Bear hunters “got turned around”

At dark last night, four or five bear hunters became lost near Seneca, but were found after about one hour of searching. Oconee County ordered a search and rescue operation beginning about 9 o’clock last night on highway 130 in the vicinity of Lake Jocassee and the Bad Creek hydro plant. A spokesman said the hunters lost their bearings, but […]

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Ebola news conference today

Greenville Health System, of which Oconee Memorial Hospital now belongs, will outline its response plan to the infectious and deadly disease Ebola during a news conference this afternoon in Greenville. Ebola was to have been addressed by Oconee Memorial’s Pat Smith during last night’s meeting of the local hospital board, but Campus President Hunter Kome says the item was deleted […]

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Gravel section of county road and to be closed

The Oconee Roads and Bridges Department will temporarily close the gravel part of Brown Farm Road near Seneca during the daylight hours next week for a topographic survey. The affected stretch of the Brown Farm Road connects the Steve Nix and the Armstrong roads. The work is to begin Monday, with Friday the anticipated finish date. For those who travel […]

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Wanted man turns himself in

An early morning arrest Saturday has ended the search by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office for a man who is accused of choking and stabbing his girlfriend near Seneca. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says Calvin Eugene Holland turned himself in and was booked in the Oconee Detention Center around 5 a-m. The 46-year old Holland is accused of attempted murder and the […]

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Preliminary work begins on TDC’s headquarters

Some clearing has taken place, and heavy equipment has been moved onto the property where TDC Cutting Tools plans to establish its overseas headquarters in Oconee County. The property fronts TDC’s subsidiary, Greenfield Industries, on highway 123 between Seneca and Clemson. Thirty-eight new jobs are to be created there. A symbolic ground breaking was held June 6. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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BASF employee arrested

An employee of a manufacturing plant near Seneca has been arrested and charged with crime against his employer. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced that Walhalla resident Bryan Keith Jones was arrested and jailed yesterday morning on the charge of breach of trust. The affidavit to the arrest warrant charges that the 50-year old Jones breached the trust of his […]

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Suspect in custody!

A situation of potential danger has been alleviated in the vicinity of Seneca High School. For a time this morning, the school was under code red which meant that students and staff were confined to their rooms, while the police looked for a suspect. The code red, however, was a precaution on the side of safety while the police looked […]

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Former Oconee deputy arrested

The investigation of a physical abuse complaint has led to the arrest of an Oconee sheriff’s deputy. The state police obtained a warrant charging Robert Beddingfield with assault and battery third degree on his nine-year old son. Beddingfield was placed last night in the Oconee Jail and, according to the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw terminated Beddingfield from his job […]

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New Habitat for Humanity House

The Habitat for Humanity House that volunteers are building on the Clemson campus is made of new energy-efficient materials that will help the owner save money on heating and air conditioning bills while reducing its carbon footprint. Students, faculty members and other volunteers are building the house on Bowman Field as part of Homecoming tradition dating to 1993. The partially-completed […]

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