Salem – Traffic Death

According to Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis, a 61year-old Homestead, Florida man died Friday afternoon after the semi-trailer truck he was operating ran off the road on SC 130 (Whitewater Falls Road) near Salem and overturned down an embankment. He died at the incident location which was near the Cg Roxane Crystal Geyser water plant. He had received a load […]

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Seneca Man Remains in Jail after Arrest on Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor Charges

(Walhalla, SC) ————————————-A Seneca man remains in jail today, after his bond was denied, on four Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor charges. 41-year-old Kevin Bradley Turner was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center at around 9:37pm on Tuesday of this week. Turner will appear before a Circuit Court Judge, at a later time, regarding bond. On Tuesday of […]

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Upstate Affected by Global Internet Outage

A global internet outage on Friday disrupted airlines, businesses, media, and offices in the Upstate. According to the Associated Press, Microsoft users worldwide, including banks and airlines, reported widespread outages after the company said it was gradually fixing an issue affecting Microsoft 365 apps and services. The Federal Aviation Administration grounded several airlines, including United, Allegiant, Delta, and American, due […]

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Walhalla Man Sentenced in Connection with January 6th DC Protest

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Columbia announced that Thomas Casselman, a 30-year-old man from Walhalla, was recently sentenced for assaulting a law enforcement officer during the January 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol. Casselman pleaded guilty on March 21, 2024, to a felony count of assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers. Casselman was taken into custody […]

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10-Digit Dialing Starting for Upstate

Starting today, anyone making local phone calls in the Upstate must dial the area code as part of a new area code overlay. The South Carolina Public Service Commission approved the overlay for the 864 area code region in September 2023, with the new 821 area code going into service on August 19. Callers will need to use 10-digit dialing […]

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Animal Cruelty Ordinance Passes with Amended Language

The city of Clemson approved an animal cruelty ordinance, including new amendments, at a City Council meeting earlier this week. Mayor pro Tem Alesia Smith raised concerns about language that might discourage reporting violations, particularly in abusive or domestic violence situations. She suggested changing the wording to “can or may be in violation” to encourage more reports. However, Police Chief […]

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Clemson Board of Trustees Approves $2.1B Budget

Clemson University’s Board of Trustees has approved a $2.1 billion budget for fiscal year 2025, focusing on expanding Douthit Hills on-campus housing, hiring a new vice president for student affairs, and constructing a six-level, 1,200-space parking facility near Williamson and Perimeter Roads. The new parking garage will serve alumni, visitors, athletic events, and prospective students. The budget aims to support […]

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SCDOT Begins Intersection Realignment and Updates Bridge Program with $200 Million Increase

On Monday, July 15, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) began realigning the intersection of SC 182/243 (Oakway Road) and SC 59 in Oconee County. There are no detours or closures for this project, which is expected to take several weeks. Drivers will see flaggers directing traffic through the work zone. This realignment aims to improve safety by enhancing […]

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