Nuclear power researcher bookends year with honors

A Clemson University senior lecturer who helped improve the understanding of thermal hydraulics as France became a world leader in nuclear power is looking forward to fall semester after wrapping up a year bookended by two honors. Jean Marc Delhaye won a Clemson University teaching award almost exactly a year after a professional society recognized his pioneering research with nuclear […]

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Produce coupons went quickly

Five-hundred coupons, each worth $25 worth of produce, went quickly this week at the Oconee United Way in Seneca. This summer’s supply of coupons was exhausted by the first hour of the second day of the hand-outs. And while those coupons are now in the hands of deserving senior citizens, the United Way is hopeful that they’ll be quickly redeemed […]

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State law supecedes Oconee’s

The stroke of a pen this week by Governor Nikki Haley signed into law a bill that makes texting while driving illegal throughout South Carolina. It supercedes all other ordinances, such as Oconee County’s first-year law that forbids drivers’ use of communication devices while their vehicles are in motion. It also means that driving in Oconee with one ear pressed […]

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Two Soil and Water seats available this year

Two seats on Oconee County’s Soil and Water Conservation Commission are available during this year’s November General Election. But to land a space on the ballot, a candidate must first collect 100 signatures of county residents by petition. The two seats available this year are those seats currently held by Bob Winchester and Carol Hendrix, and both are engaged in […]

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FBI focus on laser threats to aircraft

A new FBI national campaign is aimed at stopping people from pointing lasers at aircraft. It’s a federal violation that presents danger to the pilots, passengers and those on the ground. The FBI offers a reward of up to $10 thousand for information that leads to the arrest of any individual who aims a laser at aircraft. The reward is […]

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Marines coming to Upstate for R&R

The public is invited to take part in a welcoming patriotic parade Monday, June 23 to honor visiting Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina—as well as a group from the Marine Corps Upstate Wounded Warrior Regiment. About 40 Marines are expected. Individuals and businesses are asked to help line the parade route with signs, flag waving, and expressions of thanks […]

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Chamber members asked to weigh-in

The members of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce are being asked by their home office to indicate whether they favor a pair of questions for the November General Election ballot. One is whether chamber members support a one-cent sales tax increase to fund a variety of betterment projects across the county—such as new libraries and an indoor recreation and aquatic […]

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Blood found at burglary scene near Seneca

The burglar who got into a home near Seneca through a window and stole a gun and cash apparently left something behind. An Oconee sheriff’s deputy found blood nearby 1460 South Walnut Street, and now the Sheriff’s Office requests the public to provide any information that can be helpful to solve what happened there November 3, 2013. The victim came […]

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West Union resignations!

At its meeting last night, West Union Town Council accepted the resignation of Councilman Danny Cappelen. He had only recently begun serving a new, 2-year term in office. The Cappelen resignation apparently will require a special election to fill the seat. West Union Town Council last night also accepted the resignation of its attorney, Paul Cain, who resigned after having […]

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Once again, most Oconee voters stayed home

Dramatic as results were in Oconee voting, the truth is most county residents qualified to have cast ballots yesterday sat the elections out. The figures pored over this morning by Joy Brooks, elections director, attest to another countywide turnout of fewer than 20%—19.7% to be exact according to unofficial totals. As one county leader lamented, it’s sad and it raises […]

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