Drought Deepens for Upstate

Sunny, dry days over the past month have deepened the drought status in Upstate South Carolina.  Much of the Southeast remains in drought, and now, the South Carolina Drought Response Committee has raised the state’s drought status, placing much of the western Upstate in a “severe” drought, with the rest of the Upstate in a “moderate” drought. Levels on Lake Hartwell […]

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Positive Meeting of County and State Leaders

Sister station WGOG reports that a rare meeting between Oconee County leaders and state lawmakers representing the area produced positive dialogue. Friday morning’s meeting of the Oconee County Council, State Senator Thomas Alexander, Representative Bill Sandifer and Representative Bill Whitmire featured issues of common interest as well as spotlighted some of the funding issues that have created disagreement.  The meeting […]

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TCTC introduces New Online Course

Tri-County Technical College’s Corporate and Community Education Division has a program that makes it easy to take high quality, non-credit online courses.  The College has partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online, instructor-led courses, including the new, “Creating jQuery Mobile Websites With Dreamweaver.” Building mobile-friendly websites is the new frontier in Web design. As more people adopt tablets and […]

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Development proposed on Lake Hartwell

A development plan has been proposed for a 325-acre site at Lake Hartwell, according to the Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  In a press release, the Corps stated that on November 26, it provided a signed consent authorizing the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism to further pursue a proposed sublease with Sanctuary Pointe […]

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Applications sought for Leadership Clemson 2013

The City of Clemson is now accepting Applications for the Leadership Clemson Class of 2013.  This is a series of six classes, scheduled to begin in January and continue through June, meeting once per month.  This course is designed to enhance personal leadership qualities with emphasis on peer building, career networking, and community involvement.  In addition to the education and […]

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OC Chamber launches search for New Director

The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce has launched a search for a new director following the resignation of Sandra Jones, who has served as director for the past two years. Julian Davis, Chairman of the Chamber’s Board of Directors gives details. “Sandra has done a tremendous job, in partnership with the Board of Directors, in taking the Oconee County Chamber […]

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CU receives $1M Gift for Communications School

Clemson University has received a $1 million gift from the founders of an advertising agency. Clemson is getting the donation from the founders of the marketing and advertising firm Erwin Penland to establish a center for communication studies. Clemson President James Barker says the gift from Joe and Gretchen Erwin will set up the Erwin Center for the Study of […]

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Chattooga Hiker rescued

Four Oconee County emergency workers rescued a hiker in the Ellicott Rock wilderness area yesterday. Oconee County Emergency Services director Scott Krein said the woman suffered a broken ankle. She and her daughter were spending the day on the trail when she fell. The daughter signaled another hiker for help. That hiker, after walking three to four miles, was able […]

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Pickens County Sheriff conducts Drug Sweep

Deputies with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department conducted a drug sweep through the county this week.  Officers arrested 19 people on various drug related charges including the sale of marijuana, sale of controlled substances and sale of illegal drugs within proximity of a school or daycare. According to an announcement by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department, 11 of the 19 […]

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