Thief may have wanted to take a bath

The owner of a 5 X 11 trailer has been reunited with his property as the result of an investigation by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. The trailer was taken along with a bath tub from highway 59 property south of the Tokeena Crossroads. The Sheriff’s Office investigation led to larceny charges against a 29-year old Seneca area man, Wallace Dewayne […]

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Clemson sets fall graduation December 18

Around 1,300 students are in line for degrees next week when Clemson University conducts fall graduation ceremonies. Two ceremonies are planned Thursday, December 18 at Littlejohn Coliseum—at 9:30 a-m and 1:30 p-m. Both will be streamed live at www.clemson.edu/tv. A retired CEO, Steven Owings from the Class of 1975, will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humanities in recognition of his […]

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Sheriff’s Office busy solving TV thefts

Oconee Sheriff’’s Office seeks the public’s help to solve the theft of a television set last month at the Seneca Wal-Mart. The shoplifting occurred when a man placed a 32-inch Vizio TV into a shopping cart shortly before 12:30 the afternoon of November 27, walked to the front of the store, lifted the TV out of the cart, and walked […]

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Tuesday hearing likely to be minus certain details

On tap at next week’s Oconee County Council meeting is a hearing to allow the public to sound off on “Project Sarah”—the county code-named project that has been revealed to involve Michelin North America. A Michelin operation, offering high-paying jobs, has been the talk all over Oconee, especially in southern Oconee where it appears destined for the county’s Golden Corner […]

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Builder unveils new plan for old courthouse

Home builder Tom Markovich sees potential for Oconee’s old courthouse and last night convinced a committee of the Oconee County Council to consider his plan further. However, before recommending that the full council vote on allowing Markovich and his partner, Herb Witter, to proceed the council’s real estate and facilities committee directed County Administrator Scott Moulder to confer with Markovich […]

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Industry park prospect called “solid”

Besides Michelin, there’s word that Oconee County has prospects for at least two more economic development projects. And last night Scott Moulder, the county administrator, referred to a concrete prospect for the Seneca Rail Site, property which the county and the city are partnering to develop into an industrial park. Moulder told members of an Oconee County Council committee that […]

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Fire takes heavy toll near Westminster

Fire fighters from two states needed 30 minutes early last night to bring a home fire under control near Westminster. Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King says the homeowner on Knox Cove Road near the Toccoa Highway came home and discovered the fire. No one was hurt, but the Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross is providing assistance to […]

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Anita Bearden calls for better “CAT” service

Clemson Area Transit rider Anita Bearden of Seneca is a believer in bus passenger service, but she has a few suggestions for city and county officials. Since September, she has been keeping tabs on the service and speaking to other riders about their experiences. Since switching to an all-electric fleet of buses three months ago, Bearden has noticed delays on […]

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Clemson rental housing rules changing

Clemson city leaders are contemplating change in their city’s rules covering inspections of rental housing.  The proposed changes can be viewed by clicking “Rental Housing Information” on the city homepage at www.cityofclemson.org.  If you are a resident or business owner in Clemson and wish to comment on the proposed amendments, you may voice your opinion at a hearing next week.  […]

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