History buff recalls “Pitchfork” Ben Tillman

When Seneca’s Lowell Ross went to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1970, he took a keen interest in all that preceded him. And that included researching a 19th century governor whose legacy is an issue today. Benjamin Tillman was known for a lot of things—for his term as governor and his part in establishing Clemson University as an […]

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Travel program promotes engineering careers

Hundreds of students across South Carolina get the chance over the next three months to try their hands at four kinds of engineering that hold the promise of high-paying jobs that could be critical to the country’s prosperity. A Clemson University team will visit five cities through April to show students how the science and math they are learning in […]

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Fire on W. Pine Grove Road

Fire broke out last night in the kitchen of a W. Pine Grove Road home inside the Fair Play fire district. No one injured. Beginning around 7:30, fire fighters were on the scene for a couple of hours and the Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross was called to assist the family.

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The award goes to … Seneca

Seneca has received an award for Best T-shirt design for its Cruising on Main t-shirt. That award, received by Events Coordinator Riley Johnson and Recreation Director Rick Lacey, was presented during a Myrtle Beach conference of the South Carolina Festival and Events Association.

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Fraud alleged at Fair-Oak Elementary

A woman who served as president of the PTO at Fair-Oak Elementary School has been arrested and charged with breach of trust. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the arrest yesterday of Misty Brook Cain Radel, 41 years old, related to an investigation of financial fraud that began at the school in November. A statement from the Sheriff’s Office says, […]

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Burglars looked, but apparently did not steal

Burglars at a house near Seneca last week apparently did not steal anything from a house at 1810 Sandifer Boulevard that is now in possession of the Thornwell Home for Children in Clinton. Nevertheless, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is pursuing what happened as a criminal investigation and seeks the public’s help to solve the crime. A deputy quotes an attorney […]

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Anderson woman sentenced in federal court

An Anderson woman, owner of a manufacturing plant, has been sent to federal prison for a sentence of more than six years. U-S Attorney Bill Nettles made the announcement that Nancy Marie Stein of American Screw and Rivet Corporation was sentenced yesterday in Greenville for bank fraud and storing hazardous wastes without a permit. Stein must also make restitution in […]

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