Proterra founder proclaims a “first in the world”

The founder of the company that makes electric-powered buses proclaimed Seneca’s all-electric bus service achievement a “first in the world.” Dale Hill was one of the headline speakers as Seneca held grand opening for its electric vehicle facility, inside the Seneca Rail Park building on Shiloh Road. Seneca contracted with Hill’s Proterra Company, which produced an all-electric fleet of passenger […]

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Jury to deliberate shortly

Right now members of the Oconee General Sessions trial jury are having lunch.  They then will start their deliberations in the case of Adam Burdette, charged with murder in the shooting death of Evan Tyner in 2013 near Westminster.  The jurors must choose among five choices:  guilty, not guilty, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, or accident.

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Upper section of South Carolina 130 to be repaved

Part of a South Carolina mountain highway will receive new coasts of asphalt paving, in a contract issued by the Department of Transportation. Josh Makison, resident construction engineer, says the job of repaving five miles of South Carolina 130 south from the North Carolina line goes to King Asphalt of Liberty. The contractor has promised to complete the job for […]

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Big doings in Seneca

Electric passenger buses have been riding Seneca streets and highway for months, but today is an event to celebrate an achievement for which the city can claim national distinction. Grand opening takes place today for Seneca’s electric vehicle facility at the Seneca Rail Park, a former textile manufacturing building at 320 Shiloh Road. Riley Johnson, events coordinator, says among those […]

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Surveillance images show crime in progress

 Surveillance images reveal the man who vandalized the case protecting Howard’s Rock, and the Clemson University police request the public’s help to identify the vandal. The black-and-white images show someone pulling up in a pickup truck, and then using a rod to strike the sides of the case. He is described as a light-complexioned black male, weighing 230-250 pounds, six-feet-two […]

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Judge denies motion to toss lawsuit

A circuit judge said no this week to an attorney’s request to dismiss his client as one of the defendants in a lawsuit filed in Oconee County, on behalf of a Hilton Head Island woman. Judge Lawton McIntosh of the 10th Circuit filed an order yesterday in the Common Pleas Court that keeps Benjamin Lee Hiott as a co-defendant in […]

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Arrest made in purse theft near Seneca

A Salem area man has been arrested and charged with stealing a purse from a grocery shopper who accidentally left the purse in a buggy in the store parking lot. The crime occurred February 11 at the Bi Lo at Keowee Village. A road patrol deputy today arrested Jeremy Allen Carson at the n. highway 11 home of the accused. […]

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