Blue Ridge Electric board seats available

One month from now, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative will welcome nominees for seats on its board of directors.  Three seats are available in the following Blue Ridge service counties:  Oconee, Anderson, and Pickens.  Blue Ridge customers are invited to nomination meetings.  In Oconee’s case, the seat of Len Talley will be available, and Talley seeks re-election.  Oconee Blue Ridge customers […]

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Voters’ feedback requested on Clemson election changes

Today’s city of Clemson announcement starts out:  “Due to circumstances at the state level and beyond the City’s control, the City of Clemson’s municipal elections will be moving to odd numbered years.”  And Clemson voters are invited to a public hearing Monday, February 6 to express opinions and concerns.  Clemson concedes that keeping city elections on even-numbered years with the […]

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Oconee included in an updated transportation plan

Thirty Oconee intersection improvements are included in an updated regional transportation plan, according to a planner with a government service agency headquartered at Greenville.  Lance Estep of the SC Appalachian Council of Governments said the long-range plan was updated in October.  Across the counties that border I-85, a total of 80 intersection projects were identified.  As far as Oconee is […]

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An Eagles reunion in Salem

No longer is there a public school in Salem.  But alive are the memories of those who attended middle and high school when there was a Tamassee-Salem Middle and High School.  All T-S alumni have an invitation to return to visit with classmates, friends, teachers and staff during a reunion 2 to 4 o’clock Saturday   afternoon, March 4.  Here are […]

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Statements on the murder of Tyre Nichols.

ABC reports new pressure on Capitol Hill lawmakers to act on long-stalled federal police reform legislation in the wake of the beating death of Tyre Nichols.  Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina says, “America cannot stand silent.  This was a man beaten by the power of the state.”  South Carolina’s top police officer, “SLED” Chief Mark Keel, said, “Law enforcement […]

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Mountain Rest crimes lead to arrest

Oconee Sheriff’s Office announces 16 charges against a 35-year old man who has displayed two addresses:  Mountain Rest and the Seneca area.  By Friday afternoon, Zachary James Johnson remained jailed in Oconee, under a combined surety bond of $325 thousand.  According to authorities, a car reported stolen in Lexington County was retrieved at an address on the Verner Mill Road.  […]

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