Improvements at Fowler Road and South Carolina 11

A work project is causing traffic delay at a rural Oconee intersection, but once the improvements are in place the expectation is Fowler Road and South Carolina 11 near West Union will be safer. And that’s good news for motorists, nearby residents and, especially, the public schools. The intersection is a main turn for buses and other traffic bound for […]

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Resolution of support for Israel

Senator Lindsey Graham and three other senators are behind a resolution to support Israel as it defends itself against attacks by the terror organization Hamas. The resolution calls the rocket fire at Israel unprovoked and seeks the Palestinian Authority to dissolve the unity governing arrangement with Hamas.

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Accident on I-85

Fair Play Fire Department and other responders to I-85 in Oconee County this morning found a car in the median. No injuries reported in the accident which state troopers logged at 5:45 this morning in the northbound section at Exit 2—highway 59.

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Preliminary hearing day

Twenty-two criminal court defendants face preliminary hearings today at the Oconee County Courthouse, in front of Magistrate Will Derrick. The defendants and their attorneys get the chance to hear and see some of the evidence available to the prosecution. A one-week term of General Sessions Court is planned July 21-25.

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Emergency response team needs volunteers

An Oconee County emergency response team needs volunteers. It’s Oconee’s “CERT” program that focuses on neighbors helping neighbors during disasters. Its mission is to create awareness, to educate, and to equip residents what to do before, during and after a disaster. “CERT” looks to pick up momentum by recruiting more volunteers. A training course takes place Friday through Sunday, July […]

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Final forum for candidates

Three finalists for the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost return to Clemson University next week for the last of three campus forums. The university community gets the chance to meet the finalists from 9 to 10:15 Tuesday morning in the Lee Hall auditorium. The finalists are Gregory Crawford, dean of the College of Science at the University […]

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Broadcaster regales Rotarians with career tales

Seneca Rotarians this afternoon heard a rich and powerful voice that belongs to a veteran of the broadcast industry. From radio-television fame, Jim Bohannon spoke of a career primarily in radio news and talk shows—a career that started in his hometown of Lebanon, Missouri. It’s a career that allows Bohannon to interview many of the country’s newsmakers and, as he […]

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Riordan to be here adress hospital merger

The president/CEO of Greenville Health System, Michael Riordan, has accepted an invitation to come to Oconee County to speak to a meeting of the Oconee Economic Alliance. And Glenn Buddin, alliance chairman, says he expects Riordan will talk about the large health care provider and its imminent take over of the Oconee Medical Center. The Riordan speaking date will be […]

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Drug-seized vehicles and equipment to highest bids

Drug-seized vehicles and equipment in the possession of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office will go to auction next month and be available to the highest bidder. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw announces the auction will take place at 9 o’clock Saturday morning, August 2 at the County Vehicle Maintenance Facility at 15026 Wells Highway, Seneca. The vehicles and equipment were seized as part […]

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Moulder calls it a re-affirmation

What Scott Moulder heard at a meeting today was music to the ears of the Oconee County administrator. What the South Carolina State Ports Authority has to offer in the way of its main port in Charleston and its new in-land port at Greer is a re-affirmation, Moulder says, of the county’s partnership with Seneca to further adapt industrial property […]

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