Clemson Police arrest Home Intruder

An arrest has been made in connection to the March 4 home invasion and shooting in Clemson.  Authorities arrested 23-year-old Montrez O’Brien Jones.  He stands charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, three counts of kidnapping, three counts of armed robbery and attempted murder. City of Clemson Police said the incident happened at the […]

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Two arrested for Criminal Domestic Violence

Assault-type injuries of two women have led to the arrest of two men in Oconee County.  Seneca Police arrested and charged 26-year-old James Tyler Cannon with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature as part of their investigation into a recent incident at Cannon’s home on Mill Road. The police say the victim was bitten and choked.  Walhalla […]

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Recruiting and Retaining Best Teachers

It is that time of year again, as the school years wraps up, school administrators start planning for next year.  The most challenging thing for administrators is recruiting and retaining teachers, explains Oconee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas.  “I’ve been so many classrooms and seen some phenomenal teachers and our goal is to make sure that we keep holding […]

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Teen Vaccine Study

A new study reveals teens are not receiving at least three recommended vaccinations, which makes them vulnerable to disease later in life. Parents were asked whether their child was given a particular treatment from 2008 to 2010. Study lead author and pediatrician Dr. Paul Darden says the evidence is particularly startling for young women who are not given the HPV […]

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State of the News Media

The Pew Research Center has been taking a close look at the US news media, which has been having up and downs recently. Amy Mitchell is acting director of Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism and the study’s lead author. “Challenges are mounting one on top of the other.  There are still issues in terms of finding financial support to […]

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Hartwell Lake Campgrounds to open April 1

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell Lake Office will open the following campgrounds for the 2013 recreation season April 1: 1) Springfield Campground, Anderson County, S.C. Open April 1 – Oct. 31. This campground is conveniently located only minutes away from Anderson, S.C., with a total of 79 sites (75 waterfront). All sites are equipped with electric (50-amp) and […]

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Corps of Engineers overhauls Website

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District unveiled a newer version of its website, as part of a web upgrade for the entire Corps of Engineers. Although the site features an updated appearance, the web address, remains the same: www.sas.usace.army.mil. As a part of this upgrade, URLs to certain pages on the Savannah District’s website have changed. Users who have […]

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TCTC Bluegrass Concert is April 6

Tri-County Technical College’s Eighth Annual Bluegrass under the Stars concert is April 6 at the Pendleton Campus. The free concert and fireworks event for the family is held annually in conjunction with the town of Pendleton’s annual Spring Jubilee celebration.   The event will be held from 6 – 9:30pm in the amphitheater.  It will be held rain or shine, with […]

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First Bellfest succeeds

Sister station WGOG reports that an estimated 400 people took part in the first event by Friends of Jocassee. Saturday’s fundraiser raised more than $2,000 for Devil’s ForkState Park, according to Brooks Wade of Jocassee Lake Tours. Wade says Friends of Jocassee is a group dedicated not only to support the state park, but to protect and preserve the lake […]

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Half Marathon and 5K draws Crowd of Runners

Over 200 people laced up their running shoes on Saturday and took part in the City of Seneca third annual Half Marathon and 5K.  Everything went perfectly during the race from the weather to sponsors to volunteers, explains Seneca Events Coordinator Riley Johnson.  “Everything worked out great.  The weather was nice and I cannot thank all the volunteers and sponsors […]

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