Lucas retiring, Thorsland in his place

April 22, 2014

A breaking story at mid-morning: Oconee School District announces the retirement of Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas, a nine-year administrator with the county schools. In his place as interim superintendent will be Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent of operations. Lucas’s retirement date is Friday, May 2.  The news has been greeted with surprise.  Lucas shared what…

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Growing season burns a natural ecological process

April 22, 2014

If you see or smell smoke near one of the South Carolina DNR’s heritage preserves or wildlife management areas this spring and summer, it may be coming from a prescribed fire. Prescribed burns (also called controlled burns) are generally conducted in the dormant season, mostly in late winter and very early spring. But periodic burns…

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Possible telephone scam

April 22, 2014

The South Carolina Department of Revenue warns taxpayers that someone has been making calls from a 512 area code purporting to be from the “SC Tax Commission” and wanting to confirm taxpayers’ Social Security numbers. All state Department of Revenue calls originate from a South Carolina area code. Everyone should be cautious when receiving a…

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Cold snap could chill watermelon season

April 22, 2014

Last week’s cold snap may be a setback for the state’s watermelon season. Clemson University plant disease specialist Tony Keinath says a repeat performance of last year’s spring could create problems. Because of the late start to the growing season, the first South Carolina watermelons likely will be harvested in mid-June. In some years part…

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Shake-and-bake lab

April 22, 2014

An Oconee County traffic safety checkpoint near Fair Play Sunday night confiscated what officers say was a shake-and-bake style meth lab in a car and led to the arrest of the driver. Townville resident Eric Jason Whitten, 39, was lodged in the Oconee Detention Center shortly before 1:30 yesterday morning, charged in warrants alleging possession…

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Seneca re-zoning request denied

April 22, 2014

Residential zone property south of the railroad track should remain residential in the view of Seneca’s planning commissioners. They voted last night to turn down an application on behalf of four brothers to change property along S. Oak, S. Fifth, and S. Fairplay streets to office and neighborhood commercial. Planning commission votes are advisory and…

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Calendar

  • September 22, 2014 6:00 pmBrasstown Baptist Church's Revival
  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 23, 2014 11:00 amLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area National Voter Registration Day
  • September 25, 2014 3:00 pmTHORback Thursday
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