Clemson Trustees delegate responsibilities to Provost

Clemson University trustees Friday delegated powers to Provost Doris Helms to operate as chief executive of the university while President James Barker is on medical leave, effective immediately. Barker had heart surgery at Greenville Memorial Hospital Friday for a triple bypass to treat blockages discovered during a heart catheterization Thursday. It is expected he will be in the hospital, with […]

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SLED warns of Scams

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is warning residents about another scam.  Authorities warn to be wary of a caller saying you’ve won a prize, an inheritance, or mail with an authentic looking check.  SLED Chief Mark Keel says recently, an elderly woman received a call from a person claiming to be a medicare representative.  The caller tried to get […]

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Award Nominees sought

For the 20th year, the State Department of Natural Resources is asking for nominations for the South Carolina Environmental Awareness Award.  The award acknowledges outstanding contributions made toward the protection, conservation, and improvement of South Carolina’s natural resources.  The General Assembly established the SC Environmental Awareness Award during the 1992 legislative session. Each year the public is invited to submit […]

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OHC Pageant

The Oconee Heritage Center is proud to announce that on February 23, there will be a Little Miss Oconee Heritage Scholarship Pageant. Entry fee is $75 and includes ages 2-15. This is a community service fundraiser for scholarship money. Applications can be picked up at Merle Norman in Seneca or you can email [email protected] You can also call (864) 882-3336 for […]

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OC excited about Economic Development

A top priority of the Oconee County Council in the New Year is to create more jobs and attract more companies and industries here, announces Oconee County Administrator Scott Moulder. “We have committed ourselves to economic development and we have committed ourselves to providing investment in job growth.” The Oconee County Council has worked hard over the last few years […]

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CDC reports Harsh Flu Season so far

It has been a harsh flu season and there is more to come, says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Tom Frieden.  “The bottom line is that the flu season continues, we are in the middle of flu season about halfway through and it is shaping up to be a worse than average season and bad season particularly […]

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Clemson Sewer overflows Again

Massive amounts of rainfall this week in Clemson has caused another sewer to overflow and this time the sewage reached a local lake. The Utilities Department for the City of Clemson reports the No. 9 pump station off Mountain View Lane overflowed between 2:15pm and 5:30pm yesterday.  The overflow was approximately 500 gallons. The sewage did reach Lake Hartwell near […]

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Unemployment Rate inches Up

Unemployment numbers rose slightly over last month according to figures recently released by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.  The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.4% in December from 8.3% in November.  The rate was 1.2% lower than the December 2011 rate of 9.6%. A similar trend occurred in the tri-county area of Upstate South Carolina.  […]

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Awards presented to OC Rescue Squad Members

Lynn Wilbanks, a member of Mountain Rest Rescue Squad, was named the Oconee County Emergency Services “Rescue Squad Member of the Year” for 2012, during the annual Rescue Squad Awards Banquet at Gignilliat Gym in Seneca.  Wilbanks has been a member of Mountain Rest Fire Station since 1998, Mountain Rest Rescue since 1991, and Chief of the rescue squad for […]

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Seneca wins Statewide Award for Events

Seneca is nominated for two statewide awards at this year’s South Carolina Festival and Events Awards banquet on Saturday, explains Seneca Events Coordinator Riley Johnson. “There is a seminar every year and this year it is going to be held in Charleston and it’s the South Carolina Festival and Events Awards.  They recognize events throughout the state and this is statewide, […]

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