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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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Five arrests made as result of July 3 burglary

July 25, 2014

Law enforcement authorities say the last of five people wanted in the investigation of a home burglary near the Long Creek Highway is now in custody. The latest arrest was that of Calvin Clark Webb. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office sent the 41-year old Webb to jail late last night on charges of receiving stolen goods…

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An “all-clear” for OMC’s Lila Doyle

July 25, 2014

A state re-inspection of Oconee Medical Center’s Lila Doyle nursing and rehabilitation facility this week resulted in an all-clear finding. And it means, according to spokesman Jim Beasley of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control that Lila Doyle’s plan of correction was satisfactorily implemented, returning the facility to compliance, “and the denial…

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Seneca approves for tourism initiative

July 25, 2014

Seneca leaders last night showed enthusiasm for an initiative designed to make South Carolina a friendlier place for tourists. The mayor and council approved spending $15 thousand for the city’s part in “South Carolina Great Outdoors” as explained by Phil Shirley, director of Oconee Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Mayor Dan Alexander told Shirley tourism is…

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Pickens chooses new administrator

July 25, 2014
Pickens chooses new administrator

 Pickens County has a new man in charge. Announcement came last night of the selection of Matthew Delk, currently assistant administrator of Union County, North Carolina. Located east of Charlotte, Union is described as a fast-growing county with a population of 213 thousand. Delk once served as administrator in Bamberg County, South Carolina and he…

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Two votes for water plant project

July 25, 2014

At Oconee County’s request, Pioneer Rural Water District will accept an alternate piece of property on which to build its treatment plant. The board of directors convened after a closed-door meeting yesterday and voted to accept 70 acres on what General Manager Terry Pruitt called “the other side of the creek” at the county’s Golden…

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Truck fire on I-85

July 25, 2014
Truck fire on I-85

A small fire damaged a semi-truck this morning on I-85 northbound near the South Carolina 59 exit. The truck was transporting dog food. No one was hurt. Fair Play Fire Department responded shortly after 4 o’clock.

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Calendar

  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
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