Grand opening of Clemson’s Freeman Hall

Grand opening took place yesterday for the $10 million addition to Clemson University’s Freeman Hall.  According to the university, the end of this construction project for the industrial engineering department signals the birth of a new era toward pre-eminence.  The three-story addition on Fernow Street is among the first projects to be completed since the building boom began on and […]

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Robert White

Homer Robert White, 67, of 12231 N. Hwy. 11, Westminster died Tuesday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Jane McCall White.  The funeral will be 2 pm Saturday at the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Friday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is […]

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Assistance dog to comfort and support crime victims

Across 28 states there are 87 specially trained dogs that help comfort and support crime victims and their families during the investigation and prosecution of crimes.  A courthouse facility dog will soon join the office of the Oconee-Anderson Solicitor and become the first dog of its type in South Carolina.  Courthouse facility dogs are trained to be confident, affectionate, and […]

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Salem appreciates Dawn Lusk!

Salem resident Dawn Lusk often does the kinds of things that help her small town, and town leadership is appreciative of her.  Last night the mayor announced a certificate of appreciation for Lusk, who helps line up bicycle riders for Salem’s 4th of July celebration.  She also makes the town look good with her eye for a pretty flower.  Just […]

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Bridge over Richland Creek to be replaced

Once again, those who drive the Bountyland Road are faced by a detour.  The DOT is administering the replacement of a problem bridge over the Richland Creek.  If all goes well, says one DOT official, the new bridge should be finished, wrapped in a bow, and ready for vehicle traffic in time for Christmas.  A few years ago, bridge traffic […]

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Seneca expects little effect from Proterra move

The maker of Seneca’s all-electric buses is California bound, but the city expects it will notice little impact from the move.  Seneca’s Ed Halbig says it’s his understanding that bus-maker Proterra will add a new manufacturing component in the Golden State to take advantage of West Coast demand for electric buses.  “It’ll have very little effect on us.  The folks […]

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Getting rid of the dust downtown!

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Cleaning up a construction zone is the goal on the eve of the start of Walhalla’s Oktoberfest.  The workers are sweeping and washing the streets of dust and other particles, checking pedestrian crosswalks, and providing traffic devices for the weekend event.  “Please bear with us,” is the request from Hutch ‘N Son. According to the contractor, “Yesterday, we had good […]

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Homicide case atop the Pickens court docket

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The case of homicide in April 2014 at a home in Central tops the docket for trial during next week’s term of the Pickens County General Sessions Court.  According to the office of the 13th Circuit Solicitor, Benjamin Anthony Vinson goes into the court term charged with murder and the possession of a weapon during a violent crime.  An arrest […]

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Marti Jennings–a “Bolt of Brightness”

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To mark 75 years in the business, the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative selected Salem’s Marti Jennings as one of its “Bolts of Brightness.”  The recognition bestowed the Salem Town Hall employee with a check for $500 dollars earmarked for the charity or organization of her choice.  And, at last night’s town council meeting, announcement was made that Jennings will sign […]

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