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Library collects more than 1,000 pairs of socks for charities
April 19, 2019 – 12:53 am | Comments Off on Library collects more than 1,000 pairs of socks for charities
Library collects more than 1,000 pairs of socks for charities

The Oconee County Public Library collected more than 1,170 pairs of socks in March, distributing them to four organizations. 

Pigs, peacocks and problem properties: Code officer having success cleaning up Westminster
April 19, 2019 – 12:41 am | Comments Off on Pigs, peacocks and problem properties: Code officer having success cleaning up Westminster
Pigs, peacocks and problem properties: Code officer having success cleaning up Westminster

Westminster code enforcement officer Daniel Fletcher continues to work in his effort to improve the look of the city, removing unfit and unsafe buildings, abandoned vehicles and even dealing with minor code violations like pigs and peacocks in the city.

Oconee Economic Alliance, career center team up for job fair
April 19, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Oconee Economic Alliance, career center team up for job fair
Oconee Economic Alliance, career center team up for job fair

Oconee County high school seniors recently had a chance to explore different career fields and talk with people in those fields at a job fair held at the Hamilton Career Center in partnership with Oconee Economic Alliance.

Central Town Council OKs first reading of new budget
April 19, 2019 – 12:26 am | Comments Off on Central Town Council OKs first reading of new budget
Central Town Council OKs first reading of new budget

Central Town Council recently approved first reading of its general fund fiscal year 2020 budget of a little more than $2 million with projected revenues only slightly more than this year’s  budget and no tax increase.

Clemson approves first reading on zoning change
April 19, 2019 – 12:25 am | Comments Off on Clemson approves first reading on zoning change
Clemson approves first reading on zoning change

Clemson City Council approved first reading of a text amendment allowing preschools and church fellowships as permitted uses in commercial districts with some slight changes on Monday.

Oak Ridge Boys to headline Blue Ridge Fest
April 19, 2019 – 12:23 am | Comments Off on Oak Ridge Boys to headline Blue Ridge Fest
Oak Ridge Boys to headline Blue Ridge Fest

When Richard Sterban joined the Oak Ridge Boys in 1972, he had no idea the band would still be going strong 47 years later.

Where have you been, pseudo parents?
April 19, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on Where have you been, pseudo parents?
Where have you been, pseudo parents?

I feel like some of y’all owe me an apology. I have been nothing if not candid in the column during the past 17 or so months, and I think it’s about time we had a chat about reciprocation.

Tamassee — the light
April 19, 2019 – 12:19 am | Comments Off on Tamassee — the light

Tamassee DAR School has long been referred to as “the Place of the Sunlight of God.

Muslim is a religion, not a race …
April 19, 2019 – 12:17 am | Comments Off on Muslim is a religion, not a race …
Muslim is a religion, not a race …

Willie: You can usually tell who your friends were by the ones attending your funeral.

Crime briefs: Police: West Union man pointed gun at woman’s face
April 19, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Crime briefs: Police: West Union man pointed gun at woman’s face
Crime briefs: Police: West Union man pointed gun at woman’s face

Taylor Earl Howard, of Grey Court, is charged with first-degree domestic violence and third-degree assault and battery.

US should reduce emissions to lead world by example
April 19, 2019 – 12:12 am | Comments Off on US should reduce emissions to lead world by example

Editor: U.S. Rep Jeff Duncan said at the April 13 Oconee County GOP convention (discussing the Paris Climate Accords) “we’re going to punish the United States and allow the three largest polluters to go unchecked and unfettered polluting the planet. That’s just wrong.”

Chinese church groundbreaking planned Easter Sunday
April 19, 2019 – 12:09 am | Comments Off on Chinese church groundbreaking planned Easter Sunday
Chinese church groundbreaking planned Easter Sunday

Members of the Chinese Christian Church at Clemson are set to move a step closer to the dream of having their own church building on Easter Sunday.