Clemson seeks a Cuban partnership

The new era of communication and collaboration between the U-S and Cuba is underway, and researchers at Clemson University wants to be in on the first wave. Clemson scientists and faculty went to Havana to talk about a possible partnership.  The Clemson group met with Cuban experts, public officials and university faculty.  They explored the effects of the U-S trade […]

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Do airport hangars translate to jobs?

  An Oconee County committee gave thought today to how additional airplane parking at the county’s airport near Clemson would enhance the county’s quest for economic development.  It’s a given that the airport is an authentic tool for the potential to attract economic development, but what arose this morning at Pine Street had to do with building new airport hangars […]

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How well Oconee Nuclear operated in 2015

In 2015, according to the federal government’s assessment, the Oconee Nuclear Station operated “in a manner that preserved public health and safety and protected the environment.”  As a result, the three nuclear units will continue to receive the routine or baseline inspections that all nuclear plants receive.  If members of the public have questions or comments about that, they have […]

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Police make arrest after Westminster burglary

The police arrested a 40-year old man in Westminster after a Monday night burglary at a neighbor’s home.  The police say the crime occurred on Kay’s Lane and the arrested man lived on Pritchard Street. The Kay’s Lane resident came home, found a side door open, and discovered a man in her house.  Chief of Police Dean Awalt said the […]

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Seneca leaders to take up Hammond case

Seneca has announced an executive session of the city council tonight for the Hammond case.  After the welcome, the invocation, and the Pledge of Allegiance, the agenda for tonight’s special 6 o’clock meeting at City Hall calls for an executive session for a legal matter involving the case that emanates from the incident last summer in which a policeman shot […]

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John Glynn

  Oconee County – John Earl Glynn, 69, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016.   Born in New York, NY, Mr. Glynn was a retired contractor with Duke Power, a veteran of the United States Air Force and was the Catholic Faith.   Funeral arrangements will be announced. SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING THE FAMILY     VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Jury should not report

A jury term planned next week in the Oconee Common Pleas Court in Walhalla has been called off.  It means that all jurors summoned for duty for a week of civil court next week in Walhalla do not have to report after all.  According to a court officer, the cases that had been set for trial do not require the […]

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Preliminary flood maps available for review

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating the Flood Insurance Rate Maps for much of the Seneca Watershed, which includes areas near Lake Jocassee, Lake Keowee, the Seneca River arm of Lake Hartwell, and their tributaries.  When complete, the maps will be used for permitting and insurance purposes to determine whether properties are impacted by flood hazard zones (often […]

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Isidro Armando Hernandez

Westminster – Isidro Armando Hernandez, infant baby boy of Samuel Hernandez and Maritza Rodrequez, died March 21, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  Family will receive friends from 4- 5:00 PM, Friday, April 1, 2016 at Sandifer Funeral Home in Westminster.  Flowers are accepted and/or condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISITNG THE FAMILY   […]

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