CUPD searching for Suspect in Moped theft

The Clemson University Police Department (CUPD) reports that a student’s moped was stolen from the Lightsey Bridge Commons parking lot on campus Friday evening, June 22. Surveillance video captured a suspect, who is described as a white male, wearing a gray shirt, dark hat and white shorts, with a red or orange book bag. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged […]

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Autopsy performed in Westminster Traffic Death

An autopsy was performed Sunday, June 24, on the body of 84-year-old Basil Bibb of Westminster, who died at the scene of a single-vehicle collision Saturday afternoon. This collision occurred on the Greenfield Road. Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis reports that Mr. Bibb died from positional asphyxia due to the motor vehicle collision. Contributing to his death and most likely […]

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Understanding Opportunity Zones in OC

Earlier this year, two census tracts in Oconee County received designation as Opportunity Zones, tells Oconee Economic Alliance (OEA) Economic Development Specialist Emily Hodge. “Opportunity Zones are a recently established program through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Across the country, states were given the chance to submit their low-income community census tracts for this designation. In Oconee […]

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Update on SC 93 Project in Clemson

The City of Clemson announces that starting Monday, June 25, road construction barriers will be extended on SC 93 to the College Avenue intersection. Traffic on SC 93 will be one way only from Cherry Road to College Avenue. In addition, traffic no longer will be allowed to take Sherman Street from the intersection at College Avenue. Crews are still […]

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Escaped Inmate taken back into Custody

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has located and arrested the inmate that escaped from the Pickens County Detention Center early Thursday, June 21, morning. A deputy located 24-year-old Jonathon Ray Jefferson Neal at a residence on Highway 8. After a brief foot chase, he was taken into custody without any further use of force. He was transported back to the […]

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OCPL hosts I read to Animals

Registered therapy dog Hudson enjoys the attention of children during the I Read to Animals program at the Westminster Branch of the Oconee County Public Library (OCPL) on Wednesday, June 20. Children ages 5-12 have two more opportunities to read to Hudson and his friends at the Salem Branch on July 11, and the Walhalla Main Branch on July 25. […]

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SDOC Board says Superintendent is Exemplary in All Areas

During the executive session at the June 18, regular Board of Trustees for the School District of Oconee County (SDOC) meeting, the board performed Dr. Michael Thorsland’s annual superintendent evaluation. Of the seven performance standard indicators, he scored proficient or exemplary in all areas. The board voted to extend Dr. Thorsland’s contract for one additional year and also approved a […]

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Earthquake reported near Lake Jocassee

Lake Jocassee experienced an earthquake Monday evening, tells Mikayla Kreuzberger in the Corporate Communications Office of Duke Energy’s World of Energy. “The United States Geological Survey did post that a small 2.2 magnitude earthquake was detected near Lake Jocassee. It did not affect Oconee Nuclear Station and wasn’t detected by any of our on site monitoring equipment. The earthquake didn’t […]

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