Council race guaranteed in Westminster !

The qualifying by a city councilman to run again guarantees a city council election this year in Westminster.  Jimmy Powell’s decision to seek re-election makes four candidates, so far, for three available city council seats.  The others who’ve entered the November 3 election are incumbent Donna King-Sheriff and challengers Susan Ramey and Ronald Dodson.  Westminster voters this time also elect […]

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Hope to cross N. College today

Electrical conduit remains in progress today at Walhalla’s N. College and Main.  Contractor crews hope today is the day they will cross the N. College intersection at the police and recreation offices.  More sidewalk is being poured at Main and Catherine and the plan is to re-open that sidewalk at 5 o’clock today.  

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Clemson joins county partnership to protect water

Clemson University has joined Anderson and Pickens counties Stormwater Partners.  The collaborative educates the public, youth, builders, developers, homeowners and government officials about how to keep water in the state’s streams, rivers and basins as clean as possible.  Clemson’s participation requires the university to closely monitor its stormwater discharges and conduct public education and outreach efforts to reduce water pollution.  […]

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Human trafficking in South Carolina

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A study released by Clemson University researchers shows human trafficking in South Carolina may be more prevalent than previously thought.  Professor Mark Small, research team leader, says nearly 20% of past kidnapping and prostitution files analyzed from police incident reports in Greenville County over a three-year period (2010-12) had markers indicating the presence of human trafficking.  Historically, human trafficking was […]

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Libraries announce Labor Day schedule

Labor Day weekend next week may be a good time to relax with a book, but not at any of Oconee County’s public libraries.  All library branches are closing for the holiday, from Saturday, September 5 though Monday, September 7.  The library website will be available for downloading e-books, accessing databases, and renewing items.  The after-hour drops at branches will […]

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Follow-up inspection today at the new jail

A follow-up inspection by the state Department of Corrections takes place today at the new Oconee Jail.  Unless something shows up unanticipated today, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw anticipates an approval letter from Columbia and the new jail will be ready in four to six weeks.  Today’s inspection is a follow-up inspection from a few weeks ago when, according to Crenshaw, the […]

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Utility gives boost to Tech’s satellite campus project

At the request of Tri-County Technical College, the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative has approved $100 thousand toward Tech’s plans to build a campus in Oconee County.  The campus is to be built inside the county’s Information and Technology Park on n. highway 11, within the boundaries of Blue Ridge’s service territory.  Tech’s request was approved during a meeting Tuesday of […]

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Trump to get invite to appear in Oconee

Republican Presidential contender Donald Trump is due to make an appearance today in Greenville.  He may soon be invited to Oconee County.  Chairman Bob Skipp of the Oconee Republican Party says he now has contact information for all announced GOP candidates for President, and it is his intention to invite all of them.  The next two appear to be Carli […]

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