Joblessness inches its way upward

August 18, 2014

Unemployment in both Oconee County and South Carolina increased in the month of July. The Department of Employment and Workforce report covering the summer month shows the state’s rate rose nearly one-half of a percentage point—from 5.3% in June to 5.7% in July. For Oconee County, the size of the increase was nearly identical—from 6.2%…

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Welcome back follows move-in

August 18, 2014

Clemson became a sea of u-hauls for the annual move-in weekend. But tonight’s a time for festivities ahead of the new academic year. The official welcome back festival takes place this evening. And that’ll mean a part of College Avenue downtown, from Keith Street to highway 93, will be closed starting at 4:45 this afternoon…

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Walhalla fire leads to the arrest of Georgia woman

August 16, 2014

A 31-year old Toccoa, Georgia woman has been arrested in Oconee County and charged with third degree arson at a home in Walhalla. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office seeks a second person related to the crime. The Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest by the Walhalla police of April Dawn Lakey originally on the charge of forgery…

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Sadness within Oconee’s public service community

August 16, 2014

The death Friday of a long-time devotee to government service in Oconee has moistened the eyes of those who knew him. At the age of 50 years old, Westminster resident Bobby Williams died at Greenville’s St. Francis Hospital. He’s remembered as a fire chief and city councilman in his home town, as well as the…

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Political qualifying ended today!

August 15, 2014

The books closed today for ballot candidates in two contests that’ll be part of this year’s November General Election in Oconee County. Don Stone was the only candidate for one of two seats in the Beaverdam Watershed Conservation District. An election spokeswoman said voters in selected southern Oconee County communities may fill the other seat…

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Equine encephalitis confirmed in South Carolina

August 15, 2014

South Carolina’s state veterinarian announced today that two cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been confirmed in the state. A horse that died in Darlington County and a miniature donkey that died in Horry County recently tested positive for the disease. The fatal form of encephalitis is a mosquito-borne illness in horses that can also…

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  • 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 21, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
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