Salem’s Danielle Queen turns calculations into creations

 A 2014 graduate of Tamassee-Salem High School, Danielle Queen, thinks it’s cool to see her mathematical calculations turn into creations. As one of two females in her Machine Tool classes at Hamilton Career Center last year, she and her classmates studied specifications and drawings, calculated dimensions and tolerances, and measured, set up, and manufactured projects. Danielle maintained a straight A […]

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Pickens revitalization grant finalist

The Pickens Revitalization Association’s Main Street Challenge is one of five finalist projects for an Elevate Upstate grant. The Pickens Main Street Challenge is designed to attract new businesses to the downtown by offering reduced rent for currently vacant storefronts. Pickens and four other finalists are competing for $5 thousand grants available from Hughes Investments. The grant programs originated last […]

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Argument over a dog leads to arrests

An argument over a dog last week in Westminster led the police to file multiple charges against two people.  Authorities placed burglary and assault and battery charges against Crystal Diane Hunter and Sheldon Lashane Williams as the result of an incident Thursday night at a home on South Spring Street.  

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Opportunities to serve Oconee County!

Oconee County Council will actively begin making appointments and re-appointments of individuals to represent districts one and three on boards and commissions. And if you would be interested in serving on a board or commission, you are asked to fill out a questionnaire. That questionnaire can be obtained through the county website (www.oconeesc.com) or from the clerk to council, Beth […]

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Chiefs back from statewide conference

The police chiefs in Oconee’s three largest municipalities are back on the job after a statewide conference last week at Myrtle Beach. Attending the annual leadership conference of the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association were Seneca’s John Covington, Westminster’s Dean Awalt, and Walhalla’s Ronald Wilbanks. The forum gives the police chiefs updates, the chance to meet vendors offering new technology, […]

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Workers needed

Oconee Nuclear Station needs electrician helpers and plant support personnel. The company Day and Zimmerman will be represented from 9 to 3 Thursday at the Seneca Quick Jobs Center on the campus of the Hamilton Career Center. They’ll be accepting resumes from entry level candidates, but preferred will be those individuals who have some kind of mechanical or electric background—whether […]

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Additional arrests made

New arrests are reported in the eighth “Operation Infinity” drug sweep launched last week by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. Between midnight Friday and midnight last night, six new arrests were made. That makes 17 arrests since the sweep started last Thursday. The Sheriff’s Office seeks nine more individuals.

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Voters make their selections tomorrow

Just one more day before Oconeeans and South Carolinians enter the voting booths to make their choices in the 2014 General Election. There are choices for Governor and federal representatives in Washington, among others. Locally, voters in District One will choose between Jerry Lee and Allen Brewer for a seat on the Oconee School Board. What has a lot of […]

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Saturday emergencies

A hiker required the help Saturday of Oconee County rescuers and other emergency responders north of Walhalla. Grahl Haney of county Emergency Services said there was a large response to the aid of an ill hiker in the vicinity of Big Ben and the Chattooga River off highway 107. The hiker was part of a small group of adventurers who […]

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GOP Chair: “I’m personally very disappointed”

Chairman Bob Skipp of the Oconee Republican Party said he’s disappointed by Independent Republican Tom Ervin’s withdrawal from the Governor’s race the week before the election, but he sees Ervin’s move as having no impact on the chances for Republican nominee Nikki Haley to win a second term. Ervin pulled out and cast his support to Democrat Vincent Sheheen. As […]

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