William “Bill” Albert Hines, Jr.

Salem, SC – Mr. Willian “Bill” Albert Hines , Jr. , 72, husband of Judy Cathleen Childress Hines, of 261 Sunset Drive, Salem, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 at his residence Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Davenport Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 1:30 Thursday, August […]

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Charles Robert White

Charles Robert White, 79, husband of Shirley Ann Murphy White, of 360 Briar Creek Road, Walhalla, SC, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014, at Lila Doyle Nursing Facility. Graveside services will be held Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM at EvergreenMemorialGardens. The family will receive friends from 9:30-10:30 AMThursday, August 28, 2014 at Davenport Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted […]

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Clemson Professor Elected to Environmental Engineering Board

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 term in September. The Association […]

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Gas Prices Down in SC

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 Carolina’s average today is $3.44, […]

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Oconee Nuclear Leak Focus of NRC Meeting

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 of the leak. Scott Batson, […]

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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. During the incident, a resident […]

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Bridges in SC Improving

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 has the most substandard bridges […]

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ATAX Applications Accepted

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 received by the PRT by […]

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School Lunch Prices for 2014-2015

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 size and income. The reduced […]

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Pickens Man Convicted of Sex Crimes

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 presented at the trial established […]

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