A way to check your ancestry

December 12, 2014

Oconee Public Library now features the Ancestry.com Library Edition database for genealogy research. According to Blair Hinson, branch services librarian, Ancestry.com is a well-recognized, comprehensive resource for researching family history. The database is free for library users through the public Internet computers and can also be used on users’ own devices through the library’s Wi-Fi…

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Jobs lost to China

December 12, 2014

America’s trade deficit with China has cost the U-S more than three million jobs, including 44,700 in South Carolina. A study released by the Economic Policy Institute ranks South Carolina 15th in the country. The study found that every congressional district except one has lost net job opportunities since 2001 when China joined the World…

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Gridiron fans fly into Oconee airport

December 12, 2014

For this year’s grudge match between the Tigers and the Gamecocks, fans flocked to the game by air. The Oconee Regional Airport near Clemson reported a busy day. So many planes that the airport approached the point of having no space to park them. Kevin Short, airport director, reported 44 planes arrived for the game,…

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Support for spending bill crossed party lines

December 12, 2014

Some Democrats parted with President Obama in the vote to approve a spending bill to keep the government running. Votes by some Republicans helped pass the $1 trillion measure. But the Third District Congressman voted no. Republican Jeff Duncan conceded the bill contains several good reforms, but he said, “I voted against the legislation because…

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Nationwide search leads to new airport director

December 12, 2014
Nationwide search leads to new airport director

 An out of state municipal airport director will become the new director of the Oconee Regional Airport. The choice of Sam Carver of Slidell, Louisiana was confirmed yesterday by Oconee County Administrator Scott Moulder and formally announced during last evening’s meeting of the county Aeronautics Commission. Randy Renz, commission chairman, said Carver was the top…

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Water line break on Westminster Highway

December 11, 2014
Water line break on Westminster Highway

 A water line break on SC 183/the Walhalla-Westminster Highway is shooting water 50 feet or higher into the air.  The break has occurred near 96.3/WGOG NEWS.

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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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