CU named Military Friendly School

A media outfit has rated Clemson University among the 20 percent of U-S colleges, universities and trade schools that do the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students. The list is published by Victory Media, an organization for military personnel transitioning to civilian life. Clemson’s rich military heritage dates back to its founding as an […]

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Stolen speed bike found in Walhalla

An anonymous tip led the police to a Walhalla apartment complex today and the recovery of a stolen bike from Pickens County. That tip almost resulted in the police capturing a suspect in the theft of a black Suzuki speed bike. Lt. Paul Harris said the bike, belonging to a resident of Pickens County’s Bell Shoal Road, was found behind […]

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When will it rain next?

After the two rain-soaked months of July and August, you might think no one in these parts would dare to utter the question, “When will it rain next?” Doesn’t look like it’ll be today, as we’re predicting around 10% chance.  Walhalla’s last significant rain measurement (.42″) came September 4, according to the official record books of Observer Barbara Wilson.  While […]

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Scott, Graham and Duncan issue 9-11 statements

On this 9-11 anniversary, South Carolina leaders in Washington are issuing statements of remembrance. Senators Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham and Congressman Jeff Duncan are among those making statements. Duncan said, in part, “From Benghazi to New York, from Pennsylvania to the Pentagon, terrorists cowardly attacked innocents in an attempt to terrorize our people and force our country to bend […]

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Recent arrests by Oconee Sheriff’s Office

Oconee Sheriff’s Office credits undercover operations, along with the help of the Seneca Police Department, in two arrests—both of which were made the night of Thursday, September 5. A 32-year old man from the Pickens County town of Central, Travis Alonzo Donald, was arrested on four charges. The Sheriff’s Office announcement shows Donald charged with possession of a stolen tag, […]

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Bob Faires is Seneca’s 1-cent guy

It’s official. Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander has decreed that the city’s utilities superintendent, Bob Faires, shall be Seneca’s representative on a countywide task force that’ll go to work on Oconee’s next stab at a capital projects referendum. And Faires interpreted the mayor’s marching orders last night for him to have a hand on who sits on the committee representing Oconee’ […]

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A night for awards at the City Hall!

Seneca’s regular September meeting of the mayor and city council was a night for honors and recognition at City Hall. A member of the Keowee Key Community, Greg Hammill, used the forum to formally thank “CAT”—Clemson Area Transit—for its generosity in providing shuttle service to transport wounded Marines between Keowee Key and Seneca for the annual “Honoring their Service” night […]

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Seneca prepares for its electric buses

Seneca’s planning and community development director gave the city council last night an updated schedule for the delivery of the city’s fleet of electric-powered passenger buses. In the meantime, three locations in and around the city are being prepared as re-charging stations. According to Ed Halbig, one bus is being painted. A second bus is ready to be painted. A […]

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Overnight accidents in Oconee

The collision of a car and a deer this morning is under investigation in Oconee County. The Sheriff’s Office reports no injuries to the driver in the accident around 5:30 this morning on the Poplar Springs Road. Earlier, a pickup truck left Seneca’s N. Pine Street and struck a tree. EMS personnel were sent to the scene of that accident […]

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Bridge to be closed for repairs

A bridge repair project this month will require the closing of a section of a rural road near Westminster. Mack Kelley, Oconee County Engineer, says to make repairs to the Cobb Bridge over the Chauga River, the bridge will be closed temporarily to traffic. The plans call for the repairs to take place from Monday, September 16 to Monday, October […]

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