Missing inmate in custody

Pickens County authorities have captured an inmate who walked away from a work detail on Monday, July 11.  Authorities from the Pickens County Stockade reported that Casey William Gillespie was discovered missing from the work detail and immediately initiated an investigation into his disappearance. Yesterday morning deputies stopped a vehicle that had been under surveillance. Gillespie was found inside the vehicle […]

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Tech sets summer gradaution ceremony

Dr. Ronnie L. Booth, president of Tri-County Technical College, will deliver the College’s summer commencement address Wednesday, August 3, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center. Approximately 300 students will receive degrees, diplomas and/or certificates.  In addition to families and guests of the graduates, alumni and other friends of the College are invited to attend the ceremony. Dr. Booth […]

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Unwanted pets get a ride north

Oconee’s unwanted pets can now ride in style to new homes in the northeast, where there is a shortage of adoptable cats and dogs.  Nearly $55 thousand worth of donations provided the county Humane Society a new, customized Mercedes van that can transport 25 to 30 animals at a time.  The Humane Society’s old van could haul only about eight. […]

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Three arrested after late night disturbance

Three people have been arrested after a late night disturbance in front of an apartment complex in Seneca.  The police say they received reports of a fight and later shots fired shortly before 11:45 Monday night in the vicinity of apartment units on E-S 6th Street.  Law enforcement records show the following three people were arrested and charged with assault […]

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Westminster man rode bike across the U-S

A Westminster man went looking for America and found it—-on an across-the-country bicycle ride which he recently completed.  Dan Schmiedt posted pictures and a journal of a trip that crossed the U-S from the Atlantic to the Pacific.  All of that pedaling allowed him to accomplish a goal of losing weight.  Perhaps, more important it let him focus on sceneries […]

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Mary Hosea

  Seneca – Mary Ruth Garrison Hosea, 86, widow of the late Herbert J. Hosea, of 707 S Depot Street, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.   In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by brothers, Cecil A. and Willard B. Garrison. A funeral service will be held 11:30 Saturday, July 16, […]

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A $1.7M return to county road building

A vote by the Oconee County Council next week could send the county back into the business of paving roads.  The council agenda for Tuesday night contains a recommendation that the county award the job of road paving to Hubbard Paving and Grading of Walhalla, in the amount of $1.6 million dollars.  A recommended 10% contingency amount could increase the […]

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Don’t Waste Food S.C.

South Carolina government agencies are getting behind a campaign to reduce the number one item thrown away in the state: wasted food. One out of six people struggle with hunger in the United States, yet food waste is the largest component being sent to landfills and accounted for 21 percent (35.2 million tons) of the nation’s waste in 2013. South […]

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Anderson woman is national GOP delegate

Anderson resident Susan Aiken is packing her bags for Cleveland, Ohio for next week’s Republican National Convention  As a delegate from South Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District Aiken, like delegates from across the district, is committed to voting for Donald Trump to gain the GOP nomination for President—and that’s despite the fact that Marco Rubio was her first choice.  But she […]

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Campus landmark in its final days?

The life of a Clemson University landmark may soon come to an end.  A committee report calling for the demolition of the Clemson House, which sits on a perch above the main campus, is on the agenda of this morning’s meeting of the university board of trustees.  If the Clemson House is demolished, the demolition will be another change in […]

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