Proposed Development Update

The Greenshore Development Group’s proposed project of 1,654 homes on 770 acres along Rochester Highway has caused community concern. Despite preliminary designs being submitted to Oconee County and discussions with county officials, the developer, Jim Shivers, has made no significant progress since his sketch review request in August 2023. The land is still owned by Keowee River Preservation Group, LLC. […]

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Judicial Appointments in South Carolina’s 10th Circuit

This week, the South Carolina Legislature cast votes that resulted in the appointment of judicial officers within the 10th Circuit, encompassing Oconee and Anderson counties. Scott Sprouse, hailing from Walhalla, has been granted the authority to continue his role as a judge, presiding over both civil and criminal cases in the two counties. Meanwhile, David Brousseau, an attorney from Anderson, […]

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Graham: The Biden Administration Is Abusing Immigration Parole At The Expense Of Innocent Americans

In November 2023, Senator Lindsey Graham questioned Secretary Mayorkas about the Biden Administration’s use of immigration parole, which saw over 800,000 immigrants paroled into the U.S. in FY2023. Mayorkas confirmed that each case was individually analyzed for legal compliance. Graham later revealed that Jose Antonio Ibarra, accused of murdering Georgia student Laken Riley, was paroled due to detention capacity issues […]

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Sexual Assault Charges in Hart County, GA

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has charged former Hart County High School employee, Keenan Anderson, 27, of Bowersville, Georgia, following a sexual assault investigation. The probe began on April 11 when Hartwell Police sought GBI’s assistance for a molestation case that occurred during Anderson’s tenure at the school, from which he has since resigned. Anderson faces charges including sexual […]

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Duke Energy Rate Increase Hearing

The South Carolina Public Service Commission held a public hearing in Seneca Tuesday evening to gauge Duke Energy customers’ reactions to a proposed rate increase affecting 18 counties. The event at Seneca High School allowed customers to voice their concerns under oath. PSC Chairwoman Florence Belser clarified that the hearing aimed to understand the impact of the approximately 12.8% rate […]

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Burglary Conviction and Sentencing

Nearing his 40th birthday, lifelong Oconee County resident, William David Gunn, was sentenced to 17 years in prison on Tuesday, including time served awaiting trial. Gunn was convicted of a burglary that took place a year ago. Despite his defense lawyer, Catherine Wyse, pleading for leniency, prosecutor Beth Blundy labeled Gunn a “menace” to Oconee County due to his extensive […]

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Cracking Down on Fake IDs in Clemson

The Clemson Police Department, in collaboration with the City of Clemson, Clemson University, Intelli-Check, and local businesses, is expanding the use of the Age ID app to more bars in Tiger Town to combat fake IDs. The app, which has been successfully used by Tiger Town Tavern for years, scans and verifies driver’s licenses, significantly reducing underage drinking. Chief Jorge […]

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