Robot and drones put on a show at Clemson

A robot and high-flying drones burrowed through and buzzed above Clemson University farm acreage this month in a demonstration of how to improve the collection of crop data to benefit agricultural production.  The state’s agriculture commissioner, Hugh Weathers, was among those there for the demonstration on 15 acres of experimental sorghum plots on the grounds of Simpson Research Farm in […]

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Congressman offers his congratulations

  Congressman Jeff Duncan congratulated Duke Energy  after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a new 30-year operating license for Duke’s Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project.  In a statement, Duncan said, “Duke’s Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project will allow Duke to continue to provide clean, renewable hydroelectric power to the region as well as critical cooling water for Oconee Nuclear Station. This is a […]

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“Second year of growth” at Oconee hospital

  The president of the Oconee Medical Campus of Greenville Health System proclaims “a second year of growth” since the Oconee hospital was absorbed into the GHS system.  In a report last night to the Oconee Medical Holdings Board, Hunter Kome gave figures thru July showing an operating margin for Oconee of 7.3% and increases in discharged patients of 6.8% […]

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Hospital board takes up YMCA project

  The board that governs property on the campus of Oconee Memorial Hospital went into a closed meeting last night to focus on the project to allow a YMCA to be built on the hospital grounds.  Board members included in their executive session city administrator Greg Dietterick and Paul Cook, representing Greenville Health System.  “We have some pretty specific details […]

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Dale Peay

  Westminster – Keasler Dale Peay, 56, husband of Virginia Loretta Wood Peay, 433 Lucky Street, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016.  A funeral service will be held 2:30 pm Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Weldon Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior to the service at the church. The family is at the residence.  Flowers are […]

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Farmer at trial recounts $10 thousand worth of damage

An Oconee County farmer estimated he has had to spend $10 thousand dollars to repair the damage in a 300-acre pasture the night that county deputies chased and caught a suspect.  Robert Jeffrey Hughes went on trial this afternoon charged with multiple offenses, including malicious injury to property.  Floyd McPhail said he was awakened by deputies who told him of […]

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Pickens County employer to expand

Fifty-six new jobs are promised in Pickens County with the announcement today that an existing manufacturer will expand.  JR Automation Technologies  is to make a capital investment of $3.4 million. Established in 1980 and based in Holland, Mich., JR Automation Technologies provides custom automated equipment and services to customers in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical device, pharmaceutical, […]

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Jury picked for Oconee trial

First testimony in the case of S.C. versus Robert Jeffrey Hughes is expected this afternoon at the Oconee County Courthouse.  Judge Scott Sprouse told the jury there’s the potential that as many as 9 people will testify as witnesses in the case.  Hughes, who was arrested May 15, is charged with six offenses:  unlawful carrying a pistol, failure to stop […]

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Important community meeting next week in Fair Play

Long-time Oakway resident Tony Adams hopes everyone with interest in Oakway and the rest of southern Oconee County will mark their calendars next week for a community meeting.  This meeting is for everyone interested in helping save the former Oakway Intermediate School building and grounds will take place at 6:30 Monday night, August 29 in the meeting room of the […]

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