Students hold read-a-thon

May 27, 2014

A recent book-reading event served a dual purpose at Keowee Elementary School. The school’s Student Service Learning Club took part in a read-a-thon and used the event to raise $588 dollars for the Oconee Humane Society. Three grateful volunteers from the Humane Society reciprocated by showing off and demonstrating to the students a pair of…

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Vanishing firefly projects begins Saturday

May 27, 2014

The annual Clemson University firefly census will launch Saturday night, from 8 to 10 o’clock. The lightning bug count will continue through the summer. The census is part of Clemson University’s Vanishing Firefly Project that investigates the impact of human activity on firefly populations. The researchers depend on “citizen scientists” to count the fireflies and…

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9/11 memorial to honor victims and responders

May 27, 2014

Land has been secured in Oconee County, and a design approved for a memorial to incorporate remnants from all three locations of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on America. A volunteer committee working mostly behind the scenes until recently promises the memorial will offer compelling testimony to both the victims and heroes of New…

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Thousands of absentee ballots issued statewide

May 27, 2014

Thousands of ballots have been issued to allow South Carolinians to vote absentee in advance of the June 10 primary elections. Oconeeans in the hundreds are among those who’ve applied for absentee ballots. Qualified voters may vote absentee in person or by mail if they meet one of 15 reasons. To vote in person, visit…

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Library worker wins Governor’s award

May 27, 2014

For the second year in a row, the Oconee public library sent one of its volunteers to Columbia to collect the award for the Governor’s Direct Service Volunteer of the Year. This year’s award went to Jean Snellings, who volunteers for the bookmobile service. Snellings contributed 264 hours in 2013. The award recognizes a volunteer…

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“All Gave Some, Some Gave All”

May 26, 2014

Five WWII veterans were part of the audience this morning for the unveiling of a marker at the foot of Westminster’s “World War” monument. And veterans are thankful to a Westminster woman, Juanita Stewart, for that marker—as well as for her work to keep the monument and ground a showplace for the city. The monument…

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Calendar

  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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