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Libraries to apply for 1-cent tax

January 9, 2014

Oconee library leaders will submit their official request to be among the recipients of the proposed one-cent local sales tax. Once the final numbers are adjusted, they plan to turn in their application this afternoon—in advance of next week’s deadline, as set by the county Capital Project Sales Tax Commission. In a vote yesterday, the…

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Pickens County traffic fatality

January 9, 2014

A 22-year old resident of Piedmont died yesterday in a Pickens County traffic accident. Coroner Kandy Kelley said Armantia Asaad Wright was an unrestrained driver in an accident around 1:45 a-m on highway 93.

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Remember the senior in your neighborhood

January 8, 2014

In times of temperature drops and power outages, Senior Solutions is requesting that you take the time to assure the welfare of the elderly—-especially those adults vulnerable to hypothermia and sickness. Senior Solutions urges you to go to the home of a senior to make sure he or she has working heat, proper clothing, food…

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Traffic collision fatality

January 8, 2014

One person has died in a Pickens County traffic crash, apparently near Liberty. The state patrol reports the accident occurred this morning on SC 93 at Quarry Road.

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All-time record for winter energy use

January 8, 2014

For winter power use, Duke Energy companies report all-time records. And Duke is thanking customers who have conserved during the extreme weather event. Those cutbacks have helped ease the burden on the utility system. For Duke Energy Carolinas, a new winter usage peak of 5,105 megawatt-hours was set yesterday in the hour ending at 8…

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Job fair and training expo Friday

January 8, 2014

Help will be available Friday at the Pendleton campus of Tri-County Tech for the unemployed and under-employed. A job fair and training expo arranged by the college and local SC Works Centers will run 9 a-m to noon in the Industrial and Business Development Center. Participants get the chance to meet and interview with area…

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Leaks countywide, schools not spared

January 8, 2014

Home and business owners across Oconee County are fretting over water leaks, now that the temperatures are slowly beginning their climb. And the public schools are not spared. Crews have encountered leaks that have damaged district property, including the field house at West-Oak High School. Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent for operations, estimated the field…

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50 new jobs destined for Anderson

January 8, 2014

Anderson County can count on 50 new jobs. According to an announcement today from the office of Governor Haley, packIQ on American Way in Anderson will make a $2.1 million investment to meet an increased demand for packaging solutions. The expansion means a complete shipping rack fabrication facility, with powder coat paint and polyurea coating…

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Network close to being ready

January 8, 2014

The Oconee County administrator indicates the three-plus year project to bring access to high-speed internet is close to being ready for full operation. Scott Moulder reported at last night’s County Council meeting that eight companies have interest in playing some part in how to manage and operate the Oconee broadband network.  

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Bank robbery in Anderson

January 8, 2014
Bank robbery in Anderson

It wasn’t too cold yesterday for a bank robbery. In Anderson, a white male held up the Park Sterling Bank on N. Main Street. The police say he wore all black clothing and dark sunglasses. The robber handed the teller a note, demanding money. The Anderson police (at 864-221-8980) request the public’s help in identifying…

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Calendar

  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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