Summer time graduation

More than 1,000 students are expected to receive their degrees at Clemson University. Summer graduation takes place at 11 Friday morning at Littlejohn Coliseum. The former president/CEO of Coburg Dairy Inc., Frank Hanckel, will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Visits to a showcase home to benefit DAR school

The Tamassee DAR School, supported by the Daughters of the American Revolution, has been designated as one of two charities to receive gifts and donations that’ll accrue from the showcasing of a house for sale in the nearby Cliffs at Keowee Falls. And members of the public get the chance to see and tour that house now through Sunday, August […]

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Being a “good corporate partner”

The switch of properties for Pioneer Rural Water District’s treatment plant will benefit both Pioneer and Oconee County, according to an explanation this morning from County Administrator Scott Moulder. The 70 acres of Oconee County property designated for the plant is outside the boundaries of the Golden Corner Commerce Park. The county will retain ownership of a smaller size of […]

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Five arrests made as result of July 3 burglary

Law enforcement authorities say the last of five people wanted in the investigation of a home burglary near the Long Creek Highway is now in custody. The latest arrest was that of Calvin Clark Webb. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office sent the 41-year old Webb to jail late last night on charges of receiving stolen goods and accessory after the fact […]

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An “all-clear” for OMC’s Lila Doyle

A state re-inspection of Oconee Medical Center’s Lila Doyle nursing and rehabilitation facility this week resulted in an all-clear finding. And it means, according to spokesman Jim Beasley of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control that Lila Doyle’s plan of correction was satisfactorily implemented, returning the facility to compliance, “and the denial of payment restriction for new […]

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Seneca approves for tourism initiative

Seneca leaders last night showed enthusiasm for an initiative designed to make South Carolina a friendlier place for tourists. The mayor and council approved spending $15 thousand for the city’s part in “South Carolina Great Outdoors” as explained by Phil Shirley, director of Oconee Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Mayor Dan Alexander told Shirley tourism is something his city wants to […]

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Pickens chooses new administrator

 Pickens County has a new man in charge. Announcement came last night of the selection of Matthew Delk, currently assistant administrator of Union County, North Carolina. Located east of Charlotte, Union is described as a fast-growing county with a population of 213 thousand. Delk once served as administrator in Bamberg County, South Carolina and he served as a National Guard […]

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Two votes for water plant project

At Oconee County’s request, Pioneer Rural Water District will accept an alternate piece of property on which to build its treatment plant. The board of directors convened after a closed-door meeting yesterday and voted to accept 70 acres on what General Manager Terry Pruitt called “the other side of the creek” at the county’s Golden Corner Commerce Park near Fair […]

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Truck fire on I-85

A small fire damaged a semi-truck this morning on I-85 northbound near the South Carolina 59 exit. The truck was transporting dog food. No one was hurt. Fair Play Fire Department responded shortly after 4 o’clock. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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