Defining rustic elegance

Oconeeans might be able to recognize Appalachian Rustic Elegance when they see it, but how do you define it?  The county planning commission may get the answer Monday night?  As a follow-up to a meeting last month, the staff was asked to define rustic elegance.  And today Josh Stephens, the staff liaison to the commission, believes he has the wording […]

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New video features students’ trip to Koyo Bearings

Oconee Economic Alliance was curious as to what the young think about manufacturing and the potential for job opportunities locally.  So, the public-private partnership that serves as the recruitment agency for Oconee County economic development invited students to have a look at one manufacturing plant–Koyo Bearings near Walhalla.  The Alliance produced a new “Made in Oconee” video for marketing purposes. […]

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Tax holiday weekend ahead

It’s not too early for South Carolinians to mark their calendars for the annual tax holiday weekend .  It is less than one month away. From Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7, South Carolina shoppers can purchase a number of back-to-school items tax free. For one weekend every summer, specific items are exempt from the 6% state sales tax and any […]

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Missing inmate in custody

Pickens County authorities have captured an inmate who walked away from a work detail on Monday, July 11.  Authorities from the Pickens County Stockade reported that Casey William Gillespie was discovered missing from the work detail and immediately initiated an investigation into his disappearance. Yesterday morning deputies stopped a vehicle that had been under surveillance. Gillespie was found inside the vehicle […]

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Tech sets summer gradaution ceremony

Dr. Ronnie L. Booth, president of Tri-County Technical College, will deliver the College’s summer commencement address Wednesday, August 3, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center. Approximately 300 students will receive degrees, diplomas and/or certificates.  In addition to families and guests of the graduates, alumni and other friends of the College are invited to attend the ceremony. Dr. Booth […]

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Unwanted pets get a ride north

Oconee’s unwanted pets can now ride in style to new homes in the northeast, where there is a shortage of adoptable cats and dogs.  Nearly $55 thousand worth of donations provided the county Humane Society a new, customized Mercedes van that can transport 25 to 30 animals at a time.  The Humane Society’s old van could haul only about eight. […]

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Three arrested after late night disturbance

Three people have been arrested after a late night disturbance in front of an apartment complex in Seneca.  The police say they received reports of a fight and later shots fired shortly before 11:45 Monday night in the vicinity of apartment units on E-S 6th Street.  Law enforcement records show the following three people were arrested and charged with assault […]

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Westminster man rode bike across the U-S

A Westminster man went looking for America and found it—-on an across-the-country bicycle ride which he recently completed.  Dan Schmiedt posted pictures and a journal of a trip that crossed the U-S from the Atlantic to the Pacific.  All of that pedaling allowed him to accomplish a goal of losing weight.  Perhaps, more important it let him focus on sceneries […]

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Mary Hosea

  Seneca – Mary Ruth Garrison Hosea, 86, widow of the late Herbert J. Hosea, of 707 S Depot Street, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.   In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by brothers, Cecil A. and Willard B. Garrison. A funeral service will be held 11:30 Saturday, July 16, […]

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