Government report tracks bank deposits

A report by the FDIC that tracks deposits in banks and savings and loans shows that Oconee Federal Savings and Loan continues its dominance in the local banking community.  By June 30, Oconee Federal sported more than $289 million in deposits—the second year after having added offices in two northeast Georgia counties.  For all banks and savings and loans doing […]

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Destructive home fire in Pickens

Five Pickens residents were displaced from their burned home yesterday afternoon on Northway Drive.  According to an American Red Cross account, the fire left the home unlivable. Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers assisted four adults and one child. The Pickens Fire Department responded to the blaze. The Red Cross met the immediate needs of the fire victims by providing financial assistance for […]

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Drug roundup today in Seneca

With help from county deputies, the Seneca police today are rounding up 19 accused drug dealers.  Chief John Covington says by the noon hour, 12 of the 19 had been arrested without incident and sent to the county jail.  They are accused of various illegal drug sales.  Suspect Walter Lee Goodine Jr. is charged with the destruction of a $10 […]

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Affordable Care Act still the law, though future unclear

The Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) remains the law in the U-S, although with a new administration the ACA’s future is uncertain.  The non-profit Palmetto Project is dedicated to educating South Carolinians about the law and the health insurance that it provides.  Consumers still only have open enrollment to sign up for affordable quality health insurance. The deadline for coverage […]

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Groundbreaking for Twelve Mile Recreation Park

The public has an invitation this morning to a groundbreaking event for Twelve Mile Recreation Park at Cateechee Beach in Pickens County.  A ceremony is planned for 11 o’clock at 1110 Norris Highway in Central.  For 20 years, the Twelve Mile River has been part of the Sangamo Weston/Lake Hartwell Superfund site.  During this time, according to a Pickens County […]

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