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Clemson Professor Elected to Environmental Engineering Board

August 1, 2014

A professor who has researched PCB contamination in Hartwell Lake’s tributaries soon will begin a leadership role that is expected to shine a light on Clemson University’s environmental engineering and Earth sciences program. Cindy Lee has won election to the board of directors for the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors. She begins her three-year…

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Gas Prices Down in SC

August 1, 2014

Motorists in South Carolina are paying the lowest price at the pump in over a month and in July began paying less per gallon than a year ago. The downward trend is expected to continue, according to AAA Carolinas. Gas prices in South Carolina average $3.24 per gallon, compared to $3.38 a month ago. North…

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Oconee Nuclear Leak Focus of NRC Meeting

August 1, 2014

Officials with Duke Energy met with officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Thursday morning in a meeting to discuss a November 2013 leak.  During the nearly four and a half hour meeting, officials with Duke Energy acknowledged that operators at the Oconee Nuclear Station had fallen short of taking all precautions in preventing the development…

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Greenville Man Honored Heroic Deed

July 31, 2014
Greenville Man Honored Heroic Deed

A Greenville man is being recognized for his efforts to help a burn victim. Charles Garretson has been awarded the Greenville City Fire Department’s Exceptional Citizen Service Award. Fire Chief Steve Kovalcik says Garretson was recognized for his actions on May 7 following a gas tank explosion at The Vinings at Laurel Creek Apartment complex.…

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Bridges in SC Improving

July 31, 2014

Additional funding has ramped up South Carolina’s efforts to repair and replace deficient bridges in the state, but more work is needed. According to AAA Carolinas, the RichlandCountyBridge, which carries one of the heaviest daily traffic counts in the state, is the #1 substandard bridge. Each year, AAA Carolinas issues its Substandard Bridge Report. CharlestonCounty…

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ATAX Applications Accepted

July 31, 2014

Oconee County’s Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Commission is accepting Accommodations Tax, or ATAX, grant applications now through Friday, August 15. Projects eligible for ATAX grant consideration are tourism advertising and promotion, promotion of Arts and Cultural events for the attraction of tourists, facilities for civic and cultural events, and visitor centers. All applications must be…

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School Lunch Prices for 2014-2015

July 31, 2014

School District of Oconee County has announced prices for school lunches for Academic Year 2014-2015. The District will again participate in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. All students who are registered with the school district are eligible to participate in the program. Benefits are awarded on the basis of family…

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Pickens Man Convicted of Sex Crimes

July 31, 2014

A Pickens man is facing 32 years behind bars following his conviction on sex crimes. According to 13th Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins, 56 year old Gary Cliffton Hamilton was convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor-Victim Under 11 years of age-First degree, and Lewd Act on a Minor. According to 13th Circuit Solicitor, evidence…

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No Charges in Tamassee Shooting

July 31, 2014

Oconee Sheriff’s department investigated the Tuesday shooting incident in the Tamassee Area. Investigators say the incident was self defense. According to witnesses, 41 year old Bradley Payne of Walhalla was standing outside the front door of the home at 105 Burrell Drive, in Tamassee. According to the Sheriff’s department, witnesses say Payne was threatening the…

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Westminster Couple Face Murder Charges

July 31, 2014
Westminster Couple Face Murder Charges

A Westminster couple, suspected in the death of a Westminster man, is being held in a Georgia jail. Warrants were issued for John Murriel Black, Jr, 49 and his wife Christine Davis Black, 46.  They are suspected in the murder of Mrs. Black’s father. Donald Lee Davis, 71, was found dead at 105 Jefferson Drive…

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  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 30, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Friends of the Library Book Sale
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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