Sewer overflows in Clemson

A sewer overflowed in the City of Clemson for roughly two hours Wednesday afternoon near Woodland Way. The City reports the overflow was about 1,000 gallons and was caused by a sewer main blocked by grease.  A utilities crew responded, but the overflow reached a nearby creek, which passes through the vicinity of Woodland Way, Riggs Drive, Poole Lane, Strode […]

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Student Veterans Assistance Center to open at Clemson

A group of student veterans at Clemson University is opening a center on campus designed to help other veterans navigate the transition from the battlefield to campus. The Student Veterans Association will cut the ribbon to open the Student Veterans Success Center and GI Bill Help Desk at 1:30pm on Friday. Volunteers from the Student Veterans Association will staff the center […]

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2012 Preliminary Highway Safety Trends in SC

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reports that a preliminary number of 837 people died on South Carolina roadways in 2012, compared to 828 traffic-related deaths in 2011. Vulnerable roadway users, such as pedestrians, bicycle, moped and motorcycle operators, and deaths resulting from lack of safety belt use were two of the areas showing the most notable statistical increases based on preliminary […]

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Tier 4 of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program

Federal unemployment benefits will continue for thousands of South Carolinians due to Congress extending the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program for one year.  However, due to the recent continued decline in the state’s unemployment rate, South Carolina has triggered off of Tier 4 in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program. That means those Tier 3 claimants, who exhaust Tier 3 either on […]

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Officials want More Tourists on SC’s Scenic Byways

Officials say they want more focus on South Carolina’s little-known destinations as they try to expand the state’s tourism industry. State leaders gathered at the Statehouse on Wednesday to announce a new $50,000 grant from Duke Energy. Tourism officials say the grant will allow them to create a plan that better promotes the four scenic byways that make up the South Carolina National Heritage […]

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TCTC offering Free Small Business Start-Up Class

A free small business start-up class, Small Business Start Up, will be offered January 17 at Tri-County Technical College’s Pendleton Campus.  It will be held in the Industrial and Business Development Center from 5:30 – 8:30pm. The class is sponsored by Tri-County Technical College, Clemson’s Small Business Development Center and SCORE. Topics will be discussed to allow students to evaluate […]

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Duncan reacts to Biden’s statement on Gun Control

On Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden revealed that President Obama was strongly considering taking executive action on guns. “The President is going to act,” Biden said. “There are executive orders — executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the help of the Attorney General and all the rest of […]

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Department Heads present needs to Seneca Council

A special meeting to discuss the individual department needs of the City of Seneca took place Tuesday evening.  The Mayor and City Council heard from each city department head about their greatest needs to ensure top quality service for the next 25 years, explains Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander.  “Each department head got up and talked about individual needs that they […]

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Seneca planning for New 911 Com Center

More space and better technology are the two main problems with the Seneca Police Department’s 911 communications center.  Tuesday night at a special work session between the City Council and department heads, Police Chief John Covington told the Mayor and Council that his department’s greatest need is a larger and updated center.   Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander explains.  “The Police Department […]

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Accused Burglar returned to Walhalla

Aaron Scott Gunn has reluctantly returned to his hometown of Walhalla to stand charges alleging he took $2,900 worth of items from a unit in the Standpoint Vista Apartment Complex in October.  Authorities in Rabun County, Georgia arrested Gunn after a routine traffic stopped uncovered an open container of alcohol and drugs.  Police were also alerted to a warrant for […]

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