Accident blocks intersection

An accident with injuries left an intersection near Seneca temporarily blocked to thru traffic. The accident, during the 8 o’clock hour last night, occurred at 123 and Wells Highway/Sheep Farm Road. It’s the same intersection that left a couple dead in September in a five-vehicle accident.

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Separation of church and state complaint

Seneca resident Kevin Larkin says the principle of separation of church and state is being violated by Seneca High School allowing the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to sponsor a basketball tournament at the school. Larkin took his complaint last night to the Oconee County School Board. He complained that by allowing the FCA a portion of the paid admittance fees, […]

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Audit delivered to Oconee school trustees

A financial accounting of Oconee School District activities was delivered last night to the county board of trustees. The district’s outside auditor, Don Estep, reported no problems. Estep said for the accounting year that ended June 30, the district’s records reflected a $7 million increase in its net financial position, to a total net position of $147 million. But with […]

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Focusing on water and energy challenges

About 40 Clemson faculty members have a consortium to more closely examine how water and energy systems can be made more sustainable. They are banding together amid growing concerns about water scarcity and climate change. One project that has already started is generating a new form of renewable energy where rivers flow into the sea. When two streams of different […]

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Postal Service’s holiday mail deadlines

The U-S Postal Service has issued a reminder today about the holiday mail deadlines. Especially, those that apply to mailing a present to military personnel abroad and the very last day on which you can send a greeting card with the expectation that it’ll reach its destination by Christmas Eve. The next deadline applies to those in U-S military service […]

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Arrest made in Coffee Road home burglary

An arrest has been made in the investigation of a home burglary on the Coffee Road between Walhalla and Westminster. A shotgun, valued at $350 dollars, was taken during a burglary between September 1 and November 28. Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced charges of burglary first degree and larceny against Jeremy Ryan Osment, 23-year old resident of Silent Creek Drive, […]

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2007 lawsuit off the docket!

Oconee Common Pleas Court has received word of the pre-trial settlement in the case of McMahan versus Crescent Resources. It turns out to be a settlement long time in the making. According to the docket for this week’s court term, the claim for members of the McMahan family against a company that bought land in the 1960s for Duke’s Keowee-Toxaway […]

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Arrest made in golf cart thefts

Nearly one year later, law enforcement authorities have made an arrest in the case of a stolen golf cart from a home near Lake Hartwell. Oconee sheriff’s officers report the arrest of a 46-year old Anderson man. James Eric Powell of Starr was placed in the Oconee Detention Center Friday, charged with grand larceny of two golf carts one day […]

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Economist Yandle to put a wrap on 2014

In front of an Oconee County audience this week, a renowned economist will summarize the year 2014 and preview what’s likely to come in 2015. Dr. Bruce Yandle, Dean Emeritus of the College of Business and Behavioral Science at Clemson University, will be guest speaker for the Oconee Economic Alliance business forum at 8 a-m Thursday at Thrift Development near […]

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