Clemson University’s overall enrollment numbers

Clemson is a university that is now home to 26,404 students.  The overall enrollment number reflects a 2.3% increase–even in times uncertain caused by the world pandemic.  How Clemson has managed a higher enrollment in during COVID-19 is explained by the following statement issued this afternoon by the university:  “Through thoughtful planning and extraordinary effort by faculty and staff during […]

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Cases increase, so do the deaths

South Carolina COVID-19 numbers are creeping upward–from yesterday’s report.  The latest 24-hour account (reported this afternoon) shows 1,374 cases, including 47 from Oconee County.  Twenty-three more deaths have raised the statewide death toll to 4,010.  Total test results statewide received by DHEC Monday were 10,047; the positivity was 13.2%.

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Telephone scam reported in Seneca

The Seneca police say the public should be alert for a current scam attempt in which the callers are spoofing their numbers to make it appear they are calling from the Seneca Police Department.  Casey Bowling, interim chief of police, says the callers claim they are representing the FBI, the IRS, or the Federal Reserve.  If you get such a […]

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Law officer’s eyes to re-focus on a need

A long-time Oconee Sheriff’s officer is spending the rest of the year in retirement, but he’s scheduled to return January 1 as a part-time employee to fill a need within his office.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw today confirmed that retired Sgt. David McMahan, after 15 years, has taken retirement, but will return for a few- days-a-week cold case investigator.  There are […]

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Hunger for I-85 development

On a week when Americans look forward to spread of turkey on the dinner table, there’s increasing appetite to develop parts of a 4-mile stretch of the interstate highway that bisects the southern tip of Oconee County.  Chris Eleazer of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority once again said last night that rarely does a week or two pass without someone […]

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In remembrance of pre-COVID days

One of COVID’s many impacts has been a tightening of economic activity, but an Oconee County official last night recalled the period just prior to the world pandemic and a bustling of commercial and industrial activity in the county.  Chris Eleazer, in an information report to the county planning commission, told of a 253% increase in flow commitment for the […]

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