Clarifying story

Here’s a clarification on our earlier story which named Sam Carver the new director of the OconeeRegionalAirport.  Carver’s most recent job in the field of airport work was at Slidell, Louisiana until 2011.  Our story indicated Carver is a Slidell resident.  In actuality, he is a resident of nearby Gulfport, Mississippi and it is there from which he is moving […]

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Customer who exited store is suspected shoplifter

Oconee deputies say a Wal-Mart customer who left the store without stopping to pay is a suspected shoplifter.  The Sheriff’s Office would like the public’s help with information that’ll lead to the arrest of a white female who pushed a cart past all points of sale shortly before 7:30 Thursday night at Seneca’s Wal-Mart.  According to deputies, a white male […]

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Clemson Downs crime

The Clemson police are appealing for the public’s help to identify two suspects who broke into a car Thursday at Clemson Downs. The suspects were driving a silver newer model Dodge Durango and were caught on camera using credit cards taken during the theft. Anyone with information about the identities of these individuals is asked to call Lt. R. Crooks […]

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“The Nutcracker”–a seasonal performance

The Foothills Conservatory for the Performing Acts presents “The Nutcracker” this weekend at the Brooks Center at Clemson University. The conservatory’s artistic director, West Union resident Ginny Siano-Eck, says this presentation will feature prominent national talent Russian-born and trained Pavel Gurevich and Lia Cirio of the Boston Ballet. Two performances take place at 7 tomorrow night and at 3 o’clock […]

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Air base remains safe for now

The Coast Guard’s Air Facility in Charleston will stay open until at least January 1, 2016. Senators Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham made a joint announcement that the provision continuing operation of the facility was included in the Coast Guard Authorization Act—which Congress passed and sent to President Obama. In October, the Coast Guard announced it would close air facilities […]

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A way to check your ancestry

Oconee Public Library now features the Ancestry.com Library Edition database for genealogy research. According to Blair Hinson, branch services librarian, Ancestry.com is a well-recognized, comprehensive resource for researching family history. The database is free for library users through the public Internet computers and can also be used on users’ own devices through the library’s Wi-Fi access. Hinson invites Oconeeans to […]

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Jobs lost to China

America’s trade deficit with China has cost the U-S more than three million jobs, including 44,700 in South Carolina. A study released by the Economic Policy Institute ranks South Carolina 15th in the country. The study found that every congressional district except one has lost net job opportunities since 2001 when China joined the World Trade Organization. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Gridiron fans fly into Oconee airport

For this year’s grudge match between the Tigers and the Gamecocks, fans flocked to the game by air. The Oconee Regional Airport near Clemson reported a busy day. So many planes that the airport approached the point of having no space to park them. Kevin Short, airport director, reported 44 planes arrived for the game, the county sold lots of […]

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Support for spending bill crossed party lines

Some Democrats parted with President Obama in the vote to approve a spending bill to keep the government running. Votes by some Republicans helped pass the $1 trillion measure. But the Third District Congressman voted no. Republican Jeff Duncan conceded the bill contains several good reforms, but he said, “I voted against the legislation because it did not do enough […]

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