Fatigued hiker rescued

Rescuers from Oconee Emergency Services rendered aid to a hiker yesterday in the vicinity of Stumphouse Tunnel Park. According to Scott Krein, the hiker suffered fatigue in temperatures 85 to 90 degrees and required assistance. The rescue party trekked about one mile into the woods from the main tunnel to find the hiker. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Anderson men to be charged with armed robbery

Two days after an armed robbery in Clemson, two Anderson men are in jail. The Clemson police say the two men—41-year old Ceaser Lamont Hunter and 32-year old Ron Jermain Curry—will face charges of armed robbery at the Sunoco Convenience Store around 8 a-m Saturday o n highway 76. As the robbers entered the store, they covered their faces with […]

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Covidien deal “a glimmer of hope”

The news reported today by wire services and others that a deal is in the works for a takeover of Covidien is perceived by an Oconee County official as “a glimmer of hope” that the company’s earlier decision to eventually close its plant near Seneca might be reversed or modified in some way. Richard Blackwell of the Oconee Economic Alliance […]

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New Westminster budgets await final vote

Westminster City Council approaches a final vote tomorrow on the city’s spending plans for the next 12 months. And, during tomorrow evening’s council meeting, there will be opportunity for the public to comment or ask questions. For all purposes, the six budgets proposed would spend $9.8 million in 2014-15—nearly five percent higher than the current year. According to David Smith, […]

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Pickens County man arrested in Oconee home burglary

A 35-year old Pickens County man has been charged in Oconee County with burglary first degree and petty larceny. According to law enforcement reports, the case in which John Robert Hendricks of the Pumpkintown Highway was arrested, charged, and jailed in Walhalla is the investigation of an incident last winter at a home on Katelyn Lane near Lake Keowee. Deputies […]

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Clemson’s Clements gets a seat at the table!

Clemson University will have a seat at the table this week in Washington at a forum to talk about how business and higher education can collaborate on workforce development and economic competitiveness. That seat will go Clemson President James Clements—one of about 30 higher education leaders and more than two dozen business executives. They have been invited Thursday and Friday […]

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Seneca declares war against grease and food wastes

Seneca Light and Water has declared war against grease and food wastes from entering the drains of their customers and, ultimately, the city’s sewer lines. And they are hoping to enlist everyone’s help. A citywide restaurant and food service inspection and treatment program is not enough, according to utilities director Bob Faires. It’s also important that all homemakers keep cooking […]

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Facelift for hopsital emergency department

Oconee Medical Center’s emergency department remains a 20-bed unit, but a lot else has changed—-for the better! A bright green ribbon was cut this morning to mark the completion of a one-year renovation project. New flooring, new counter tops, and a new-look waiting room are among the features of the $550 thousand project that took one year to complete. The […]

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