Settin’ the woods on fire!

June 7, 2013

The use of prescribed fire as a land management tool has deep and ancient roots in South Carolina heritage. But, according to a wildlife biologist and forester, a variety of factors make conducting prescribed burns increasingly challenging. Biologist-forester Johnny Stowe says properly conducted burns, also called controlled burns, have multiple benefits. They restore and maintain…

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Judge instructs law students

June 7, 2013

Greenville-Pickens Circuit Judge Letitia Verdin has spent the week as a co-instructor in a class of students at the Charleston School of Law. Verdin has sought to help the students understand procedures of the courtroom, where the students some day will find work as attorneys once they graduate from school and pass their bar exams.…

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Rivera receives life sentence

June 6, 2013

A judge sent an Anderson man to prison for the rest of his life today in a case that involved the murders of two people. Raymondeze Rivera was convicted in 2008 in the murder of Asha Wiley. Two years later, he was tried for the murder of Kwana Burns. The 2010 conviction was overturned this…

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Election ballot fix on the way to becoming law

June 6, 2013

A conference report on election reform has been approved by the South Carolina Legislature, and the Speaker of the House says the election ballot fix is set to become law. House Speaker Bobby Harrell says the conference report combines House and Senate versions into one final act and will be sent to the Governor’s desk…

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Budget time for Westminster

June 6, 2013

Westminster is getting ready to air out new budgets for the next 12 months of government that begin July 1. At least compared to the current year, fiscal conservatives may like what they find. According to David Smith, city administrator, the proposed spending plans come in at $9.3 million—down from $10.4 million in 2012-13. The…

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OC’s 2013 graduates total 780

June 6, 2013

By the time the ceremonies finish Saturday, Oconee School District will have sent out into the world with diplomas 780 students—the total graduates in the Class of 2013. The first ceremony, featuring 113 adult education students, takes place tonight in Seneca. Oconee’s four high school graduation ceremonies are Saturday at Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum. The numbers…

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  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
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