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A Growing Trend

A growing trend is becoming more noticeable and that is that many once die-hard New Yorkers are relocating to mid-size cities in the South.  New York is the top city as for residents who wish to leave and with this year of Covid quarantines and lockdowns, that desire has become even greater. For more details… Read more »

Keowee Family Pharmacy

Located conveniently on scenic Highway 11, the Keowee Family Pharmacy is an independent pharmacy and shop that serves the communities of Salem, Sunset, and Tamassee.  Although this fairly remote location does not offer any other pharmacy choices for miles around, Covid-19 hit this family-owned and operated business hard. In his interview with WYFF 4, David… Read more »

Outstanding Local Realtor Ranked Number 2 in the State!

Finding the right Realtor® is never an easy task, that’s why a list like this one that Newsweek just published, makes it that much easier! Justin Winter, or JW as many call him, our broker in charge, was just ranked the #2 realtor in South Carolina! Justin is a member at both The Reserve at… Read more »

SC State Parks to Reopen May 1st!

Good News for this weekend!  The South Carolina State Parks are set to reopen on Friday, May 1st.  Please understand that there are some limitations to the reopening. Picnic shelters, visitor centers, and community buildings will still be closed.  Each park will also lower the capacity.  Once the park reaches its threshold, the gates will… Read more »

The Keowee Towne Market is open for business!

The Keowee Towne Market is open for business! Yes, the grocery store off Highway 11 is open for business. Of course, they do ask that you respect the social distancing but if you are in the Lake Keowee area and find yourself needing some items, feel free to stop by! The staff is very serious… Read more »

Coming Soon: Keowee Family Pharmacy!

The sign is up and the paint is drying and we are excited that the Keowee Family Pharmacy will be our new neighbor! Scheduled to open this Summer, this independent, community pharmacy will offer a full range of prescription and nonprescription medications plus special dosage forms and custom compound medications. With the primary concern to… Read more »

Mariner’s Compass Quilt Block in Pickens

The Pickens Visitor Center, which opened in November of 2018, now displays a quilt block. These quilt blocks may be found all along the Upstate of South Carolina. To read more about the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail, click here. This particular quilt square is the Mariner’s Compass design, which dates back to 1726 when it… Read more »

Cherry Blossoms at Keowee Towne Market

Spring is here and so are the bountiful blossoms to announce the arrival! We have mentioned the rare Oconee Bell that has bloomed in abundance this year at Lake Jocassee but even in our day-to-day activities we can enjoy the fresh colors all around us. One such place is the Keowee Towne Market. Yes, there… Read more »

“Dobby’s Sock Drive” with OCPL!

The Oconee County Public Library is hosting the “Dobby’s Sock Drive” now through March 31st! The socks collected will go to Collins Children’s Home to help with their mission of caring for needy children and families. They are asking that you bring in a new pair or a package of socks to join in this… Read more »

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