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Earthquake Awareness Week

October 15, 2013

Governor Nikki Haley has issued a statewide proclamation designating Earthquake Awareness Week. It recognizes the unpredictable nature of major earthquakes and the extensive damage that would occur in any of the South Carolina’s major cities. The proclamation also recognizes that South Carolina has partnered with North Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia…

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He’s here!

October 15, 2013

Guess who Phil Shirley went fishing with yesterday? The one and only Burt Reynolds. And, to offer proof, that Reynolds is really here, the director of Oconee Parks, Recreation and Tourism posted a picture on Facebook of both Reynolds and Shirley. The Hollywood actor is in Oconee to film scenes for his part in the…

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Tech opens Quick Jobs center in Anderson

October 15, 2013
Tech opens Quick Jobs center in Anderson

Tri-County Technical College held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony in Anderson for a Quick Jobs Development Center to prepare an advanced workforce to meet the needs of area manufacturers. It’s the college’s third such center for its three-county area. Others are located at the Hamilton Career Center in Seneca and at the Easley campus.…

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9-11 Memorial Committee ready to move ahead

October 15, 2013
9-11 Memorial Committee ready to move ahead

In separate meetings across Oconee, fire fighters and school board members were given the status of a planned memorial to the tragic, yet heroic, events of September 11, 2001. A volunteer committee that has worked behind the scenes for three years is ready to move toward raising funds to make the memorial a reality. Land…

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Man who threatened Graham sent to prison

October 12, 2013

A Pickens County man who admitted he wrote a letter threatening to kill Senator Lindsey Graham drew a near seven-year prison term when sentenced Friday in U-S District Court at Anderson. As ordered by Judge G. Ross Anderson Jr., 32-year old Easley resident Simon Peter Long was sent to federal prison for 87 months for…

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Missing swimmers OK!

October 12, 2013

On a morning when the water temperature apparently is warmer than the surface air, three boys decided to go for a swim in Lake Keowee. They created concern for adults who feared they might have drowned. But all’s well that ended well this morning in the Ebenezer Community. Shane Gibbs of Oconee Emergency Services says…

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Movie scenes anticipated at High Falls

October 11, 2013

Filming for “Elbow Grease” moves to Oconee’s High Falls Park next week, giving rise to the belief that it’ll be there, at Lake Keowee, where Hollywood’s Burt Reynolds will join the shooting. The stars seem to be aligning for just that, as we learned today in an interview with Phil Shirley, director of Oconee Parks,…

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In one month, gas price drops 16 cents

October 11, 2013

The average price for gas at the pump in South Carolina has reached its lowest point in 2013. And the motor club AAA has determined the price has fallen 16 cents in one month. The South Carolina average was $3.09, although some Oconee County convenience stores have priced regular below $3 dollars. Angela Vogel Daley…

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Stolen boat returned to its owner

October 11, 2013

A fishing boat, stolen in Georgia, surfaced yesterday on the South Carolina side of Lake Hartwell. And now the owner has been reunited with his Ranger bass boat. The boat was found along the shoreline and turned over to a Hart County investigator to return to the owner.  

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Church fire probe could wrap up late next week

October 11, 2013

A week from today, the investigation of the Walhalla Presbyterian Church fire could wrap up—not only with a determination of the origin of the September 13 fire, but also its cause. Chief Doug Kelley of the Walhalla Fire Department says October 18 is the day insurance investigators from Charleston plan to return to Walhalla for…

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  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 4:30 pmCheohee Baptist Church Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmCollege Street Baptist Church's Fall Celebration
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