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3,200 students graduate today!

May 9, 2014

In three ceremonies today, Clemson University graduates 3,200 students. In the first ceremony this morning, first-year President James Clements challenged graduates and everyone else to make a difference. The morning ceremony included the colleges of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Science, with 561 students receiving degrees; and Engineering and Science, with 900.

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Nine Tech students are Michelin scholars

May 9, 2014

When Michelin announced in 2012 it would build a new Earthmover tire plant in Anderson County, Michelin Chairman and President Pete Selleck challenged his team to hire as many local maintenance technicians as possible. The company opened its 800 thousand square foot facility last year and exceeded its goal with 90% local hires. They included…

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Car leaves 188 at curve

May 9, 2014

An accident late last night in the Bountyland Community of Seneca temporarily closed a rail line and stopped traffic on South Carolina 188 near the traffic light intersection. According to information received by 96.3/WGOG NEWS, a car failed to make the curve on 188 approaching the traffic lights and struck a glancing blow to the…

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Head-on crash near the twin bridges

May 9, 2014

An Anderson County accident that involved a car and a truck sent one driver to the hospital. State troopers say yesterday afternoon’s accident on highway 24 near the twin bridges was a head-on crash that injured truck driver Harley Dylan Suttles, 19-year old Anderson resident. Suttles required a medical flight to AnMed Health Center. According…

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Drug suspect arrested while sitting in barber’s chair

May 9, 2014

Seneca police officers arrested a 49-year old man as he sat yesterday in a chair inside a W. N. 1st Street barber’s shop. Fountain Inn resident Antron Dendorick Earle was charged with distribution of crack cocaine on both January 23 and 30. In each instance, the arrest affidavits allege that Earle distributed crack cocaine to…

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Rising 7th graders must have Tdap

May 9, 2014

All students entering the seventh grade must receive or have already received a dose of Tdap vaccine to protect them from pertussis (whooping cough.) A spokeswoman for Oconee public schools says if students received their shot after the age of 7, they then need to submit records to verify that. Schools require a South Carolina…

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Scott Sprouse report available for public viewing

May 9, 2014

The state’s Judicial Merit Selection Commission report on the qualifications of Seneca attorney Scott Sprouse to ascend to a 10th Circuit judgeship is now posted on the commission’s website and is available for viewing. The report covers eight pages and includes Sprouse’s listing of what he considers to have been his five most significant litigated…

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Federal bank leader to speak here

May 9, 2014

The president/CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank in Atlanta will speak this month in Oconee County, and it hasn’t been a great stretch to arrange Wesley McMullan’s talk here. McMullan is an Oconee County resident. He’ll be introduced by Rotarian Curt Evatt, president of Oconee Federal Financial Corporation, at the May 22 Seneca Rotary…

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Research projects turned in!

May 9, 2014

A week ago, 24 PLTW Bio-medical Innovations students from Oconee’s Hamilton Career Center presented their final independent research projects. This was the first year the students had the chance to partner with the Clemson University Bio-engineering Department and the Greenville Health System. They learned a lot of techniques. Perhaps most important they learned the process…

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A tribute to moms on Mother’s Day

May 9, 2014

As a treat for all moms on Mother’s Day, mothers may enjoy free admission Sunday to the Greenville Zoo. The only proviso is that mom must be accompanied by one or more children who pay full-price admission. For children, 3 to 15 the Greenville Zoo admission is $5.50. Tomorrow the zoo pays tribute to its…

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  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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