Candidates to assemble next week in Seneca

Candidates entered in the June primary have an invitation to take part next week in a forum sponsored by the Oconee Republican Party. The event takes place 6 o’clock Monday evening at the Gignilliat Center, and the public is invited. Invited are the candidates this year for Oconee County Council—Edda Cammick and Paul Corbeil for Seat One and Paul Cain […]

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Clemson graduation is Friday

More than 3,200 students are expected to receive degrees Friday when Clemson University holds spring commencement. Three ceremonies will be held: the first at 9:30 in the morning for the colleges of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, and Engineering and Science; the second at 2:30 for the colleges of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Education and Human Development; and the last […]

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Shooting outside the Westminster police station

A man has been found shot outside the police station in Westminster. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the shooting appears to have been self-inflicted and the victim had no prior dealing with the police there. After a caller reported hearing a shot, a gun and a note were found at the scene—described as the back steps of the police […]

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Oconee farm designated Century Farm

The South Carolina Century Farms Program announced the designation of the Rimrodt Farm in Oconee County as a Century Farm. The farm was purchased by the family in 1856 and been continuously owned by the family since then. Today’s owners are Jane Harris of Seneca and Louis Rimrodt of Arlington, Virginia. The Century Farms Program was created to honor families […]

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Camp site embers ignite small park fire

Quick action prevented a small fire from spreading out of control yesterday afternoon at Oconee County’s South Cove Park near Seneca. The wind blew embers from a camp site, setting afire pine straw. But Phil Shirley, the director of Oconee Parks, Recreation and Tourism says the quick use of a garden hose stopped the fire before the fire department arrived. […]

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“Little free libraries” in place at Mountain Rest

Something new arrives this month in the Mountain Rest Community. They are called “little free libraries.” A dedication takes place 10 o’clock Saturday morning, May 17 at the outdoor stage on the grounds of the Mountain Rest Community Club. One such free library is positioned along the walking trail near the stage. You can take a book, pass one onto […]

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Toddler falls into swimming pool

A child fell into a swimming pool yesterday afternoon near the Blackjack Road. This morning that boy is reported in critical condition at a Greenville hospital. Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services reports  family members found the boy lifeless on Eleven Oak Drive, but bystanders were able to provide CPR until first responders arrived. And King credits the family members […]

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Political news ahead of the June primaries

Pickens County Republican Party sponsors a candidate stump meeting and pancake breakfast at 8 o’clock Saturday morning at the Pickens County Career and Technical Center on Chastain Road in Liberty. Local and statewide candidates plan to speak—including those running for Probate Judge, State House, Lieutentant Governor, State Treasurer, State Superintendent of Education, Adjutant General, Commissioner of Agriculture, and U-S Senate. […]

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Drug bust on Salem’s Hill Street

The police at Salem have arrested two residents at 415 Hill Street, to wrap up what the police chief called a five-month undercover operation. Chief Dave Poulson says it led to charges Friday night against Tony Mark Segars and Velvet Ann Pritchett. The 48-year old Segars was charged with distribution of methamphetamine first offense. Both Segars and Pritchett were charged […]

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Late night crash injured four in Salem

A late night traffic accident injured four people in Salem, on Main Street near Alexander Road. Two pickup trucks were involved. Dave Poulson, Salem police chief, says two of the injured were flown to Greenville for medical treatment. Their conditions weren’t known to Poulson by early afternoon yesterday. Poulson says two other persons injured did not require hospital treatment. The […]

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