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Road pavers return to South Carolina 24

June 9, 2014

The road contractor, Ashmore Brothers, has returned its crews this week to Oconee County’s South Carolina 24 for paving work between highways 11 and 59. Work is scheduled today through Saturday. And motorists should be careful driving through the work zone. Be aware that there are men and equipment at work inside a lane closure,…

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Tomorrow is Primary Election Day!

June 9, 2014

Across Oconee County and across South Carolina tomorrow, it’ll be Primary Election Day 2014. Oconee voters are urged to turn out at the polls and participate in the process—by voting in either the Democratic or Republican primaries. The only contested local office on tomorrow’s ballot is the one between incumbent Paul Corbeil and his challenger,…

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Oconee spends too much, says Steven Moore

June 9, 2014

Oconee County resident Steven Moore spent his formative years as a Democrat, then became a Republican. But today the former Oconee County school trustee and county councilman says party labels are misleading when it comes to government spending. Moore has issues with the all-Republican Oconee County Council when it comes to spending, and he plans…

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Tree splits nearly in half at Clemson

June 9, 2014
Tree splits nearly in half at Clemson

 A strong wind that blew thru Clemson late last week is believed responsible for nearly splitting a big tree in two near the College Street-123 traffic lights.  Part of the tree fell into the parking of the Victoria Square Shopping Center.

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“Honoring Their Service” is donation recipient

June 9, 2014
“Honoring Their Service” is donation recipient

 The non-profit group that helps organize and sponsor events for active duty Marines, as well as the upstate Wounded Warrior regiment, is the recipient of a donation to help it do its work. Board members of “Honoring Their Service” were presented a check for $585 dollars by representatives of Liberty Festivals and Events. The donation…

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Flag Day is Saturday

June 9, 2014

Seneca’s Cleta Bryson hopes you will wave the American flag on Saturday. Flag Day is set aside to commemorate the adoption of the American flag. However, Bryson, president of the American Legion Auxiliary in Seneca, says the day is also a time to honor the country’s veterans who have served to protect the flag and…

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Newspaperman speaks to Rotary

June 9, 2014

Jerry Edwards, publisher of the Journal, speaks today to the Walhalla Rotary Club.  He’s to focus his talk on how the communications world is changing and how the print media are adapting.

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Oconee hospital opens first free dental clinic

June 7, 2014

The first hospital-based free, dental clinic in South Carolina has opened on the fourth floor of the Outpatient Building at the Oconee Medical Center. The cutting of a ribbon Friday signaled the start for a clinic to serve low income, under-insured adults in Oconee and the greater Clemson area. The Oconee Emergency Department is often…

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Michael Gettys a 2nd round MLB pick

June 6, 2014

A high school outfielder drafted by the San Diego Padres has ties to Oconee County residents. Gainesville High School, Georgia standout Michael Gettys was the 51st player chosen in the second round of Major League Baseball’s draft of high school and collegiate players. He’s the grandson of Wayne and Donna Morton of Westminster and great…

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So far, one arrest in Dr. John’s Road burglary

June 6, 2014

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of a 45-year old Westminster area man in the investigation of a burglary late last month on the Dr. John’s Road. Steven Lamar Craig was jailed and charged with burglary second degree and grand larceny. A second person sought in the case has been identified as Craig’s…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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