Student died of head injury

The autopsy showed that Clemson student Tucker Hipps died Monday of a head injury. And Coroner Karl Addis said the head injury to the 19-year old from Piedmont was “consistent with an unsupported fall.” Addis said this about the injury: “…it is consistent with him falling from one of the spans which is approximately 20 to 23 feet above the […]

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Seneca High’s Bergey is a Commended Student

Seneca High student Melissa Bergey is a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. According to Principal Cliff Roberts, commended students such as Melissa placed among the top five percent of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship QualifyingTest in 2013. She gets a letter of commendation to […]

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Preparing Walhalla for Streetscape

The Walhalla utilities superintendent, in the company of two out of towners, strolled Main Street downtown this afternoon—-interpreted as a sign of the oncoming project Streetscape. Scott Parris said a Duke Energy representative and an electrical engineer associated with the company designing Streetscape were having a look at Main Street downtown. “Right now we’re looking at the conduit routing for […]

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Stats show Oconee avoided summer scorch

Oconeeans who awoke this morning to fall-like temperatures need no calendar to remind them that the summer of 2014 is history. Perhaps, depending on your tolerance for the heat, will determine how you viewed the summer. For those who thought things unusually comfortable, statistics bear that out. At her Walhalla station, U-S Weather Observer Barbara Wilson noted only two days—July […]

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Voter Registration Day

Today is National Voter Registration Day, and the state Election Commission urges all South Carolinians to exercise the right to vote on November 4. The first step, however, is registering to vote for those who have not yet. The League of Women Voters holds a registration drive today on the bridge outside the Cooper Library at Clemson University. You can […]

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Student’s autopsy results to be announced

The spokesman for Oconee Sheriff’s Office says there is not a lot of new information this morning on the death of a 19-year old Clemson student.  Tucker Hipps was found in shallow water yesterday afternoon between the set of highway 93 bridges near the Y Beach.  A missing person report had been issued yesterday morning, and the campus police officer […]

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Arrest alleges breach of trust against employer

A 26-year old man has been arrested by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office and accused of taking money from his employer. The Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Adam Joseph Livingston of Peaceful Lane, Seneca on the charge of breach of trust at Tri-Star Imports on the Wells Highway, Seneca. The Sheriff’s Office quotes the complainant as saying that daily money […]

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Architect’s rendering of new utilities yard

 All Seneca residents have an invitation this week to view drawings and ask questions about the city’s plans to build a new utilities’ complex behind City Hall between North Second and Third streets in the city blocks bordered by Depot and Walnut streets. The city council’s Light and Water Committee had a look at architect’s sketches last night. The sketches […]

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Hospital achieves positive margin in August

More patients using a variety of services led Oconee Medical Center to achieve a positive margin of nearly $220 thousand in August. The board of directors was told last night those patient volumes were strong in the hospital last month, and that other services, including the Emergency Department, surgery and hospice had more patients than expected. The positive results helped […]

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