Clemson issues statement on student’s death

Clemson University police responded to a call this morning regarding the death of a Clemson student, Michael Joseph Allen, an 18-year-old freshman pre-business major from Dunwoody, Georgia. SLED was called to campus and is continuing its investigation. At this time, foul play is not believed to be involved in the death, said Clemson University Police Chief Eric Hendricks. “There is no threat to the […]

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Body found inside Clemson football stadium

A body found today in the Clemson football stadium is a matter for a state police investigation.  But SLED’s spokesman, Thom Berry, says so far there is no foul play believed to be associated with the death.  The body was found inside the fenced area of the Tigers stadium.  The university notified the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division this morning.  […]

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Ribbon cuttings mark finish of Seneca projects

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Ribbons were cut today at three Seneca government property locations to officially mark the finish of projects that city leaders say make their city a better place today and in the future.  The ribbons were cut at the electric bus charging station on Railroad Street, at the utility warehouse and lay down yard on N. Walnut Street, and at the […]

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Tax Collector wins lawsuit

A jury at Walhalla returned a verdict in favor of the Oconee County delinquent tax collector.  The trial ended yesterday in the county Court of Common Pleas.  At issue were the allegations by Jeffrey and Donna Montague that the county seized and sold their property without notice.  But the jury ruled in favor of the office of delinquent tax collector. […]

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Blood drive remembers fallen trooper

On December 6, 2000 Eric Nicholson donated blood.  Two hours later, Nicholson became the 41st state trooper to lose his life in the line of duty in South Carolina.  To honor his memory, the Blood Connection will hold its annual drive this Friday.  You can help others by donating blood, exhibiting the kind of spirit that Nicholson demonstrated.  All donors […]

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“The slightest threat of rain….”

Oconee is about to be covered by a flood watch.  The wet autumn continues to present impediments to progress in the Walhalla Streetscape project, with the contractor saying today that the “slightest threat of rain” will delay this week’s plans for new sidewalk, curb and gutter on the north side of Main Street, along with water line work from the […]

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Federal case settled under False Claim Act

United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina Bill Nettles announced Monday  that Piedmont Pathology Associates, Inc. and Piedmont Pathology, P.C., a diagnostic anatomic pathology group located in Hickory, North Carolina, has agreed to pay the United States $500,000 to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by engaging in improper financial relationships with referring physicians.  Mr. […]

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Gordon Clay Pearson

Gordon Clay Pearson, 49, of 462 Sam Brown Road, Seneca died Monday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Angela Renee Whitfield Pearson.  Graveside services will be 2 pm Tuesday at Townville Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family is at the home.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral Home is in charge of […]

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Patricia Bramlett

Patricia Ann Bramlett, 75, of 109 Sugar Creek Way, Westminster died Monday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  A graveside service will be 11 a-m Wednesday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Tuesday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers accepted.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer […]

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Senate hearing for small business recovery

Senator Tim Scott is bringing a Senate field hearing to Columbia on Friday to deal with efforts to help small business recover from October’s severe storms.  A panel is being assembled for “Strategies for Rebuilding:  An Examination of Small Business Recovery Efforts in South Carolina.”  Scott, a South Carolina Republican, and members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and […]

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