Clemson’s Clements gets a seat at the table!

Clemson University will have a seat at the table this week in Washington at a forum to talk about how business and higher education can collaborate on workforce development and economic competitiveness. That seat will go Clemson President James Clements—one of about 30 higher education leaders and more than two dozen business executives. They have been invited Thursday and Friday […]

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Seneca declares war against grease and food wastes

Seneca Light and Water has declared war against grease and food wastes from entering the drains of their customers and, ultimately, the city’s sewer lines. And they are hoping to enlist everyone’s help. A citywide restaurant and food service inspection and treatment program is not enough, according to utilities director Bob Faires. It’s also important that all homemakers keep cooking […]

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Facelift for hopsital emergency department

Oconee Medical Center’s emergency department remains a 20-bed unit, but a lot else has changed—-for the better! A bright green ribbon was cut this morning to mark the completion of a one-year renovation project. New flooring, new counter tops, and a new-look waiting room are among the features of the $550 thousand project that took one year to complete. The […]

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Voters asked to return to the polls

Voters in Oconee County and the rest of South Carolina are being asked to return to the polls next week to decide run-off elections. Primary run-off elections take place Tuesday, June 24. Democratic voters get to choose between Shelia Gallagher and Tom Thompson for State Superintendent of Education. Republican voters will select their nominees between Mike Campbell and between Henry […]

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Home fire in the Wexford subdivison

Fire has taken a heavy toll to a home in the Wexford subdivision, between Seneca and Clemson. Multiple fire departments responded to the address on Beacon Ridge Drive and found fire consuming the house.  No injuries reported.  All members of the family made it to safety.  It took about one hour to put a stop to the fire.  The first […]

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Holdup in Clemson

An armed robbery occurred this morning at a Clemson convenience  store.  Jimmy Dixon, the police chief, says information will be released this evening on what happened at the Sunoco station on U-S 76 near the 123 traffic lights.

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Indoor aquatic center pins hopes on November ballot

The project to build Oconee County’s first public indoor swimming pool combined with a general recreation center is headed for this year’s General Election ballot. It’ll be a referendum vote November 4—a proposition in which Oconeeans are being asked to accept an extra penny of sales tax in exchange for a variety of improvement projects countywide. One of them is […]

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Crenshaw to neighbors: “Bear with us.”

Oconee County officials have been receiving inquiries this week from concerned Walhalla residents that the height of the new jail will actually be higher than they’ve been led to believe. But Sheriff Mike Crenshaw is asking patience from those residents because, the sheriff says, he is getting assurance from the contractor that the finished building will actually be lower than […]

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Former Walhallan’s son draws All-Star invite

 Princeton University basketball player Clay Wilson’s Oconee County relatives have received the news that the rising senior is getting the chance to compete this summer in international competition. He’s Clay Wilson, son of former Walhallan Dean Wilson Owasso, Oklahoma and nephew of 96.3/WGOG account executive Ann Anderson of Walhalla. Clay Wilson has an invitation to join the Global Sports/All Star […]

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