Blood drive remembers fallen trooper

On December 6, 2000 Eric Nicholson donated blood.  Two hours later, Nicholson became the 41st state trooper to lose his life in the line of duty in South Carolina.  To honor his memory, the Blood Connection will hold its annual drive this Friday.  You can help others by donating blood, exhibiting the kind of spirit that Nicholson demonstrated.  All donors […]

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“The slightest threat of rain….”

Oconee is about to be covered by a flood watch.  The wet autumn continues to present impediments to progress in the Walhalla Streetscape project, with the contractor saying today that the “slightest threat of rain” will delay this week’s plans for new sidewalk, curb and gutter on the north side of Main Street, along with water line work from the […]

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Federal case settled under False Claim Act

United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina Bill Nettles announced Monday  that Piedmont Pathology Associates, Inc. and Piedmont Pathology, P.C., a diagnostic anatomic pathology group located in Hickory, North Carolina, has agreed to pay the United States $500,000 to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by engaging in improper financial relationships with referring physicians.  Mr. […]

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Gordon Clay Pearson

Gordon Clay Pearson, 49, of 462 Sam Brown Road, Seneca died Monday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Angela Renee Whitfield Pearson.  Graveside services will be 2 pm Tuesday at Townville Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family is at the home.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral Home is in charge of […]

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Patricia Bramlett

Patricia Ann Bramlett, 75, of 109 Sugar Creek Way, Westminster died Monday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  A graveside service will be 11 a-m Wednesday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Tuesday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers accepted.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer […]

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Senate hearing for small business recovery

Senator Tim Scott is bringing a Senate field hearing to Columbia on Friday to deal with efforts to help small business recover from October’s severe storms.  A panel is being assembled for “Strategies for Rebuilding:  An Examination of Small Business Recovery Efforts in South Carolina.”  Scott, a South Carolina Republican, and members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and […]

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Flagpole dedicated to WWII hero

Any time retired U-S Army Col. Ben Skardon steps onto the Clemson University campus, all eyes turn to him.  On Military Appreciation Day at the school, the 98-year old Second World War veteran sat in a crowd of news media and admirers at the foot of the Memorial Stadium flagpole.  That day the flagpole was permanently dedicated to him, and […]

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Voting changes for Oakway and Stamp Creek

New voting locations are in the wings for two Oconee County precincts.  The Registration and Elections Commission Office announced today the changes will apply to the voters in Oakway and Stamp Creek—beginning with the Presidential primary elections in February.  No longer will Oakway voters cast ballots at the intermediate school.  Instead, starting in February, they will vote at the Oakway […]

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Senecan accused in TV thefts

Leon Brian Hardee

A 36-year old man in Seneca has been arrested and charged with taking television sets from the Wal-Mart on five occasions in the months of September and October.  Oconee sheriff’s officers served warrants at the Clemson City Jail, charging Leon Brian Hardee with multiple incidents of shoplifting.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Parade status

Seneca’s 6 o’clock Christmas parade takes place “rain or shine,” according to Jillian Lusk of Oconee Chamber of Commerce.  But rain has taken a toll on tomorrow’s parade plans in Clemson.  The city has announced that the Clemson parade will not take place tomorrow.  The new date is Thursday, with pre-parade festivities starting at 5 o’clock. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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