Search Update on OC Chamber Director

The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce is currently in the process of finding a new director after Sandra Jones resigned following two years of service.  The Chamber is currently accepting resumes for the position, explains Chamber Board member Gene Blair. “We have solicited resumes as we are still soliciting them and they can be delivered to the Chamber on Ram […]

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Mountain Lakes Access Health trying to fix Smiles

One challenge in rural communities, such as Oconee County, is dental health issues.  Mountain Lakes Access Health, a non-profit, comprehensive health program in Oconee and Pickens counties seeks to establish a dental clinic in the area to serve the needs of low-income and uninsured individuals.  Mountain Lakes Access Health executive director Cortni Nations gives details.  “While various agencies have partnered […]

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Bartee files Lawsuit

James Bartee is back in the news.  The former Oconee County Sheriff’s candidate is suing several people he says are involved in getting him arrested on an attempted kidnapping charge.  The suit, seeking actual and punitive damages, names Nicholas Blackwell as defendant.  Bartee is accusing Blackwell of fabricating a claim that he sought to kidnap a retired judge because of […]

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Three killed on SC Highways

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces three people were killed on state roads and highways from Friday, January 11, at 6pm until Sunday, January 13, at midnight. As of January 13, 22 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 35 highway deaths in this same time period in 2012.  Oconee County reports no highway fatalities in […]

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Gas Prices rising Again

The cost of filling up at the pump has gone up for the first time in a while. The average price of regular grade gasoline is now $3.32, up seven cents over three weeks according to the latest Lundberg Survey. Publisher Trilby Lundberg says this ends a good run of low priced gasoline. “The price actually crashed 58 cents between […]

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Insurance Costs going Up

Bankrate.com surveyed a thousand Americans to find out about insurance costs across the board, including auto, homeowners, and health insurance. Bankrate’s Doug Whiteman says more than a third said their rates went up. In this economy, Whiteman says if costs are rising, it is time to shop around. “There are a lot of insurance companies out there, there is a […]

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Five Easy Resolutions for Small Businesses

By now, most people have already broken at least a few of their New Year’s resolutions, but the NFIB Small Business Legal Center has come up with a list of five resolutions every small-business owner should keep. In the next few weeks, South Carolina’s small-business owners should: Perform an Insurance Check-Up. If it has been a few years since you’ve […]

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New Magazine highlights Clemson Student Research

Clemson University has launched a new magazine to highlight research done by students.  Decipher will highlight research in Clemson University’s Creative Inquiry Program, which provides opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in research to tackle real-world problems. The magazine is a Creative Inquiry project itself, with the majority of the writing and design done by a team of students. The […]

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Seneca Man charged with Attempted Murder

Seneca Police have arrested and charged a 27-year-old man with the attempted murder of his parents.  The incident occurred Thursday night at the family residence on Shorecrest Drive.  Seneca Police Chief John Covington announces that Bradley Hayne Williams was arrested and charged with attempted murder.  Investigators determined that a disagreement turned violent in the kitchen of the home.  Police quoted […]

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Westminster Man arrested on Burglary Charges

Deputies with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department have made an arrest in their investigation of recent burglaries near West Union and Westminster.  The daily booking activity report from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department lists 25-year-old Thomas Edwin Turner of Westminster charged with burglary and larceny. Three of the burglaries occurred in the Hideaway Point neighborhood near West Union.  Those thefts […]

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