Alley pleads to Murder

After jury selection and pretrial motions were heard, Walter Chase Alley plead guilty to murder on Tuesday in Anderson General Sessions Court.   Tenth Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams announces that after consideration of the state’s evidence and after hearing testimony from the defense, the Judge made a finding that the defendant was guilty but mentally ill.  The Honorable J.C. Nicholson sentenced […]

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Clemson University named Best Value Colleges

Clemson University is one of the nation’s 75 best values in public colleges and universities according to “The Princeton Review Best Value Colleges: 2013 Edition,” announced by The Princeton Review and USA TODAY. Current average in-state tuition and fees at Clemson are $12,674 and out-of-state are $29,600. In its profile of Clemson, the book’s editors at The Princeton Review praise […]

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Twelve Bomb Threats received in 48 Hours

Authorities are actively searching for suspects wanted in connection to a string of bomb threats in Oconee County.  Two more threats were reported Tuesday night, bringing the total to 12 this week.  Local law enforcement was informed about a bomb threat made around 9pm to the BASF plant on Engelhard Drive in Seneca.  The plant was evacuated and deputies with […]

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Highway Contractor paying Late Penalty

For failing to finish the work by the end of an extended contract period, the general contractor for Sheep Farm Road is paying a late penalty.  According to Ryan Miller, resident construction engineer for the DOT, the penalties assessed on the US Group of Columbia are liquidated damages the amount of which, Miller says, he cannot disclose. Nevertheless, the damages […]

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More Bomb Threats reported

Local law enforcement agencies are investigating two straight days of bomb threats in and around the City of Seneca.  Threats have been made to schools, banks, retail stores, and the hospital. Investigators are busy trying to trace the calls and identify the caller.  However, Seneca Police Chief John Covington says, “We have had the voice described as male, then female […]

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Duncan comments on President’s Sequester Proposal

South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan released the following statement on the President’s proposed package of short-term spending cuts and tax reforms to delay the sequester. “The hypocrisy behind the President’s actions is astounding. The President is claiming that we are $16.3 trillion in debt, and the reason is because we don’t tax Americans enough. This follows the President’s failure to […]

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Leadership OC announces Impact Oconee Project

A group of aspiring leaders in Oconee County has set a lofty goal this year, to involve as many community members as possible in projects affecting the county.  Sponsored by the local chambers of commerce, the School District, and community leaders, Leadership Oconee County develops a corps of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic community leadership for […]

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Am Legion awards Co-Law Officers of Year

Two officers were honored Monday night during the annual Jake Robinson Law Enforcement Dinner hosted by the American Legion Post #120 in Seneca.  A Seneca Policeman and a State Trooper walked away as co-winners of the 2013 Law Officer of the Year, explains American Legion Post #120 Command Carlton Patterson. “We gave out the Law Enforcement Awards to our Law […]

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Private Foundation supports Dental Care for Uninsured

The Oconee Medical Center Foundation recently received a $30,000 gift from the Howard Green Foundation to help fund a new Community Access Dental Clinic for low income, uninsured adults through the Mountain Lakes Access Health network. This gift was made possible through the efforts of Foundation Trustee, Ivor Rich, who lives in Oconee County. The Howard Green Foundation was founded in 1999, and […]

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