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Oconee, Pickens school officials monitoring Hurricane Irma
September 7, 2017 – 8:22 pm
Oconee, Pickens school officials monitoring Hurricane Irma

Officials with the school districts of Oconee and Pickens counties are keeping a close watch on Hurricane Irma, which is expected to hit South Carolina early next week and result in high winds, heavy rains and possible flooding in the Upstate.

A fighting chance against climate change
September 7, 2017 – 8:19 pm
A fighting chance against climate change

Editor: A political cartoon I saw recently portrayed a tattered, hunger-stricken bourgeois couple sitting in the middle of a desert with a 2050 calendar nailed to a withered tree.

Expert: Social media saves lives during natural disasters
September 7, 2017 – 8:17 pm
Expert: Social media saves lives during natural disasters

As Hurricane Irma barrels toward the Southeast, communications expert Dr. Joseph Mazer Jr. expects some skeptics of social media will change their attitudes toward the networking technology by the weekend.

Hurricane Irma heads for state
September 7, 2017 – 8:14 pm
Hurricane Irma heads for state

On the same day Gov. Henry McMaster weighed whether to order evacuations for parts of South Carolina, Georgia’s governor on Thursday ordered nearly 540,000 coastal residents to evacuate inland ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Chair planning to seek another term on council
September 7, 2017 – 8:12 pm
Chair planning to seek another term on council

With the primary election for her District 1 seat coming up next summer, Oconee County Councilwoman Edda Cammick says she plans to seek re-election.

Police station available for online business meet-ups
September 7, 2017 – 12:50 am
Police station available for online business meet-ups

The Seneca Police Department is making its station available as a secure meet-up spot for people who do business over the internet.

School tax hike to hit businesses, vacation homes hardest
September 7, 2017 – 12:49 am
School tax hike to hit businesses, vacation homes hardest

While Oconee homeowners won’t see their property tax bills on primary residences directly affected by the 5.2-mill increase county council passed Tuesday to meet the school district’s budgetary needs, business owners will experience a more painful pinch.

Marriage mayhem comes to CLT
September 7, 2017 – 12:38 am
Marriage mayhem comes to CLT

A 27-year marriage is in jeopardy when the wife’s newly hired, highly capable assistant decides the next step in making the household run more efficiently is letting go of the husband.

Clemson ‘D’ braces for Auburn offense
September 7, 2017 – 12:02 am
Clemson ‘D’ braces for Auburn offense

CLEMSON — When Auburn’s spread offense is clicking, it creates a number of problems for even the best defenses. While opposing bruise crews must always be wary of the run, the threat of an aerial assault is an ever-present danger as well.

Longtime Blue Ridge boss honored
September 7, 2017 – 12:00 am
Longtime Blue Ridge boss honored

Charles Dalton, president and chief executive of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, was awarded the prestigious Spirit of the Upstate Award during the regional economic development organization’s Mid-Year Meeting on Aug. 30.