CU’s SC impact generates Upstate jobs

February 19, 2014

A new study finds that Clemson University generated about $1.9 billion in economic output for South Carolina last year and its activities accounted for nearly 25 thousand jobs. The Regional Economics Analysis Laboratory at Clemson’s Thurmond Institute conducted the study. In the tri-county region of Oconee, Anderson and Pickens, Clemson’s economic output was nearly $897…

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Communication tower requested at Mtn. Rest

February 19, 2014

An Oconee regulatory authority will be asked to rule next week on whether to allow a communications tower at Mountain Rest. The county Board of Zoning Appeals has scheduled a public hearing during its 6 o’clock meeting Tuesday night, February 25 in County Council chambers at Walhalla. Verizon Wireless seeks permission to put up a…

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City Hall to remain closed for lunch

February 19, 2014

Westminster City Hall will continue to be closed for one hour to allow the office staff a lunch break. The issue has divided one city councilman from the rest of his colleagues. The council last night voted 5 to 1 in favor keeping City Hall closed 1 to 2 o’clock each weekday afternoon. Opposed was…

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Secure trash when traveling the highways

February 19, 2014

Perhaps as much or more than anyone, Tim Rice can see what’s wrong with today’s Oconee County landscape. Corp. Rice is the full-time environmental services officer for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office and, through him, county law enforcement’s assault on illegal littering is spearheaded. In a program recorded for later airing on 96.3/WGOG, Rice identified two…

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WEDNESDAY SPORTS: Clemson downs NC State

February 19, 2014

Rod Hall posted a career-high 20 points and Clemson registered its largest point total of the ACC regular season in a 73-56 victory over NC State in Littlejohn Coliseum on Tuesday. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Clemson, improving the Tigers to 16-9 on the season, 7-6 in the ACC. ______________________________________________________________________________ In the…

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Moms group applauds defeat of “reckless” gun bill

February 19, 2014

The South Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee for voting down a bill that would have allowed the open carry of firearms in public without a background check or gun safety training. That same bill, the group says, would have allowed convicted criminals to have and openly…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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