Allegations of drug violations disrupt home life

A mother near Seneca has been arrested on drug charges and her two young children have been placed in protective custody.  Oconee Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of Brenna Michelle Graham on charges that she exposed the children in the manufacture of methamphetamine. A Friday morning welfare check at Graham’s home on Knollcrest Drive led to what officers say was […]

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Smith and Grant–will they stay or go?

At the top of the agenda for Westminster City Council are the appointments of two representatives to the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority.  The seats are now held by Tally Grant and Rhett Smith, both of whom are described as wishing to step down.  But, at least in the case of Smith, Mayor Brian Ramey is hopeful for a change-of-heart.  […]

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Clemson University–a $1 billion business!

The education business that is Clemson University is now a $1 billion dollar business.  The trustees gave approval Friday to a new budget that eclipses the figure of $1 billion dollars. Brett Dalton, vice president for finance, said the money would support programs, personnel and facilities to enhance safety and security, continue academic quality, and ensure compliance.  The trustees also […]

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Zoning change sought in Seneca

The Seneca Planning Commission invites the public for a hearing Monday night at City Hall.  At 6 o’clock, the planning commissioners will entertain a request by the Oconee School district to change zoning at Seneca High School.  According to Jason Streetman, the school district wants the change to be allowed to mount and operate an electronic sign. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Defining rustic elegance

Oconeeans might be able to recognize Appalachian Rustic Elegance when they see it, but how do you define it?  The county planning commission may get the answer Monday night?  As a follow-up to a meeting last month, the staff was asked to define rustic elegance.  And today Josh Stephens, the staff liaison to the commission, believes he has the wording […]

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New video features students’ trip to Koyo Bearings

Oconee Economic Alliance was curious as to what the young think about manufacturing and the potential for job opportunities locally.  So, the public-private partnership that serves as the recruitment agency for Oconee County economic development invited students to have a look at one manufacturing plant–Koyo Bearings near Walhalla.  The Alliance produced a new “Made in Oconee” video for marketing purposes. […]

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Tax holiday weekend ahead

It’s not too early for South Carolinians to mark their calendars for the annual tax holiday weekend .  It is less than one month away. From Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7, South Carolina shoppers can purchase a number of back-to-school items tax free. For one weekend every summer, specific items are exempt from the 6% state sales tax and any […]

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Missing inmate in custody

Pickens County authorities have captured an inmate who walked away from a work detail on Monday, July 11.  Authorities from the Pickens County Stockade reported that Casey William Gillespie was discovered missing from the work detail and immediately initiated an investigation into his disappearance. Yesterday morning deputies stopped a vehicle that had been under surveillance. Gillespie was found inside the vehicle […]

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Tech sets summer gradaution ceremony

Dr. Ronnie L. Booth, president of Tri-County Technical College, will deliver the College’s summer commencement address Wednesday, August 3, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center. Approximately 300 students will receive degrees, diplomas and/or certificates.  In addition to families and guests of the graduates, alumni and other friends of the College are invited to attend the ceremony. Dr. Booth […]

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