First Bellfest succeeds

March 18, 2013

An estimated 400 people took part in the first event by Friends of Jocassee. Saturday’s fundraiser raised more than $2 thousand for Devil’s Fork State Park, according to Brooks Wade of Jocassee Lake Tours. Wade says Friends of Jocassee is a group dedicated not only to support the state park, but to protect and preserve…

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Red Flag lifted

March 18, 2013

The statewide Red Flag Alert is now lifted by the S-C Forestry Commission. Fire weather conditions have abated to include rain, higher relative humidity, decreased winds, and cooler temperatures. The conditions also alleviate some of the strain on Forestry Commission equipment and personnel. Because of a major structure fire in Horry County, a burning ban…

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January jobless rate up

March 18, 2013

Unemployment rose in both Oconee County and South Carolina in January, but more people were working than during January the year before. The Department of Employment and Workforce today reported the Oconee unemployment rate for the first month of the year reached 9.5%—-as compared with December’s 9%. Yet the number of Oconeeans on the job…

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Court opens this morning

March 18, 2013

A week of Oconee General Sessions Court opens this morning at Walhalla, with Judge Cordell Maddox presiding.  Atop the trial docket are cases charging defendants with drug possession and grand larceny.  Two jurists, Edward Miller and Letitia Verdin, preside this week in Pickens County General Sessions Court.  There, jury qualification and selection begins this morning…

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A farewell to retirement

March 17, 2013
A farewell to retirement

In 38 and a half years in law enforcement, James Singleton accumulated awards and earned distinction. But the retired Oconee Sheriff reached the apex of his career last night when, during a retirement dinner, he was award the Order of the Palmetto. State Senator Thomas Alexander read a letter from Governor Nikki Haley announcing Singleton…

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Tractor rollover was fatal near Westminster

March 17, 2013

A 43-year old Oconeean was found late last night, crushed beneath a tractor near Westminster. Coroner Karl Addis says family members found Terry Ray Land of the Rufus Lane Road under a Zetor 3320 tractor that the 43-year old Land appeared to have been driving toward his home. The tractor, which had no rollover protection…

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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 21, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
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