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Road-salt runoff raises concern for streams

March 4, 2014

Road-salt runoff has to go somewhere. Environmental researchers at Clemson raise concerns that the record amounts of salt crystals and brine used on icy roads this winter will wash into the freshwater and affect the food chain. Too much salt becomes an environmental stress and can be deadly to aquatic animals. The state DOT reported…

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OMC offers to provide land for county building

March 4, 2014

The Oconee County coroner and the Seneca substation of the Sheriff’s Office may find themselves in a new county building on the grounds of Oconee Medical Center. Hunter Kome, OMC chief operating officer, says the hospital has offered to provide land for the building–at the rear of the EMS headquarters. The substation now occupies a…

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Anticipating those Seneca election results

March 4, 2014

One week remains before the vote in Seneca that’ll determine the attitudes of the electorate. Will the voters decide that change is needed on the city council? Or will they give a vote of confidence to the four incumbent candidates that their experienced hands are worth keeping? Either way, the results of the 2014 Seneca…

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OC educators to strategize on Thursday

March 4, 2014

Danielle Queen and Dr. Wayne Frady of Hamilton Career Center will represent Oconee County educators  this week at a forum to strategize and develop action plans to encourage high school students to choose careers in advanced manufacturing. The Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Business and Education Forum takes place Thursday morning at the Madren Conference Center…

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Walhalla water service in expansive mode

March 4, 2014

As many as five companies have responded to Walhalla’s request for qualifications to study the city’s water future. Scott Parris, city utilities director, said last night those qualifications are being reviewed. The Walhalla Water Department is looking for an engineering company for a twofold study. According to Parris, Walhalla remains in the search for a…

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JRSA signs up for OC Economic Alliance

March 4, 2014

The Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority has agreed to become a dues-paying member of the new Oconee Economic Alliance. At their meeting, the authority commissioners voted to join the alliance and pay an annual membership fee of $3 thousand. The alliance is new entity which combines public and private interests in the pursuit of economic…

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Talks begin that could lead to development

March 4, 2014

Talks have begun between government and private interests that could lead to development on property near Clemson that, for many years, was home to a textile plant. At their meeting, Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority commissioners heard a report last night that the property involved formerly was used as a Milliken manufacturing plant and is…

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Student charged with assaulting officer

March 4, 2014

A Clemson student has been arrested on the charge that he assaulted a police officer while resisting arrest. William Van Tuyl Hobbie IV, 19 years old from Montclair, New Jersey, was arrested in a room in Johnstone Hall Friday night while the police and fire fighters were searching to be sure everyone had evacuated the…

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Scott Krein to represent OC at state workshop

March 3, 2014

Scott Krein, the Oconee Emergency Management Director, will represent the county this week at a training event at Myrtle Beach. This week’s workshop by the state Emergency Management Association is considered the largest training event of its kind in South Carolina and will feature sessions on local, state and national-scale emergencies.

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Flashlight used as robbery weapon

March 3, 2014

Law enforcement authorities say a flashlight was used last week in the robbery of a man in a rural part of Oconee County, between Seneca and Clemson. Terrell Logan Compton, 27-year old Seneca area resident, was arrested and charged with armed robbery and assault and battery first degree. According to the allegations, Compton used a…

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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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