OC Sheriff’s Office finds Suspicious Device

Monday morning, deputies with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office  were alerted to a possible suspicious device at Stumphouse Tunnel. A hiker notified deputies after coming across the device near the middle tunnel.  The Anderson County Bomb Squad was notified to do an evaluation of the device. It was later determined that the device was not suspicious in nature and no […]

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OHC offering Teaching Trunks

The Oconee Heritage Center in downtown Walhalla is reaching out to area schools by offering teaching trunks.  This is a way to bring the museum to students, says Oconee Heritage Center curator and director Leslie White.  “It is a great way to outreach to the schools.  We have many field trips that come to us but we know that is […]

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SHS FFA Students holding Spring Plant Sale

The Future Farmers of America at Seneca High School host a spring planting sale this week.  Seneca High School guidance director Karen Trammell gives details. “They have some plants growing out in the greenhouse right now and once we come back from spring break on April 9, the public will be able to come in and purchase plants.  They are […]

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Sen. Graham on passing of Margaret Thatcher

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the passing of Margaret Thatcher. “Margaret Thatcher was one of the great role models in the history of the conservative movement. Her foreign policy was clear eyed and firm. She, along with Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II stood up to communism, the great evil of their time, […]

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Gender Wage Gap

The National Women’s Law Center released a comprehensive analysis of the gender wage gap in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia to mark Equal Pay Day, the day when the typical woman’s earnings catch up to her male counterpart’s earnings from 2012, on April 9. The National Women’s Law Center’s analysis showed a wage gap in […]

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T. Boone Pickens to speak at Clemson

T. Boone Pickens, one of America’s most successful businessmen, will share his insights on leadership in a public lecture at Clemson University at 2pm Thursday, April 18, at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. His “Thoughts on Leadership” presentation will focus on his tips to become an effective leader. The Holdenville, Okla., native is visiting the area to explore […]

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CU Forestry Club places at Annual Skills Competition

The Clemson University Forestry Club placed fifth overall out of 14 participating universities at the 56th annual Association of Southern Forestry Clubs Forestry Conclave hosted by Auburn University. Clemson’s freshman-laden team overcame its inexperience to finish ahead of ACC rivals Virginia Tech and N.C.State, among others. Stephen F. Austin State University took first place.  This is a two-day event featuring […]

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OMC thanks 5K Sponsors

Oconee Medical Center wishes to thank the sponsors of its Go the Extra Mile for Babies 5K fundraiser for the March of Dimes. This year, Gold Sponsors donating $500 or more are CompuCarolina and Promo Logic. Silver Sponsors donating $300 or more are Blue Ridge Orthopedic Association and Schlotzsky’s Deli of Seneca. Without sponsorships, it would be much more difficult to host an […]

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SC Prosecutor to observe Children’s Advocacy Day

South Carolina’s top prosecutor is drawing attention to the needs of the state’s children. Attorney General Alan Wilson says he is observing 2013 Children’s Advocacy Day this week. On Tuesday, Wilson is planning to hold a news conference at the Statehouse with legislators and advocates for children’s issues.  Children’s Advocacy Day is hosted by the South Carolina Network of Children’s […]

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