Deer are out and about!

State troopers reported a pair of car-deer accidents this morning in Oconee and Pickens counties.  Shortly after 5:30, one accident occurred on highway 11 in Oconee.  About 30 minutes earlier, another car-deer accident occurred in Pickens County on the Farrs Bridge Road near 183.

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Westminster carjacking leads to Clemson

An investigation into a Westminster carjacking led to Clemson where the police found a stolen car and apprehended at least one individual.  At last report, the police were looking for a second individual. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office started an investigation of a carjacking and the theft of a purse at Hobson Street and Cornelia Avenue.  Later a stolen Mustang was […]

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Pendleton area employer upfitting its building

The state Commerce Department announced that Ortec, the bio-material and polymer technology company, is expanding operations in Anderson County near Pendleton.  The upfitting of its building on the Westinghouse Road complements recent growth at its facilities in both Pickens and Greenville counties.  On Westinghouse Road, Ortec plans to invest $20 million and create 60 new jobs and upfit its existing […]

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Pinnacle fire 84% contained

Officials at the command post in Pickens County say the Pinnacle Mountain fire is now 84% contained and the fire lines appear to be holding.  Last night’s infrared flight revealed hot spots in the most recently active northeastern section of the fire. Hand crews and a fire track are focusing on that area today, extinguishing hot spots, clearing the fire […]

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Three Oconee road projects to benefit from federal allocation

Three road improvement projects in Oconee County are to benefit from proposed allocations from the federal government.  The South Carolina DOT announced yesterday that public comment is invited on re-construction and re-habilitation work on 424.58 miles of roads across South Carolina, including three projects in Oconee.  One is to re-habilitate nearly three and a half miles of north highway 11.  […]

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Seneca real estate holdings grow

  The donation by a bank of a building and property in foreclosure will allow Seneca to grow its real estate holdings.  In a special meeting, the city council moved to accept Blue Ridge Bank’s gift of the building and property at 416 E. Main Street.  City Administrator Greg Dietterick said the red-colored building there is appealing to the city […]

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