Funding approved for New Assistant Position in Seneca

The Seneca City Council at a special called meeting Tuesday night approved funding for a new assistant to the City Administrator.  Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander gives details about the approval of Councilman E. Riley’s recommendation to redirect funds from the Light and Water Department towards the new assistant city administrator position.  “E’s recommendation was to allow Greg Dietterick to search […]

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Report on Inpatient Hospital Deaths

A new government report looks at inpatient hospital deaths. Margaret Hall of the National Center for Health Statistics explains why people do not usually die in a hospital.  “While it is probably due to the fact that the end of life often does not require hospital care and other levels of care are being considered by doctors, patients and their […]

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Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail names Quilter of Year

The Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail announces the selection of Verla Warther as the 2013 Oconee County Quilter of the Year. This award recognizes a local quilter who provides leadership and community service through their quilting. Warther grew up and went to school in San Jose, California. She became a teacher of children with special needs and met her husband, William, […]

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CU Prof looks at District 1 Congressional Race

South Carolina’s First Congressional District race is heating up as we approach another primary before the final two candidates square off for the open seat.  Clemson University Political Science Professor Dr. Joseph Stewart sizes up South Carolina’s First Congressional District race.  “On the Republican side now we have gotten down from the 16 candidates to two people.  Then there were […]

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Purple Heart Veterans honored

Steve Morehead, owner of Smoke Master Bar-b-que catering service recently became aware of a special group of veterans scattered around Oconee County.   “Chapter #748 Military Order of the Purple Heart has been chartered here in Oconee County since September 2000”, according to County Veterans Affairs Director Jerry Dyar.  “Our office and the citizens of Oconee have been honoring our combat-wounded […]

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IRS warning about Tax Scams

It is that time of the year again. You file your tax returns and wait for your refund, but it never arrives. That might be because someone stole it. CBS News Correspondent John Miller says scam artists have been working overtime. “They would buy 1,000 medical records that had names, dates of birth, addresses and Social Security numbers; a bunch […]

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OC Sheriff’s Office stepping up Enforcement

In an effort to combat traffic violations and crime, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is stepping up enforcement throughout the county.  Last Friday, deputies held license checkpoints in different parts of the county and Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt says these checkpoints will continue at various times throughout the year.  “The license checkpoints will be in […]

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Land presents Grants to Local Schools

Tamassee-Salem Middle and High School received a $500 grant from David Land of Bountyland Petroleum in Seneca. Exxon Mobil awards the grant through the Educational Alliance program supporting “educational programs, like Educational Alliance, that focus on improvements from pre-school to higher education.  The grant will fund programs rewarding students who are making improvements in tests scores.  Oakway Intermediate School recently learned […]

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Fair Play man charged in Burglary Investigation

Deputies with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Fair Play man on charges of burglary in the second degree and petty larceny. Booking activity reports from the Sheriff’s Office list 34-year-old Matthew Flint Patterson jailed on the charges.  His arrest comes as part of an investigation into a resident’s complaint that his home was broken into during a two-week […]

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Clemson Skateboarder hit by Car

A skateboarder was injured after being hit by a vehicle in the City of Clemson Tuesday afternoon.  The Clemson Police Department reports the accident happened around 1pm on Elm Street. According to the report, a person on a skateboard was exiting from Riverbank Commons Apartments onto Elm Street when he rode into the path of the vehicle and was struck.  After receiving a […]

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