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Clemson sets fall graduation December 18

December 10, 2014

Around 1,300 students are in line for degrees next week when Clemson University conducts fall graduation ceremonies. Two ceremonies are planned Thursday, December 18 at Littlejohn Coliseum—at 9:30 a-m and 1:30 p-m. Both will be streamed live at www.clemson.edu/tv. A retired CEO, Steven Owings from the Class of 1975, will receive an honorary Doctorate of…

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Sheriff’s Office busy solving TV thefts

December 10, 2014

Oconee Sheriff’’s Office seeks the public’s help to solve the theft of a television set last month at the Seneca Wal-Mart. The shoplifting occurred when a man placed a 32-inch Vizio TV into a shopping cart shortly before 12:30 the afternoon of November 27, walked to the front of the store, lifted the TV out…

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Tuesday hearing likely to be minus certain details

December 10, 2014

On tap at next week’s Oconee County Council meeting is a hearing to allow the public to sound off on “Project Sarah”—the county code-named project that has been revealed to involve Michelin North America. A Michelin operation, offering high-paying jobs, has been the talk all over Oconee, especially in southern Oconee where it appears destined…

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Builder unveils new plan for old courthouse

December 10, 2014

Home builder Tom Markovich sees potential for Oconee’s old courthouse and last night convinced a committee of the Oconee County Council to consider his plan further. However, before recommending that the full council vote on allowing Markovich and his partner, Herb Witter, to proceed the council’s real estate and facilities committee directed County Administrator Scott…

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Industry park prospect called “solid”

December 10, 2014

Besides Michelin, there’s word that Oconee County has prospects for at least two more economic development projects. And last night Scott Moulder, the county administrator, referred to a concrete prospect for the Seneca Rail Site, property which the county and the city are partnering to develop into an industrial park. Moulder told members of an…

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Fire takes heavy toll near Westminster

December 10, 2014

Fire fighters from two states needed 30 minutes early last night to bring a home fire under control near Westminster. Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King says the homeowner on Knox Cove Road near the Toccoa Highway came home and discovered the fire. No one was hurt, but the Oconee Chapter of the American Red…

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Anita Bearden calls for better “CAT” service

December 9, 2014

Clemson Area Transit rider Anita Bearden of Seneca is a believer in bus passenger service, but she has a few suggestions for city and county officials. Since September, she has been keeping tabs on the service and speaking to other riders about their experiences. Since switching to an all-electric fleet of buses three months ago,…

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Clemson rental housing rules changing

December 9, 2014

Clemson city leaders are contemplating change in their city’s rules covering inspections of rental housing.  The proposed changes can be viewed by clicking “Rental Housing Information” on the city homepage at www.cityofclemson.org.  If you are a resident or business owner in Clemson and wish to comment on the proposed amendments, you may voice your opinion…

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Trial halted, settlement reached

December 9, 2014

An Oconee civil jury was chosen to hear a premises liability case between Donna Rogers and Dollar General Corporation, but the trial was quickly halted this week by word of a settlement. The jury was released from duty.

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2nd suspect surrenders in Jeep theft case

December 9, 2014

A second Oconee County man has been arrested in the investigation of a stolen Jeep last month near Clemson. According to the Sheriff’s Office, larceny charges were placed against John Paul Simmons when the 37-year old West Union resident turned himself over yesterday to officers from the warrants division. Simmons and Joshua Wayne Griffin are…

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  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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