Pickens County homicide

A late night homicide in Liberty is being investigated by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.  The PickensCounty coroner, Kandy Kelley, says the shooting death of Duncan resident Mitchell Aaron Bradley occurred Wednesday night at 237 Watts Road, Liberty.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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New policies cover Clemson fraternities and sororities

ClemsonUniversity has announced a comprehensive plan covering the conduct of its fraternities and sororities.  The plan is aimed toward creating a culture of safety, accountability, and obedience to rules among the chapters.  Specifically, there are what Clemson calls strategies to eliminate hazing, alcohol abuse, sexual misconduct and biased actions.  The plan comes nearly a year after the still unexplained death […]

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All of South Carolina in drought status

The S.C. Drought Response Committee has upgraded the drought status of the entire state. Last month the committee had designated 28 counties to the first level of drought. Those counties are now in the second or moderate stage of drought. The counties upgraded to the moderate stage of drought include Aiken, Allendale, Barnwell, Bamberg, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Chester, Chesterfield, Clarendon, […]

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Test results likely this weekend

City of Clemson announces that the results of water samples along six streets should be available around 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon.  Those results are to determine whether a boil water advisory can be lifted for Essex Drive, Boggs Street, Cochran Road, Elm Street, Clemson Street, and Calhoun Street.  In the meantime, the boil water advisory continues, and it means that […]

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First case of mosquito-borne illness in horses

The South Carolina state veterinarian has confirmed this year’s first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis. An un-vaccinated horse died from the disease in Barnwell County. The mosquito-borne illness in horses can also affect people. Vaccination can prevent the disease in horses. Boyd Parr, state veterinarian and director of Clemson University Livestock-Poultry Health, urges horse owners to check with their veterinarian—especially […]

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Taking the wraps off “Project Crystal”

An OconeeCounty community, long skipped over when it comes to economic growth, is in line for an employer with plans for 31 jobs.  Space is set aside on next week’s County Council agenda for a public hearing on “Project Crystal”—now identified as a chemical maker with plans to locate on Newry Road.  Richard Blackwell, director of Oconee Economic Alliance, released […]

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Courtroom surprise!

A General Sessions Court witness called to the stand invoked the 5th amendment in a drug trial at the Oconee County Courthouse.  The trial ended with a conviction by the jury against a defendant charged with distribution of crack cocaine.  The sentence handed down to Gerome Chris Smith amounts to eight years in prison and five years probation.  According to […]

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Streetscape today!

Streetscape crews are to start excavating for the bases for the new downtown light poles.  Some of the old poles removed yesterday on Main, between Tugaloo and College, proved an adventure, as the workers were unsure what they would find in the ground holding the old poles.  New water service work starts today on the block between College and Catherine.  […]

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Community leaders complete program

Seventeen community leaders graduated from Oconee Foundation Fellows program, after six months of exploring issues surrounding health care today.  Since it began in 2008, more than 165 community leaders have graduated from the OMH Foundation Fellows program.  This year’s class included Judy Barnaskey, Chase Burkett, Anna Connelly, Bo Crader, Dr. Chuck Garabadian, Sam Head, Kade Herrick, Bonnie Holmes, Jan Jerome, […]

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Streetscape pace likely to impact Oktoberfest

A Walhalla councilman terms as “a real possibility” that Oktoberfest 2015 will arrive this fall without the finish of Streetscape.  It had been the hope of city leaders that the work on the entire four-block core commercial area could be finished by the third weekend in October, but delays throw that hope into question.  Councilman/Mayor Pro-tem Tjay Bagwell says, however, […]

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