Tech presidential award is announced

Welding is an important craft in society, and Tri-County Technical College believes there’s no one better teacher than Randy Price.  He has served as an adjunct for Tech’s welding program continually since he graduated from the program in 1995.  Price has taught every term, for a total of 81 semesters.  In recognition, the college has awarded him the 2022 Adjunct […]

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Governor to speak June 9 in Walhalla

Word is spreading today that Governor McMaster will speak next month in Walhalla in an event being arranged by the Oconee Republican Party. The governor is seeking a new term in office in this year’s elections. David McMahan, chairman of the Oconee GOP, announces that McMaster will speak at 5 pm Thursday, June 9 at the Center for the Performing […]

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Bad Creek license renewal sought by Duke Energy

Duke Energy has started two days of environmental site reviews of its Bad Creek hydro-electric station in northern Oconee County.  The utility hopes to gain a 50-year extension of its federal license to continue to make hydro-power using the energy of moving water.  Built within a blue granite mountain eight miles north of Salem, Duke refers to the hydro station’s […]

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Fatal dump truck accident near Pendleton

The state patrol reports a dump truck accident 3.5 miles east of Pendleton took the life yesterday of a 50-year old Piedmont resident.  The fatality has yet to be publicly identified by name.  State trooper Ridgeway said the accident, at 12:15 pm, occurred on SC 88 near Gillespie Road.  The Mack truck struck the end of a guardrail and then […]

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Durham suspended from office

This announcement this afternoon from the office of the South Carolina governor:  “Immediately following the indictment of Oconee County Councilman Matthew Durham, Governor Henry McMaster issued Executive Order 2022-15, suspending Durham from office.  Durham is suspended until such time as he is formally acquitted or convicted, or until a duly elected successor is qualified and takes the oath of office.”

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Grand jury returns Durham indictments

Oconee Grand Jury returned true bills today in the state’s case against Matthew Durham, Oconee County councilman.  The indictments allege unlawful neglect of a child and domestic violence second degree.  The indictments bear the signatures of the grand jury foreman, along with a special agent of “SLED”, and the state Attorney’s General, Alan Wilson, whose office will act as prosecutor.  […]

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