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Water main blow-out

December 6, 2012

What’s described as a “blow-out” has occurred in the Anderson Joint Regional Water System. According to the city of Clemson, there’s a possibility of low or no water pressure in Clemson, Clemson University, Pendleton, Sandy Springs, and other locations along the transmission line. Clemson has now opened its alternate source with the adjoining Town of…

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OSD absent rate nearly double

December 6, 2012

Dr. Mike Lucas is unsure whether the explanation for student absences is the flu, but it seems to be respiratory, flu-like in nature. It all started before Thanksgiving, when principals began to notice something that hit hard on the staff and substitute teachers. That trend continues. The normal student absentee rate in Oconee is three…

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Arts and culture in Clemson

December 6, 2012

City of Clemson is scouring the city and area for volunteers to help enhance its arts and culture. The city is accepting applications to serve on the new Clemson Arts and Culture Commission. The commissioners are to advise city council on a variety of arts and culture issues impacting the long- term quality of life…

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Bank stockholders get cash dividend

December 6, 2012

Stockholders in an Oconee bank are in line for a cash dividend. The directors of Blue Ridge Financial Corporation, holding company of Blue Ridge Bank, recently declared a cash dividend in the amount of $204,799.00, or 50 cents a share, payable to stockholders on record December 1, 2012. This brings total dividends paid to stockholders…

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Parade tonight

December 6, 2012

It’s parade time tonight in Westminster. The city’s annual Christmas parade will take place at 6 o’clock.

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Congressman addresses Benghazi and “cliff”

December 5, 2012

Re-elected Congressman Jeff Duncan is reaching out to constituents in email remarks about the approaching “fiscal cliff” as well as the attack that killed Americans at the embassy in Libya. About what happened in Benghazi, the S.C. Third District Republican says, “I’ve demanded answers during committee hearings, raised national awareness on this issue, authored a…

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House appoints committees

December 5, 2012
House appoints committees

In the S.C. House of Representatives the next two years, Bill Whitmire of Walhalla will serve on two committees and Bill Sandifer of Seneca will serve on one. In the listing today of committee appointments for 2013-2014, Whitmire will remain on both the Rules and Ways and Means committees. Sandifer keeps his seat on the…

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Patterson takes the oath of office

December 5, 2012

At Salem’s meet-and -greet event for the Christmas season, Russell Patterson took the oath to fill an unexpired term on the town council. Patterson won the town’s special election last month. He’s filling an unexpired term which runs until November of next year.

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“It should be interesting”

December 5, 2012

No other than an authority such as Joel Thrift is envisioning that this month’s rare meeting, between the Oconee County Council and the county’s state legislative delegation, is going to be interesting. Chairman Thrift made that comment last night, after District Five’s Reg Dexter gave his colleagues copies of an analysis of the costs counties…

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GCCP: “ongoing longer term”

December 5, 2012

Questions arose last night as to the priority rating assigned to Oconee County’s Golden Corner Commerce Park. And the man asking those questions and raising concerns was Reg Dexter, who represents the part of Oconee County where GCCP is located. The county appears to be fast-tracking “pad ready” sites within another park, Echo Hills, but…

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  • 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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