Guest lecturers from the U-S Congress

The college classroom days of Senator Lindsey Graham and Congressman Trey Gowdy are long behind them. But it’s a classroom setting where Graham and Gowdy find themselves tomorrow. At Furman University, they’ll lecture on the congressional investigation into the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans. They’ll be joined by a fellow Republican lawmaker, Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz.      

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Spec buildings get a thumbs up

The use of a spec building to attract a tenant, controversial to some, is considered by others to be a valuable tool to attract economic development. And that tool got a thumbs-up this morning at a meeting near Seneca, from a man whose company represents Oconee County’s newest addition to its manufacturing community. In relocating from Georgia to South Carolina, […]

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Hampton pushes back opening

For those who’ve wondered when Oconee County’s first 100-room hotel will officially open, an answer came during a meeting this morning near Seneca. Sherrie Cobb, district sales manager, told the Oconee Alliance meeting that opening date for the Hampton Inn and Suites will be Friday, September 27—in time for Homecoming Weekend at Clemson University. Today, however, the hotel will begin […]

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Jocassee Dam topic for Duke-NRC meeting

An earthquake can happen almost anywhere, and the NRC requires every nuclear plant to be designed for site-specific ground motions that are appropriate for their locations. A meeting takes place this month near Washington for a discussion of Duke Energy’s seismic review of its Jocassee Dam. The dam is located upstream of Duke’s three Oconee reactors. The meeting involving Duke […]

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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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