Some good-natured Clemson-Alabama ribbing

  The finance manager at Edwards Auto Sales has been subjected this week to being kidded by his friends and co-workers who know that he, Neil Taylor, is a lifelong Alabama fan.  Taylor, an Alabama native, says his blood runs crimson—much the same way that Clemson fans blood runs orange.  Taylor accepts the kidding in a good-natured way and has […]

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Search and rescue last night near Westminster

A boy was found last night after having gone missing during the afternoon near Westminster.  According to Oconee Emergency Services, the boy was pronounced well after being checked medically and returned to the Wilderness Trail camp near the Welcome Church Road.  Because of the boy’s age and the forecast for night time temperatures, Emergency Services mobilized what was a 34-member […]

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“The Bill of Rights and You” exhibit in Oconee

Oconee Heritage Center is one of only 18 museums across South Carolina to host a new pop-up exhibit from the National Archives, The Bill of Rights and You, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of this landmark document. The Bill of Rights and You explores the origins of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution (collectively known as the […]

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Water customers bring their complaints and questions

Pioneer Rural Water has entered the construction phase of its 2.5 million gallon a day treatment plant.  Yet some disgruntled customers say it’s “a done deal” that they can’t reverse.  About 25 Pioneer customers brought complaints and questions to yesterday’s meeting of the district’s board of directors.  They are upset that plans for the project entail water rate increases that’ll […]

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Parade set for Saturday morning

Clemson announces that its parade, to salute the 2016 champs, will be 9 to 10 o’clock Saturday morning.  The parade will originate downtown on College Avenue, turn right onto 93, then left on Williamson—before stopping at the entrance to the hill on the east side of the stadium.  A meeting this morning of the city and university police and the […]

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Controlled burns planned at Upstate parks

This winter or early spring, or both times, federal and state fire crews plan to treat several hundred acres at Upstate state parks with controlled burns to reduce forest fuels that can cause wildfire. The Duke Foundation is supporting the project with a $35,000 commitment. Controlled burns are being planned for approximately:   ·         300 acres at Oconee State Park, […]

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Clemson flag flies over the Statehouse

Governor Nikki Haley ordered a Clemson University flag be flown over the Statehouse on Tuesday, January 10, in honor of the Tigers’ national football championship. “I’m a proud Clemson alum, I’m a proud governor, and I’m a proud South Carolinian,” the governor said. “Clemson showed their heart and humility throughout the entire season, and in an unforgettable national championship victory, […]

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Highlands of Keowee new home development

A new home development is planned within the Salem water service area, and tonight town leaders will consider an agreement to provide water service to the Highlands of Keowee.  The project, by WAB Land, LLC, is to be 195 acres and 68 single-family home lots.  Part of the proposed agreement before Town Council requires WAB Land to build, at its […]

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