Airport consultants get a new deal

  The firm of outside consultants to the Oconee Regional Airport has a new deal.  Airport Director Jeff Garrison announced during last night’s meeting of the county aeronautics commissioners that County Council signed off on a five-year contract for the engineering firm W-K Dickson.  Garrison wants the commissioners to read the thick proposal W-K Dickson made to the county and […]

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Urban encroachment threatens fox squirrels habitat

For thousands of years, fox squirrels have been found in the state’s forests.  But today urban encroachment threatens their habitats.  A member of Clemson’s Forestry and Wildlife Resources Program Team believes fox squirrels can become abundant again.  Corey Heaton wants to reverse the impact urban sprawl is having on the fox squirrel population. To make room for commercial development, many […]

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Oconee represented at Economic Development Institute

Three Oconeeans were among 50 leaders and economic development professionals from across the state who completed this year’s Economic Development Institute.  Paul Cain, Bill Brockington, and Caroline Warner and the other attendees receives certificates of completion during the field day of the institute, November 11, at Hickory Knob State Park in McCormick County.  The institute allowed them to travel to […]

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Airport comes up a winner on Game Day

The Clemson football Tigers lost a last second stunner last weekend.  But off the field Oconee County came up a winner.  The owners of 72 airplanes generated by the Pittsburgh-Clemson game paid $1,550 dollars worth of event fees to land and take off at the Oconee Regional Airport.  This is the first year that the Oconee airport has charged event […]

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Wife arrested in stabbing death of husband

A Pickens County woman has been charged with the murder of her husband. Investigatiors say the late night fatal stabbing on Pickens Drive was witnessed by the couple’s three children–4, 7 and 8 years old.  Coroner Kandy Kelley said Matthew Mickelboro was found stabbed Wednesday night in a neighbor’s yard and pronounced dead at a Greenville hospital.  An investigation thru […]

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Westminster man arrested on theft charge

One of two suspects in a burglary this week at a Mountain Rest home is in custody.  The Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of Michael Joseph Marcello, Jr. The 27-year old Marcello is accused of the grand larceny of a car and items Monday from a home on Lisa Lane.  The car, a 1993 Chevy Suburban, was found in Walhalla. […]

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Drotning defense lawyer files appeal

  The attorney for the Oconee man convicted last month of attempting to kill his wife by setting her on fire has filed an appeal in the Common Pleas Court.  Earlier Judge Scott Sprouse denied a motion to re-consider the 50-year sentence handed down to Jacob Drotning.  In his November 2 order, Sprouse wrote:  “After careful consideration of the filing […]

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Shelter opens, food items collected for fire fighters

  Working with others, the American Red Cross has opened a shelter in Pickens for families impacted by the Pinnacle Mountain fire.  The shelter is the East Pickens Baptist Church, 2244 Gentry Memorial Highway, Pickens.  Since that wildfire started, Red Cross and its partners have served more than 8,000 snacks and distributed nearly 1,500 relief items in support of the […]

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Nancy Coleman

Seneca – Nancy Thompson Coleman, 73, wife of Dewitt Coleman, of 138 E. Waterford Drive, passed away Friday, November 11, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  Memorial services will be held 2 PM Sunday, December 04, 2016 in Hartselle, AL at First Assembly of God. The family is at the residence. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting  SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS […]

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