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Young girls testify for the prosecution

January 28, 2014

Two girls—8 and 11 years old—testified at the start of an Oconee trial in which a 22-year old man is accused of multiple sex offenses. Testimony in the Jessie Wayne Davis trial opened this morning at the Oconee Courthouse. Davis was arrested in January last year. One of the girls clutched a small stuffed animal…

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Schools to dismiss early!

January 28, 2014

In anticipation of the winter weather today, Oconee public schools are dismissing early. A spokeswoman says elementary school dismissal will be at 1 o’clock this afternoon, to be followed by the middle and high schools at 1:15.  Pickens County schools are dismissing at noon.  After-school activities throughout the Pickens School District are cancelled.  Here’s the…

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Screenings to reach younger women

January 28, 2014

New guidelines will allow a partnership to be able to help more under-served women from Oconee and the rest of the Upstate detect breast and cervical cancer. The partnership, between Clemson University’s Joseph F. Sullivan Center and the Best Chance Network, will offer breast and cervical cancer screenings to un-insured, under-served women 40 to 64.…

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Jobless rates fall again!

January 28, 2014

The unemployment rate for Oconee County in December fell again. And the state closed 2013 with a significant drop in its seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate to 6.6%. And it prompts Cheryl Stanton, director of South Carolina Employment and Workforce, to call today “an exciting and great day because the last time South Carolina’s unemployment rate fell…

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Inevitability: tax season

January 28, 2014

White stuff forecast to hit the ground and nose-diving temperatures can’t deter the unavoidable: the start of a new tax season. And the South Carolina Department of Revenue announces that the 2014 individual income tax filing season opens Friday. And the DOR will begin to accept electronic or paper individual returns. But the state urges…

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Winter storm UPDATE from SCDOT

January 28, 2014

A winter storm predicted to impact South Carolina today has put in motion state DOT forces to pre-treat major routes. The DOT intends, if needed, to move equipment and personnel throughout the state where the need is critical. Crews are to work round the clock on 12 hour rotating shifts. In District Three, which takes…

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A “partnership” may be in the works

January 28, 2014

Oconee Medical Center and Greenville Health Systems approved a memorandum of understanding last night that the two organizations will explore ways to work together more closely. Jeanne Ward, president/CEO of Oconee Medical Center, addressing the OMC board of directors called it a potential for partnership. The developments were revealed to Oconee County news media after…

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Freezing temps statewide

January 28, 2014

The state Emergency Management Division requests South Carolinians to prepare themselves and their homes for dangerous developing winter weather. Residents should prepare for the possibility of power outages, problems with pipes that are not fully insulated or at risk to burst. And, in those parts of the state where snow is forecast, dangerous driving conditions.

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Resignation within OC government

January 28, 2014

A resignation in the upper echelons of Oconee government. After two years, Glenn Breed departs as assistant county administrator—the first person to have held that job. Joel Thrift, chairman of Oconee County Council, quoted Administrator Scott Moulder as saying on Friday about Breed: “Things just weren’t working out.”  

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Shooting UPDATE

January 27, 2014

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said this afternoon that the shooting yesterday near Westminster was an accident, and the case has been closed. Crenshaw described the victim as having suffered a wound to the arm—from which he is expected to recover. Investigating officers questioned a second person and received a voluntary statement of what happened at…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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