Large crowds anticipated for Clemson spring game

Clemson’s national football championship likely will swell the crowd for Saturday’s Spring Game.  And the city will treat the game as if it were a normal game weekend. Access to the downtown neighborhoods will be the same as during a regular home game. According to the city, make sure you can tell officers where you are going and don’t be […]

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Tech seeks no dollar increase from Oconee

  If Oconee County will apply the required tax millage to produce $1.5 million for Tri-County Technical College, that allocation will meet the county’s contribution to the college that serves the counties of Oconee, Anderson and Pickens.  Dr. Ronnie Booth, college president, presented Tech’s new budget request and expressed satisfaction that $1,512,000 will cover physical plant operations, capital renovations, and […]

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County leaders are resolute against medical marijuana

  In the form of a resolution, Oconee’s elected leaders are advising state lawmakers to refrain from passing a bill that would allow doctor-approved patients to smoke weed to relieve their pain.  The county council acted after hearing two men with law enforcement background warn of dire and un-intended consequences for society.  The council was unanimous last night, although Seneca’s […]

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Man killed in confrontation with Pendleton police officer

A man killed during a confrontation with a Pendleton police officer is the subject of an investigation by the state police.  According to the state Law Enforcement Division, forensic evidence is being gathered and analyzed; interviews are being conducted with the responding officers and others.  There is no dash cam video.  There is body cam video of the incident.  The […]

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Defense lawyer: “It’s ridiculous”

A circuit judge in Walhalla has ordered the state Attorney’s General Office to be ready by July 1 to try a Seneca man on charges of the sexual exploitation of minors. Suzanne Earle, attorney for Robert Kevin Adams, moved yesterday for a speedy trial for her client who has sat in a jail cell 18 months awaiting trial.  Earle said, […]

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Oconeeans are victims of vehicle break-ins

  Thieves are forcing some Oconeeans to make sure they don’t leave valuables in their parked cars.  Apparently there was a series of vehicle break-ins Monday night on Galleon Court in the Spanish Cove subdivision near West Union and on Remus Drive and the Rock Crusher Road near Walhalla.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office is investigating.    

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Attorneys strike fast against Pioneer

Attorneys for three governmental entities in Oconee County have filed papers in the Common Pleas Court seeking judgment and injunctive relief against the Pioneer Rural Water District.  Attorneys for Seneca, Westminster and Oconee County, based on votes taken last week by their elected officials, want the court to make a declaratory judgment “that Pioneer is not entitled to construct and […]

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Trustees approach first budget vote

  In two weeks, Oconee trustees will be asked to cast their first vote on a new budget.  Now, however, school budget writers have figures from one legislative chamber only on which to base their calculations for 2017-18.  Gloria Moore, the district finance officer, gave the trustees projections based on House of Representatives projections.  Moore awaits figures from the Senate, […]

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Duncan: “I offer my deepest condolences”

Congressman Jeff Duncan wants the U-S to help South America’s Colombia recover from mudslides that killed 250 people.  Duncan chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.  Duncan:   “I offer my deepest condolences to the Colombian people following the tragic mudslides this weekend in Mocoa. Such devastation is heartbreaking, and the United States shares in the grief felt […]

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A “Y” appeals to the public schools

Oconee school trustees are about to vote to become a “strategic partner” of the effort to build the county’s first YMCA.  Chairman Andy Inabinet last night gave a strong hint that the public schools are about to jump into the water with the “Y”.  Support by the public schools to build a “Y” on the grounds of the Oconee Medical […]

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