Booth marks 10th year leading Tech

Dr. Ronnie Booth has marked 10 years as the president of Tri-County Technical College and was so recognized during the recent Annual Report Luncheon. Booth became Tech’s third president in 2003. A proclamation for his leadership and accomplishments was presented during the luncheon by Commission Chairman Ham Hudson, an Oconee County representative on the college policy-making board.

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Phone system upgrade for Seneca PD

Today’s the day the Seneca Police Department gets better communications. A new telephone system is being installed. And Chief John Covington says it’s a phase of Oconee County’s 9-1-1 project to upgrade systems for compatibility. “This portion of the project is being overseen by Capt. Travis Tilson of the Sheriff’s Office. We are very thankful to the county for the […]

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Billy Owens anxious for the Phillipines

A missionary from Oconee County is anxious to return to the Philippines—land that he has grown to love and where his wife was forced into makeshift quarters because of the typhoon. Billy Owens says he has his ticket to fly and is hopeful that between now and next month the main airport at Manila will re-open for commercial flights. Owens, […]

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Sheriff’s Office: Mum on the motive, for now

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says his office will not talk about an apparent motive for the murder of a Salem man near Seneca. The reason for that, Crenshaw says, is to protect the integrity of the case against Joshua Randall Ferguson. “Further details are not appropriate at this time,” Crenshaw said in a statement. Arrest warrants allege murder and possession […]

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Sheriff: No reason for public concern or alarm

The investigation continues as to who killed a 46-year old Salem man last night near Seneca. At 9:30 last night, deputies found Charles Benson Cantrell face down behind a home on Webb Road near the Singing Pines Road. Coroner Karl Addis said Cantrell died of a gun shot and the death is homicide. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said, “Our investigators worked […]

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Police investigating homicide near Seneca

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Friday night homicide near Seneca. Deputies say they discovered a man lying face down on the ground behind a home located at 239 Webb Road in the Friendship Community. Deputies made the discovery around 9:30 PM Friday. Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis identifies the victim as 46 year-old Charles Benson Cantrell of […]

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Duke Endowment grant to fund Access Health

A grant of $500 thousand from The Duke Endowment will allow Oconee Medical Center to fund its Access Health program through 2016. Funded entirely by grants and private donations, Mountain Lakes Access Health’s primary purpose is to improve healthcare for low-income, un-insured adults in Oconee County, Clemson, Central, and Six Mile. This grant is to be used to pay the […]

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“Weeks away from lighting this whole thing up”

A three year project to bring high-speed internet access to Oconee County is “weeks away”, in the estimation of Scott Moulder, county administrator. Moulder was asked to give a status report today to the county Economic Development Commission. “We’re beginning to work the ISPs. We actually have three ISPS that have signed up,” Moulder reported. The part that the ISPs […]

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