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Charges filed in Tamassee incident

August 4, 2014

Over the weekend, Oconee sheriff’s officers filed a pair of charges against a 41-year old man who was wounded when he entered a home last week in the Tamassee Community. Bradley Payne, the man shot, has now been charged with assault and battery third degree and burglary second degree. According to authorities, the homeowner who…

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Clemson prepares for return of students

August 4, 2014

The quiet that is Clemson in summer will soon pass. The city and the university are preparing for the annual return of the students. The Welcome Back Festival is planned for Monday, August 18, which means part of the main thoroughfare will close for part of that evening. Affected will be College Avenue, from Keith…

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Tech president offers advice

August 4, 2014

Tri-County Tech’s president says a goal-setting plan that is used toward a college degree is the same kind of plan that can help graduates in their personal and professional lives. Dr. Ronnie Booth imparted that advice during his commencement address to the college’s graduates. Tech’s 49th summer commencement took place Thursday at the Anderson Civic…

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So far, three candidates

August 4, 2014

With a week of candidate filing left to go, three men this morning remain the only ones for this year’s Oconee County School Board elections. Two seats are available in the November 4 General Election. And the field so far: Andy Inabinet is unchallenged for a new, 4-year seat. Inabinet serves as the board chairman.…

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Clemson technology to aid weapons inspectors

August 4, 2014

New technology under development at Clemson University could help inspectors determine whether nations have violated international treaties by allowing work with chemicals that are used in banned weapons. Igor Luzinov, a materials science and engineering professor, calls the technology an “unattended off-line sensing system” and said it could be completed in two years. An extremely…

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Jack Hunt

August 4, 2014

Jack Hunt, founder and publisher of the Westminster News, has died at the age of 86 years old. Hunt, a former city councilman, died Thursday. His funeral will be at noon today at the Sandifer Funeral Home. A private burial will follow. The family of Jack Hunt receives friends from 11 a-m to noon at…

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Summer time graduation

August 4, 2014

More than 1,000 students are expected to receive their degrees at Clemson University. Summer graduation takes place at 11 Friday morning at Littlejohn Coliseum. The former president/CEO of Coburg Dairy Inc., Frank Hanckel, will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities.

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Civil court term this week

August 4, 2014

A one-week term of Oconee Common Pleas Court opens this morning at Walhalla. Judge Lawton McIntosh of Anderson presides.

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Visits to a showcase home to benefit DAR school

July 25, 2014

The Tamassee DAR School, supported by the Daughters of the American Revolution, has been designated as one of two charities to receive gifts and donations that’ll accrue from the showcasing of a house for sale in the nearby Cliffs at Keowee Falls. And members of the public get the chance to see and tour that…

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Being a “good corporate partner”

July 25, 2014

The switch of properties for Pioneer Rural Water District’s treatment plant will benefit both Pioneer and Oconee County, according to an explanation this morning from County Administrator Scott Moulder. The 70 acres of Oconee County property designated for the plant is outside the boundaries of the Golden Corner Commerce Park. The county will retain ownership…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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