Heavy fire damage to Seneca home

Seneca Fire Department assesses heavy damage to a home this morning near the 123 By-Pass. But all five occupants at 718 Evelyn Drive are OK, and all fire fighters have been accounted for. Chris Cartee, spokesman for the department, said it’s too early to ascribe a cause for this morning’s 2 o’clock hour fire, but an investigation is underway. By […]

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Campuswide dialogue on race and diversity

The College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities at Clemson University kicked-off events for the second half of its year long series “Race and the University” with a dialogue about the events that unfolded last summer and fall in Ferguson, Missouri. This spring’s schedule includes conversations aimed at a campuswide dialogue about race and diversity at Clemson—past, present and future. A […]

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Trees to be toppled Monday

 The director of Walhalla Public Works, James Moore, has chosen Monday as the day to begin the removal of the downtown Bradford Pear trees. According to Nancy Goehle, the tree-cutting on Main Street, between Ann and Tugaloo, will begin on the Ann Street side and start with the trees causing the most trouble. That’s a reference to the trees that […]

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History buff recalls “Pitchfork” Ben Tillman

When Seneca’s Lowell Ross went to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1970, he took a keen interest in all that preceded him. And that included researching a 19th century governor whose legacy is an issue today. Benjamin Tillman was known for a lot of things—for his term as governor and his part in establishing Clemson University as an […]

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Zoning variance to be requested Tuesday

At its meeting next week, Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals will consider a variance request inside a lake residential district. The hearing is part of the board’s meeting at 6 o’clock Tuesday night in Council Chambers at the Oconee County Administrative Complex in Walhalla. The public may attend.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Travel program promotes engineering careers

Hundreds of students across South Carolina get the chance over the next three months to try their hands at four kinds of engineering that hold the promise of high-paying jobs that could be critical to the country’s prosperity. A Clemson University team will visit five cities through April to show students how the science and math they are learning in […]

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Fire on W. Pine Grove Road

Fire broke out last night in the kitchen of a W. Pine Grove Road home inside the Fair Play fire district. No one injured. Beginning around 7:30, fire fighters were on the scene for a couple of hours and the Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross was called to assist the family. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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The award goes to … Seneca

Seneca has received an award for Best T-shirt design for its Cruising on Main t-shirt. That award, received by Events Coordinator Riley Johnson and Recreation Director Rick Lacey, was presented during a Myrtle Beach conference of the South Carolina Festival and Events Association. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Fraud alleged at Fair-Oak Elementary

A woman who served as president of the PTO at Fair-Oak Elementary School has been arrested and charged with breach of trust. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the arrest yesterday of Misty Brook Cain Radel, 41 years old, related to an investigation of financial fraud that began at the school in November. A statement from the Sheriff’s Office says, […]

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