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Pickens County Airport has big economic impact
January 16, 2018 – 10:02 pm
Pickens County Airport has big economic impact

The District 3 representative on the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission is a familiar face to Pickens County officials and residents.

Crenshaw to ask for 8 more uniform officers
January 16, 2018 – 9:28 pm
Crenshaw to ask for 8 more uniform officers

The number of incident reports filed by Oconee County sheriff’s deputies grew by more than 500 over the previous year in 2017, an indication that the need for services is stretching manpower, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw told county council Tuesday night.

Enjoy some humor
January 16, 2018 – 9:00 pm
Enjoy some humor

Editor: Noting the hubbub over the president’s allegedly swearing during a private meeting with Congressional leaders, which was immediately followed by his praising Norway, a country not quickly appearing on newsworthy radar screens, I was jostled to wonder how this man’s mind may work.

Adding a new twist
January 16, 2018 – 8:59 pm
Adding a new twist

Editor: In the letter on Wednesday, our Westminster correspondent once again gives us his form letter diatribe demonizing Democrats.

Helicopter training set in Pickens County
January 16, 2018 – 8:56 pm
Helicopter training set in Pickens County

Four military helicopters will be flying over Table Rock and Horse Pasture this week as part of training exercises for the South Carolina Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (HART).

NC couple charged in Covidien theft
January 16, 2018 – 8:55 pm
NC couple charged in Covidien theft

David Alexander Wright, 27, and Nathlee Nicole Wright, 26, both of Gastonia, N.C., were booked into the Oconee County Detention Center on Friday after officers found drugs, a license plate and stolen metal in the stolen car they were driving.

The squeaky wheel gets the grease!
January 16, 2018 – 8:49 pm
The squeaky wheel gets the grease!

Willie, I enjoy reading your column, and here’s a question.

Clemson students pay tribute to King by serving others
January 16, 2018 – 12:53 am
Clemson students pay tribute to King by serving others

While some Clemson University students chose to get some rest and relaxation on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday, others spent the day serving their community as a way to honor the slain civil rights leader’s legacy.

Bodies of 2 people, dog found in mobile home fire
January 16, 2018 – 12:50 am
Bodies of 2 people, dog found in mobile home fire

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis identified the victims as 51-year-old Karen Denise Skeens, the owner of the mobile home on Crestwood Drive in Salem that was destroyed in the fire, and 55-year-old Roger Thomas Connally of Schroeder Street in West Union.

‘Foothills Farmstead’ recreating home one board at a time
January 16, 2018 – 12:45 am
‘Foothills Farmstead’ recreating home one board at a time

A once-grand farmhouse on Oak Creek Road now sits in pieces, its original round floor joists boasting their 125-plus years to the surrounding saw-milled additions.