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Oconee Federal achieves highest rating Oconee Federal achieves highest rating

Oconee Federal Savings & Loan Association has been presented with BauerFinancial’s 5-Star Superior rating.
This marks the 87th consecutive quarter that Oconee Federal Savings & Loan Association has earned this distinction. Only 1 percent of the nation’s banks can claim that.

Duke company wants to use trees as power plant fuel Duke company wants to use trees as power plant fuel

As Duke Energy turns to cleaner-burning wood to help fuel some of its coal-fired power plants in North and South Carolina, some environmentalists worry that growing demand could damage local forests.

Retailers report fourth month of gains Retailers report fourth month of gains

Warmer weather and an earlier Easter enticed shoppers into stores for spring merchandise in March, helping retailers post strong sales gains for the month.

Jenkins playing ‘for all the marbles’ Jenkins playing ‘for all the marbles’

Jarvis Jenkins watches “Path to the Draft.” He’s well aware how coveted elite defensive tackles are in the NFL these days.

Littlejohn set for gymnastics spotlight Littlejohn set for gymnastics spotlight

For the next three days, Littlejohn Coliseum will play host to the most important gymnastics meet in the Southeast, and the town of Clemson is more than ready to step up to the plate.

Wings of Hope to raise cancer research funds Wings of Hope to raise cancer research funds

Wings of Hope for Heather is a 5K run/walk to be held April 17 in honor of the extraordinary life of Heather Grove Wood, who died last year of ovarian cancer at the age of 40, after a 13-year battle with the disease.

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Fifty years of love songs to be performed by the Foothills Chorale Fifty years of love songs to be performed by the Foothills Chorale

An unforgettable afternoon will be offered by the Foothills Chorale at 3 p.m. on May 2. The Foothills Chorale will offer a selection of words and music awakening the beauty of love songs from the last 50 years.

Tamassee-Salem Elementary announces 3rd nine weeks honor roll and star students Tamassee-Salem Elementary announces 3rd nine weeks honor roll and star students

Tamassee-Salem Elementary School announces its third nine weeks honor roll and star students.

Getting hitched and ditched, southern style Getting hitched and ditched, southern style

New local productions highlight families in very different lights. Many people could probably write a very successful and comedy-ridden book about their families. From individual quirkiness to specific traditions, no family unit is exactly the same.

Walhalla Elementary School announces 3rd nine weeks honor roll Walhalla Elementary School announces 3rd nine weeks honor roll

Walhalla Elementary School announces its third nine weeks honor roll.

Willie’s calling all you good folks out there to tip well Willie’s calling all you good folks out there to tip well

Willie,
I’m a waitress at a local restaurant. We make $2.13/hour plus we have to tip the hostess out because they make $2.13 also. Ten percent tips are no longer acceptable. Twenty to 25 percent is the rate we need based on your bill.

Family at the core of Seneca baseball Family at the core of Seneca baseball

To outsiders, the relationship forged between coaches and their players over the countless hours they spend together can oftentimes be overlooked, if not completely forgotten.