Drug crackdown in Seneca

Narcotics division police officers in Seneca say they have 39 warrants for the arrests of 28 people, charging violations of the state’s drug laws.  Police Chief John Covington says during the last six to eight months his department has received complaints of illegal drug deals throughout the city.  Those complaints have placed in motion undercover drug buys that target dealers […]

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Economist Yandle’s forecast for 2016

The noted Clemson-based economist Bruce Yandle uses multiple financial numbers and indicators to assess where the economy is headed, but he also relies a lot on what he sees.  And he does not reject an individual’s feelings to help gauge economic vitality.  It’s why that whenever he drives into Oconee County to speak to a business forum of the Economic […]

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LINDE + WIEMANN gave Oconee a look

The automotive part supply company that will build a plant in a Hart County, Georgia I-85 industrial park gave neighboring Oconee County a look, but Richard Blackwell says, at this time, Oconee simply couldn’t meet the needs of the company LINDE + WIEMANN.  Those needs included a ready building close to the interstate highway.  Although Oconee’s missed opportunity is the […]

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Citizenship and Immigration Test required next year

Whether a student is a citizen or not, the taking of a U-S Citizenship and Immigration Test will be a requirement for freshmen classes at Oconee high schools starting next year.  Ginger Hopkins, assistant superintendent for instruction, says the test becomes a requirement starting with the 2016-17 year.  While students are not required to meet a minimum score, the county […]

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Corn growers lok for fresh start in 2016

South Carolina corn growers escaped the wrath of the epic rainfall of last October, but the damage had already been done.  Before that brutal storm, a severe summer drought and heat wave scorched cornfields throughout most of the state.  Farmers lost tens of millions of dollars, thousands of acres of planted corn were destroyed and much of the corn that […]

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U-S Attorney announces indictments

The U-S Attorney for South Carolina, Bill Nettles, announced yesterday indictments against four people charged with conspiracy to alter money orders.  According to the U-S Attorney’s announcement, the following four people were charged in a one-count indictment with conspiracy:  Hannah A. McAdams, 25, of Townville; DeWayne S. Brooks, 28, of Pendleton; Gary M. Whitfield, 26, of Pendleton; and Roger L. […]

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Preston Moore

Preston Moore, 48, of Hazlehurst, Georgia, a former Westminster resident, died Tuesday at Genesis Healthcare.  The funeral will be a graveside service at 2 pm Thursday at Burketts Baptist Church.  Wainwright-Parlor Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Woman’s club wins tree display contest

More than 1,500 people cast votes for their favorite tree decorated this year at Duke’s World of Energy in Oconee County.  And the winner of a one thousand dollar donation from Duke was the Cosmopolitan Woman’s Club.  In turn, the club will extend its support of its preferred non-profit charity:  the Collins Children’s Home and Family Ministries.  Shari Roberts, club […]

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