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Oconee Federal Financial Corp. Announces Three Month and Year Ended Financial Results
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:15:00 -0700

Oconee Federal Financial Corp. , the holding company for Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association , announced today net income of $854 thousand, or $0.15 per diluted share, for the three months ended June 30, 2014, compared to net income of $1.1 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for the three months ended June 30, 2013.

SC police agencies obtain millions worth of military equipment
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:22:38 -0700

Are law enforcement agencies becoming too militarized? WYFF News 4 Investigates examines which surplus military equipment Upstate police agencies are using.

New S.C. law cracks down on bus stop arm violators
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:09:13 -0700

If safety wasn't a good enough reason, motorists in South Carolina have a new - expensive - consequence if they don't stop for buses on the …

Man fights off fox with piece of wood
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:14:44 -0700

An Oconee County man had to use a piece of wood to fight off a fox he believed to be rabid.

Fitch Rates Greenville Health System (SC) $91MM 2014 Revs at 'AA-'; Affs Outstanding; Outlook Stable
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:57:00 -0700

Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA-' rating to the expected issuance of $91 million of Greenville Health System revenue bonds, 2014B, issued on behalf of the Greenville Health System .

Antler record numbers down slightly in most recent scoring sessions
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 21:11:26 -0700

The number of record deer antlers was down slightly during the scoring sessions held throughout the state earlier this year, but that doesn't mean South Carolina's deer herd is in trouble, said Charles Ruth, Deer Project Supervisor for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.

Man's daughter, son-in-law charged in his stabbing death
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:43:25 -0700

A homicide victim’s daughter and her husband were arrested in Georgia after a chase and are charged in his death, according to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to a report a home on Jefferson Drive in Westminster where they found the man dead. The Oconee County coroner identified the victim as the homeowner, 71-year-old Donald Lee Davis. Deputies said they believe Davis was ...

Former Sheriff candidate indicted in kidnapping plot
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:23:58 -0700

A former candidate for Oconee County Sheriff has been indicted in a kidnapping plot. 

New law gives officers video to use in stop arm violations
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:52:47 -0700

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina Department of Public Safety Thursday reminded the public of changes in legislation this year that will allow law enforcement to use video obtained from school bus

School bus cameras can now be used to write tickets
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 13:42:40 -0700

A new law means drivers who illegally pass a stopped school bus in South Carolina are more likely to get hit in the wallet.