For many government workers, the holiday starts today

Today is OconeeCounty government’s official recognition of our independence from the mother country, and that means all offices except the essential public safety offices are closed.  Tri-CountyTechnicalCollege is closed today.  College offices reopen Monday at 8 a-m.  Today is a work day at ClemsonUniversity.  The university will observe Monday as a holiday.  

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On the highways and bi-ways

The motor club AAA projects a record 614, 700 South Carolinians will travel 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day holiday.  Most will be driving to their destinations.  Rising income and a stronger job market are factors.  And, despite seasonal increases, gas prices remain below last year’s levels.  Remember safety this weekend. Last year at this time there […]

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If it would just stop raining long enough….

If it would just stop raining, we can pick among several outdoor Independence Day weekend events to enjoy.  Some of them are today on the eve of July 4th, some are tomorrow.  Clemsonfest starts at 5 o’clock on the Campus Beach.  You can expect the first sounds from Music on Main in Westminster at 6:30.  Walhalla’s annual Independence Eve runs […]

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Rain impedes Streetscape work

Workers on Walhalla Streetscape on the south side of Main Street extended an 8-inch water line eastward toward the center of town.  Inclement weather deterred some progress yesterday afternoon.  On Wednesday, the contractor finished testing a new water cross-line to the north side of Main.  Here’s what’s ahead next week:  The electrical sub-contractor is coordinating with Duke Energy to begin […]

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Water to be OFF near Westminster

City of Westminster will interrupt water service next week on Hwy 76. This will affect customers starting at 8 a-m Tuesday who live on and around the area from Horseshoe Bridge Road to Chau Ram Park Road.  Service will be off for approximately 2-3 hours as the city makes the connection for the new water line.  Westminster apologizes for any […]

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George Thomas Cobb

George Thomas Cobb, 68, of 114 Woodland Way, West Union died Thursday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Sunday from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.  The family receives friends from 12-2 p-m Sunday at Sandifer Funeral Home before the service.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers […]

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Let’s fly away

A new, not-for-proft flying club in OconeeCounty says it can offer the novice lessons for as much as 40% less than what it would cost to enroll in a school for profit.  The Golden Corner Flying Club, stationed at the OconeeRegionalAirport, has formed based on guidelines of the Aircraft and Pilots Association.  Club President Redd Gardner says the club has […]

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Bartee seeks parole

Inmate James Bartee could gain parole next month—provided the state Probation and Parole Board agrees.  A spokesman today said Bartee, the one-time candidate for Oconee Sheriff, will go before the board of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services Wednesday, August 5 in Columbia.  Bartee began serving a five-year term in September 2013, after his conviction in the General Sessions Court.  Pete […]

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