Cost for Littlejohn graduation rentals increases

  The refurbished home of Clemson’s basketball teams, Littlejohn, will cost more next year for high school graduation ceremonies.  Partly influenced by students and community feedback, Oconee school trustees made official this week their decision to re-book Littlejohn as the venue for next year’s high school graduation ceremonies.  Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent of operations, says the cost to reserve Littlejohn […]

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Oconee schools announce test results

The results are in on tests taken by Oconee public school students to measure college readiness and career readiness.  The results were better in one than the other.  The county school district rated a top 20 finish in ACT WorkKeys, a job skills assessment valued by employers.  Oconee ranked number 18.  But its 11th graders finished average in the ACT, […]

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Required approvals delay Seneca bus stop project

Required approvals have delayed Seneca from carrying through with the city’s third dedicated bus stop for passengers of “CAT”—Clemson Area Transit.  It was about one year ago that the city’s point man for bus service, Ed Halbig, announced plans at a City Hall meeting to create a bus stop with seating at E-S 6th Street and Goddard Avenue.  But the […]

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Sharron Greer

Westminster – Sharron Dell Ledford Greer, 59, wife of Ted Burriss Greer of 560 Earles Grove Road, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, September 24, 2016 from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 – […]

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Judge: Appeals Board has some explaining to do

Judge Lawton McIntosh says, at this time, he lacks sufficient evidence to decide whether the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals acted arbitrarily and capriciously when it decided to grant an exception to allow a development company to build a Dollar General Store near a 4-way stop intersection.  An order, signed by the judge last week, remands the matter back to […]

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Bond denied for murder defendant

An accused murderer who eluded authorities for nearly one year was returned to jail this morning, after being told by the Oconee General Sessions judge that, at least for now, he is not entitled to a bond.  A trial date has yet to be set in the case of Dw’Ntrquis Rashaad Campbell.  The Greenwood man is charged with murder and […]

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In tandem with new school, Salem seeks grant

The arrival of a charter school in Salem creates the chance for the town to team with the school to change the small town’s landscape and create economic development.  During a meeting last night, the town council resolved to make a September 30 deadline to apply for a $25 thousand grant from the state Municipal Association.  Brad Norton, town attorney, […]

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