“We’re prepared for whatever does happen”

February 24, 2015

Mack Kelley, director of Oconee County Public Works, spoke last night in a confident tone that his department will be able to handle what’s ahead this week as far as winter weather. Our interview with Kelley was recorded last night before the first snow began to fall. “We’re preparing for anything from an inch to…

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Man arrested in three-month old Wal-Mart shoplifting

February 23, 2015

An Anderson County man has been arrested in the investigation of a three-month old Oconee County case of shoplifting. The Sheriff’s Office today announced the arrest of Jemal David Carson. Two addresses have been listed for the 46-year old Carson: the city of Anderson and the town of Pendleton. Based on information the Sheriff’s Office…

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Oconee Forever held Saturday event

February 23, 2015

In spite of winter weather Saturday, 13 Oconee County landowners met at the Mountain Rest Baptist Church to learn ways to protect their land. They took part in the annual landowners’ brunch organized by Oconee Forever … and learned about protective covenants, land donations and conservation agreements. Shea Airey, chairman of the Oconee Conservation Bank,…

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Pickens County names Ralph Guarino

February 23, 2015

A 15-year Pickens County employee, Ralph Guarino, has been named interim county administrator. Guarino, who serves as Pickens County finance director, was given the additional duty Saturday as part of the Pickens County Council planning retreat. The council will now conduct a search for the new administrator—the job that opened last week on the resignation…

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Stanlee the Rhino preserved and displayed at Clemson

February 23, 2015

The preserved specimen of a Southern White Rhino has taken up residence at Clemson University. “Stanlee” makes his home in a glass case in the middle of the entryway foyer in Long Hall. It’s Stanlee’s second round of living in the area—he used to be in the Clemson Burger King. The display gives students a…

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Safe driver class scheduled

February 23, 2015

Drivers of all ages are urged to take the AARP Smart Driver course. The new, six-hour classroom program will be taught 9:15 a-m to 4 p-m Friday, March 20 at the newly-renovated Keowee Key Event Center. You may bring a lunch or take advantage of the nearby café. For those coming from outside the home…

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Calendar

  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 8, 2015 11:50 amDuke Energy Siren Test
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 12, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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