Safety and security checks at Oconee airport

  State and federal agencies have recently completed safety and security inspections at the Oconee Regional Airport near Clemson.  And, for an airport the size of Oconee, the results are deemed favorable.  The airport’s first-year manager, Jeff Garrison, gave a report last night to a meeting of the county aeronautics commissioners.  Classified as a general aviation facility, the Oconee airport […]

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Library director talks digital divide at Clemson

Phillip Cheney, director of Oconee Public Libraries, served as a guest speaker to management information classes at Clemson University, where he got the chance to talk about the country’s digital divide.  For someone making his way in the 21st century, you don’t want to be on the other side of the digital divide.  According to one definition, a digital divide […]

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Clemson scientist recieves national grant

Clemson University scientist David Feliciano recently received a three-year, $442,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how alterations to a complex pathway in the developing brain cause a constellation of neurological disorders, including the simultaneous presence of autism and epilepsy. The project will test the hypothesis that a transporter of amino acids in the brain regulates the […]

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Committee balks at approving deceleration lane

More consideration will be given before a committee decides to award state money for a deceleration lane in front of the property designated for a Zaxby’s restaurant in Walhalla.  At this morning’s meeting, on behalf of the city, Tally Grant presented a request to commit $120 thousand for a lane to allow westbound highway 28 traffic to slow down and […]

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Faires proves to be the deal closer

  In a vote of 3-0, Oconee’s state “C” Fund Committee committed nearly one million dollars today to pay for the final phase of a Seneca project to re-pave and widen N. Townville Street.  Chairman Sam Dickson gavev the exact amount–$991,598.06. The work, from the downtown to the overhead bridge above the By-Pass, has been done in phases.  The third […]

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Pill Take Back Day is October 22

The next Pill Take Back Day, sponsored by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, will take place Saturday, October 22 in the Sheriff’s Office substation near the Oconee Memorial Hospital emergency room. From 10 until 2 that day, the following items will be accepted for disposal:  old or no longer needed prescription medication, in pill or liquid form, along with over the […]

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Arrests made after camper robbed at Low Water Bridge

Two Oconee County men have been arrested after a camper was robbed last weekend at the Low Water Bridge campsite near Mountain Rest.  The Sheriff’s Office has identified the arrested as Robert Alan Pelfrey, 26-year old Westminster resident, and Jon Conner Wacaster, 21-year old Salem resident.  A deputy quoted camper Daniel Klein as saying as he was arranging his campsite, […]

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Vote anticipated on widening Charleston Harbor

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) said he expects a final Senate vote on the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill this week.  The legislation is seen as critical to ensuring the harbor deepening project remains on track and Charleston Harbor is deepened to 52 feet. Over 60 percent of the weekly vessel calls in Charleston are now the larger […]

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Fair three weeks away, organizers excited

This year’s SC Foothills Heritage Fair is fewer than three weeks away, but organizers are sensing the excitement.  The dates for this year’s fair are Monday through Saturday, October 3-8, off highway 123 between Seneca and Westminster.  The week long event starts with a farmers’ appreciation dinner Monday night, October 3, sponsored by the Farm Bureau.  All area farmers are […]

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