Large Crowd attends OC Jail Meeting

Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw met with over 250 residents  Tuesday night at the Walhalla Depot to present his plan for a new detention facility. The facility would be built in a location between the current law enforcement center and West View Cemetery. The facility that Sheriff Crenshaw proposes would be a two-story new housing pod, which would contain the […]

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Westminster Electric Rates increasing

Electric power rates are going up in the City of Westminster.  At their monthly meeting Tuesday night, the Westminster City Council unanimously passed a 7.3% increase on retail electric power rates, explains Westminster City Administrator David Smith. “Our wholesales cost of power is going up and the cost to us this year is 7.3% higher than it was in the […]

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West-Oak Schools attend PLTW Engineering Competition

West-Oak Middle School Project Lead The Way and Gateway To Technology students attended the very first Engineering Competition at the University of South Carolina on March 11. West-Oak Middle School students selected to attend this event were Levi James (8th grade), Maddy Lee (7th grade) and Drew Jacobs (6th grade). They traveled with West-Oak High School students Tim Wayman, Garrett McGuffin, and Dustin Drake […]

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Clemson Police Department issues Alert

Clemson City Police are searching for a light colored Ford Crown Victoria or Mercury Marquis type vehicle being driven by an African American male.  This individual has been known to knock on doors and when allowed entry he is seeking financial gain.  The individual should be considered armed with a firearm of some sort. The Clemson City Police Department is […]

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Follow CU Safety Twitter for Emergency Updates

Clemson University provides alerts to warn the campus of emergencies and disruptions to operations. Now there is another way to get information, the CU Safety Twitter page. When an emergency or disruption occurs, additional information may be posted at https://twitter.com/cusafety as it becomes available. Previously, students, faculty and staff were directed to the CU Safety Web page for more information. However, increased […]

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Anderson Man indicted for Child Pornography

An Anderson man has been indicted for possessing and distributing child pornography.  United States Attorney Bill Nettles announces that a Federal Grand Jury in Greenville returned an indictment against 47-year-old Joey Thomas Carter of Anderson.  He stands charged in a two-count indictment with possessing and distributing child pornography.  The maximum penalty Carter could receive is 10 years imprisonment for possessing […]

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OC Bus Accident under investigation

Monday afternoon’s school bus wreck in Oconee County is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.  The 4:30pm accident happened near Long Creek and sent three students to Oconee Medical Center with minor injuries.  According to officials, the bus was carrying four students at the time of the accident.  Three students were from West-Oak Middle School and one student […]

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Solicitor wants Gag Order issued in Bartee Case

With media attention swirling around the case of former Oconee County Sheriff’s candidate James Bartee, 10th Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams has requested a gag order be issued.  Bartee stands charged with plotting the kidnapping of a retired judge, who sought to have him disqualified as a candidate for sheriff.  A hearing on the motion is scheduled for 10am Thursday in […]

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TCTC offering New Paralegal Certificate

Tri-County Technical College announces a new certificate program with promising job prospects in an office environment.  Starting in the fall semester, the College will offer a paralegal certificate program, explains Dr. Chris McFarlin of Tri-County Technical College’s Criminal Justice Department.  “Ever since my employment began with Tri-County, one of the things that I was tasked with doing was getting a […]

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Weight Gain after quitting Smoking seen as Positive

Many smokers are often concerned about gaining weight after they quit.  For those with type 2 Diabetes gaining weight after stopping smoking can potentially increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.  A new study evaluated people who stopped smoking to determine whether gaining weight was associated with a decrease in cardiovascular benefits that come with giving up cigarettes.  “Stopping smoking cut […]

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