Customer Appreciation Day at Heritage Center

A customer appreciation day takes place tomorrow at the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla.  Leslie White, the curator, says the county’s depository for artifacts and memorabilia has overcome some recent challenges and is eager to show off its prized stuff, as well as what’s new.  Tomorrow’s event, featuring a $5 dollar a plate hot dog dinner, runs 11 a-m to […]

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Domestic abuse shelter’s 2nd year anniversary

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that the perpetrator uses to gain power and control over his or her spouse or intimate partner.  While that definition may be simple, ending domestic violence is something entirely different.  The program director for Safe Harbor, Julie Meredith, drew attention today to the multi-county services of her organization and this Sunday’s two-year anniversary […]

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Clemson course tackles financial illiteracy

Millenials are better educated and more economically active than their generational predecessors, but an identified shortcoming of this college-age generation is the target of a new course this fall at Clemson University.  The College of Business is offering Personal Finance-2010 to address what surveys have identified as a deficiency in the 18-34 age group.  National studies have shown alarming signs […]

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In school zone, refrain from cell phone

Day one of any public school year can be hectic and emotional.  Oconee schools start a new year on Monday morning, and here are some tips to stay safe and make the adjustment as smooth as possible. ·      If you are traveling in a motor vehicle on a two lane road, you are required to come to a complete stop […]

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At Clemson, more students and more housing

With classes to start next week, Clemson University has yet to project student enrollment for a new academic year.  But there is concern on the part of Clemson city officials.  The city’s planning commission will convene a workshop Monday, August 22—in part to talk about a possible increase in student enrollment and a correlated increase in student housing.  There has […]

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Arrest made in home burglary near Lake Hartwell

Justin Andrew Serva

An Anderson County man has been arrested and charged with home burglary across the county line in Oconee County.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office this afternoon announced burglary and larceny charges against Justin Andrew Serva (right).  The 34-year old Serva is accused in May of taking household items worth $13,300 from a home on Lake Point Road, Fair Play.  Among the […]

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Georgia man charged with crime in rural Oconee

Copeland Lee Vaughn

  A Lavonia, Georgia man is accused of victimizing a Toccoa, Georgia man on a rural road in the Westminster area of Oconee County.  Law enforcement records show Copeland Lee Vaughn (left) was arrested and charged with carjacking on the Rich Mountain Road.  Sgt. Kevin Cain of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office signed an arrest affidavit that alleges the 22-year old […]

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School trustee field set for November

When Oconeeans mark their ballot for President in November, they can also choose members of their five-seat board of school trustees.  The candidate field is now set for the General Election.  Qualifying for Seats 2, 4 and 5 ended today.  There are contests for two of the seats.  Joe Rukat and Steven Moore will compete for Seat 2.  Incumbent Denise […]

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