Indications: a Hilton product

Indications are that a new hotel planned in Oconee County will be a product from the Hilton hotel chain.  “The Tru Hotel” is proposed in the Hartwell Village development on 123 at 93 near Clemson, anda report on the project is to be made by county planner Adam Chapman during Monday’s meeting of the Oconee Planning Commission  in Walhalla.

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Salem charter school’s first is August 15

Oconee County’s only charter school enters its second year with the start of classes Tuesday, August 15 at the campus of the former Tamassee-Salem Middle and High School.  Marty Shirley, teacher and campus administrator, says the NEXT School at Eagle Ridge has decided to cap 2017-18 enrollment at 200 students, which means the school will be using less space than […]

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Conference at Clemson develops future leaders

A junior at Hartsville High School returned from Clemson ready to lead.  Kerlyn Mondesir Jr. plans to pursue a career in government and work to improve the quality of life in disadvantaged communities.  The South Carolina 4-H Clementa Pinckney Leadership Conference was Kerlyn’s first experience with 4-H.  Thirty high school sophomores and juniors from across the state came to the […]

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Scott sides with reforming the V-A

Sen. Tim Scott voted this week for two bills to reform the Veterans Administration.  One bill overall hauls the appeals process.  The second bill extends the Veterans Choice Program that would help veterans access private care in their communities.  The votes correspond with legislation that passed the House last Friday 414-0.

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Multiple charges against Seneca man

An investigation that started with a complaint about in-appropriate touching of children led to the arrest of a 67-year old Seneca man.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office this afternoon identified Calvin Carroll Cochran of S. Gate Drive as having been arrested and charged with multiple offenses of kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct with a minor third degree, and disseminating obscene material to […]

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Multiple charges placed against Seneca man

Multiple charges have been placed against a 67-year old Seneca man.  Today’s Oconee Detention Center booking report shows Calvin Carroll Cochran charged with two offenses of criminal sexual conduct with a minor third degree; four charges of kidnapping; and four charges of disseminating obscene material to minors.  According to Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, details of Cochran’s arrest will […]

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“Rock the Ranch” to benefit charities

Charleston resident and Seneca native Kyle Nicholson is too young to have experienced a series of rock music concerts staged in the 1970s at a farm near Seneca.  These days, however, Nicholson is one of the organizers for outdoor concerts on the grounds of the Charlie B. Ranch in the Snow Creek Community.  The second one, which will benefit three […]

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Pioneer issues an all-clear!

Customers of Pioneer Rural Water District are being notified this morning that restrictions are being lifted.  Terry Pruitt, general manager, says, “It seems like everything is in working order.  Pioneer will lift the restriction and call all of our customers if you would announce it for us as well.”  Those restrictions, implemented yesterday, requested customers to cut out all unnecessary use […]

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Clemson university is a “Spare the Air” winner

Clemson University and the COMET of the Midlands are being recognized for their voluntary efforts to improve air quality in South Carolina.  DHEC awarded Clemson University Parking and Transportation Services for its “Commute Choice Program” which demonstrates that driving a single occupancy vehicle is not the only way a person can commute to campus.  The program promotes a carpool program, […]

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Water conservation appeal

Pump trouble at city of Westminster’s intake at the Chauga River apparently remains an issue this morning, as officials of both the city and wholesale customer Pioneer Rural Water appeal for customers to cut out all unnecessary use of water.  This morning Terry Pruitt, Pioneer general manager, said, “It’s my understanding that there is still an issue and not working […]

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