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Fire damages Pickens detention center
January 31, 2018 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Fire damages Pickens detention center | Test

A fire Tuesday morning in a contained area of the Pickens County Detention Center has been determined by investigators to have started inside the drum of a dryer.

Mayor forms economic development committee
January 30, 2018 – 10:26 pm | No Comment
Mayor forms economic development committee | Test

Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander announced the formation of a new committee to create an economic incentives package for the downtown area on Tuesday.

No arrests made in reported frat house sex assault
January 30, 2018 – 10:25 pm | No Comment

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office deputies are following leads, but no arrests have been made yet in the investigation into a reported sexual assault of a Clemson University student at a fraternity house near Seneca early Saturday morning.

Bus crash closes highway
January 30, 2018 – 12:28 am | No Comment
Bus crash closes highway | Test

Both lanes of U.S. Highway 123 near Davis Creek Road in Seneca were temporarily closed on Monday after a passenger bus hit a power pole following a collision with an SUV.

Seneca Family Dollar store closes due to ‘sewer smell’
January 30, 2018 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Seneca Family Dollar store closes due to ‘sewer smell’ | Test

Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority officials are working to eliminate an odor from a Family Dollar store near Seneca after the store reported the smell on Thursday and was forced to close its doors.

Oconee celebrates past, present and future
January 30, 2018 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Oconee celebrates past, present and future | Test

With a crowd of more than 100 — some said maybe even 150 — in council chambers, Oconee County Council kicked off the county’s sesquicentennial Monday, celebrating the county’s past, present and future with a proclamation and 150 cupcakes.

Second man sentenced in bowling alley killing
January 29, 2018 – 10:31 pm | No Comment
Second man sentenced in bowling alley killing | Test

Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins said Albert Lavern Taylor, 24, of Wallace Drive Apartments, pleaded guilty to murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Coroner: Man’s neglect caused mom’s death
January 29, 2018 – 10:26 pm | No Comment
Coroner: Man’s neglect caused mom’s death | Test

On Friday, Mack Adams Gaines, 57, of 689 Henderson Drive, was charged with abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult resulting in death.

Officials looking for cause after 3,000 lose power
January 29, 2018 – 10:24 pm | No Comment
Officials looking for cause after 3,000 lose power | Test

Seneca city officials were working Monday to determine the cause of a power outage that left about 3,000 customers without power.

Sexual assault reported at CU fraternity house
January 29, 2018 – 10:22 pm | No Comment

All social events at Clemson University fraternity houses have been suspended indefinitely as a result of sexual assault allegations at a fraternity house in Oconee County early Saturday morning.