Attorney General will issue opinion

The office of the South Carolina Attorney’s General has accepted Oconee County’s request to weigh in on the raging controversy of whether county government should enact an ordinance that pays legal expenses for county employees who are sued over actions taken as part of their official capacity. The ordinance, which has passed two of three required readings, is controversial because […]

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New deal means new minimum lake levels

A Duke Energy official says a new agreement means a new minimum level for Lake Keowee. During a Friends of Lake Keowee forum last night, Duke engineer Ed Bruce said the agreement between the utility company and the Army Corps of Engineers likely means both lakes Keowee and Jocassee will retain higher levels during times of drought. Bruce said the […]

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8th version of “Operation Infinity”

On the eve of Halloween, Oconee Sheriff’s Office had something up its sleeve for those who allegedly break society’s drug laws. The Sheriff’s Office started its eighth “Operation Infinity” drug sweep yesterday morning with a briefing that also includes officers from the Seneca police. A statement issued by Sheriff Mike Crenshaw reads, “With Halloween…and with families and children involved in […]

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An extra buzz today at Tech

The academic day today on the main campus of Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton is a once-in-a-year spectacle. Today is the day that about 250 visitors are at the college for its annual report to the people of the tri-counties. Featured speaker for the occasion is the chief operating officer of a company who has a presence within the Tech […]

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Pilot project to address honeybee-pesticide conundrum

Honeybees and pesticides are mortal enemies.  They are also among a farmer’s best friends.  ClemsonUniversity specialists are experimenting with a way to for them to get along.  They’ve established a pilot program for beekeepers and pesticide applicators to compare notes online to reduce accidental poisoning of honeybees and their hives.  Jennifer Tsuruda of Clemson Extension says about 70 beekeepers from […]

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Halloween tomorrow night!

Trick or treaters tomorrow night should be able to enjoy some ideal weather. 96.3/WGOG’s Kris Butts is forecasting cold temperatures and mostly clear skies. Walhalla reminds everyone that its traditional Halloween event this year will take place at the fire department, instead of the Depot. It’s being called “Boo in the Bay” and everyone is invited. Clemson offers a fun […]

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“We are going to see if we can do it”

The closest a Clemson Area Transit bus comes to the South Carolina Department of Vocational Rehabilitation near Seneca is the vicinity of the Utica Baptist Church.  Those who work to help clients overcome disabilities to gain employment are hoping to change that.  Al Babinicz, “CAT” exectuive director, said, “We are going to see if we can do it.”  Babinicz and […]

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Jeff Covington part of a law enforcement family

In some corners, the name Covington is synonymous with Seneca. H-P Covington was a long-time city councilman. His son, Pat, served as police chief and later as mayor. The late Pat Covington’s two sons followed their father into the law enforcement field as soon as they reached the age of 21. Today John Covington serves as Seneca police chief. His […]

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