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Fundraiser to pay fine

February 19, 2013

A professional fundraiser has agreed to pay South Carolina a fine of $30 thousand to settle allegations that the company violated the Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act. Secretary of State Mark Hammond says the fine is to be paid by Midwest Publishing-DN and was incurred as MPI employees raised money for the South Carolina Troopers…

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Oconeean dies three months after home fire

February 19, 2013

A 46-year old Oconee County woman died yesterday morning of complications due to smoke inhalation and thermal injuries suffered three months prior in a home fire near Seneca. Coroner Karl Addis said Linda Kay Christian died at 7:40 a-m yesterday at the Cottingham Hospice House. She was admitted to hospice February 1, after being discharged…

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Wind-driven fire across the Oconee line

February 18, 2013
Wind-driven fire across the Oconee line

A wind-driven Sunday afternoon fire in Anderson County, across Lake Hartwell from Oconee, exacted a heavy toll: three houses consumed by flame and two other houses at risk. Fire fighters from the two counties were there nearly five hours. Three of acres of woodland caught fire, requiring the use of a state bulldozer. The fire…

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Kindergarten registration

February 18, 2013

Dr. Mike Lucas, Oconee Superintendent of Education, as a strong advocate for kindergarten, is urging all parents and guardians of children who turn five years old on or before September 1 to report to one of the county’s ten elementary schools during March and April to register for kindergarten sessions starting this fall. A variety…

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Meeting called off

February 18, 2013

Tonight’s Clemson City Council meeting has been cancelled out of respect for the wife of Councilman Butch Trent. Memorial services are scheduled today for Hazel Trent.

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ODP honors three

February 18, 2013

Applause rang out at Saturday’s Oconee Democratic Party meeting for three members in honor of February as Black History Month. “Black History month stories generally focus on nationally famous people,” said Rosellen Aleguire, chair, Oconee Democratic Party. “We felt it important to honor three of our own.” Those three are Dr. Al Gaines, Seneca; Beverly…

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CU professors contribute to Academy Award-nominated films

February 18, 2013

The Academy Awards will be presented this week and two Clemson professors have reason to cling to the remotes just a little tighter when the winners are called. Jerry Tessendorf, director of Clemson’s Master of Fine Arts in Digital Productions Arts program, and Robert Geist, program co-founder and professor in the School of Computing, both…

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F-150 stolen in Westminster

February 18, 2013

A pickup truck, stolen late last week from the parking lot of a Westminster drug store, remains unaccounted for today, but the police chief says an active investigation into the theft remains in progress. Chief Dean Awalt says the 1994 two-tone green Ford F-150 displayed a South Carolina tag of 4-9-6-F-G and contained someone’s personal…

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Test ahead of tornado alert system

February 18, 2013

The public should be watching and listening for a South Carolina statewide test of its tornado alert system. The drill is planned for approximately 9 o’clock Tuesday morning, March 5. Television and radio stations, such as 96.3/WGOG, will participate through the activation of the EAS and a message from the National Weather Service, explaining that…

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Grad student is an intern

February 18, 2013

A Clemson student pursuing a graduate’s degree is getting real-world experience as an intern at the office of Oconee Economic Development. Kirsten Pratt was introduced during Friday’s meeting of the Economic Development Commission. She joins an office staff of Richard Blackwell, executive director, and Russell Johnson, project and marketing manager.

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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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