Seneca Apartment Complex sells for $10M

A group of California investors recently purchased an apartment complex in Seneca for over $10 million, according to NAI Earle Furman.  NAI Earle Furman’s multifamily division announced the sale of Companion at Crescent Pointe, the 144-unit apartment complex that was built in 2005.  The property was 95% occupied at the time of sale. NAI Earle Furman represented the undisclosed seller […]

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Eight killed on SC Roads over weekend

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces eight people were killed on state roads and highways from Friday, May 3, at 6pm until Sunday, May 5, at midnight. As of May 5, 216 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 281 highway deaths in this same time period in 2012.  Oconee County reports one fatality in 2013 […]

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James named OMC Employee for April

Oconee Medical Center named Sarah James, RN, Employee of the Month for April 2013.  James is a nurse on the sixth floor of the hospital.  She shares the duties of second shift charge nurse and is thought of as an advocate for not only her patients, but also her coworkers. According to her nomination, James voluntarily takes notes at staff meetings to share with […]

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Names released in Stephens Co Train Collision

Sister station WNEG reports authorities have released the names of the three people killed in a fatal train-car collision over the weekend in Stephens County, Georgia. Stephens County Coroner Chris Stephens announces the three individuals killed in the collision were 22-year-old Areale Leigh Nunn of Austell, Ga., 23-year-old Erich Boecklbauer of Austell and 20-year-old Crystal Crews of Kennesaw, Ga. The […]

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Justice Dept to monitor election in SC

The U.S. Justice Department will monitor elections today in Charleston County, S.C., to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  The Voting Rights Act prohibits discrimination in the election process on the basis of race, color or membership in a minority language group. Under the Voting Rights Act, the Justice Department is authorized to ask the U.S. Office […]

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OC Students taking PASS Test

Today is test day for public school students in South Carolina.  The School District of Oconee County announces that 4,832 students in grades 3-8 will take the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards test today.  Oconee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas says, “I know our teachers have worked hard to prepare students in Grades 3-8, and I wish our students […]

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CU names Interim Provost

Clemson University President James F. Barker has named Nadim Aziz to the position of interim vice president for academic affairs and provost after Doris Helms announced she would retire at the end of June. Aziz was chairman of the civil engineering department when he was appointed associate provost for faculty development and support a year ago. His appointment is effective […]

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Jocassee Lake Road closed temporarily

Motorists are advised that Jocassee Lake Road will be closed temporarily as crews replace the stormwater drainage pipe.  The pipe failed approximately a half mile from Devils Fork State Park.  The Oconee County Roads and Bridges Department will close this road to through traffic, at this section, to make the necessary repairs.  The temporary closure began at 8:30am Tuesday and […]

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OC Sheriff’s Office makes Drug Arrest

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office made a drug arrest on Friday afternoon of an individual wanted in a drug sweep that began on April 16.  Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt gives details.  “33-year-old Crystal Dawn Meredith of 102 Union Crossing Road in West Union was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 4pm on May […]

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Additional Charge in Saturday Morning Shooting

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has filed an additional charge in the early Saturday morning shooting that occurred on Hobson Street near Westminster.  Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt gives details.  “63-year-old James Lincoln Webb of 102 B Street in Westminster was arrested and charged with 8 counts of attempted murder on Saturday.  Today, Webb has been […]

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