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Lightning believed to be cause of fire
March 23, 2017 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Lightning believed to be cause of fire | Test

A lightning strike may have been the cause of a fire late Tuesday night at an off-campus Clemson University fraternity house in Seneca, according to Oconee County Fire Marshal Shane Gibbs.

Seneca named top SC spot to retire
March 23, 2017 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Seneca named top SC spot to retire | Test

According to a recent study, there isn’t a better place to retire to in South Carolina than Seneca.

County council ‘resets’ funding for $25M jail
March 23, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
County council ‘resets’ funding for $25M jail | Test

Pickens County Council has hit the “reset button” on how it plans to fund the county’s new $25 million jail.

First Hartwell Village tenants revealed
March 23, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
First Hartwell Village tenants revealed | Test

Two retailers and a hotel have filed paperwork with Oconee County to be part of the initial lineup of tenants when the doors open on a planned lakefront commercial development near Clemson.

Council OKs extension for courthouse developers
March 23, 2017 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Council OKs extension for courthouse developers | Test

A project to develop the former county courthouse into a hotel in downtown Walhalla remains in a holding pattern after Oconee County Council granted an extension to its developers Tuesday night.

Ceremony to recognize Oconee’s only Medal of Honor recipient
March 23, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Ceremony to recognize Oconee’s only Medal of Honor recipient | Test

It was Oct. 7, 1952, in the darkness of the early-morning hours.

Westminster doles out accomodations, hospitality tax funds
March 23, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Westminster doles out accomodations, hospitality tax funds | Test

Westminster City Council decided to dole out $40,800 of its accommodations tax and hospitality tax income during its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening.

Cultural museum lecture series set for next week
March 22, 2017 – 11:06 pm | No Comment
Cultural museum lecture series set for next week | Test

Even though the opening of the Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum was still several months away, Shelby Henderson was already planning ahead when she caught wind of an exhibit still in the works at Coastal Carolina University.

Students receive awards in Tornado Safety Poster Contest
March 22, 2017 – 11:04 pm | No Comment
Students receive awards in Tornado Safety Poster Contest | Test

Emily Putnam has long been interested in tornadoes, and the Walhalla Elementary School fourth-grader put a lot of time and effort into this year’s annual Tornado Safety Poster Contest held by Oconee County Emergency Services.

Oconee school board gets contract status update
March 22, 2017 – 11:00 pm | No Comment
Oconee school board gets contract status update | Test

This is the time of year when the days get longer and the weather gets warmer. It also marks the time when teacher contract renewals take place.