Part of SC 183 to be closed in Pickens County

Improvements to a Pickens County intersection will require the closing of part of SC 183 for about one month.  The DOT has announced the work will take place at 183, Jim Hunt Road, and Farrs Bridge Road starting Monday, October 3 until about Wednesday, November 2.  Nearly one mile of roadway will be affected by the closure, which means local […]

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BabyRead working with 16 families

The early literacy program in Oconee County, BabyRead, is working with 16 families.  And though there is a mixture of enrollment and drop outs, its officials say they are getting positive feedback from families. BabyRead’s Janice Garcia and Dr. Caren von Hippel say they measure progress when toddlers * learn to love books and develop a love of having books […]

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Power rate decrease ahead for Westminster

In a city known for high electric power rates, the charge will drop starting next week.  Westminster City Council approved a new power rate structure that applies to in-city customers.  The new structure has one basic residential rate of 14.37 cents per kilowatt-hour, and eliminates the former two-tiered rate structure.  The decrease will be even greater for those customers who […]

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Dean Greer

Westminster – Herschel Dean Greer, 73, husband of the late Doris C. Greer, of 15 Anderson Ave., passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home of Anderson. A funeral service will be held at 4 pm, Friday, September 23, 2016 from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family […]

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Walhalla to allocate $10,500 toward Ok’fest

  After an executive session, Walhalla City Council allocated a total of $10,500 to help the Oktoberfest Committee and the Greater Walhalla Chamber of Commerce stage the 38th Oktoberfest Friday through Sunday, October 21-23.  The money is broken down three ways.  The Oktoberfest Committee will receive $6,500 to pay for the traditional Saturday night fireworks show.  Dwight Addis represented the […]

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Ann Price

  Westminster – Mary Ann Haymans Price, 74, wife of Ray L. Price, of 231 Spearman Road, passed away, Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at her home. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Friday, September 23, 2016 from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 6 […]

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Duke’s World of Energy approaches its 50th year

An Oconee County tourist attraction is nearing its 50th year of operation.  Since 1969, Duke’s World of Energy on the grounds of Oconee Nuclear has offered  free, family-friendly opportunities to the public, including energy education, information programming, and family entertainment.  On November 1, the World of Energy will change operating hours, remaining open to the public 9 a.m. through 5 […]

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Fall color has potential for greatness and is about to start

Despite drought conditions, expectations are likely that this year’s fall foliage season will be good and, in some locations, potentially spectacular.  Where there is drought the leaves likely will turn brown and fall prematurely, but Clemson University thinks the quality of color might actually benefit from the relative lack of rain.  Donald Hagan, forest ecologist, says, “A little bit of […]

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