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Teacher Forum awards scholarships

May 27, 2014

The Oconee Teacher Forum has awarded scholarships worth $2 thousand each to four high school seniors who’ve shown interest in wanting to pursue careers as educators. The 2014 winners represent each of the county’s four high schools. Courtney Dickerson of West-Oak High School plans to attend Anderson University and major in Physical Education. Grace Hope…

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Oconee EMS wins Silver Award

May 27, 2014
Oconee EMS wins Silver Award

A Lifeline EMS Silver Award is now in the possession of the professionals who makeup the Oconee Medical Center EMS. From the American Heart Association, this award recognizes the Oconee EMS commitment and success in implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients, who suffer the severe heart attack known as a STEMI—ST…

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Students hold read-a-thon

May 27, 2014

A recent book-reading event served a dual purpose at Keowee Elementary School. The school’s Student Service Learning Club took part in a read-a-thon and used the event to raise $588 dollars for the Oconee Humane Society. Three grateful volunteers from the Humane Society reciprocated by showing off and demonstrating to the students a pair of…

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Vanishing firefly projects begins Saturday

May 27, 2014

The annual Clemson University firefly census will launch Saturday night, from 8 to 10 o’clock. The lightning bug count will continue through the summer. The census is part of Clemson University’s Vanishing Firefly Project that investigates the impact of human activity on firefly populations. The researchers depend on “citizen scientists” to count the fireflies and…

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9/11 memorial to honor victims and responders

May 27, 2014

Land has been secured in Oconee County, and a design approved for a memorial to incorporate remnants from all three locations of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on America. A volunteer committee working mostly behind the scenes until recently promises the memorial will offer compelling testimony to both the victims and heroes of New…

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Thousands of absentee ballots issued statewide

May 27, 2014

Thousands of ballots have been issued to allow South Carolinians to vote absentee in advance of the June 10 primary elections. Oconeeans in the hundreds are among those who’ve applied for absentee ballots. Qualified voters may vote absentee in person or by mail if they meet one of 15 reasons. To vote in person, visit…

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Library worker wins Governor’s award

May 27, 2014

For the second year in a row, the Oconee public library sent one of its volunteers to Columbia to collect the award for the Governor’s Direct Service Volunteer of the Year. This year’s award went to Jean Snellings, who volunteers for the bookmobile service. Snellings contributed 264 hours in 2013. The award recognizes a volunteer…

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“All Gave Some, Some Gave All”

May 26, 2014

Five WWII veterans were part of the audience this morning for the unveiling of a marker at the foot of Westminster’s “World War” monument. And veterans are thankful to a Westminster woman, Juanita Stewart, for that marker—as well as for her work to keep the monument and ground a showplace for the city. The monument…

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Seneca chef to co-produce TV pilot

May 23, 2014

Seneca chef JoAnn Johnson, along with View Digital Media, will produce a pilot program for television focusing on cooking and entertainment. Johnson, owner of Seneca’s All J’s Catering, will host “Party Flippers” and filming for the pilot takes place Monday, June 9 at Fusion Audio and Visual on Greenville’s Markley Street. The pilot is to…

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Marketing effort to gun makers

May 23, 2014

Oconee County is a county of gun enthusiasts, and the thinking is now why not roll out the carpet to those who make weapons—as a way to create local jobs and strengthen the tax base. Holleigh Alexamde,  marketing and research manager for Oconee Economic Alliance announced at today’s alliance board meeting that 12 letters have…

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Calendar

  • September 16, 2014 7:00 pmLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area
  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
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