Chamber Sponsors Small Business Resource Fair

If you are interested in starting your own business or growing your existing business, the Small Business Resource Fair will provide a valuable learning opportunity. The Small Business Resource Fair takes place today (july 29) from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Shaver Recreation Complex in Seneca. The fair provides an opportunity to connect with other entrepreneurs and small […]

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First Responders answer Call for Memorial

Four of Oconee County’s first responder units have answered the call to build a memorial to honor the fallen first responders of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Recently the Salem, Oakway, and Mountain Rest Fire Departments along with Keowee Rescue Squad #22, contributed more than $1,500 for the project. The 9-11 Committee Chairman Brandon Shirley says the committee is very thankful […]

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Plane Wreck Kills One

A plane crash in Rabun County Georgia claimed one life. Sky 104’s Charlie Robinson reports he plane wrecked around 9 am Saturday morning in the North Georgia County. Rabun County EMS director Michael Mazarky said the plane was in a heavily wooded area. The FAA and NTSB were called in to investigate. The victim of the crash was Ernie Merkelis. […]

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Oconee Medical Merger Proceeding as Planned

Oconee Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer says the plans to merge Oconee Medical Center with the Greenville Health System are proceeding as expected. Jeanne Ward says management teams from both health care systems are meeting regularly. Ward says she sees no obstacles to the October 1 closing date. Under the agreement, OconeeMedicalCenter will become part of Greenville Health System under […]

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Furman University Gets National Attention

Furman University is featured on a new nationwide list of 100 colleges that do an outstanding job of teaching sustainability and promoting it in their communities. Furman was included in Teaching Sustainability: 100 Colleges Doing “Green” Right, a list compiled by Best College Rankings.org.  Furman was the only South Carolina school to make the list. Furman has a first-of-its kind […]

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Rabies Cases in South Carolina

Officials with South Carolina department of Health and Environmental control says three people in Kershaw County and six people Greenwood County have been referred to health care providers for preventive treatment after being exposed to rabies. A stray cat in Camden exposed three people during separate incidents on July 21 and July 22 before being captured. The cat was confirmed […]

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Seneca Woman Helps Rebuild Botanical Gardens

A Seneca woman is one of the many ClemsonUniversity students who helped rebuild the Botanical Gardens after last year’s flood. Katie Frontek of Seneca was part of the team lead by Professors Daniel Harding and Paul Russell which spent the last nine months rebuilding bridges, trails, and signage. Officials say the Botanical Garden is now fully operational and back to normal. […]

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Seneca Man Faces Marijuana Charges

The Oconee County Sheriff’s office has arrested a Seneca man on charges of manufacturing marijuana. According to department spokesman Jimmy Watt, 31 year old William Andrew Craig, Jr of Burns Drive, Seneca, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 4:18 Friday afternoon. Watt says a deputy responded to the Burns Drive location in response to a call from […]

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White-Nose Syndrome Found in Mid-Lands

Officials with the SC Department of Natural Resources say the white-nose syndrome which has affected bat populations in the upstate has now moved into the midlands of SC. Recently the disease was discovered in a tri-colored bat in Richland County.Previously, the only known cases of the disease in South Carolina had beenfound in the mountain counties of Pickens and Oconee. […]

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Phone Scam Comes to Clemson

Clemson police say citizens should be aware of a telephone scam which has been reported. According to a release from the Clemson Police Department, the scammer is calling citizens and identifying himself as Sergeant Stephens Edwards or an officer of the Clemson Police Department. He then informs you that you failed to show up for a grand jury and that […]

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