Still “due diligence” on the school property

An Oconee school district administrator expressed the hope yesterday that, during a meeting next month or the following, the county board of trustees will be in position to resolve where the district will build the replacement Seneca Middle School. The district identified Wells Highway property for the new school last year, but never consummated the purchase. And it’s believed the […]

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Boil water advisory for part of Clemson

A water main break on Ashley Road in Clemson that has caused low pressure has resulted in a boil water advisory for parts of the city.  Until otherwise notified, Clemson water customers on Ashley Road, Hyde Lane, Colleton Court, Carteret Court, and Albemarle Drive should vigorously boil their water at least one full minute before drinking or cooking.  Any ice […]

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Second suspect named in Utica shooting

One suspect was arrested, a second is being sought in the continuing investigation of a shooting this week in Utica. A homeless man was wounded and hospitalized. Earlier sheriff’s officers arrested Robert Martain Robertson on charges of attempted murder and possession of weapon during a violent crime. Now, a second man is being sought on identical charges. He is identified […]

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Laptop taken by Wal-Mart shoplifter

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office identifies one male and a female who accompanied him as its suspects in a shoplifting this month at the Wal-Mart on the Sandifer Boulevard. If you can provide the information that leads to the arrest or prosecution of those responsible, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2 thousand. The laptop computer […]

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Hundreds of hospital workers losing their jobs

More than 300 Prisma health care workers are being told they are losing their jobs. And the Prisma president/CEO blames an environment of smaller reimbursements and more and more patients who are either under-insured or un-insured. The number of those whose jobs are being eliminated is 327, out of a total workforce of more than 30 thousand. Since October, management […]

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Oconee’s biggest taxpayer comes thru…and on time

Duke Energy, the largest Oconee County taxpayer, has satisfied its obligation for 2019 on time, avoiding a three percent late penalty that applies to property tax bills not paid thru yesterday. Connie Bellotte, the county’s chief deputy treasurer, acknowledged the receipt of the Duke payment which arrived this time in the mail. The check for 2019 amounts to $25.6 million, […]

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Senecan is on his way to dental school

Once he graduates this spring from college, a young Seneca man is bound for a career in dentistry.  James Hansen Jr. has been accepted to enroll in four years dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.  His dad, James Hansen Sr., says his son has shadowed the local practice of Dr. John McRoberts and is committed […]

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