Clemson student wins top scholarship

A Clemson student from Daniel High School has won a scholarship valued at $10 thousand—the largest offered by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.  Anna Schleifer was hoping for a $5 thousand scholarship when she sent her application to the Atlanta-based engineering society.  And, now, Schleifer, a 2010 Daniel High graduate, expects to graduate from Clemson in […]

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Mast-style poles not part of Streetscape

Walhallans are surprised to learn that traffic light poles with long arms are not part of what Streetscape will deliver.  Some people apparently had assumed that burying telephone and electric power lines downtown would also mean the replacement of traffic light lines strung across Main Street with mast-style poles, such as those in Clemson.  But while those poles are available, […]

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School test scores released

Oconee public schools are reporting a 15-point increase on the SATs—Scholastic Aptitude scores—taken by county students in 2015.  Dr. Michael Thorsland, superintendent, says, “The district scored above national and state norms….We are particularly happy,” Thorsland said, “to see the significant improvement at West-Oak High School, including an increase in both Writing and Critical Reading scores.”  The “SATs” are designed to […]

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Gerald Mancel Beard

Gerald Mancel Beard, 74, of 87 Angus Run, Seneca died Friday, September 11 at the the GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  He was the husband of Marlene Marie Martin Beard.  A memorial service will be 11 a-m Saturday, September 19 at Davenport Funeral Home.  A luncheon follows in the Cliffabee-Leas Club House, Seneca.  A second memorial service will be 11 a-m […]

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22-year sentence handed down

A 22-year term in prison has been ordered for the final defendant in a case of homicide three years ago in Anderson County.  According to the office of the 10th Circuit Solicitor, the sentence was ordered yesterday for Zachary Gantt.  Pleas of guilt were entered by the defendant to charges of voluntary manslaughter, kidnapping, armed robbery, and possession of a […]

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Burglary at Randy’s Automotive

Dr. Mitchell Road Break-In Picture One

  Someone broke into an auto business this month near Seneca, and the Sheriff’s Office has posted a Crime Stoppers alert for what happened at Randy’s Automotive on Dr. Mitchell Road.  The crime is believed to have occurred between 1:16 a-m and 1:51 a-m Thursday, September 3.  Surveillance footage indicates the intruder was a male.  The camera was found later […]

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What about Oakway school property?


No longer is the heart of Oakway home to an Oconee public school.  The nearest schools are Fair-Oak Elementary on 182 and West-Oak High beyond the 11 interchange.  So, what does the school district do with its buildings and property that no longer are being used?  The county trustees are scheduled to discuss the matter during their regular September meeting […]

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Seneca-Oconee coordinating bus expansion

The solution to a portion of Oconee’s population with transportation issues could be the expansion of passenger bus service into rural parts of the county.  A meeting in Seneca this morning addressed an effort to obtain grant money to make the project possible.  County Administrator Scott Moulder said he met with Ed Halbig, Seneca’s point man for “CAT” bus service.  […]

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Misuse of funds alleged at Clemson

The state police this morning announced the arrest of a Pickens County woman in a case alleging breach at trust at Clemson University.  SLED’s announcement states that Shana Lashay Grant, 34-year old Central resident, was arrested yesterday and charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent.  An arrest affidavit identifies Grant as having worked as the administrative assistant in the […]

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