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Miss Oktoberfest, elected officials help kick off festival
October 21, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Miss Oktoberfest, elected officials help kick off festival | Test

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 | No Comment
Blackwell: Good news abounds in county’s economy | Test

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 | No Comment
County seeking more flexibility in park fees | Test

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 | No Comment
Lions start fast, but Red Raiders romp | Test

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 | No Comment
Woman faces charges, another sought | Test

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 | No Comment
Clemson applying for grant funds to upgrade park | Test

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 | No Comment
Police: Couple arrested after children found in ‘filthy’ home | Test

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 | No Comment
I’m sure glad you included me in your list of favorite writers | Test

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

Monarch migration
October 21, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Monarch migration | Test

Last week, I had the opportunity to go up to the top of Sassafras Mountain and Jumping Off Rock near Sunset.

SC unemployment numbers lowest in more than 16 years
October 21, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
SC unemployment numbers lowest in more than 16 years | Test

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.

Authorities seeking help in hit and run
October 21, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Authorities seeking help in hit and run | Test

Crimestoppers of Oconee County and the South Carolina Highway Patrol are seeking the public’s help in a hit and run that injured a West-Oak High School student Oct. 6.

The rest of the story
October 21, 2017 – 12:24 am | No Comment
The rest of the story | Test

Remember last Saturday’s column, where I described how Coco’s vet wouldn’t OK her prescription for preventive medicine to an online pharmacy and his insistence that I come to his office before he would authorize it?

Elections board members sworn in
October 21, 2017 – 12:24 am | No Comment
Elections board members sworn in | Test

One new member and four reappointed members were sworn in Thursday for new terms on the Oconee County Board of Voter Registration and Elections.

‘Still mourning Hillary Clinton’s loss last year’
October 21, 2017 – 12:23 am | No Comment
‘Still mourning Hillary Clinton’s loss last year’ | Test

Me, Woody Locke, mourning Hillary’s loss last year?