SC Highways claim one over Weekend

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces one person was killed on state roads and highways from Friday, March 22, at 6pm until Sunday, March 24, at midnight.  As of March 24, 136 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 182 highway deaths in this same time period in 2012. Oconee County has yet to experience a […]

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Injured Hiker rescued in OC

Rescue teams in three counties assisted an injured hiker yesterday.  At approximately 1:30pm, Oconee County Emergency Services was notified of an injured hiker needing assistance along the Foothills Trail in the Jocassee Gorges Area.  The injured hiker was attempting to hike from the Whitewater Falls area to Table Rock State Park over the course of a few days, however he […]

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Former Westminster Police Chief arrested

The former Police Chief for the City of Westminster has been charged with embezzlement.  Monday’s arrest of Scott Bannister follows an eight-month investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division. Bannister stands charged with embezzlement of more than $5,000, forgery, and misconduct in office.  The former Westminster Police Chief resigned his position last July after city officials asked SLED to investigate discrepancies […]

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OC Superintendent’s Report to the People

Report cards go out this week in the School District of Oconee County and parents will find an extra report is being sent home with students as well.  Oconee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas gives details.  “Report cards go out this week and we include this time our Report to the People, which is our annual report that lists […]

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OC Students compete in Annual Math Madness

It was a windy and snowy morning as the fourth Annual Math Madness blew into Oconee County on March 2.  Despite the cold and snow, 358 students from third, fourth and fifth grade, representing all eleven elementary schools showed up at Walhalla High School to compete in Math Madness.  To kick off the competition this year, Oconee County was honored to have astronaut […]

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Payroll Tax Survey

A survey from Bankrate.com shows 48% of working Americans has not noticed those higher payroll taxes that began January 1 and another 7% say they have been unaffected. Bankrate’s Greg McBride gives details.  “Very few people say that they are actually putting less money into savings because of the expiration of the payroll tax cut, just 8%.” Households with above […]

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DHEC launches New Business Permit Website

In order to both streamline and make the business permitting process easier, DHEC has launched a new online help site for business permits. Governor Nikki Haley says business owners; especially those who are starting small enterprises will find the process of securing a permit easier and less time-consuming. They can go in, apply for a permit, and they tell them what […]

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Scribner recognized during SC Industry Appreciation Week

Frank Lamson-Scribner was recently honored as an ambassador for economic development by the Department of Commerce as part of South Carolina’s Industry Appreciation Week. The ceremony took place on the grounds of the Governor’s Mansion and highlighted 47 individuals from 46 counties for their exceptional efforts to bolster community and economic development activities in South Carolina. Lamson-Scribner is the site […]

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TS Annual Acoustic Concert

The Tamassee-Salem Golf Team will hold its’ Annual Acoustic Concert this Thursday, March 28 at 7pm in the Auditorium featuring student performances by: Cameron Grogan, Austin Holbrooks, Kaleb Stewart, Hope Smith, Randall Martin, and others. Tickets sold at the door for $5 per person. This is the fifth year of the acoustic concert, which is a fundraising event for the […]

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