Keeping the juice flowing at Clemson University

Trustees at Clemson have given the OK to a concept plan to replace and upgrade the electrical distribution system at the main campus. The project is estimated to cost $75 million, to be paid for with state bonds and maintenance and stewardship funds. Brett Dalton, vice president for finance, said replacing what is antiquated and unreliable is essential to meet […]

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Salem police appeal for the public’s help

The Salem police are requesting anyone with information that can help solve a fraud case uncovered last week at one of the town’s places of business. Around 2:30 Thursday afternoon a white female, accompanied by an elementary-age girl, entered the business and began to sell tickets for what she said was a fundraiser involving Tamassee-Salem Elementary School. The police quoted […]

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Marker honors fallen officer

Outside Oconee Law Enforcement Center now stands a marker in memory of a fallen officer. A solemn ceremony remembered the service of Bill Schuck, who died alone while on duty in an accident involving his squad car during the night in a rural part of the county. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said the tragedy occurred five years ago tomorrow. The ceremony […]

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Wal-Mart worker arrested in theft investigation

A Wal-Mart worker at Seneca has been arrested on the charge of breach of trust. An announcement by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office states that Cathy Dial, 50 years old, was arrested yesterday at her Goddard Avenue address near Seneca, as the result of an investigation that began early Wednesday after the Wal-Mart manager spoke to a deputy sheriff. According to […]

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Observation platform in the works for Sassafras

A $350 thousand gift from Duke Energy will soon allow visitors access to South Carolina’s highest peak—Pickens County’s Sassafras Mountain. The funds will allow construction of an observation platform to begin. The donation was formally presented at today’s meeting of the South Carolina Natural Resources Board in Columbia. Funding was committed as part of the Relicening Agreement for Duke’s Keowee-Toxaway […]

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Data breach consumer aert!

A national insurance company that writes coverage in South Carolina experienced a cyber-security attack in which the personal information of policyholders—including names, birthdays, addresses and other personally-identifiable information—has been exposed. Anthem Insurance offers insurance services through the following three companies: Anthem Life Insurance Company, Unicare Life and Health Insurance Company and Greater Georgia Life Insurance Company. South Carolina consumers who […]

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Attempted burglary near Walhalla

Not far from the corporate limits of Walhalla someone apparently tried to break into a home on the 300 block of South Boundary Street. It’s a crime being investigated by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. After someone tried to kick in the door to the home, a male subject was seen running on nearby S. Spring Street.  

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Death takes commission leader

Members of the Pendleton District Commission, serving the tri-county area, are learning of the death of their chairman, Dr. Bill Steirer. He died yesterday, leaving his wife, Ada Lou, two children, and their families. For more than 20 years, William Steirer Jr. served as a commissioner representing Pickens County on the Pendleton District Historical, Recreational, and Tourism Commission. He had […]

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