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Strickland to debut new exhibit today
July 21, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Strickland to debut new exhibit today | Test

When South Carolina schools began to desegregate in the early 1960s, Shelby Henderson was just a young girl making her way through the Oconee County school system.

Westminster requests officer from county
July 21, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Westminster requests officer from county | Test

Westminster Mayor Brian Ramey confirmed Thursday that city officials had requested an interim officer from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office to serve until the city’s vacant chief position is filled.

Oconee ‘Passport’ program set to showcase arts, history
July 21, 2017 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Oconee ‘Passport’ program set to showcase arts, history | Test

The Oconee County Arts and Historical Commission has announced it will launch a program next week designed to expose locals to the treasures the county has to offer.

City grants $5K to Walhalla museum
July 21, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
City grants $5K to Walhalla museum | Test

Walhalla City Council voted on Tuesday to grant the Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina $5,000 in hospitality tax funds.

Keowee Elementary names technology lab after longtime volunteer
July 21, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Keowee Elementary names technology lab after longtime volunteer | Test

When Bob and Barbara Norton moved to the Keowee area in 1996, they began serving as volunteers at their grandchildren’s school, Keowee Elementary.

Geren raises almost $18K from individuals
July 21, 2017 – 12:24 am | No Comment
Geren raises almost $18K from individuals | Test

Democrat Mary Geren raised more money in individual campaign contributions than her Republican opponent Congressman Jeff Duncan in the latest fundraising period, according to filings with the Federal Elections Commission.

Siemens tapping Clemson students as part of study
July 21, 2017 – 12:23 am | No Comment
Siemens tapping Clemson students as part of study | Test

Finding the best way to mitigate the brain drain that occurs when a generation of experience leaves the workforce is a monumental task confronting businesses worldwide, as they’re devoting time and resources to determine how to maintain a knowledgeable employee base during generational transitions.

Countywide fire plan nearing completion
July 20, 2017 – 9:46 pm | No Comment
Countywide fire plan nearing completion | Test

Oconee County Council gave the go-ahead this week for construction of the penultimate substation to be built as part of a fire improvement plan the county implemented in 2010.

Three arrested on various drug charges
July 20, 2017 – 9:44 pm | No Comment
Three arrested on various drug charges | Test

According to warrants, 30-year-old Brittney Nicole Varner, 46-year-old Bob Everett Welborn and 62-year-old Steven Gil Wilson, all of 115 Peachtree Lane, were taken into custody by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office after officers arrived at the home to look for a person of interest in another investigation.

West Union residents combat litter
July 20, 2017 – 9:42 pm | No Comment
West Union residents combat litter | Test

It had been a few years since the last organized litter cleanup in West Union, but on Saturday several residents pooled their efforts to beautify the town.