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Outgoing council thanked for service
December 25, 2018 – 12:13 am | Comments Off on Outgoing council thanked for service
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Three outgoing Clemson City Council members attending their final meeting Monday night expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve and best wishes for the three new members who will join the board next month.

Upstate native appointed DHEC director
December 25, 2018 – 12:09 am | Comments Off on Upstate native appointed DHEC director
Upstate native appointed DHEC director | Test

Greenville native and former hospital president Dr. Rick Toomey has been appointed director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

County program gives new life to bikes, gifts for kids
December 22, 2018 – 12:50 am | Comments Off on County program gives new life to bikes, gifts for kids
County program gives new life to bikes, gifts for kids | Test

A brainchild of Pickens County Councilman Wes Hendricks has led to a program that gives new life to old bicycles, teaches county inmates new skills and benefits local children in need. 

Clemson Elementary students spread holiday cheer
December 22, 2018 – 12:48 am | Comments Off on Clemson Elementary students spread holiday cheer
Clemson Elementary students spread holiday cheer | Test

A group of Clemson Elementary students took a break from learning in the classroom to learn about life with a visit this week to Clemson Downs Retirement Center.

Toys for Tots helps 600-plus families
December 22, 2018 – 12:40 am | Comments Off on Toys for Tots helps 600-plus families
Toys for Tots helps 600-plus families | Test

The local Toys for Tots program finished its distribution of gifts for needy families this week, providing toys for about 150 more children than a year ago.

Annual ‘Shop with a Hero’ event serves 152 children
December 22, 2018 – 12:37 am | Comments Off on Annual ‘Shop with a Hero’ event serves 152 children
Annual ‘Shop with a Hero’ event serves 152 children | Test

More than 150 Oconee County children who were at risk of not being able to celebrate Christmas morning with gifts will now have that opportunity after an event held Friday morning.

Walhalla police chief search down to 5
December 22, 2018 – 12:33 am | Comments Off on Walhalla police chief search down to 5

One of the six candidates who was being considered to become Walhalla’s new police chief has withdrawn his name from the pool. 

Deep divisions lead to change on Oconee County Council
December 22, 2018 – 12:31 am | Comments Off on Deep divisions lead to change on Oconee County Council
Deep divisions lead to change on Oconee County Council | Test

Oconee County Council entered 2018 divided with a 3-2 majority, but that majority is set to change in January, as newcomer John Elliott became the first candidate ever to unseat a sitting Oconee County Council chair in an election.

Fire destroys Seneca home
December 22, 2018 – 12:26 am | Comments Off on Fire destroys Seneca home
Fire destroys Seneca home | Test

No one was injured after a fire that destroyed a family of seven’s home in the Utica mill community Friday afternoon, although the family’s pets did not make it out alive.

‘Heroes’ hoping to make long-term differences
December 22, 2018 – 12:24 am | Comments Off on ‘Heroes’ hoping to make long-term differences
‘Heroes’ hoping to make long-term differences | Test

Parents from about 30 families gathered inside the gym at the Gignilliat Community Center for a few hours Friday morning with local “heroes” — law enforcement officers, sheriff’s deputies, veterans and others who give back to the community.

Seneca church to broadcast holiday service on the web
December 22, 2018 – 12:21 am | Comments Off on Seneca church to broadcast holiday service on the web
Seneca church to broadcast holiday service on the web | Test

As it has done over the past several years, Foothills Church is planning Christmas Eve services at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Monday afternoon.

CFK tops 1,000 kids
December 21, 2018 – 12:48 am | Comments Off on CFK tops 1,000 kids
CFK tops 1,000 kids | Test

With a little extra help from local firemen and a host of other volunteers, Christmas gifts for more than 1,000 Oconee County children were loaded up this week to be wrapped up and nestled in secret hiding spots until Tuesday morning.

School safety tip line set up for SDPC schools
December 21, 2018 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on School safety tip line set up for SDPC schools
School safety tip line set up for SDPC schools | Test

A school safety tip line created by the School District of Pickens County is now open for students, parents or staff who want to report any safety concerns.

Walhalla council recognizes state rec soccer champions
December 21, 2018 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Walhalla council recognizes state rec soccer champions
Walhalla council recognizes state rec soccer champions | Test

Walhalla’s 8-and-under soccer all-star team was recognized Tuesday evening for winning the state championship.