Blood Connection shows its appreciation to Oconee students

  Students at Oconee’s HamiltonCareerCenter recently donated a total of 90 units to the Blood Connection, the organization which supplies the region’s blood needs.  And, to show its appreciation, the Blood Connection gave $1 thousand to the career center’s chapter of Health Occupations Students of America.  Each unit of blood donated has the potential to help three people in need.  […]

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Countering negative comments about bus service

A Seneca retiree who relies on the city’s bus service to get around is releasing a report today on her observations about the free service which her city provides, through a contract with Clemson Area Transit. Anita Bearden hopes to counteract recent negative comments made to the Oconee County Council, as the county governing authority considers investing in expanded bus […]

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Church granted extension

A Walhalla church has been granted an extension by the Oconee School Board of Trustees for the temporary use of the local high school for its church services. Golden Corner congregants have been worshipping at Walhalla High School while a contractor completes work on a sanctuary. But last night the Rev. Mark Bagwell, the pastor, told the county trustees that […]

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Filling from within the ranks

At a meeting last night, the trustees of Anderson District Four, which includes Pendleton and Townville schools, agreed to extend an offer to Dr. Joanne Avery to be the next district superintendent. Avery will work until July 1 as superintendet-elect with Dr. Lee D’Andrea, who is retiring as superintendent. D’Andrea announced her retirement plans December 1. By turning to Avery, […]

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Criminal charges pile up against Seneca man

Theft charges piled up yesterday against a 38-year old Seneca man, originally arrested by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office November 5. Yesterday Carey Joe Tollison was served with one breach of trust warrant and six grand larceny warrants. Among other offenses, Tollison is accused of taking a Pace covered utility trailer, valued a $5,500, September 14 from Clearmont Baptist Church near […]

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Pickens man arrested in Oconee car break-ins

Oconee sheriff’s officers have implicated a 30-year old Pickens man in car break-ins that occurred November 25 at two locations on the Sandifer Boulevard near Seneca. Andrew Glenn Holcombe was arrested and jailed Friday on charges of petty larceny and breaking into a motor vehicle. During one of the crimes a laptop computer, an I-phone and various other items were […]

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Accident blocks intersection

An accident with injuries left an intersection near Seneca temporarily blocked to thru traffic. The accident, during the 8 o’clock hour last night, occurred at 123 and Wells Highway/Sheep Farm Road. It’s the same intersection that left a couple dead in September in a five-vehicle accident.

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Separation of church and state complaint

Seneca resident Kevin Larkin says the principle of separation of church and state is being violated by Seneca High School allowing the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to sponsor a basketball tournament at the school. Larkin took his complaint last night to the Oconee County School Board. He complained that by allowing the FCA a portion of the paid admittance fees, […]

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Audit delivered to Oconee school trustees

A financial accounting of Oconee School District activities was delivered last night to the county board of trustees. The district’s outside auditor, Don Estep, reported no problems. Estep said for the accounting year that ended June 30, the district’s records reflected a $7 million increase in its net financial position, to a total net position of $147 million. But with […]

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Focusing on water and energy challenges

About 40 Clemson faculty members have a consortium to more closely examine how water and energy systems can be made more sustainable. They are banding together amid growing concerns about water scarcity and climate change. One project that has already started is generating a new form of renewable energy where rivers flow into the sea. When two streams of different […]

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