Taylor Made expanding in Pickens County

Taylor Made Golf Company will invest $13 million establishing a new golf ball production facility in Pickens County.  According to a news release from the Taylor Made Golf Company, it will establish a new 120,000-square-foot plant in Liberty. The company plans to move current golf ball manufacturing operations to the new plant in January 2014. The new manufacturing and research […]

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Bonelli ruled Incompetent to Stand Trial

A judge has found an 86-year-old Oconee County man incompetent to stand trial for double murder. On Tuesday, Judge Cordell Maddox signed an order that Nicholas Bonelli lacks the competency to stand trial. Investigators said Bonelli killed 82-year-old Clarine Smith, whom he lived with, and Smith’s great-niece, 63-year-old Sandra Smith Myers of Seneca, who was visiting the Westminster home last […]

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Don’t Forget to Study during Spring Break

This is a week off for students in the School District of Oconee County as they enjoy spring break.  However, students, especially those at the high school level, are encouraged to spend a little time this week studying.  Seneca High School Guidance Director Karen Trammell offers this advice to spring breakers.  “A lot of people will be headed to the […]

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Early Allergy Season

Allergy season is here and the experts say it could be a long one. Researchers claim that higher temperatures from climate change are having an impact on tree pollination. Trees may pollinate earlier and produce more pollen. Dr. Gillian Shepard of the Asthma Allergy Foundation gives details. “Estimates go up to a quarter of the population having some sensitivity to […]

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Gas Prices continue Decline

It is costing less to fill up at the pump.  Amerine Woodyard with the U.S. Energy Information Administration gives details.  “The U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline fell to $3.65 a gallon on Monday. That is down 3 1/2 cents from a week ago, based on the weekly price survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Pump prices were […]

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Seven killed on SC Highways over Easter Weekend

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces seven people were killed on state roads and highways from Friday, March 29, at 6pm until Sunday, March 31, at midnight.  As of March 31, 151 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 192 highway deaths in this same time period in 2012.  Oconee County has yet to experience a […]

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SC Murder up 21%

According to a comprehensive statewide report by state law enforcement, there was a decrease in violent crime in the year 2011; however, there has been a 21% increase in murders. The SC Law Enforcement Division’s Crime in SC 2011 report is compiled with the help of city, county and state law enforcement agencies.  In 2010, South Carolina had the lowest […]

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School creating Longest Ice Cream Sundae

Students, faculty and staff of the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics will attempt to break the world record for building the longest ice cream sundae on April 19 at 3pm on the School’s Campus in Hartsville. Approximately 180 students, faculty and staff will participate in building an 800-foot ice cream sundae. Results of their efforts will be […]

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Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail donates Quilt Block

The Building Blocks quilt block has been donated to Oconee County by the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail, working collaboratively with the County to preserve our heritage through the stories of the quilts and their makers. This quilt block is displayed inside the County Administration Building at 415 South Pine Street in Walhalla. Ellen Henderson of Landrum made the fabric Building […]

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Concert for Safe Harbor planned for April 20

Multi-Grammy Award nominees, Jeff and Sheri Easter, and Family will make a special appearance at the Gignilliat Community Center in Seneca on April 20 at 6:30pm. The concert is a benefit event for Safe Harbor, home for victims of domestic abuse. Ticket prices are $12 per person with age 12-under admitted free. Group reserved seating is available for church or […]

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