Oconeen announces tornado safety contest

November 17, 2014

Oconee Emergency Services sponsors the county’s annual tornado safety contest. That means, starting today, the county invites entries that stress the theme “tornado safety” by depicting proper protective actions. The entries will also be judged on their artistic aspect. The contest is open to all students in grades one through six in any Oconee County…

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DNR arrests Mountain Rest man

November 17, 2014

A 27-year old Mountain Rest man has been arrested and charged with illegal taking of bears or bear parts.  According to the booking report from the OconeeDetentionCenter, the charge against Jeffrey Ausborne Ball was placed Friday night by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

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Rosa Clark family meets Jennifer Snow

November 17, 2014

Last week’s appreciation dinner for the volunteers, donors and staff who make possible Oconee’s only free medical clinic was an opportunity for the Rosa Clark family to meet Jennifer Snow. Director of Accountable Communities for the Greenville Health System, Snow keynoted Thursday night’s dinner meeting at the Gignilliat Community Center. She introduced herself by saying…

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Men sentenced for plot against the government

November 17, 2014

Two Toccoa, Georgia men convicted in a plot to produce ricin and attack the U-S government will serve 10-year prison terms. Samuel J. Crump and Ray H. Adams were sentenced Friday in the U-S District Court in Gainesville. The 58-year old Adams and the 71-year old Crump were found guilty in January of conspiracy to…

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Hunters take fewer bears

November 17, 2014

Preliminary numbers from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources show that during the recently-ended season upstate bear hunters snared fewer of their prey than during the 2013 season. Across the South Carolina mountain unit, hunters scored 63 black bears—39 of them female. Oconee County hunters were successful 22 times.

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Lawmaker, so far, no fan of roundabouts

November 17, 2014

An Oconee state lawmaker concedes there is still more to learn about a new concept for intersections. But, at this point, Senator Thomas Alexander is unsure about whether the time, effort and money will be served by converting some of South Carolina’s intersections into roundabouts. In roundabouts, four yield right of way signs replace stop…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • 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"
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