With Harry it’s an obsession

The summer driving season and the lack of refineries are among the reasons given for a 30-cent-a-gallon increase in the cost of gasoline at the pump. Another reason given for the cost of motoring is nature-related and not lost on an Oconee County man. Harry Wertheimer continues to wage a campaign against ethanol-mixed gasoline, whose costs are increasing because of […]

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Public schools reopen this morning

The opening of Oconee public schools this morning is a reminder for everyone to be extra safe while driving. Those traveling should watch for children waiting for buses. And, according to Superintendent Mike Lucas, it’s a good idea to drive slower near school campuses. At Clemson this morning, the university officially starts its academic year with the Victor Hurst Convocation. […]

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How the rescue was accomplished

An Aiken family of three is being credited with taking action Saturday night on the Chattooga River that not only helped protect them from the elements but helped facilitate the search that eventually found them cold, wet, tired and hungry. But, according to the account provided by Adam Williams, Deputy Rescue Chief for Oconee County, the members of the Riley […]

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Seneca FFA trio headed for national meet

Three FFA members at Seneca travel this October to the national convention in Indianapolis to compete in the agri-science fair. Amber Goss, Bailee Hawkins and Candace Gibby are entered in the fair competition for those interested in the science and technology of agriculture. At the state convention in June, Amber, Bailee, and Candace competed against other FFA members. Their agri-science […]

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CU’s new freshman class

Clemson buzzes with activity this week as it welcomes its largest-ever freshman class that numbers more than 3,450 students. Clemson received a record number of applications this year—18,500—and saw a four percent increase in yield, the percentage of accepted students who enroll. The unofficial average SAT score for the entering freshman class also sets a new record of 1,245. About […]

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Ballot questions

Oconee voters who make their way through the November ballot will find much more than popular choice for offices such as President and Sheriff. They also will be asked to decide a couple of ballot questions. For instance, Seneca voters will vote on whether their city’s stores and restaurants should be allowed to sell and serve alcohol on Sundays. Countywide, […]

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Tourism to be the focus

Tourism will be the focus for a meeting next week of the Oconee Municipal Association. Ken Sloan, executive director of the Mountain Lakes CVB, will speak to a meeting of the county’s municipal leaders. Walhalla Mayor Danny Edwards says that meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, August 27 at the Walhalla Depot.

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Man charged with Westminster crimes

The Westminster Police Department is releasing details of the apprehension of a young man in a case of car break-ins in a residential area of the city. Mike Crenshaw, interim chief, said his officers were called Friday morning to homes on Gaston Circle and charged Joshua Merrill Nix, 21, of Horseshoe Lane, Walhalla with larceny and breaking into motor vehicle.

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Westminster agenda set

The agenda is set for tomorrow’s 5:30 p.m. meeting of the Westminster City council at the Depot. Business includes supplemental liability insurance and changes to the animal and hospitality tax ordinances. Meetings tonight include Oconee School Board and the Oconee Planning Commission. Both meet at regular locations at 6.

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The Duke assessment anticipated

Some time this week the Oconee County auditor hopes to have the figures with which he’ll be able to estimate this year’s Duke Energy tax bill. By far, Duke remains Oconee’s largest taxpayer. County Auditor Ken Nix will be looking for the 2012 Duke assessment as reported by the State Department of revenue. And once he has it, he’ll be […]

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