Highlands of Keowee new home development

A new home development is planned within the Salem water service area, and tonight town leaders will consider an agreement to provide water service to the Highlands of Keowee.  The project, by WAB Land, LLC, is to be 195 acres and 68 single-family home lots.  Part of the proposed agreement before Town Council requires WAB Land to build, at its […]

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Trustees likely to decide staggered starts

The idea of changing school hours has its detractors, but Chairman Andy Inabinet of the Oconee School Trustees has confidence in the administration to recommend changes that will enhance the learning environment.  And one of those ways is to reduce the time that some students spend riding buses.  After last night’s work session discussion, it was apparent that the trustees […]

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Technology upgrade for Oconee high schools

Oconee school trustees made quick work of their agenda so that they were able to watch all of the national championship game.  The highlight of their meeting was saved for the end when Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations, announced a technology upgrade to allow all high school students to have their own computer device for both classroom work and […]

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Clemson National Champions

A last second Watson to Renfroe touchdown gave Clemson the national football championship, 35-31.  The Tigers were forced to come from behind to defeat Alabama. Last year Bama won the championship by beating Clemson by five points.  This time Clemson wins the championship by four.

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Arrest made in theft of pop up camper

A 32-year old Seneca man has been arrested by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office on the charge of grand larceny of a pop up camper parked in front of a home in the Utica Community near Seneca.  The camper, valued at $8 thousand, was reported missing by the owner two nights before Christmas.  Law enforcement records show the arrest of Richard […]

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Two senators’ friendly wager on THE GAME

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) have afriendly wager on the College Playoff National Championship between the Clemson University Tigers and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. If Crimson Tide wins, Senator Scott will deliver Cromer’s Peanuts to Shelby’s office. If the Tigers win, Senator Shelby will provide Preister’s Pecans to Scott’s office. Senators Scott and Shelby […]

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Medical cannibis bill to be introduced

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers will introduce comprehensive medical cannabis legislation Tuesday in the South Carolina General Assembly. At 10:30 a.m., several of the legislators will join patients and advocates in the First Floor Lobby of the State House for a news conference to discuss the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act, to will allow patients suffering from debilitating medical […]

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