World of Energy contest winners

With 75 votes from community members in Upstate South Carolina, the Arts Center of Clemson is the winner of the inaugural Festival of Eggs decorating contest, sponsored by Duke Energy’s World of Energy at Oconee Nuclear Station. The contest, a spinoff from the World of Energy’s annual Festival of Trees, invited local organizations to adopt and decorate 16-inch plastic eggs, […]

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Choo Choo time in Central

The Central Railroad Festival will pull into downtown Central on Saturday, April 22 with music, food and festivities for all ages. The Railroad Festival celebrates the rich heritage of Central, so named because the town is situated at the “central” point of the railroad line between Atlanta and Charlotte. The festival begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m., […]

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Oconee officials remember pilot Riley Stevens

Oconee airport officials spoke with sadness when they took a moment to remember an Anderson County pilot who flew in and out of the airport.  Riley Stevens was killed early this month when his small plane crashed into a pasture at a home in Marion County, Florida.  Stevens was a 64-year old Anderson County resident.  He had taken off from […]

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West side of airport identified for ramp expansion

The manager of the Oconee Regional Airport near Clemson says space to park airplanes the airport’s greatest need.  In the opinion of Jeff Garrison, additional apron space ranks above a new terminal and the long-term goal of runway extension.  The small airport, not far from the Clemson campus, has become an increasingly busy place for flights during Clemson football game […]

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Late night home fire in Townville

Damage is believed to be heavy as the result of a late night home fire in Townville. According to Oconee Rural Fire Control, the address of the fire was 411 Rawleigh Street. No known injuries, but the American Red Cross was called to assist the occupants.  The fire was reported shortly after 11:30.  Fire fighters remained on the scene until around […]

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Road work continues today!

The contractor at work on a section of U-S 123 near the Georgia line will need at least a few more hours today to finish the job, according to the Oconee Maintenance Office of the South Carolina DOT.  Work yesterday stretched to 6:30 pm.  The same detour will be in place today.

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Oconee driver experiences Atlanta interstate backups

In the estimation of an Oconee motorist who ventured into Atlanta traffic, the interstate backups are as bad as advertised—as the result of the bridge collapse.  We spoke to a West Union area man, Charles Crook, who left early yesterday morning for Atlanta and still faced delays.  Crook encountered backups at the Jimmy Carter Boulevard and things got worse from […]

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Parking deck issues for Clemson

At its meeting next week, Clemson City Council will deal with a couple of issues at parking decks.  The council is to consider bids to repair the structure joints of the city parking deck and consider buying security cameras for the Earle Street parking deck.  The council meeting will take place 6:30 Monday night at City Hall.  

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Movement on economic development front

The agenda for the next Oconee County Council meeting hints at further movement on the economic development front.  First and final reading is set next week on resolutions that would grant “Project Entry” a fee-in-place of tax arrangement.  Still shielded by its code-name, the project so far has been publicly revealed as an “academic village with various development assets that […]

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