Jobless rates drop locally and statewide

December 23, 2013

Governor Nikki Haley takes note of what she counts as four straight months of declining jobless rates in South Carolina. The statewide average for November was 7.1%—the closest it has been to the national rate since 2002. The Oconee County unemployment rate for November, 7%, fell one-half of a percentage point from October’s 7.5%.

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“Overabundance” of crime in Clemson

December 23, 2013

In Clemson, the police are deploying extra patrol personnel in an attempt to put a stop to break-ins citywide. There is no one specific neighborhood or location where the crimes are occurring, but most are during daylight hours. If you see someone walking or riding around a neighborhood where that person does not belong, Police…

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Campus arrest alleges felony drug violations

December 23, 2013

Campus police at Clemson have announced an arrest of a man found asleep in a running truck on the Avenue of Champions. The university identified 24-year old Alabama resident Christopher Michael Cooper as having been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance within proximity of a…

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Helicopter flew ill patient

December 23, 2013

On Friday Fair Play Fire Department members assisted Oconee Medical Center paramedics and a flight crew to load a patient onto a medical helicopter. The highway 182 landing zone near Feltman Road was chosen because of the proximity to the patient’s home. For sick and injured patients, this is often the fastest way to transport…

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Home fire displaces family of five

December 20, 2013

An Oconee family of two adults and three children must start the task of rebuilding their lives as the result of yesterday’s fire that gutted their home near Westminster. The fire heavily damaged their mobile home on Sandy Lane in the Clearmont Community. Tim and Trista Littleton and their young children have been receiving replacement…

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Christian Ministry offering toys for struggling familes

December 20, 2013

If your family, or a family you know, struggles financially to provide Christmas toys Hosanna Christian Ministry wants to help. The Ministry will be offering toys, with no price tags attached, Saturday from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the indoor location of Oconee Aluminum Products, 1797 Blue Ridge Boulevard in Bountyland. The toys, which have…

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  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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