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Bio-Life building hits milestone
August 29, 2011 – 11:26 pm
Bio-Life building hits milestone

Over 200 people will gather Thursday at the construction site for …

Teachers return to school
August 29, 2011 – 11:24 pm
Teachers return to school

Some Pickens County teachers took part in faculty meetings or worked in their classrooms Monday, the first signs that the longer than usual summer break being experienced by the school district this year is ending.

Thrift takes zoning off agenda
August 29, 2011 – 11:22 pm
Thrift takes zoning off agenda

Councilman Wayne McCall has failed to get two controversial zoning items …

Chapman first to seek re-election
August 29, 2011 – 11:20 pm
Chapman first to seek re-election

Central Town Council member Lynne O’Dell Chapman officially …

Codes change was needed
August 29, 2011 – 11:18 pm
Codes change was needed

Sometimes, nothing short of change at the top will accomplish …

Man dies in accident
August 29, 2011 – 10:58 pm
Man dies in accident

A 66-year-old man died Saturday after a motor vehicle accident on …

Classic comfort
August 29, 2011 – 8:57 pm
Classic comfort

Ah, comfort food. Simple, hearty dishes full of flavor and good memories. There’s nothing quite like sitting down to one of these family favorites after a long day. Somehow, it just makes everything seem better. These recipes take some classic comfort foods and make them a little easier to prepare — which means you get to enjoy them even more.

Ordinance to reduce Central Planning Commission passes first reading
August 27, 2011 – 1:00 am
Ordinance to reduce Central Planning Commission passes first reading

An ordinance that would reduce the maximum number of individuals that could serve on the Central Planning Commission from seven to five has cleared its first hurdle.

Chief Wilson: Bad day to steal copper
August 27, 2011 – 1:00 am
Chief Wilson: Bad day to steal copper

It was a bad day to steal copper wire from a site where several law enforcement agents were performing a cleanup.

SDPC seelcts Webb as new finance director
August 27, 2011 – 1:00 am
SDPC seelcts Webb as new finance director

The Pickens County School Board of Trustees has approved Superintendent Henry Hunt’s recommendation of Clark Webb as the new director of financial services, continuing the district’s recent trend of promoting from within.

Red Cross: Agency experiencing large deficit
August 27, 2011 – 1:00 am
Red Cross: Agency experiencing large deficit

Oconee County Red Cross Executive Director Kathy Rogers said her agency has experienced a combined $34,000 deficit over the past two fiscal years, triggered by a decline in donations coupled with an increase in emergency responses.

Oconee sits on $17M jail bond
August 27, 2011 – 1:00 am
Oconee sits on $17M jail bond

Oconee County’s first payment on its $17 million bond issue to build a new jail is due in a few weeks, but there’s still no telling when work on the project will begin.

Oconee fires Building Codes boss
August 27, 2011 – 1:00 am
Oconee fires Building Codes boss

Oconee County and its Building Codes Director Channon Chambers have parted ways.

Councilman to press Oconee zoning issues
August 27, 2011 – 1:00 am
Councilman to press Oconee zoning issues

Councilman Wayne McCall plans to turn up the heat on the simmering zoning debate in Oconee County.