Former West-Oak student killed in accident

A West-Oak High School graduate has been killed in a car accident in Abbeville County. Authorities have identified Jonathan McClure as the victim of last evening’s accident. Corp. Gary Miller of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the highway 178 accident involved a Mini Cooper that hit a utility pole and then a culvert. The 34-year old McClure was a […]

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General Sessions Court this week

Two charges against defendant Carrie Leigh Tyner top the docket for a term this week of the Oconee General Sessions Court. The docket calls for the state to present armed robbery and assault and battery second degree charges against Tyner. Court opens this morning, with 10th Circuit Judge Lawton McIntosh presiding. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Welcome Center traffic mishap

A van jumped the curb this morning at the South Carolina Welcome Center in Fair Play and damaged the structure for the vending machines. According to responders, the driver was sent to the hospital to be evaluated. A second person was momentarily trapped in the wreckage, but declined medical attention. According to Fair Play Fire Department, the damage to the […]

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Business publication spotlights new industry park

A regional business publication has published an article and a photograph of a new industry park, which is a joint venture of both Seneca and Oconee County. And those city and county leaders in charge of developing Seneca Rail Site are pleased by the attention the project has drawn in the current GSA Business publication. Richard Blackwell, for example, says […]

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Where is Faith Gwen McLane?

The public is being asked to look out for an Anderson woman reported missing by her family several years ago.  She’s Faith Gwen McLane.  Her last contact with her family came in October 2007 when McLane was at 700 North Murray Avenue in Anderson–possibly in the company of a man who may have been a long-distance truck driver.  The National […]

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Setback for effort to keep manufacturing plant

A national newspaper reports that complications have arisen over Medtronic’s effort to buy Covidien, and Oconee’s economic development recruiter admits the complications don’t bode well for the county to convince the buyer to keep the seller’s plant operating near Seneca. But Richard Blackwell says it hasn’t stopped Oconee’s effort to hold onto the long-time maker of medical products. The Wall […]

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Moper rider hurt in Seneca

A passenger on a moped required emergency hospital treatment this afternoon after an accident at a Seneca traffic light intersection. The police say the accident occurred late this morning when the moped bumped a car that had come to a stop at a red light at Wells Highway and S. Radio Station Road. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Fugitive from justice arrest in Oconee

A 36-year old man, wanted by the state of Georgia, has been arrested in Oconee County on the charge of fugitive from justice. Walter Bud Shook Jr. was being held last night in the county Detention Center, where Clark County, Georgia had placed a hold for Shook to answer to a charge of probation violation in that state. According to […]

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Clemson enrollment strong

There’s a simple reason why Clemson is a busier place this week: the return of more than 21 thousand students. The opening enrollment includes more than 3,400 freshmen and 1,200 transfer students. Official numbers won’t be available until October. Students may continue to register through August 26. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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