CU concept car displayed at trade show

  A six-seat sports car, engineered by Clemson students, is on display this week at an automotive trade show. The engineering work is that of students at the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research. Called Deep Orange 3, the car features a hybrid powertrain that automatically chooses front-, rear- or all-wheel-drive. It was unveiled at the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show […]

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Defense presents witness

In trial week number two, the plaintiffs’ side rested and the defense gets to make its case. Yesterday afternoon Richard Moore of Moore-Hackney Associates testified on his plan for repairing town homes at Stoneledge on Lake Keowee. The trial is taking place in the Oconee Common Pleas Court at Walhalla.  

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Musicians choose unusual travel mode

An unusual sight this afternoon at Clemson. A man and a woman, riding a pony and a bicycle, are creating talk among those they meet because of the unusual mode of transportation they’ve chosen to make a cross-country trip. The two people—Hannah and Harvey—are musicians who made Clemson a stop on their trip from Asheville, North Carolina across the country. […]

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Texting can wait, Governor Haley says

Governor Haley wants college students to pledge that they will not text and drive. Haley joined the university presidents at both Clemson and South Carolina and others today to announce Texting Can Wait – Pledge Day and encourage students to take part in the awareness campaign. Students can do that by collecting fellow student pledges that they will not text […]

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Wanted man arrested this morning

A 21-year old Seneca area man, the subject of a public alert from the Sheriff’s Office, is in custody. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Keith Antwane Jackson was arrested this morning at the Probation Office and sent to the county Detention Center. The Sheriff’s Office listed charges against Jackson as breaking into automobiles and petty larceny September 16 at […]

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Federal budget woes to impact Lake Hartwell

Declining federal money will impact visitor services next year at two lakes managed by the Army Corps of Engineers. Projected budget cuts for 2014 are being termed significant, and the Corps reacted today with an announcement that it will close one campground and five-day use areas at Lake Hartwell and four campgrounds at Lake Thurmond. Day-use areas are also being […]

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Walhalla requests the county’s help

Oconee County Council referred for more study last night a request from Walhalla to help the city fire department install hydrants outside the city’s corporate limits. At issue is Walhalla’s request for the county to provide up to $37,100 to assist in installing seven hydrants. In response to a question from Chairman Joel Thrift, County Administrator Scott Moulder said the […]

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Seneca’s FFA at national meet

  Nine Seneca High students and their adviser have returned from last week’s national FFA convention in Louisville, Kentucky. Seneca agriculture teacher Christina Alexander says she could not be more proud of the students and the work they put in to compete in the national agri-science fair.

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Kellett protest meeting tomorrow

Homeowners opposed to Seneca building a utilities complex in the vicinity of where they live plan a rally tomorrow night. It’s to be a 6:30 meeting at the nearby Trinity Baptist Church, according to the mother of one of the nearby neighbors. Apparently there had been hope that Mayor Alexander or other city officials would take part in that meeting, […]

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$10M investment headed to Seneca, Dietterick says

A new development to make as much as a $10 million investment in Seneca by locating on property adjacent to the new Hampton Inn and Suites was announced by Seneca’s Greg Dietterick during last night’s meeting of the Oconee County Council. The city administrator used the agenda spot for extended public comment to extol the partnership and cooperation between the […]

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