Clemson Gets ROI Rating

Clemson University has been named one of the top 50 public U.S. colleges in the return on the investment in a degree. The ranking, provided by the college database, reported the 30 year return on investment in a Clemson degree is $409,200.  Neil Burton, executive director of the Center for Career and Professional Development at Clemson says the return on […]

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Warrants Obtained Against Burdette

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office obtained warrants yesterday afternoon against 34 year old Shane Adam Burdette in the Tuesday morning shooting death of James Evan Tyner. The two warrants charge Burdette with murder and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime. The murder warrants allege that Mr. Burdette killed the victim Mr. Tyner by “shooting him with a […]

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Potential Dangerous Weather for Golden Corner

National Weather service has issued a flash flood watch in effect from 10 am this morning through late tonight. A cold front will approach from the Tennessee Valley today, and that will increase the coverage and intensity of showers and thunderstorms across the Western Carolinas and Northeast Georgia. The national weather service says storms may be particularly severe this afternoon […]

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Answers to Veterans Administration Benefits

A representative from the Veterans Administration will be available next week to answer questions regarding benefits for Military Veterans in Oconee County. Mia Temple will be available Tuesday July 16 at 6 pm at the Seneca American Legion Post on North Fairplay street. Temple is a Veterans Administration medical representative from the Dorn VA Medical center of Columbia. Ms. Temple […]

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Former Clemson Student Sentenced

A former Clemson Student has been sentenced to 20 years following a guilty plea in the case of a DUI involving a death. 21 year old Patrick Michael McCool of Vienna, VA entered a guilty plea in the case involving an October 2012 accident which claimed the life of 22 year old Clemson Senior Tyler Sands of Pennsylvania. McCool was […]

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Autopsy Report Released –Tuesday Shooting Victim

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis has released the results of the autopsy performed on 21 year old James Evan Tyner.  According to Coroner Addis, Tyner died a result of cervical spinal cord trauma due to a gunshot wound to the neck. Tyner’s death has been ruled a homicide.    After responding to the report of a shooting early Tuesday morning, deputies […]

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Anderson Roads Closed-Detours

The heavy rains have caused officials in Anderson to close two roads in Anderson County.  Hattons Ford Road and Gerrard Roads have been closed and traffic will be detoured. Hattson Ford Road lost a 30 x 72 inch corrugated metal culvert.  Traffic will be detoured onto Old Dobbins Bridge Road and Cromer road.  Gerrard Road lost a 72 inch concrete […]

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Four Children Missing

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help locating four children who were last seen in the company of their mother. The  four girls, 10 year old Lillian Marie Bennett, 9 year old Minnie May Blanche Bennett, 8 year old Carolina Amaryles Bennett, and 6 year old Emily Grace Bennett live with their father on Shelor Ferry Road in […]

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Shooting Victim Identified

A Seneca man is dead after being shot in the neck.  Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says 21 year old James Evan Tyner of Bolick Street, Seneca was found dead along the shoulder of Blackjack Road at the intersection of Mount Pleasant Road. Witnesses reported seeing the subject running away from the incident location at 108 Mount Pleasant Road, Westminster. […]

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Lake Levels Lowered

Heavy Rains have prompted the US Army Corps of Engineers to begin releasing stored floodwaters from Hartwell, Russell & Thurmond lakes.  Inflows from the recent rainfalls has pushed the levels into the flood stage. Water managers have directed the release of water through the spillway gates at Hartwell dam to lower the reservoir to below 665 feet. As of noon […]

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