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Miss Oktoberfest, elected officials help kick off festival

October 21st, 2017

Miss Oktoberfest Aubrey Bailey’s favorite attractions at her namesake festival are the Ferris wheel and lemonade.



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SDOC official says employee count remains consistent
October 22, 2017 – 12:24 am
SDOC official says employee count remains consistent

A School District of Oconee County official begs to differ with the longstanding argument that school districts are top-heavy with administration and lacking in teaching positions.

Miss Oktoberfest, elected officials help kick off festival
October 21, 2017 – 12:33 am
Miss Oktoberfest, elected officials help kick off festival

Miss Oktoberfest Aubrey Bailey’s favorite attractions at her namesake festival are the Ferris wheel and lemonade.

Blackwell: Good news abounds in county’s economy
October 21, 2017 – 12:32 am
Blackwell: Good news abounds in county’s economy

Building permits, home prices and new homes planned have all increased over a year ago in Oconee County, a sign that the local economy is continuing to improve, according to Richard Blackwell, executive director of the Oconee Economic Alliance.

County seeking more flexibility in park fees
October 21, 2017 – 12:31 am
County seeking more flexibility in park fees

After approving a budget in June that reversed the proportion of funds received from fee-in-lieu-of-tax agreements in favor of the county over the School District of Oconee County, county council is considering a move giving it flexibility to further increase its share of the money.

Lions start fast, but Red Raiders romp
October 21, 2017 – 12:29 am
Lions start fast, but Red Raiders romp

GREENVILLE — Riding a seven-game losing streak and taking on one of the top Class 4A teams in the state, the Daniel Lions faced a tall order with a trip to Sirrine Stadium to take on the Greenville Red Raiders on Friday night.

Woman faces charges, another sought
October 21, 2017 – 12:29 am
Woman faces charges, another sought

A Westminster woman faces multiple charges including first-degree burglary and grand larceny and another is being sought in connection with a theft and break-in earlier this month in which more than $22,000 in cash and firearms were taken.

Clemson applying for grant funds to upgrade park
October 21, 2017 – 12:28 am
Clemson applying for grant funds to upgrade park

Clemson officials have always taken pride in the more than a dozen parks in the city, and recent action by city council is the latest evidence.

Police: Couple arrested after children found in ‘filthy’ home
October 21, 2017 – 12:26 am
Police: Couple arrested after children found in ‘filthy’ home

A Westminster couple are facing charges and five children are in the custody of the S.C. Department of Social Services in connection with an August incident in which they were found living in a home described by investigators as “not suitable for an adult, much less a child.”

I’m sure glad you included me in your list of favorite writers
October 21, 2017 – 12:26 am
I’m sure glad you included me in your list of favorite writers

Willie, I know you’ll give us that loved opinion of yours.

SC unemployment numbers lowest in more than 16 years
October 21, 2017 – 12:25 am
SC unemployment numbers lowest in more than 16 years

The unemployment rate in both Oconee and Pickens counties plummeted in September, following a statewide trend that has the Palmetto State workforce looking solid going into the holiday season.