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Cities adhere to the Federal Fair Housing Law

May 1, 2014

The city of Walhalla in Oconee County and the city of Central in Pickens County have something in common. They both support the Federal Housing Law which states it is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status or national origin in the sale or rental of housing,…

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Search leads to drug arrest in Seneca

May 1, 2014

With warrants in hand, Seneca police officers paid a visit this morning to 1207 E. Main Street. The occupant of that home—Andrew Terell Cleveland—wound up charged with cocaine offenses. An arrest affidavit alleges the 26-year old Cleveland “did knowingly, intentionally and without authorization possess with intent to distribute a quantity of crack cocaine….” A police…

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Chamber holds its membership and awards banquet

May 1, 2014

Walhalla city leaders and members of Partners for Progress were among those in the audience for last week’s annual membership and awards banquet held by the Greater Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce. They heard the event’s featured speaker, Pickens City Administrator Katherine Hendricks, talk about revitalization, business development and the South Carolina Main Street program.…

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Pickens County search at the early stage

May 1, 2014

Pickens County is at an early stage of filling the job of county administrator. A special County Council meeting has been called for Monday to discuss the process.

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An Oconee fundraiser for Vincent Sheheen

May 1, 2014
An Oconee fundraiser for Vincent Sheheen

 Oconee Democrats say they are pleased by the crowd for a fundraiser last night for Vincent Sheheen, their party’s hopeful this year for the nomination to run for Governor. Sheheen spoke at the event held at a Lake Keowee restaurant. Sheheen spoke on his vision for more a prosperous state and what he called real…

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Foothills Trail adds amenities for hiking season

May 1, 2014

Something new has been added along the 76-mile Foothills Trail, and hikers and the general public are invited to celebrate the additions during a ceremony this month at the Oconee State Park end of the trail. Heyward Douglass of the Foothills Trail Conference says there’s new paved parking, along with some kiosks whose maps help…

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Strawberry crops offers hope to farmers

May 1, 2014
Strawberry crops offers hope to farmers

 A late freeze has claimed part of the Upstate peach crop, but strawberries have dodged the bullet and may provide a much-needed infusion of cash for growers of another fruit.  Thomas Ragan of Boiling Springs and other peach farmers lost muich of their crop to a mid-April freeze.  But Ragan is optimistic about strawberries.  “We…

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OMC receives Heart Association award

May 1, 2014

The American Heart Assocation has recognized the Oconee Medical Center with a Lifeline EMS Silver Award. The award recognizes the hospital for its commitment and success in treating patients who suffer the heart attack known as STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction.) Each year, almost 300,000 people experience a STEMI, a type of heart attack caused…

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Need a disaster loan?

May 1, 2014

Some will remember parts of last year as a year for substantial rain in a climate of near drought conditions. Too much rain can backfire on those who make their living from the land. The U-S Small Business Administration reminds small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations…

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Lucas retires, so does his blog

May 1, 2014

It’s Mike Lucas’s last day at the helm of Oconee public schools. His retirement also means an end to his week day blogs that contained comments and musings about public education in the 21st century.  

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Calendar

  • September 16, 2014 7:00 pmLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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