Seven cars on lot for sale vandalized

September 6, 2012

Vandals inflicted four thousand dollars’ damage to seven vehicles on the sales lot at Seneca’s Leader Ford. The crimes apparently occurred between 6 p.m. Friday, August 31 and 4 p.m. Saturday, September 1. Chief John Covington said the paint had been “keyed.” By this afternoon, the police investigation had revealed no suspects, but the investigation…

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United Way campaign lifts off

September 6, 2012
United Way campaign lifts off

Former Congressman Gresham Barrett asked the audience for the start of the new Oconee United Way campaign to grasp that the key to solve needs and problems can be as small as helping one person at a time. Barrett conceded that the problems and needs faced Oconeeans and their Upstate neighbors are great, but not…

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Quilts, quilts, quilts

September 6, 2012
Quilts, quilts, quilts

This is apple time in Westminster and Long Creek, but you could just as easily say it is quilting time across Oconee County. The Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail will hang its 100th quilt tomorrow morning at Westminster City Hall. Through September 30, a number of quilts are on display at the Oconee Heritage Center in…

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The best apple bakers

September 6, 2012
The best apple bakers

The judges in today’s apple goods baking contest in Westminster are moving slowly, after having devoured samples of all entries. Here are first place winners: Kathy Duncan won for adult apple pie; Jessica Freeman, for apple cake. Youth winner was Luke Burton. Henrietta Wright’s apple crunch won for miscelleanous.

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Roddick’s career ends with U.S. Open loss to del Potro

September 6, 2012
Roddick’s career ends with U.S. Open loss to del Potro

American Andy Roddick’s professional tennis career came to and end at the U.S. Open Wednesday with a fourth-round 6-7 (1), 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-4 loss to Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina.  During an on-court address after the loss, the 2003 U.S. Open champion got choked up as he spoke, telling the crowd, “Since I…

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Bioengineer students win design competition

September 6, 2012
Bioengineer students win design competition

Clemson’s bio-engineering senior design team won the design competition of National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance for a novel chest tube anchoring device. The Clemson team included Brennen Jenkins of the Pickens County town of Liberty. The student team, under the direction of professor John DesJardins, partnered with Greenville Hospital System pediatric surgeons Dr. John…

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  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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