Changes ahead for Oconee’s Airport

For those who fly to the Oconee Airport and then make the short drive to see a Clemson football game, changes are in store before Dabo Swinney’s highly-rated Clemson football Tigers hit the field for 2015. Sam Carver, airport director, expects a new taxiway will be in place between the runway and the terminal. A North Carolina contractor is about […]

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South Carolina retires federal loan early

A near $1 billion federal loan to help pay South Carolina unemployment insurance benefits since 2008 has been repaid early. Among those joining Governor Haley and the Department of Employment and Workforce for the announcement were Oconee state lawmakers Thomas Alexander and Bill Sandifer. The DEW yesterday made a final $120 million payment to the U-S Department of Labor. The […]

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Bank and credit cards and checkbook stolen

In a home invasion near Seneca yesterday, thieves took a checkbook, along with bank and credit cards. And investigators have surveillance video showing two men trying to use either a bank or a credit card at the Wells Fargo branch on the Clemson Boulevard within 30 minutes of the crime. Oconee deputies are looking for a black Dodge Charger. If […]

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Apartment fire displaces 6 in Clemson

One person suffered smoke inhalation this morning in an apartment fire at Clemson.  Chief Bill Daniel said the fire at LeMans Apartments at 802 College Avenue damaged an apartment occupied by six people.  Those six have been displaced from their home, but they are receiving help from the Pickens County Red Cross and from the Clemson Police Department citizen’s advocate. […]

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Home invasion near Seneca

The police say that at 4:42 this morning near Seneca two men invaded a home and awoke those inside.  You can help solve this crime if you can provide the Oconee Sheriff’s Office information about happened on Washington Street, near W. N. 1st Street.  No one was hurt.  Awakened, those inside yelled at the intruders, but the two apparently got […]

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The Keowee Key dollar impact

The home development Keowee Key is beginning to show its age, enough to require some upgrades to keep it a popular haven for hundreds of retirees and others. Now 43 years old, the Key is getting new gates at its main entrances and new water lines on the south section of the development. Project manager Kevin McCracken today gave some […]

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Where Keowee Key residents actually hail from

A man born in North Carolina who lives in Clemson put down the popular belief today about the point of origin for those who make up Oconee County’s Keowee Key home development. According to Kevin McCracken, it’s generally thought that those who live in the gated community on Lake Keowee are Yankees. But McCracken, project general manager, said 46% of […]

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Scott applauds Haley’s bill signing

Pleased that Govenor Haley signed a body-worn camera bill, U-S Senator Tim Scott says he will introduce a bill at the national level “to help provide tools and resources for departments in South Carolina and across the nation to purchase and implement body-worn cameras.” Scott last month requested a Senate subcommittee hearing to start the process to build a national […]

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