Westminster Police make Two Drug Busts

Officers with the Westminster Police Department made two separate traffic stops on Tuesday that yielded numerous drug charges on several suspects.  A midday traffic stop resulted in an arrest on charges of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Just before midnight on Tuesday, Westminster Police Officers made a second […]

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Seneca Administrator attends Energy Talks

Last week, Seneca City Administrator Greg Dietterick was out of town on business meeting with officials from Southern Company, the city’s power provider.  Southern Company will play a major role in providing power for the city’s new all-electric bus fleet set to role out later this year.  Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander tells more about last week’s meetings. “I talked to […]

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Fungus killing SC Oak Trees

The hot and cold temperature and unpredictable weather is putting a strain oak trees in the Upstate, making them more susceptible to diseases.  This poses a large threat to homeowner’s property and the public because a dead oak tree is more likely to fall.  Upstate arborists are discovering more dead oak trees have hypoxylon canker, a deadly fungus, under its […]

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DNR Announces New SC Hunting Site

As Turkey season opens in South Carolina, the state Department of Natural Resources announces a new location for turkey hunting.  The department recently acquired Cliff Pitts Wildlife Management Area and the Department of Natural Resources says it is open for turkey hunting this spring.  The 509 acres are located along the Reedy River in Western Laurens County.  Officials say the […]

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Sanford wins SC Primary Runoff

Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has won the Republican congressional runoff and is now the Republican nominee for the vacant seat in the state’s first congressional district. The victory comes after he revealed four years ago that he had an affair with a woman in Argentina. “It’s been an incredibly long journey and in that journey I am humbled […]

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OCPL celebrates National Bookmobile Day

Wednesday, April 17 is National Bookmobile Day, a celebration of the more than 930 bookmobiles and dedicated bookmobile staff that provide vital library services to their communities.   The occasion is an opportunity for Americans to express their support for these important mobile institutions. For over 100 years, bookmobiles have delivered information, technology, and resources for life-long learning to Americans of […]

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Get Crafty at the Library

The Oconee County Public Library is more than just books. It offers a wide range of materials and programs. If you are new to crafting or are an old pro, they have something for everyone.  Even better, crafts are offered at no cost.  The Salem Branch Library hosts Knit & Crochet Circle meetings. These are on the second and fourth […]

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TCTC to offer Heavy Equipment Operator Classes

Tri-County Technical College’s Corporate and Community Education Division launched its first Heavy Equipment Operator class since partnering with Blanchard Machinery, the exclusive Caterpillar dealer for South Carolina. The first students are set to complete the courses and enter the job market this month. As the equipment technology in this industry improves, there is also a need for increased training, said […]

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Duke Energy to Test Sirens

Sirens located around Oconee Nuclear Station will be tested Wednesday, April 10, at approximately 11:50am.  No public action is required during this three-minute test. By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly. This full-cycle siren test is performed once each quarter. County emergency officials are responsible for sounding the sirens. Hearing […]

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Improving Hearing in Noisy Environment

Dr. Diane Koglin, audiologist at Mountain Lakes ENT and Allergy Center, will be presenting a discussion on the topic of improving hearing in noisy environments, Friday, April 5. The talk will be held at 11am at Mountain Lakes ENT and Allergy Center, located at 105 Carter Park Drive in Seneca.  Dr. Koglin hosts a talk on the first Friday of […]

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