Senecan arrested in Clemson hit-run case

A case of hit-run injured three Clemson students, one in critical condition.  The city police investigated the incident at 2:15 Sunday morning and now say that a Seneca man recognized himself on the police Facebook page and turned himself in later that day.  According to the police, 25-year old John Wilson Thompson has been charged with hit and run with […]

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School District gets high marks!

State officials’ examination of the technology capabilities of the Oconee School District left behind a high mark, in the opinion of Dr. Michael Thorsland, district superintendent.  “And we passed with flying colors,” Thorsland told last night’s meeting of the county trustees.  The superintendent also envisions the Oconee district improving its instruction through technology next year.  At the direction of the […]

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Agenda hints at new hires for Seneca

  There are indications that, by the time city elected leaders are through meeting tonight, there may be as many as two new individuals to occupy top office positions with Seneca city government.  A place has been reserved on tonight’s agenda for a closed-door session to take up the jobs of city attorney and finance director/clerk-treasurer.  Mike Smith, a main […]

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School budget vote slotted for second reading

  The next Oconee County public school budget, with its spending figure of $97 million dollars, attracted nothing more than routine attention during last night’s public hearing by the board of trustees.  Chairman Andy Inabinet invited comment from the audience, but last night’s audience consisted mostly of Westminster Elementary School administrators, teachers, students and faculty who were there for a […]

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Graham chairs hearing on Russian interference

  Sen. Lindsey Graham opened a Washington hearing this afternoon to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 U-S election.  Graham indicates he has no doubts that it happened.  “I think every American should be concerned with what the Russians did,” he said.  Graham chairs the Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Democrats to pass the hat June 4

  The program is set for this year’s Oconee Democratic Party fundraiser.  This one will take place next month and serve as the 5th annual such event.  Paulette Keffas-Chassin, party chair, is confident that the program, with a mix of good food, music, and speakers, will make for an enjoyable evening from 5 to 8 pm Sunday, June 4 at […]

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Children’s needs are the topic for town hall meetings

Since 1999, First Steps has helped families and caregivers across South Carolina ensure children enter school healthy and ready to succeed.  Many children and their families have benefited from the local programs and services that have been offered.  To help First Steps reach the goal to meet the needs of every child in Oconee County, a series of Community Town […]

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Two women arrested on burglary charges

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced multiple charges, including second degree burglary, against two women who were arrested early yesterday at an Oakway Road address.  The Sheriff’s Office identified the arrested as 55 year old Deborah Jane McKinley of Anderson and 44 year old Crystal Lynn Swaney of Fair Play.  A deputy became suspicious of the presence of a car […]

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School budget hearing tonight

If approved, the next Oconee school budget will approach the $100 million dollar neighborhood.  The latest projections are for public school spending in Oconee to hit the mark of $97 million—-a little more than $3.5 million from the current year.  The county trustees will accept comments and questions about the budget proposal during their 6 o’clock meeting tonight at district […]

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