Drug charges placed against Easley driver near Salem

A car without tag lights at 2:30 in the morning near Salem attracted the attention of a sheriff’s deputy. And yesterday’s traffic stop on north highway 11 at Flat Shoals Road led to drug charges against a young driver. The Sheriff’s Office has announced charges of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance against 17-year old Easley resident Joshua […]

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Letter of support approved

Oconee County Council approved a letter of support this week for Tri-County Technical College’s plans for a new building on its main campus in Pendleton. The project to build a Tech Student Success Center is independent of ongoing efforts at securing a satellite campus in Oconee County. The letter of support is something which Tech may take later this year […]

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Discoloration in the City of Clemson’s drinking water

The City of Clemson is experiencing an increase in discoloration in its drinking water and has issued the following ***PUBLIC NOTICE FROM THE ANDERSON REGIONAL JOINT WATER SYSTEM*** “The water plant has detected color in the raw drinking water supply caused by increased levels of manganese and iron dissolved in the water. Manganese and iron are naturally occurring elements that […]

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Truck driver ticketed

The State Patrol has announced a citation of too fast for conditions has been issued to the driver of a semi-truck involved in today’s accident with a “CAT” bus near Seneca. Trooper Gary Miller said the ticket was issued to Westminster resident Jeremy Kane Godwin, whose semi-truck was pulling a flatbed trailer. Godwin was uninjured but eight of the 12 […]

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Bus-truck accident near Seneca

As many as eight people are said to be undergoing medical treatment from a bus-truck accident near Seneca.  It happened late this morning on 123 and Carson Road and that wreck scene has forced traffic to detour.  One of the diversion routes is Seneca’s Lindsay Road.  Greg Dietterick, city administrator at the scene, said most of those being treated are […]

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Proclamation recognizes 50-year business

After 50 years, the Duncans are still going strong in their family machine and tool business near Westminster. Several members of the family were present during last night’s County Council meeting to receive an official proclamation. In a building along 123/the Sandifer Boulevard, Oconee Machine & Tool operates 12 thousand square feet with 16 employees. District Four Councilman Joel Thrift […]

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Oconee considers new piece of litigation

An executive session of the Oconee County Council broke up after more than one hour late last night, without action on a litigation matter that was added to the closed-door session. But, in its earlier open session, the council talked about joining a lawsuit in an attempt to recover lost Register of Deed fees. Those fees were lost when banks […]

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Utility increases survive final budget readings

Water and sewer rate increases have survived final budget readings in Seneca. The city council last night gave second and last reading to a 2015-16 utilities budget that is calculated on raising both water and sewer rates by five percent. Joel Seavey, clerk-treasurer, said the increases apply equally to inside and outside municipal customers and will show up on a […]

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Terms approved for Seneca-Borg Warner lease

Seneca leaders have agreed to terms with a member of the industrial community to occupy space in the city’s commerce park bordering the Utica Mill Village. During a meeting yesterday of the Seneca Facilities Corporation, agreement was given to a seven-year lease for Borg Warner Torq Transfer Systems to open an operation in the commerce park building, occupying 99 thousand […]

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