Duncan votes with majority

May 9, 2013

Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan, Laurens Republican, cast his vote with the majority, as the House narrowly approved a bill that would allow private sector workers the option of trading over time pay for extra time off. The bill was approved 223-204, but its prospects are poor in both the Democratic Senate and with Democratic…

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Food drive to attack hunger

May 9, 2013

There’s something you can give your mail carrier for a good cause. The National Association of Letter Carriers on Saturday will collect non-perishable food donations as they deliver mail along their postal routes. The country’s largest one-day food drive is held each year on the second Saturday in May in 10 thousand cities and towns…

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Navy officer graduates

May 9, 2013

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Sebastian Holcombe has graduated from the Navy’s Nuclear Power School in Goose Creek. The school trains officers and enlisted students in the science and engineering fundamental to the design, operation and maintenance of nuclear propulsion plants. He’s the son of Douglas Holcombe of Walhalla and Shelia Kaiser of Anderson. Petty…

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Territory 3 nominees invited

May 9, 2013

Friday night is still considered a date night. And the joke going around at this week’s meeting of the board of directors of the Pioneer Rural Water District followed this line. If you need a place to take your date this Friday night, consider a meeting at the water district headquarters in Oakway. To meet…

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Meth lab in rural Oconee

May 9, 2013

Oconee officers are at the scene of what Sheriff Crenshaw called an active meth lab between Westminster and Long Creek. In their take-down of that lab, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says officers have discovered what they believe are stolen goods—-various pieces of antique farm equipment. According to Crenshaw, it’s possible that the rightful owners of these…

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Booth to serve as trustee

May 9, 2013

Dr. Ronnie Booth, Tri-County Technical College president, has been elected to a pair of national boards. Booth will serve as a member of the board of trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. It’s the regional accrediting board for higher education degree-granting institutions across the 11 southernmost states. He’s also…

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Calendar

  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 30, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Friends of the Library Book Sale
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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