Atlantan charged with 2016 crimes in Seneca

An Atlanta, Georgia man was jailed in Oconee County yesterday, charged with crimes during early morning hours last September at the Plez-U on Seneca’s S. Oak Street.  Among charges placed against Muhammad Ibin Jones are burglary and possession of crime tools as part of a Seneca police investigation that started when a policeman investigated a report of someone trying to […]

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Trial heads to jury phase

The Oconee Common Pleas judge predicts that a car accident trial could go into the hands of the jury during the 3 o’clock hour this afternoon.  In the second day of the trial, both sides rested in the case of Whitfield against Shores.  It’s a dispute involving Oconee resident Roger L. Whitfield and Virginia resident Logan Shores.  The two men […]

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Rev. Robert Lee Harden

  Westminster, SC — Rev. Robert Lee Harden, 96, husband of the late Edith Moore Harden, of 661 Earles Grove Road, Westminster, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017, at Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 31, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park with full Military Honors. […]

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High School graduation returns to Littlejohn

The re-vamped Littlejohn Coliseum at Clemson, without a doubt, is the best place to send Oconee’s high school seniors into the world, in the opinion of the district superintendent.  In spite of the $20 thousand rental fee, Dr. Michael Thorsland, says you can’t beat the new air conditioning, the video capabilities, and the comfortable seating.  Thorsland told reporters today that […]

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A new school in Bountyland?

A timeline was given today for Seneca to see work started on a replacement middle school in five years time.  The question remains:  where to build the new school?  Dr. Michael Thorsland, district superintendent, says one possibility is converting the Hamilton Career Center campus in Bountyland into a middle school for the Seneca area.  In the next few years the […]

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Funds arrive today for school district work

  Oconee School District anticipates an electronic transfer today of $14.5 million dollars to serve as the funding for two construction projects that will stretch through the summer recess.  The work will take place at Walhalla Elementary School and West-Oak High School.  Dr. Michael Thorsland, district superintendent, calls the traffic problems at Walhalla Elementary the “worst” in the district.  The […]

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Workforce education program announced

The 10th anniversary celebration of Tri-County Technical College’s Anderson Campus included the launch of a pilot Manufacturing Scholars Program with Michelin North America to build and grow the workforce of the future. The partnership announcement was held at the Anderson Campus, on 511 Michelin Boulevard.  The program will begin with the fall semester. The Michelin Manufacturing Scholars program is designed […]

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Man’s throat slashed at Utica

A woman at Utica has been jailed after she allegedly slashed the throat of a member of her household.   The Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Amber Lynn Menning, charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.  A magistrate’s office warrant alleges Menning committed the crime Friday by cutting the throat of John Michael Wood “showing extreme indifference […]

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Walhalla student to advance her medical field studies

A student at Walhalla High, Madison Ranalli, has been accepted as one of 25 high school juniors into a Greenville Health System program that will allow her to advance her studies into the fields of medicine.  Madison participates in a bio-medical science program taught at the Hamilton Career Center.  This summer she will travel to GHS to explore health care […]

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Overall Oconee Nuclear ran safely in 2016

According to the government’s watchdog, the Oconee Nuclear plant operated safely during 2016 and met the requirements of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  NRC staff, including Oconee’s resident inspectors, will be available next week in Oconee County to speak to those who are interested.  An open house, sponsored by the NRC, will take place 5:30 to 6:30 pm Tuesday, April 4 […]

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