Crash in Clemson


This traffic pole remained upright in spite of an accident late Sunday morning in Clemson. The small pickup involved didn’t fare as well, as it sustained heavy front damage.  The accident slowed eastbound traffic on U-S 123 in front of Gateway Village, home to Publix and McAlister’s. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Wear jeans and your finest jewelry!

Dress up fancy in jeans or whatever and women wear your finest “diamond” jewelry.  That’s the hook for the public to come out for a big Saturday night social occasion in Oconee County for a good cause.  The organization “Ripple of One” that tries to reduce reliance on government assistance by working with one client at a time will hold […]

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Dying tree is a safety hazard

A large tree inside Clemson’s Memorial Stadium is dying and, according to the university, creates a safety hazard.  The large white oak is to be replaced by a bald cypress, scheduled to be planted once the football season ends.  The dying tree stands in the southeast corner of the lower seating bowl.  According to the university arborist, university landscape services […]

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Students tackle issue of hazing


Two students at Clemson are taking on the issue of hazing within student organizations by creating a Hazing Prevention Week as part of Campus Safety Month.  Nick Balfe and Cooper Stewart of the Triangle Fraternity are taking the initiative to stress the importance of preventing hazing on college campuses.  Hazing is one avenue explored by the Oconee sheriff’s officers as […]

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Rural head-on crash

A report from Oconee County Dispatch indicates the injuries in a late night car crash on South Carolina 24 turned out to be minor.  The head-on crash was reported 10:20 last night at 24 and the Coneross Creek Road.  Fire broke out in a carport during the midnight hour near Westminster.  That fire occurred on the Marcengill Road. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Seneca zoning change requested

Crescent Communities will seek a zoning change tonight in Seneca.  The city planning commission holds a 6 o’clock hearing at City Hall to consider the application to assign a R-15 zoning classification to property on the west side of the Old Salem Road—330 feet north of Loran Pointe Circle.  The property is now zoned PD-U. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Ribbon cut for industrial expansion


Two new buildings on the campus of an Oconee cutting tool plant near Clemson have been completed and are open for business.  At the end of a ceremony this morning, a ribbon was cut to officially open a recycling center and the office building that will serve as the world headquarters of Greenfield Industries TDC Cutting Tools outside of China, […]

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Shannon Prophitt

Shannon Diane Kelley Prophitt, 37, of 162 Bluebird Lane, Central died Thursday.  She was the wife of Israel Zack Prophitt.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Sunday at the Foothills Fellowship Church, Westminster.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The body will lie in state prior to the service Sunday at 10 a-m at the church.  Memorials in her […]

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Library trustees to convene in Seneca

Oconee’s library trustees are returning to Seneca!  Their next board of trustees meeting will be 5:30 Monday evening, September 28 at the Seneca Library, and the public is invited.  The Seneca branch is located at 300 E. South Second Street. The trustees reserve the start of their meeting to hear from the public about library service countywide.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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