City of Clemson issues boil water advisory

By Chad Dorsett The City of Clemson issued a boil water advisory at 7am today, Oct. 27, 2016, for the residents of Hillcrest Avenue, Addison Lane, and North Clemson Avenue. The City of Clemson advises these residents to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute prior to drinking or cooking. Residents should continue to vigorously boil their […]

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Additional charges filed in Salem shooting

Police filed additional charges Wednesday against a Salem man following his arrest Tuesday night in connection with a shooting on Clearcut Drive. Thirty-one year-old Justin David Crenshaw was arrested in a traffic stop and cited for failure to stop for a blue light. A warrant was out for Crenshaw for attempted murder, first degree burglary, and possession of a weapon […]

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See the Geechee-Gullah rins shouters this Saturday in Seneca

by Chad Dorsett See the Geechee-Gullah Ring Shouters this Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 in Seneca. The Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum is sponsoring this free event, explains museum manager Shelby Henderson. “This is one of the world’s top performing artists of the Geechee-Gullah culture, and all descendants are of African slaves. They will be offering a history and heritage presentation […]

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Oconee police arrest Washington state woman on prostitution charge

Police in Oconee County have arrested a Washington state woman on charges of Prostitution after conducting an operation in the Fair Play area.  According to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jimmy Watt, 54 year old Chun Son Rader of Olympia was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center early Wednesday. On Tuesday agents from the Narcotics/Vice Unit of the Sheriff’s Office executed a search […]

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Arrests made in early morning shooting in Salem

Oconee County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested two people in connection with an early morning shooting in Salem. It happened around 4:00 AM Tuesday on Clearcut Drive. Police responded to the scene where they found a victim with a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The victim was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital. According to Jimmy Watt, Sheriff’s Office Spokesman, two suspects, […]

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Vote for book characters at OCPL

By Chad Dorsett Confused about who to vote for this Presidential Election year? Not yet old enough to vote? Take the stress off by participating in the Oconee County Public Library’s (OCPL) Vote For Book Characters campaign, explains Branch Services Librarian Blair Hinson. “No political scandals, noisy pundits, or robo-calls to worry about with this one. Just fill out a […]

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Citizen’s urged to stay away from elk

Wildlife biologists are warning Upstate residents and visitors not to closely approach a young bull elk that has wandered into South Carolina from North Carolina.  The first official sighting of an elk in South Carolina was made on Friday, Oct. 21 at Camp McCall, a South Carolina Baptist Convention camp on US 178 in northern Pickens County. In the following […]

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Citizens urged to stay away from Elk

Wildlife biologists are warning Upstate residents and visitors not to closely approach a young bull elk that has wandered into South Carolina from North Carolina.  The first official sighting of an elk in South Carolina was made on Friday, Oct. 21 at Camp McCall, a South Carolina Baptist Convention camp on US 178 in northern Pickens County. In the following […]

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Westminster victim of homicide

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says a 50 year-old Westminster man was the victim of a homicide early Thursday. Addis says Steven Gregory Brock died from a gunshot wound to the head. The shooting happened at Brock’s residence, 208 Brock Road in Westminster. An autopsy has been ordered for Friday. The Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating, released a statement, saying […]

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Walhalla/Westminster Pass City Budgets

The city councils of both Westminster and Walhalla gave final approval to the cities’s 2016-2017 budgets this week, with neither city’s spending plan including a tax increase. Westminster residents, however, will have an opportunity under the city’s 2016-2017 budget to cut their electric power rate by 5 percent. The Walhalla city budget for general operations includes neither a tax hike nor an […]

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