OC Chamber sending out Membership Renewal Reminder

The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce reminds members that all 2013 membership renewals should be paid by the end of the 1st quarter, which is Friday, March 29.  Oconee County Chamber of Commerce interim executive director Billy Boylston says existing members should have already received their renewal applications.  “As far as existing businesses, they all should have gotten applications to […]

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Hunter discovers Body near Seneca

Sister station WGOG reports that Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says preliminary investigation shows a body found Thursday morning near Seneca matches the physical description of a person reported missing on Wednesday. A hunter found the body on what was described as a logging road near Friendship Road, not far from that community’s volunteer fire station. Highway troopers investigated a […]

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Employers looking for Educated Workforce

Employers are not only looking for educated labor to fill high skill positions, they are looking to fill traditionally lower skill jobs as well.  According to a new CareerBuilder Survey, 32% of hiring managers and human resource professionals said they are hiring more employees with college degrees for positions that were historically held by high school graduates.  Michael Erwin, Senior […]

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Foothills Area Family YMCA opens Registration

The Foothills Area Family YMCA offers T-ball.  Registration is open through April 5 and includes ages 4-6. This six-week program will begin April 16 and end May 16.  All practices and games are held at the University/Y Beach off Highway 93 near Clemson University, on Tuesdays from 5:45 to 6:45pm.  Payment and registration forms must be received to reserve a […]

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Farm Day Returns to Pendleton

On Saturday, the grounds of Ashtabula will be taken over by old tractors, cotton gins, hit and miss engines, hay balers, chickens, and more. Demonstrations will be given on various old time crafts, such as blacksmithing, quilting, milling, caning, open hearth cooking, and basket weaving. This year a special “Kid’s Corner” will allow children to shell corn, spin, weave,  make […]

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Clemson ready for Egg Hunters

The Clemson Parks and Recreation Department is having their annual Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza on Saturday at 10am. This free event will be held at Nettles Park, located off Issaqueena Trail in Clemson.  This exciting Egg Hunt will be open to children 8 years of age and under, with the participants being further divided according to ages for the hunt […]

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Westminster Expands Quilt Trail

The home of Melanie and Scott Burton on Theo Martin Road in Westminster has been added to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail.  The quilt pattern is Dutch Doll and was originally made by her grandmother, Ruth Azilee Shirley Black.  Mrs. Black was born in the Earles Grove Community of Oconee County in 1913 and died in 1993.  She was married […]

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WHS receives Project Lead the Way Certification

National recognition is being paid to Walhalla High School for receiving certification for its Project Lead The Way program.  The school has been offering the program since 2001 and this is the second time the school has gone through the national certification process to validate its program.  Project Lead The Way, a nonprofit organization and the nation’s leading provider of […]

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Raines presented FCA Heart of a Champion Award

Seneca High School senior, Dorian Raines has been presented with the Heart of a Champion Award from the Foothills Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Kevin Padgett, Dorian’s basketball coach said, “Dorian is a special athlete that makes others around him better. He has all of the qualities that you want in one of your players. He is unselfish, a hard-worker, and dedicated.” […]

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