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Sammy Dickson elected to bank board of directors

February 24, 2015

The board of directors of Blue Ridge Financial Corporation, parent company of Blue Ridge Bank, has unanimously elected Sammy Dickson to its board. Dickson lives in Westminster, attended Oconee schools, and is a graduate of Anderson College. Since 1975, he has been employed by Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative and currently serves as the manager of…

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Hospital grants county easement for a YMCA

February 24, 2015

The board of directors at Oconee Memorial Hospital granted an easement last night to Oconee County to cross the property that is set aside for the county’s first YMCA, featuring an indoor aquatic center. The board acted after a presentation by Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Medical Campus, and Phil Shirley, director of county…

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“We’re prepared for whatever does happen”

February 24, 2015

Mack Kelley, director of Oconee County Public Works, spoke last night in a confident tone that his department will be able to handle what’s ahead this week as far as winter weather. Our interview with Kelley was recorded last night before the first snow began to fall. “We’re preparing for anything from an inch to…

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Man arrested in three-month old Wal-Mart shoplifting

February 23, 2015

An Anderson County man has been arrested in the investigation of a three-month old Oconee County case of shoplifting. The Sheriff’s Office today announced the arrest of Jemal David Carson. Two addresses have been listed for the 46-year old Carson: the city of Anderson and the town of Pendleton. Based on information the Sheriff’s Office…

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Oconee Forever held Saturday event

February 23, 2015

In spite of winter weather Saturday, 13 Oconee County landowners met at the Mountain Rest Baptist Church to learn ways to protect their land. They took part in the annual landowners’ brunch organized by Oconee Forever … and learned about protective covenants, land donations and conservation agreements. Shea Airey, chairman of the Oconee Conservation Bank,…

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Pickens County names Ralph Guarino

February 23, 2015

A 15-year Pickens County employee, Ralph Guarino, has been named interim county administrator. Guarino, who serves as Pickens County finance director, was given the additional duty Saturday as part of the Pickens County Council planning retreat. The council will now conduct a search for the new administrator—the job that opened last week on the resignation…

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Stanlee the Rhino preserved and displayed at Clemson

February 23, 2015

The preserved specimen of a Southern White Rhino has taken up residence at Clemson University. “Stanlee” makes his home in a glass case in the middle of the entryway foyer in Long Hall. It’s Stanlee’s second round of living in the area—he used to be in the Clemson Burger King. The display gives students a…

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Safe driver class scheduled

February 23, 2015

Drivers of all ages are urged to take the AARP Smart Driver course. The new, six-hour classroom program will be taught 9:15 a-m to 4 p-m Friday, March 20 at the newly-renovated Keowee Key Event Center. You may bring a lunch or take advantage of the nearby café. For those coming from outside the home…

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Area angler wins tourney

February 23, 2015

Lake Hartwell area resident Casey Ashley won the big fishing tourney in his back door. The 31-year old Ashley caught five bass that weighed 20 pounds, three ounces to win the GEICO Bassmaster Classic. Ashley has lived just a few miles from the lake all his life. It was his sixth try to win the…

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Special day in Walhalla

February 23, 2015

As proclaimed by Mayor Danny Edwards, today is World War II Veterans Heroes Appreciation Day in Walhalla.

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Calendar

  • March 6, 2015Silver Dollar Concert
  • March 6, 2015 8:00 pmAndy Cooney’s Irish Cabaret at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium
  • March 7, 2015Benefit Hot Dog Plate Sale for Aleine Teague
  • March 11, 2015 7:00 pmUnited Assembly of God Celebrate Recovery
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