Blue Ridge’s after school program

A grant-funded after school program at a Seneca elementary school provides children academic enrichment and organized recreation activities.  And Ryan Schwartz says the program typically sends children home from the Blue Ridge Elementary School after they’ve had a nutritious, hot meal.  A Maryland native, Schwartz is credited with securing a grant that will allow the program to continue through 2019.  […]

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Sex case a,lleged against Mountain Rest man

Jerry Wayne Miller

A 50-year old Mountain Rest man has been arrested on ten charges of criminal sexual conduct with a minor second degree.  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Jerry Wayne Miller was arrested Wednesday afternoon as the result of an investigation that its child/elder abuse investigator opened March 3.  Miller is accused of inappropriate sexual relations with a 15-year old girl […]

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Clemson utility work continues with lane closures

Old Central Road at Clemson will be closed to traffic next week between Clemson Street and Lindsey Road for utility work.  Between Monday, March 14 and Thursday, March 17. traffic will detour construction by taking a left onto Clemson Street and then by turning right onto Lawrence Road which terminates at Old Central Road.  The City of Clemson requests everyone […]

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Traffic lights to be synchronized this month

Walhalla’s Streetscape contractor says the traffic lights downtown are to be synchronized Monday, March 21.  That’s when the signal contractor will mobilize to better coordinate the change of lights, which has become a headache to a number of motorists we’ve talked to.  For a few days there will be no daily updates on the project.  Contractor Hutch ‘n Son expresses […]

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Frances Davis

Westminster – Frances Cagle Davis, 72, widow of the late Hiram Ross Davis and loving companion, Billy Smith of Cleveland Pike Road died Tuesday, March 8, 2016 peacefully at her home.    Frances is was preceded in death by husband, Ross Davis, Parents, and daughter, Rhonda Hostetler, and sisters: Betty Jo, Mary Ellen and Lois. A Graveside Service will be held […]

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Swearing-in for Seneca leaders

A ceremony to swear-in the Seneca mayor and four of the city’s councilmen for new terms in office takes place this weekend.  The event will be 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Water Treatment Plant at 630 Northampton Road.  Mayor Dan Alexander and four of the city’s eight council members are automatically being returned for new four-year terms after no […]

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College tech career program takes strides

In two years Tri-County’s Technical Career Pathways (TCP) program has grown from seven students in one district to 166 students from all seven area school districts.  The program gives students a head start on college, allowing them to complete an associate degree in a technical program within one year of full-time study after high school.   Amanda Blanton, director of high […]

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Good Samaritans take quick action


Until emergency responders arrived, the action of bystanders is said to have helped save two people from a burning car in the Oakway-South Union area of Oconee County.  Yesterday afternoon’s fire burned a Kia automobile that hit a tree on the Blackjack Road near Choestoea Road.  The car flipped, but those who stopped to help were able to right the […]

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Mandarin spoken during Westminster meeting

  The most-widely-spoken Chinese language was briefly spoken during this week’s meeting of the Westminster Rotary Club.  And one of those speakers of Mandarin was a West-Oak High School sophomore, Maddy Lee.  Her fluency in Mandarin is likely to help her next year when she becomes a Rotary Club exchange student in Taiwan.        

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