Potential Dangerous Weather for OC

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through late tonight. A cold front will approach from the Tennessee Valley today, and that will increase the coverage and intensity of showers and thunderstorms across the Western Carolinas and Northeast Georgia. The National Weather Service says storms may be particularly severe this afternoon and this evening with damaging winds […]

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Former Clemson Student sentenced for Felony DUI

A former Clemson University student has been sentenced to 20 years following a guilty plea in the case of a DUI involving a death.  21-year-old Patrick Michael McCool of Vienna, Virginia entered a guilty plea in the case involving an October 2012 accident, which claimed the life of 22-year-old Tyler Sands of Pennsylvania, a senior at Clemson University. McCool was […]

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Persistent Rainfall forcing releases from Dams

Excessive rainfall continues to fall throughout the Savannah River Basin, which will result in a scheduled increase of water releases at the J Strom Thurmond Dam around noon today. The Richard B. Russell and Thurmond sub basins along with the area immediately beneath Thurmond Dam received approximately 1.5 inches of rainfall in the last 12 hours, prompting an increase in outflows […]

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Statewide Virtual Engineering Program

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) will launch Accelerate, a new statewide virtual engineering program, next week with an official boot camp, July 14-19, on the school’s Hartsville campus. Fifty-five students from eight partner school districts comprise the inaugural class. Boot camp will feature team building exercises, daily engineering challenges, introductions to core engineering concepts, guest speakers […]

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Bohannon receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dial Global radio talk personality Jim Bohannon, who’s America in the Morning and The Jim Bohannon Show air weekdays on WSNW, has been named by TALKERS magazine as the 2013 recipient of the publication’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.  “TALKERS magazine, which is kind of the Bible of the talk radio industry, has only given this award to one other person […]

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Wickliffe competing for Miss SC Crown

One of Oconee County’s own is competing this week in Columbia for the crown of Miss South Carolina 2013.  Miss Spartanburg 2013, Clarka Wickliffe, a graduate of Walhalla High School and Clemson University, now living in Greenville County pursuing a Master’s degree from Clemson University in bio-medical engineering. Follow Miss Spartanburg 2013 Clarka Wickliffe as she competes for the Miss […]

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Saturated Ground could be dangerous

Days and days of rain has saturated the ground in the Upstate of South Carolina making low lying areas prone to flooding and also increasing the likelihood of storm related damage.  Oconee County Emergency Management Director Scott Krein encourages residents to watch out.  “One of the things that we need to remember is that we are saturated, so any bit […]

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Seneca warming up for 2013 Dixie Boys World Series

Seneca will host the 2013 Dixie Boys World Series later this summer and right now, the city is preparing the fields for the 12 teams from the Southeast.  Seneca is very familiar with the Dixie World Series having hosted the 2009 Dixie Boys and the 2011 Junior Dixie Boys World Series.  Seneca Recreation Director and 2013 Dixie Boys World Series […]

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Seneca Council approves Rezonings and Annexations

Two property matters highlighted Tuesday night’s meeting of the Seneca City Council.  The first dealt with second reading for the rezoning and annexation of property at 15680 Wells Highway, explains Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander.  “On Wells Highway where the new gas station is.  It is on the corner of 4th and Wells Highway.” That property on Wells Highway was rezoned […]

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