Clemson Police investigating Vehicle Break-ins

The Clemson City Police Department is investigating vehicle break-ins over the weekend.  During the night or early morning hours of Sunday night, residents along the areas of Berkeley Drive and Country Walk subdivision experienced vehicles having been broken into by thieves.  Some of the vehicles were left unlocked; others were locked and had the window broken out. This type of […]

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OC Man sentenced on Child Porn Charges

An Oconee County man will spend the next 33 months behind bars.  United States Attorney Bill Nettles announces that 42-year-old Hollis Frenchman Gray, Jr., of Seneca, was sentenced in federal court in Greenville, for possession of child pornography.  Senior United States District Judge Henry M. Herlong, Jr. sentenced Gray to 33 months imprisonment. Evidence presented at the change of plea […]

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OC United Way receives Emergency Funds

Oconee County has been chosen to receive $29,264 in federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  The local Board of Directors for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program will meet to determine how the funds awarded to Oconee County are to be distributed among emergency food and shelter programs run […]

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OC Superintendent doing well after Heart Surgery

On September 5th, Oconee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas went on medical leave in order to have heart valve replacement surgery.  The Board of Trustees for the School District of Oconee County named Assistant Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland as acting superintendent in the absence of Dr. Lucas.  Dr. Thorsland gives an update on Dr. Lucas’s recovery. “He is doing […]

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Survey finds fewer High School Students drinking

A new survey, sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, finds most high school students say they don’t drink alcohol. MADD’s National President, Jan Withers, says they asked 695 students “Have you ever drunk alcohol?” and 69.3% said “NO”, and 8.1% said “I used to, but not any more.” “Teens are getting the good news that they have the power to […]

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Photo ID now required to Vote

Next month, two municipalities in Oconee County hold elections and voters are being reminded about a change this time at the polls. Oconee County Voter Registration and Elections director Joy Brooks says now voters will have to show a photo ID at the polls before being allowed to vote.  “On the 5th of November, we will be having the city […]

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Improvements coming to Highway 123 in Seneca

The South Carolina Department of Transportation announces two projects are planned for a busy stretch of Highway 123 in Seneca. Sister station, WGOG reports that one project is to start as soon as possible, while the second likely won’t begin until next summer. The approval of $30,000 by the Oconee “C” Fund Committee will allow the DOT to construct a […]

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Chimney Rock Elevator working again

Just in time for peak leaf viewing season, the 26-story elevator has re-opened at Chimney Rock.  The elevator was closed temporarily leaving people with no choice, but to take a 25-minute hike to enjoy the 75-mile scenic view overlooking Lake Lure. An additional power line was installed so that the elevator and Sky Lounge are now running on separate lines, […]

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CU Endowment to honor Retired Provost

Clemson University is establishing an endowment to honor its Provost Emerita Doris Helms, who retired June 30 after 40 years of service to Clemson. The Dr. Doris R. “Dori” Helms Creative Inquiry and Innovation Endowment will support student and faculty teams generating ideas and solving problems through engaged learning and undergraduate research. The Helms endowment is part of the university’s […]

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Athletics tops CU Trustees Facility discussion

Clemson University trustees reviewed a series of proposed athletic facility capital projects at its quarterly meeting Friday, giving final approval to a pair while granting pre-approval to six for future development. Upgrades to Doug Kingsmore Stadium and the third phase of the West Zone complex at Memorial Stadium received final approval from the board. The pre-concept approval status allows the […]

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