Police chief wants curfew

The Westminster police chief asked the city council last night to consider a curfew to apply toward children 14 and under. Chief Rory Jones submitted the request based on an ordinance used by a suburb in Chicago, Illinois that he says would work for his city. Jones told the mayor and council that a group of children late at night […]

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Tech students are first place winners

Two Tri-County Tech business majors won first place at this year’s festival competition of the South Carolina Speech and Theatre Association. Jeighton Banning of Charleston placed first in the persuasive speaking category and Emma Nicholson placed first in the informative speaking category. The event was held last weekend on the Lancaster campus of the University of South Carolina.

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Second litter control officer to be added July 1

A second Oconee sheriff’s officer will be in place by this summer in the seemingly never-ending effort to help eradicate the county’s litter problem. He’s Corp. Irvin Reyes. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says Reyes is being promoted July 1 to litter officer “assigned solely to environmental services.” Crenshaw explains, “Having one deputy balancing his time between litter enforcement and working inmates […]

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Oconee students take home blue and red ribbons

Seven students from Oconee County schools came home from this year’s South Carolina 4-H Engineering Challenge with ribbons from their part in competition in science, technology, engineering and math subjects. The youth development arm of the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service, South Carolina 4-H offers the engineering challenge for students to compete in six categories. Anthony Vazques took home a red […]

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Graham campaign counts the money, and it ranks high

South Carolina’s busy U-S senator, Lindsey Graham, is amassing a war chest for next year’s elections, and his campaign says the millions of dollars already raised places the former Oconee lawyer as among the most of Republican incumbents. Having raised more than $2 million in the first three months of this year, the Graham campaign fund has reached $4.6 million […]

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Barbara “Bobbie” Dillard

Seneca, SC — Barbara “Bobbie” Thrasher Dillard, 64, wife of Marshall Dillard, of 330 Ednes Lane, Seneca, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Davenport Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Barbara Dillard Memorial Fund, P.O. […]

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Perry Ellis strikes a blow for clean energy at Seneca

Above a hill that looks down on highway 28 and Seneca’s Miracle Circle, a large apparel distributor cut the ribbon yesterday for Oconee’s largest solar power facility. Perry Ellis International, known for its men’s and women’s apparel, cut the ribbon for its installation of more than 2,400 rooftop solar panels. Among the touches for this fancy event were a champagne […]

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Oconeean arrested on child sex charge

A 31-year old man near Seneca has been arrested on charges of criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 11 years old. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of Dustin Stuart Reif took place Friday, as officers responded to an anonymous report that a child had been sexually assaulted. On their way to Reif’s home, officers […]

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Draft plan is posted, comments welcomed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Savannah District, seeks public comments on the “Draft” 2019 Hartwell Project Shoreline Management Plan (SMP). The SMP provides guidance and information for the public regarding which facilities/activities can be authorized on public lands and waters adjacent to Hartwell Lake. The Corps last formally revised the SMP in 2007. The Draft SMP and a […]

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