Public to weigh in on domestic violence

The co-president of the League of Women Voters of the Clemson Area, Sandra Gray of Seneca, says the problem of domestic violence everywhere makes for a sad condition—about which action should be taken in South Carolina. Gray says she draws encouragement from an effort by an ad hoc committee of South Carolina House members to try to curb the violence. […]

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Doctor testifies for the defense

In Oconee Common Pleas Court, a doctor’s testimony extended from the morning into the afternoon. Dr. Robert Stewart Eades Jr., internal medicine specialist from Mount Pleasant, interpreted the notes of nurses and doctors who cared for Dorothy Reynolds during the months leading to her death. Answering questions from defense lawyer Jay Davis, Eades interpreted some of the care summaries to […]

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Video captures pocketbook theft at restaurant

A female diner at a restaurant near Seneca left her pocketbook at her table yesterday when she walked back to the counter. When she got back to her seat, her pocketbook was missing. And Oconee Sheriff’s Office says a McDonald’s Restaurant video showed a young man took the pocketbook and left the restaurant. They believe he left in a white […]

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Under new owner, new name is Oconee Memorial Hospital

Oconee Medical Center officially today became part of the Greenville Health System. The hospital in Seneca was renamed Oconee Memorial Hospital and its top two management officials got new titles and, for one, new responsibilities. A celebration took place on the grounds of what’s now called the Oconee Medical Campus, with Oconee workers standing behind the speakers and GHS officials […]

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Students can get glimpse of the future

Richard Blackwell this morning pronounced Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum ready for the 2014 Business Industry Showcase. It’s an event where thousands of students from Oconee, Anderson and Pickens can see examples of what the future holds for some local, high-paying jobs in fields such as welding and mechatronics. As executive director of the Oconee Economic Alliance, economic development is Blackwell’s business. […]

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Seneca awards construction contracts

At a special meeting, Seneca City Council gave its utilities department the go-ahead on two construction projects. Hogan Construction has been awarded a contract worth about $2.4 million to build the downtown storage facility. A second project behind City Hall will be the addition of an electric substation. Worth about $600 thousand, that construction contract was awarded to J-L Malone […]

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Transportation help for outage workers

A deal with Seneca would help Duke Energy accommodate traffic from thousands of contract workers who are due in the area the next two months for a scheduled major outage at the Oconee Nuclear Station. At City Hall last night, Seneca Administrator Greg Dietterick announced that the city and Duke are negotiating a deal in which some of 4,500 contract […]

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Trial week three expected to be the last

Trial week three expected to be the last 0730, Wed., 1 October 2014..lrm An Oconee County medical malpractice trial, now in its third week, is taking a toll on the jury. Outside the presence of the jury yesterday, Judge Cordell Maddox told the lawyers that he’s worried about “the jury’s frustration level.” There are some indications that if the trial […]

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Fairgrounds worker injured

A worker at the Foothills Heritage Fairgrounds required hospital treatment yesterday when he was shocked as he reached inside an electrical panel box. Oconee Emergency Services identified the worker as an employee of the amusement ride company and said he was thrown back a few feet once the shock set in. Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services said the man […]

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Third meeting produces a vote

A school that serves troubled boys in Mountain Rest lost its bid last night for an exception to the county’s zoning rules to construct a new dormitory that would allow Whetstone Academy to enroll as many as 32 boys. But the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals needed two and a half hours to reach the decision in what was the […]

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