Challenger contrasts her contributions with those of opponent

Democrat Mary Geren says, during the latest Federal Election Commission fundraising period, her campaign for 3rd District Congress raised almost $18 thousand dollars.  Geren says her contributions came from one county political party and more than 240 individuals. According to the Geren campaign, for the same period, 3rd District Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan raised $13 thousand.  Geren claims Duncan’s contributions […]

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Attempted murder charge filed in Westminster

Law enforcement authorities have identified a Prichard Street resident as the woman who allegedly cut a man with a kitchen knife in a Friday incident of domestic violence.  A warrant issued by Magistrate Will Derrick charges Sheena Star Rogers of 117 Prichard Street with attempted murder.  The affidavit, signed by officer Matthew Patterson, accuses Rogers  of “knowingly and willfully attempt […]

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Audit change

At their meeting tonight, Oconee school trustees will consider a change in the frequency of audits covering individual schools across the county.  As explained by Dr. Michael Thorsland, district superintendent, the district will continue to have its financial records examined once a year by a certified public accountant, but the funds of individual schools will be examined on the basis […]

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Greenville-Pickens homicides

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has continued to investigate the tragic deaths of three people found inside a black colored Jeep SUV that was parked at the Greenville Pickens Speedway near Hwy 124 and Calhoun Memorial Hwy. Pickens Coroner Kelley says the deceased are Jessica Edens, 36; five-year old Harper Edens, and nine-year old Hayden King, all of Creekside Way, Easley. […]

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Domestic violence call in Westminster

Law enforcement authorities say the Westminster police investigated a case last night of domestic violence.  Rory Jones, interim police chief, says the victim in the incident was a husband and the wife is the suspect.  The man suffered cuts to his throat and other parts of the body, according to Jones.

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Government grant to build industry park roads

Appalachian Regional Commission has approved $1.2 million for Oconee County to fund an access road project in the Industry and Technology Park on s. highway 11.  News of the award was spread during this morning’s ceremony to break ground for the Tri-County Tech campus.  The ARC funds are to improve and build 1.37 miles of roads that include widening nearly […]

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It’s a college that Oconee hopes to keep

In recent years there seemed to be little traction to persuade the powers-at-be that the time had finally arrived for Oconee County to have its own campus of Tri-County Technical College.  That changed today with groundbreaking at the Industry and Technology Park on highway 11.  Oconee businessman John Powell. Tech commission chairman, noted there have been other colleges in Oconee County, […]

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Breaking ground for Tech’s Oconee campus

Inside industrial park property on SC 11, the temperature this morning will start its climb to the 90-degree mark, but what happens there is going to be a happy occasion–no matter how hot or sticky the weather will be.  Ground is to be broken at 10 this morning for the Tri-County Technical College project to build its Oconee County campus.  […]

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The new “sticker price” for a Clemson education

Once again, it will cost more to enroll at Clemson, though the university says this tuition increase is the smallest for South Carolina residents in two decades.  The new academic year opens next month.  Yesterday the trustees approved a 2.75% tuition increase for full-time students.  Out of state under-graduate tuition will increase by 4.25%, OR $727 dollars a semester.  Starting […]

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“Exemplary” describes Oconee school cops

School resource officers from the Oconee Sheriff’s Office have been recognized with the 2017 South Carolina Exemplary School Resource Officers Program Award.  Thru a vetting process, the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission made the selection.  The Oconee program was one of only two in South Carolina to be recognized.  Evie Hughes, director of student services for Oconee schools, said the […]

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