Burglars looked, but apparently did not steal

Burglars at a house near Seneca last week apparently did not steal anything from a house at 1810 Sandifer Boulevard that is now in possession of the Thornwell Home for Children in Clinton. Nevertheless, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is pursuing what happened as a criminal investigation and seeks the public’s help to solve the crime. A deputy quotes an attorney […]

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Anderson woman sentenced in federal court

An Anderson woman, owner of a manufacturing plant, has been sent to federal prison for a sentence of more than six years. U-S Attorney Bill Nettles made the announcement that Nancy Marie Stein of American Screw and Rivet Corporation was sentenced yesterday in Greenville for bank fraud and storing hazardous wastes without a permit. Stein must also make restitution in […]

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In Westminster, request denied

A recommendation by the Westminster Planning Commission to deny a zoning change that would have allowed a boarding house at 207 N. Isundega Street has been upheld by the city council. The action came this week as part of the council’s regular January meeting. At that meeting, also, the council chose Councilman Bill Brockington as mayor pro-tem. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Architects asked to redraw plans

Architects at work on plans to renovate and add to the 30-year old building that houses Oconee County’s Corinth-Shiloh fire station have been asked to go back to the drawing board, with the idea of scaling down the original cost estimate. Bill Box, president of the all-volunteer fire station near Clemson, made the announcement this morning as the department closed […]

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South Carolina agriculture on the move, Weather says

In a talk at Florence, the South Carolina agriculture commissioner said the industry is going in the right direction and with more promise than before. Hugh Weathers spoke last week at the South Carolina AgriBiz and Farm Expo which served as a fundraiser for the South Carolina Commissioner’s School for Agriculture at Clemson University. Combined with a silent auction, the […]

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Charges upgraded

The Pickens County Grand Jury has upgraded charges against a North Carolina man, one of three people charged in the 2013 vandalism of Howard’s Rock at Clemson University. An announcement from Walt Wilkins, circuit solicitor for Greenville and Pickens counties, states 20-year old Micah Rogers was formally charged with grand larceny and malicious injury to property. He is accused on […]

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Multiple warrants charge shoplifting

Oconee Sheriff’s Office served multiple warrants this week, charging three individuals with shoplifting. The accused shoplifters have been identified as 28-year old Daniel Eugene Fortner of Seneca, 43-year old Amanda Kaye Holbrook of Greenville, and 53-year old Cory Hampton Whitt of Anderson. According to the Sheriff’s Office announcement, Fortner is accused of taking items worth more than $200 dollars last […]

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Free nicotine gum and patches

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is making available free nicotine replacement therapy for smokers who do not have health insurance. DHEC’s Sharon Biggers says tobacco users who want to kick the habit in 2015 can call the S.C. Tobacco Quitline at 1-800/QUIT NOW (1-800/784-8669.) The quitline is open from 8 a-m to 3 a-m daily. An estimated […]

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Oconee names rescue of the year

Keowee Rescue Squad member Erik Sprogis has been named Rescue Squad Member of the Year for 2014. The award highlighted the annual Rescue Squad Awards banquet at the Lighthouse Restaurant. A member of the Keowee squad since 2012, Sprogis now serves as squad chief. In 2014, he responded to 62 calls for Keowee Rescue, as well as two calls for […]

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