Furman holds graduation ceremonies

May 6, 2013

Furman University awarded nearly 600 undergraduate and master’s degrees during weekend graduation ceremonies. An economics and political science major, Corey Nathaniel Allen of Central, was named one of six winners of the Scholarship Cup. For those half dozen students, the cup signifies their 4.0 average.

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Rains continue Sunday

May 5, 2013

Heavy rain is expected to continue Sunday and into Monday in the Western Carolina’s and Northeast Georgia. Forecasters say the moderate to heavy rainfall could result in two to three inches of rain through Sunday night, with higher amounts near the Blue Ridge Mountains. The rain is expected to shift toward the north into Virginia…

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Texting while driving on the rise among teenagers

May 4, 2013

Texting while driving appears to be on the rise among American teenagers, and that’s news that has parents and officials worried. According to a just-released study, forty-three percent of high-school age American’s admit to texting while driving, ignoring the risks associated with the dangerous habit. Research has shown that texting while behind the wheel makes…

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Family argument results in attempted murder charges

May 4, 2013

A family argument Saturday morning has resulted in attempted murder charges against a 63 year-old man. Oconee County Sheriff’s officers received a call shortly before 5:30 AM Saturday in reference to a disturbance at a home on Hobson Street, Westminster. Officers were able to determine that, in a gathering of family and friends, there was…

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First signs of a re-make

May 3, 2013

Walhalla’s former newspaper building is going to receive its first tangible signs of renovation next week when a contractor starts work on the outside. Keith Denny, new owner of the former Keowee Courier building on Short Street, says he has engaged a contractor to lay down a new metal roof and metal trim. Denny says…

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Nix ready for second full term

May 3, 2013

Oconee Auditor Ken Nix took the oath of office this afternoon for his  second full, four-year term. The oath was administered by Clerk of Court Beverly Whitfield at Whitfield’s Oconee County Courthouse office. Nix won election last fall, taking 64% of the vote in his election battle with Republican challenger Betsy Redmond. But his new…

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  • August 22, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 22, 2014 8:15 pmTown of West Union's Movie Night in the Park
  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amTaylor-Neal Reunion
  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amBBQ & Bluegrass
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