Industry and Technology Park gets a “look-see”

The property that is Oconee’s Industry and Technology Park on n. highway 11 received what was described as an “economic development opportunity” yesterday. Late in the afternoon, according to one passerby, “well-dressed individuals” were seen getting into three vehicles on the property. Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic Alliance confirms a visit was made but at this time, he said, he […]

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4-Hers win national competition

In a national competition to test teenagers’ knowledge of equine science and management, South Carolina youngsters took home the gold. State Rep. Gary Clary and the rest of the South Carolina House of Representatives recognized the winning teams on the House floor and presented a resolution in their honor. Senator Thomas Alexander presented the students with a Senate resolution. Six […]

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Handgun seized during arrest

A handgun was seized during the arrest of a man Tuesday night in rural southern Oconee County. A deputy was alerted to a suspicious van in the vicinity of Douglas Drive and Timberlake Drive. After determining there were outstanding warrants for the man found standing there, the officer ordered the suspect to place his hands behind his back. According to […]

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Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) deadline looms

A deadline of Sunday, February 15 looms for those who are in search of health care insurance through the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare. And it’s an important deadline because it’ll mark the end of an open enrollment period. Two Oconee Democratic Party leaders who are certified Obamacare counselors stress that the February 15 deadline takes on added importance […]

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Check out a telescope at the local library

 Oconee public libraries loan books, newspapers, magazines, DVDs and offer internet access. And soon they will be the place to check out a telescope to allow a patron to read the night sky. Early next month, library cardholders 18 or older with a valid photo ID can check out Orion StarBlast 4.5-inch telescopes. Stacie Powell, youth services librarian, says the […]

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ROTC cadets to sink or swim in survival test

ROTC cadets at Clemson University will be tested on their stamina and personal courage in a combat water survival test at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon in the Fike Recreation Center pool. The test evaluates cadets’ stamina in water and their ability to complete three stations while wearing a uniform. One of the requirements is that a cadet must swim 15 meters […]

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Seneca band students try out

Band students at Seneca High recently took part in tryouts for All-State and All-Region. Tenth grader Brendan Williams was selected for All-State Band Percussion Alternate. Ninth grader Furman Wilson was selected for Region Band Trumpet 4th Chair. Eleventh grader Cali Harbin was selected for Region Band Clarinet 16th Chair and 11th grader Josh Lasky was selected for Region Band Trumpet […]

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A second polling place for Seneca

Traditionally, Seneca’s voters have gone to one place to cast their ballots whether it’s the Shaver Recreation Complex on the south side of the railroad tracks or its voting poll location predecessor the National Guard Armory on the north side of the tracks. Now a second location, in addition to the Shaver Complex, is being considered. And City Administrator Greg […]

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