OSD named in “John Doe” lawsuit

A former Walhalla teacher and coach sent to prison for sexually abusing two students is being sued on behalf of one those students, now a young adult. Last June, Richard Trey Gardner III received a suspended criminal court sentence requiring him to serve 20 years. Last week an attorney, representing a Greenville County man, filed suit against Gardner alleging assault/slander/libel. […]

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CU power restored

All power has been returned to the parts of Clemson University campus affected by an outage this morning. It made several buildings dark. A spokesman said the facilities section of the university traced the problem to a squirrel–proving, once again, that rodents on electrical lines  don’t mix.

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Keep schools and communities gun-safe

Students at two Oconee elementary schools have joined thousands of students across the state to sign pledges to keep their schools and communities safe as participants in the SC 12th Annual Student Pledge Against Gun Violence. The students at Fair-Oak and Tamassee-Salem elementary schools made a commitment that pledges them that if they see a gun they will not touch […]

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Burt takes to the friendly skies!

Burt Reynolds has apparently completed his part in Elbow Grease and, according to the Seneca events coordinator, was scheduled to fly home this morning to Jupiter, Florida. It means that Reynolds will not be taking Mayor Alexander up on an invitation to be part of tonight’s Jazz on the Alley. (By 9 this morning Jazz on the Alley, in spite […]

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Where is the fishing vest?

Phil Shirley is telling quite a story about that fishing vest worn by Burt Reynolds this week at Oconee’s High Falls Park. The famed Hollywood actor was supposed to be wearing a fishing vest as part of his wardrobe for the “Elbow Grease” filming at the Lake Keowee park. But when it came time for lights, camera, and action—there was […]

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