FRIDAY SPORTS: Paladins lose in overtime

January 17, 2014

Tre Bussey poured in 26 points and Angel Matias and Jelani Hewitt netted 21 apiece to lead Georgia Southern to an 88-81 overtime victory over Furman in Southern Conference men’s basketball action on Thursday night at Hanner Fieldhouse in Statesboro, Ga. The defeat dropped the Paladins to 6-12 overall and 0-5 in the SoCon. They…

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DOT truck flips near Westminster

January 17, 2014

A SC DOT dump truck has turned over near Westminster and the driver sent to the hospital. A fellow DOT worker said the injured driver appeared to have been shaken and was sent to the Oconee Medical Center to be checked. The dump truck flipped shortly before 10 this morning on the Blackjack Road at…

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Anderson plant expands

January 17, 2014

A maker of reinforcement materials for the composite and building industries is expanding its operations in Anderson County. The $10 million investment by CHOMARAT North America means 20 new jobs, along with new equipment and additional manufacturing space. The company seeks to diversify its business into new markets that include industrial, automotive, and aerospace.  

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“Raising the roof” about Benghazi

January 17, 2014

CNN quotes Senator Lindsey Graham as saying Hillary Clinton “has to clear the air on Benghazi” if she wants to be President. And, on the Senate floor yesterday, South Carolina and Oconee Republican Graham demanded answers and accountability from the White House regarding the 2012 attack on the American Special Mission Compound in Benghazi. Senate…

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Twelve, 1-cent tax requests make the deadline

January 17, 2014

A dozen applications made this week’s deadline to be considered for proceeds from a potential one-cent local sales tax in Oconee County. It’ll be left to the voters in November to decide whether the tax is worth the projects proposed. And it’ll be the duty of the Oconee Capital Sales Tax Commission to recommend which…

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Machinist wins City Hall appeal

January 17, 2014

Walhalla will permit a machine shop to open inside a commercial building in a general residential district. Barry David Brown won his appeal last night at City Hall. The Board of Zoning Appeals voted 3 to 1 to make the exception. Elizabeth Hoadley cast the lone dissenting vote. Two neighbors expressed concern for the potential…

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  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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