Astronaut to honor CU Student at Football Game

Space Shuttle astronaut Frank Culbertson will present Clemson University student Brenden Roberts with a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation during a public presentation during Thursday’s Clemson versus Georgia Tech football game at Memorial Stadium. Roberts is a senior pursuing dual degrees in physics and mathematical sciences and a minor in computer science. Roberts plans to pursue a Ph.D. in the […]

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Rep. Sandifer hearing complaints about Obamacare

This week, the Obama Administration says it will release the first official number of how many people enrolled under health reform.  Obamacare has garnered criticism since it launched earlier this year.  Even though, Obamacare is a federal issue, State Representative Bill Sandifer is still receiving several complaints from his constituency.  “I not only receive letters, calls, emails, but if I […]

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Committee to look at Kellet Project

A large crowd gathered at Seneca City Hall Tuesday night to voice opposition to renovating the old JN Kellett School for the new administrative home of Seneca Light and Water.  Before the meeting began, the city announced that the project had been put on an indefinite hold.  During the meeting, the city council recommended a committee be formed, explains Seneca […]

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OC Sheriff’s Office arrests Four on Drug Charges

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested four individuals Saturday afternoon on a variety of drug charges.  Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt gives details.  “A deputy responded to a wooded area near Stork Way and Wells Highway around 1pm near Seneca in regards to subject who were living in tents.  The officer then noticed a trail that […]

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Holiday Season creates opportunities for Thieves

The Holiday Season is upon us and area law enforcement agencies are reminding residents to be mindful of thieves.  Statistics show a high percentage of home burglaries occur in November and December. Area law enforcement agencies try to be extra vigilant during the holidays but they also say people can help prevent becoming a victim.  Here are a few tips: Be […]

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FEV locating in CU’s Energy Systems Innovation Center

FEV, a leading developer of advanced powertrain and vehicle system technologies, is one of the first companies to establish operations within the Energy Systems Innovation Center at the Clemson University Restoration Institute (CURI) in North Charleston. The undisclosed investment is expected to generate at least seven new jobs, which will support FEV’s traditional capabilities, including design, analysis, prototyping, and system development.  FEV also […]

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OC Chamber establishing Member Committees

To generate more involvement, the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce is establishing member-based committees, explains executive director Jillian Lusk.  “Right now we are in the process of launching a series of committees.  These are going to be membership-based committees, any member who is a part of the chamber is able to jump on any and all of them that they […]

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Vote for OC Chamber Board Members

It is time to elect six new board members to serve on the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, explains executive director Jillian Lusk.  “We are currently in the process of doing board elections.  So, anybody who is a chamber member, if you have not done it yet, we have a link on our website, on our newsletter, […]

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Every SHS Senior applying to College

It was a busy October for the guidance office at Seneca High School.  During College Application Month, every eligible senior applied to at least one college, explains Seneca High School Guidance Director Karen Trammell.  “Every senior that is a diploma-level senior has now applied to at least one college.  I think we have had over 400 applications now completed by […]

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