CU Welcome Back Festival raises $18,900

Clemson University’s annual Welcome Back Festival to start the new academic year raised $18,900. The majority of the money raised will support the Student Alumni Council Endowment Scholarship Fund.  In the last three years, the scholarship fund has raised more than $56,000.  The Welcome Back Festival features more than 70 vendors from restaurants, businesses and university organizations on College Avenue in […]

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Pickens Elementary cleaned after Meningitis Scare

After officials with the School District of Pickens County learned that a student at Pickens Elementary School is being tested and treated for meningitis, crews immediately wipe down all hard surfaces at the school as a precaution as they await the student’s test results.  The student has not tested positive but is being treated at the hospital for the illness.  […]

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TCTC offering Small Business Start-Up

Owning and operating a small business can be difficult, especially if you are doing it alone.  Help is available though.  A workshop to address the first steps involved in starting a small business takes place on October 10th.  Tri-County Technical College in partnership with the Tri-County Entrepreneurial Development Corporation, Piedmont SCORE, Clemson’s Small Business Development Center and the Anderson Area Chamber […]

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Extras needed for Movie

As a feature film prepares to shoot in the City of Seneca, a call is going out for extras.   Later this month, ‘Elbow Grease’ a romantic comedy set in a small town begins shooting throughout Oconee County and on Monday, October 7th Ram Cat Alley in downtown Seneca will be the backdrop for a street festival scene, explains ‘Elbow Grease’ […]

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Unsolved Homicide of Frances Earle

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is drawing attention to the unsolved homicide of Francis Earle. On July 12th, 2009, Earle, who was 74 years old, was found dead in her home at 115 Brookwood Drive in Seneca after an attempted arson. Investigators have yet to determine a motive in the case.  Investigators are not sure how suspects came upon Earle, […]

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Four killed on SC Roads over weekend

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces four people were killed on state roadways from Friday, September 20, at 6pm until Sunday, September 22, at midnight. As of September 22, 528 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 600 highway deaths in this same time period in 2012. Oconee County has experienced two high fatalities in 2013 […]

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CU Professor talks Sibling Bullying

The Clemson University Media Relations Department reports that sibling bullying is a type of violence that is prevalent in the lives of most children, but little is known about it, researchers say.  Clemson University psychology professor Robin Kowalski said the phenomenon has been overlooked. Kowalski and co-author Jessica Skinner explored the extent to which sibling bullying is viewed to be normal […]

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OC Choral Concert planned

The School District of Oconee County will present its annual All-County Choral Concert on October 8 at 7:30pm at Seneca Baptist Church. Over 160 middle and high school students selected by their teachers from schools in Oconee County will present a program of choral music under the leadership of Dr. Mark Nabholz, Director of Choral Activities at Erskine College.  Lori Shelton will […]

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Eat at School and Support Backpack Program

Parents and grandparents are encouraged to have lunch with their child on Friday, Sept. 27 in the School District of Oconee County.  Sodexo understands the importance of feeding children over the weekend and is giving the community the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child.  On Friday, September 27th, Sodexo will donate half of the cost of an […]

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OMC sets 2014 Budget

The Board of Directors for Oconee Medical Center set the 2014 fiscal year budget at their meeting Monday night.  Projected spending was set at nearly $138 million with revenues at $140 million. The budget raises hospital charges by 5%, however, the increase applies mainly to insurers contracted to cover patients.  A budget breakdown shows $24 million allocated for supplies and […]

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