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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OC Firefighters participate in Training Event

Fire Departments in Oconee County and across the Upstate participated in training Sunday as part of a two-day series on rural water supply. The training teaches firefighters how to deliver large quantities of water to an emergency scene in a rural setting or a disaster where water systems may be inoperable. Oconee County depends on the use of tanker trucks […]

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Meet CIA Agent from Argo at Walhalla Library

The book Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the Most Audacious Rescue in History, describes the rescue of six Americans during the 1979 take-over of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran by Iranian mobs. This rescue was engineered by the CIA’s Technical Services Division. Come meet Carlos Luria, who was its Executive Officer at the time, and hear the story behind […]

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Sunday Alcohol Sales flowing smoothly in Seneca

Several businesses in the City of Seneca have taken advantage of the new ordinance allowing Sunday Alcohol Sales inside the city limits and so far, things have gone smoothly, explains Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander. “So far it has gone well; I have not had any complaints.  For the businesses that have already gotten it, they have shared with us that […]

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