National award for Oconee’s broadband project

The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors has designated Oconee’s Broadband FOCUS as one of its community projects of the year. In a statement, County Administrator Scott Moulder said, “We are honored to be recognized for our work in bringing high speed fiber technology to the County.” Oconee earned the award for its role to create a 245-mile fiber […]

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All testimony finished

All testimony has ended in the Oconee trial of Laquavius Cleveland, without the defendant taking the stand.  Judge Alex Macaulay instructed the jury that it’s the right of any defendant to not testify.  Testimony finished late this morning as the defense presented its only witness, the defendant’s mother, Lasheka Nicole Cleveland.  She testified of being frantic last summer when her […]

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See if you can find the painted cat!

An art project is making Seneca’s downtown, Ramcat Alley in particular, more appealing to shoppers. Ed Halbig, planning and community development director, is announcing the completion of a project by the Blue Ridge Arts Center and the city that has placed one dozen sculptures of painted cats have been strategically placed on the Alley and elsewhere as a challenge for […]

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Small Business Resource Fair next week!

As a way to support small business development and entrepreneurs, a Small Business Resource Fair takes place next week in Seneca. Oconee Economic Alliance is collaborating with H&R Block and the Walhalla, Westminster, and Oconee chambers of commerce, to stage the fair from 4 to 7 p-m Tuesday, July 29 at the Shaver Recreation Complex. Professional business trainers and mentors […]

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Clemson hosts state’s beekeepers

The buzz at Clemson this week is the annual meeting of the South Carolina Beekeepers Association. The three-day event offers training and information for commercial beekeepers and newcomers to the business. With more than 3,000 South Carolinians engaged in the business of keeping bees, the association represents a large number of part-time family businesses whose hives are essential to the […]

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Stolen goods charges lead to arrests

Two Oconeeans were arrested this week in a Sheriff’s Office investigation into missing weapons and family heirlooms. Arrest affidavits charge Jimmy Dwayne Webb and April Dawn Nix of Cobb Bridge Road, Westminster with receiving stolen goods identified as two special .38 pistols and an antique chest containing family heirlooms. The 43-year old Webb and the 42-year old Nix were also […]

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Park Place resident turns 106!

Over more than a century, Eunice Marcom has seen much in a lifetime that embraced the country way of life. The former Walhalla resident, now living at The Residence at Park Place in Seneca, Marcom on Saturday will turn 106 years old. She was one of nine children, married during the depression. Her late husband, Frank, worked for a power […]

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Tractor-trailer accident near the Chattooga

State troopers and Long Creek Fire Department were among the responders when a tractor-trailer truck headed east slid down an embankment after attempting a turn into the Bull’s Sluice parking lot near the Chattooga River. According to Oconee Emergency Service, the tractor-trailer driver swerved to avoid an oncoming car. Minor injuries resulted. The accident occurred around 3:45 yesterday afternoon.

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Trial opens in Walhalla

A 17-year old man went on trial today in the Oconee General Sessions Court, charged with the attempted murder of his 32-year old cousin. Laquavius Cleveland is also charged with possession of a knife during a violent crime. In an opening statement to the jury, Deputy Solicitor David Wagner accused Cleveland of stabbing Hykeen Kirkland 11 times—when a deal between […]

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