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Alexander takes part in university luncheon

March 3, 2015

State Senator Thomas Alexander, Oconee-Pickens Republican, was among area lawmakers who took part in this year’s Legislative Appreciation Luncheon at Southern Wesleyan University in Central. The university presented a number of students to show Alexander and the other lawmakers examples of students whose college education depends on state and federal aid. For his part, Alexander…

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Presidential hopefuls to speak in Greenville

March 3, 2015

Republican Presidential hopefuls are being invited this spring to Greenville to speak in advance of the state’s Presidential primary next year. Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan and the group Citizens United are planning the event Saturday, May 9 at the Peace Center. So far, they have received commitments from Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Ted Cruz,…

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Chase of Oconee suspect ends in Laurens County wreck

March 3, 2015
Chase of Oconee suspect ends in Laurens County wreck

 Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says a robbery suspect was placed in custody after a chase across Upstate counties. It was a chase that had its origins with an incident yesterday morning on Murphree Drive near West Union, in which two homeowners were robbed by a man who they had hired to do yard work. But,…

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Deer-vehicle accidents in Oconee County

March 3, 2015

State troopers report two accidents involving deer and motor vehicles in Oconee County since last night. The latest such accident occurred shortly before 3:30 this morning at U-S 123 and South Carolina 11. Earlier there was a deer-vehicle accident at Coneross Creek and Friendship roads.

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Meth danger on the highways

March 2, 2015

Family members picking up trash this weekend near Westminster found suspicious items on the Cleveland Pike Road. Narcotics agents secured the broken batteries and empty packages of Sudafed. No official determination yet on whether they, along with piles of syringes and bottles of a white powder substance, amount to methamphetamine debris. But, as winter gives…

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Tech revamps, renames program

March 2, 2015

The engineering and industrial technology division of Tri-County Technical College has renamed and revamped its manufacturing management program. The program underwent a title change last month and is now called Manufacturing Management and Leadership. According to Stan Compton, program coordinator, to better reflect the skills of a first-line manager in today’s manufacturing facilities.

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Deputy’s suspicion pays off

March 2, 2015

The suspicions of an Oconee deputy sheriff paid off in the early morning hours Saturday with the capture of three suspected thieves. At 1:40 Saturday morning, Deputy Clay Sheriff saw a vehicle circle through the parking lot of Tri-Star Imports, Wells Highway. The deputy stopped the car nearby. The investigation that followed resulted in the…

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Chainsaw applied to last of the Bradford Pear trees

March 2, 2015

Walhalla’s love-hate relationship with its downtown Bradford Pear trees is no more. Crews under the supervision of James Moore, public works director, applied chainsaws and activated a wood chipper to the last of the Bradford Pear trees still standing. Their downfall is a pre-runner to the Streetscape project and their eventual replacement with others kinds…

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County leaders react to Seneca mayor’s appeal

March 2, 2015

Dan Alexander, the Seneca mayor, took a moment from his remarks Friday celebrating grand opening of the city’s new electric transit facility to appeal for Oconee County to start bus passenger service. Alexander made his appeal as he looked into an audience that included a handful of county leaders. After the ceremony, we asked two…

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Elderly man killed in Easley car accident

March 2, 2015

An autopsy takes place today in the traffic death Saturday night of an 81-year old Easley man in his home town. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley identified the victim as Robert Bowens of N. 4th Street, Easley. Bowens died in a crash at 6:30 on highway 123—an accident investigated by the Easley police.

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Calendar

  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmSpring Revival at Flat Shoals Baptist Church
  • June 3, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 4, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 5, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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