

March 2, 2015

Family members picking up trash this weekend near Westminster found suspicious items on the Cleveland Pike Road. Narcotics agents secured the broken batteries and empty packages of Sudafed. No official determination yet on whether they, along with piles of syringes and bottles of a white powder substance, amount to methamphetamine debris. But, as winter gives…

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  • March 3, 2015 3:00 pmBone Marrow Drive in Honor of AnnaLeigh
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  • March 4, 2015 7:00 pmUnited Assembly of God Celebrate Recovery
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