Graham Town Hall meeting crowd enters arena

Within 30 minutes the Lindsey Graham Town Hall meeting is scheduled to start at Clemson University.  As many as 100 people had lined up to enter the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts as early as 9:15 this morning.  They appear to be a crowd of mostly 50 year olds and above.  Apparently the organizers are quite interested in gauging […]

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Tigers to receive the key to Pickens County

Pickens County Council will honor the Clemson football Tigers by presenting the Key to the County during a ceremony Monday that will not be open to the public.  According to Pickens County Council, Monday’s ceremony in Clemson will be private–at the request of the university. The Key to Pickens County will recognize the tigers for their 2016 championship season and […]

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Staffing Oconee County museums

  The Oconee Heritage Center at Walhalla received a boost with a vote yesterday by the county’s A-TAX Commission.  The commissioners voted to recommend $40 thousand dollars worth of accommodations tax revenue to pay the costs of hiring staff to man the county museums in both Walhalla and Westminster.  Right now, according to Leslie White, heritage center director, those museums […]

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Kathy Harrington McKenzie

Salem, SC— Kathy Harrington McKenzie, 67, wife of 49 years to Edward Gene McKenzie, of 550 Nimmons Bridge Road, Salem, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 PM, Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Salem First Baptist Chruch. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.In […]

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Lindsey Graham Town Hall meeting

Clemson University doors open at 9:45 tomorrow morning for the Senator Lindsey Graham town hall meeting.  The meeting will take place at Brooks Center for the Performing Arts and the start time is 10:30.  Parking at the Brooks Center is free.  The primary parking area is located adjacent to the building.  Seating is first-come, first-served.  According to Graham’s office, signs […]

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Clemson planning viewing party for the eclipse

The total solar eclipse that will streak across the United States from coast to coast on Aug. 21 will pass directly over Clemson University. A total solar eclipse is most often a once-in-a-lifetime experience, except for those wealthy enough to travel to the relatively small and rare places around the world where these eclipses occasionally occur. The last coast-to-coast solar […]

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Road paving in Townville

Road paving is scheduled during the next week in the Townville area of I-85.  The contractor, Ashmore Brothers, a division of the Rogers Group, plans lane closures for road paving on highway 23, the Dobbins Bridge Road in Anderson, off I-85 at exit 4.  The area fronts Love’s Truck Stop.  Drivers there are asked to slow down and pay attention […]

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Mementoes depict the era of segregation

  Seneca leaders welcomed a donation last night by Oconee public schools to make easier the re-telling of the story of the era when classrooms were separated by race.  An old clock and a school horn that once sounded at the all-black Blue Ridge High School will be made part of a new exhibit to open this summer at Seneca’s […]

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Financial requests made during Westminster meeting

During a special Westminster meeting, the city’s elected leaders received requests to allot $15 thousand dollars of accommodations tax money for a new heating and air condition system for the Westminster Music Hall.  The Oconee Heritage Center requested $3,300 dollars to pay utility bills at the England Store museum.  And the mayor and members of the council will solicit the […]

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Seneca loses department head to Clemson

The six-year finance officer for Seneca has departed for a job with the city of Clemson.  Joel Seavey’s resignation was announced during last night’s city council work session by Mayor Dan Alexander.  The mayor read Seavey’s letter of resignation received earlier in the day.  Alexander expressed gratitude for Seavey’s work with Seneca.  When asked by Councilman Stuart Pohl if Seavey […]

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