Three killed in SC 11 accident in Pickens County

Three members of a Greenville family died yesterday afternoon in a highway 11 accident in Pickens County.  The accident was reported shortly before 2 o’clock on Mother Day’s at 11 and West Gate Road.  The Pickens County coroner, Kandy Kelley, identified the dead as the driver, Megan Mullinax, 25-years old; and 14-year old Kandice Broome and nine-year old Furman Broome, […]

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George Teague

  Westminster – George Judson Teague, 88, widower of the late Birdie Louise Cobb Teague, 2094 Toccoa Hwy, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016. A graveside service will be held 2 pm, Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 1:30 pm, prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home. […]

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T-J Baker

Toccoa – GA – T.J. Baker, infant child of Tommy Baker and Michelle Phillips Pruitt, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016. A graveside service will be held 1 pm, Monday, May 9, 2016 at Chauga Baptist Church Cemetery. The family is at 430 Pickens Road, Westminster, SC 29693.  Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandfierfuneralhome.com SANDIFER […]

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Councilman Thrift experiences Tech’s value

  In the opinion of Joel Thrift, Oconee County councilman, the area’s technical college is meeting its role in a period when education and job skills are increasingly needed by employers.  Thrift had a personal story to relate after Tri-County Technical College presented its annual budget request to the county.  Thrift, a Westminster businessman, saw his lumber company in shambles […]

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Voter rolls swell

South Carolina’s voter registration rolls have grown to more than three million registered voters.  “It’s never been easier to register to vote in South Carolina,” said Marci Andino, Executive Director of the S.C. State Election Commission.  “With online voter registration, registration by mail, and registration at the Department of Motor Vehicles and other state agencies, South Carolinians have more opportunities […]

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New timeline for Oconee Tech campus

  A contractor’s sign in front of the Oconee Industry and Technology Park is a sign that dirt moving and actual construction are about to get underway in a park that officials believe will fast reach full capacity.  Hogan Construction has the contract to build facilities for Baxter Enterprises, a Michigan automotive supplier, and Hi Tech Mold and Engineering.  And […]

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Public showing of Duke’s new Flex Dome

Duke Energy yesterday opened for a public tour its new concrete Flex Dome within the secure area on the grounds of the Oconee Nuclear Station.   It’s a facility to store specialized equipment that would be needed in a scenario of what’s almost unthinkable—a major earthquake or flood conditions, or both.  A small bus and a large van were used to […]

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Three Clemson graduation ceremonines tomorrow

Nearly 3,300 students will graduate from Clemson University at three spring commencement ceremonies tomorrow at the Bons Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville. The first will begin at 9:30 a.m., the second at 2:30 p.m. and the third at 6:30 p.m. GE Chairman and CEO Jeffery Immelt will receive an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony.  One […]

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