Helicopter used in marijuana bust near Westminster

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A husband and wife near Westminster are under arrest in a marijuana bust in rural Oconee County.  The helicopter of the Sheriff’s Office is said to have been instrumental yesterday in the bust that sent Joshua Richard Dills and Shera Lynn Dills to jail.  As part of drug eradication efforts, according to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies and drug officers from […]

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Cotton season filled the streets of Oconee

Traffic was light this morning in the streets of downtown Walhalla.  The retired attorney and history enthusiast Lowell Ross sat in front of a restaurant and remembered when September and October were months that filled the streets of Walhalla with farmers who had money to spend after selling cotton.  The early and middle parts of the 20th century were times […]

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Louisville game to bring more flights to Oconee

Clemson home games with Troy University last week and South Carolina State tomorrow mean light air traffic days for the Oconee Regional Airport.  But Jeff Garrison, the airport director, anticipates the October 1 IPTAY weekend with ACC opponent Louisville will mean plenty of flights in and out of the general aviation facility within three miles of the football stadium.  And […]

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Safety and security checks at Oconee airport

  State and federal agencies have recently completed safety and security inspections at the Oconee Regional Airport near Clemson.  And, for an airport the size of Oconee, the results are deemed favorable.  The airport’s first-year manager, Jeff Garrison, gave a report last night to a meeting of the county aeronautics commissioners.  Classified as a general aviation facility, the Oconee airport […]

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Library director talks digital divide at Clemson

Phillip Cheney, director of Oconee Public Libraries, served as a guest speaker to management information classes at Clemson University, where he got the chance to talk about the country’s digital divide.  For someone making his way in the 21st century, you don’t want to be on the other side of the digital divide.  According to one definition, a digital divide […]

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Clemson scientist recieves national grant

Clemson University scientist David Feliciano recently received a three-year, $442,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how alterations to a complex pathway in the developing brain cause a constellation of neurological disorders, including the simultaneous presence of autism and epilepsy. The project will test the hypothesis that a transporter of amino acids in the brain regulates the […]

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William Oscar Medlin

Westminster, SC— William Oscar Medlin, 81, of Westminster, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Sunday, September 18, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens, with full Military Honors. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Saturday, September 17, 2016, at […]

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Committee balks at approving deceleration lane

More consideration will be given before a committee decides to award state money for a deceleration lane in front of the property designated for a Zaxby’s restaurant in Walhalla.  At this morning’s meeting, on behalf of the city, Tally Grant presented a request to commit $120 thousand for a lane to allow westbound highway 28 traffic to slow down and […]

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Faires proves to be the deal closer

  In a vote of 3-0, Oconee’s state “C” Fund Committee committed nearly one million dollars today to pay for the final phase of a Seneca project to re-pave and widen N. Townville Street.  Chairman Sam Dickson gavev the exact amount–$991,598.06. The work, from the downtown to the overhead bridge above the By-Pass, has been done in phases.  The third […]

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