Clemson University receives 14 Awards

Clemson University was recently honored with 14 awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education at its annual conference in Atlanta. The awards recognize communication and marketing work done by staff members in Public Affairs, the College Business and Behavioral Science and Student Affairs publications. Clemson received a Grand Award in the category Website or Microsite: Recruitment for […]

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Sign up for online Master Gardener Classes

Clemson Extension’s Master Gardener program will begin offering online classes starting April 11, so home gardeners can complete the course from the comfort of their own homes. The online training will not replace in-person workshops but will make the popular program available to more people. Currently, 32 of South Carolina’s 46 counties offer the 12-week in-person workshops led by Clemson Extension […]

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Nelson wins BFL Tournament on Lake Hartwell

Chris Nelson of Social Circle, Ga., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division event on LakeHartwell. For his victory, Nelson earned $5,519. Rounding out the top 10 pros were: 2nd:   Jerry Kotal, Elberton, Ga., five bass, 18-4, $2,760 3rd:   Jim Smith, Bowersville, Ga., five bass, […]

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Small-Business Optimism Survey

The National Federation of Independent Business’ monthly Index of Small Business Optimism increased 1.9 points in February to 90.8,  an improvement over the past several months but still below the trough of the 1991-92 and 2001-02 recessions. Of the 10 Index components, one fell, one remained unchanged and eight improved but were still low  by historical standards. State-specific data isn’t […]

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Holliday named New Principal of Keowee Elementary

Keowee Elementary School has a new principal.  At Monday night’s regular meeting of the Board of Trustees for the School District of Oconee County, the Board accepted the recommendation of Joshua Holliday as the new principal of Keowee Elementary.  The effective date of this appointment is July 1, 2013. He has 10 years of experience as a teacher and administrator. […]

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Anderson Man indicted for assault on Police

An Anderson man has been indicted on charges of felony aggravated assault on two Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies. According to the indictment, Louis Damien Carver was speeding down Watson Road in Franklin County, Georgia, on August 17, 2011 when he failed to stop for deputies. A chase ensued and at one point, according to the indictment, Carver allegedly rammed his […]

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Six arrested for Unemployment Fraud

A Pickens County resident is one of six individuals to be arrested on charges of fraudulently receiving unemployment benefits.  The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce’s Office of General Counsel announces that individuals from Greenville, Pickens, Sumter and York counties have been arrested and charged in the case. As a result of the agency’s ongoing effort to identify and […]

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SC Highways claim Two More lives

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces two people were killed on state roads and highways from Friday, March 8, at 6pm until Sunday, March 10, at midnight. As of March 10, 116 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 147 highway deaths in this same time period in 2012.  Oconee County has yet to experience a […]

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OC Bus Accident injuries Three Students

Three students were injured yesterday afternoon after their bus overturned in the rain.  Oconee County School District officials say three students were sent to the hospital with minor injuries.  The driver was not injured in the accident, which occurred on Unity Church Road, near where the state DOT is working on a bridge crossing Toxaway Creek.  There were four students […]

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Taking the Plunge to fight Domestic Violence in OC

Over 300 people took a plunge into a cold lake on Saturday to help fight domestic violence.  It was the third annual Polar Bear Plunge for Safe Harbor.  The Seneca Junior Woman’s Club hosts the yearly fundraiser as a means to raise awareness and support for victims of domestic violence.  Saturday’s plunge raised over $15,000 and the money will support […]

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