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County breaks ground on Madden Bridge Park
February 16, 2019 – 12:43 am | Comments Off on County breaks ground on Madden Bridge Park
County breaks ground on Madden Bridge Park | Test

Pickens County officials broke ground Tuesday morning on the county’s latest park, a project long in the making.

Oconee Federal Savings and Loan officials break ground for Clemson branch
February 16, 2019 – 12:41 am | Comments Off on Oconee Federal Savings and Loan officials break ground for Clemson branch
Oconee Federal Savings and Loan officials break ground for Clemson branch | Test

On its 95th anniversary, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan held a groundbreaking ceremony for its future Clemson branch.

Mayor to update power substation location Monday night
February 16, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Mayor to update power substation location Monday night
Mayor to update power substation location Monday night | Test

Clemson Mayor J.C. Cook said this week there have been no new developments on efforts to relocate the Duke Energy electrical distribution substation set to be built at the former National Guard Armory baseball field on Pendleton Road.

Salary proposal concerns superintendent
February 16, 2019 – 12:07 am | Comments Off on Salary proposal concerns superintendent
Salary proposal concerns superintendent | Test

School District of Oconee County superintendent Michael Thorsland says teachers deserve a salary increase, but is concerned Oconee and other school districts may have to pay the bulk of the funds to make it a reality.

Traveling exhibit makes stop at 2 Seneca museums
February 16, 2019 – 12:01 am | Comments Off on Traveling exhibit makes stop at 2 Seneca museums
Traveling exhibit makes stop at 2 Seneca museums | Test

Two Seneca museums are coming together to showcase a traveling exhibit from the South Carolina State Museum remembering a league of African-American baseball players from a little more than two decades ago.

Central sewer project making progress
February 15, 2019 – 12:48 am | Comments Off on Central sewer project making progress
Central sewer project making progress | Test

A recent stretch of dry, warmer weather has enabled the $1.5 million project rerouting an existing sewer line from Southern Wesleyan University around the town of Central to move forward.

Police: Mountain Rest woman missing since January
February 15, 2019 – 12:47 am | Comments Off on Police: Mountain Rest woman missing since January
Police: Mountain Rest woman missing since January | Test

Laura Ann Anders, 45, was last seen by her husband at a home on Bauknight Road in Mountain Rest, according to a sheriff’s office report.

Clemson bioengineers receive grants for heart research
February 15, 2019 – 12:45 am | Comments Off on Clemson bioengineers receive grants for heart research
Clemson bioengineers receive grants for heart research | Test

Valentine’s Day was a fitting day for Clemson University to announce that two bioengineers have received more than $4 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health for new heart-related research. 

Ex-school board member speaks to SC ed committee
February 15, 2019 – 12:43 am | Comments Off on Ex-school board member speaks to SC ed committee
Ex-school board member speaks to SC ed committee | Test

Former Pickens County School Board chairman Alex Saitta told legislators this week the ills of public education won’t be resolved by the education reform bill proposed in the state legislature.

Officials set to pick site for new middle school
February 15, 2019 – 12:42 am | Comments Off on Officials set to pick site for new middle school
Officials set to pick site for new middle school | Test

Officials are scheduled to make a recommendation on a site for the new Seneca Middle School to the Oconee County School Board at its meeting Monday.

Seneca, Westminster Rite-Aid stores switching to Walgreens
February 15, 2019 – 12:39 am | Comments Off on Seneca, Westminster Rite-Aid stores switching to Walgreens
Seneca, Westminster Rite-Aid stores switching to Walgreens | Test

Two Oconee County chain drugstore locations will be soon close and reopen under a new brand.

Busy first month for new Walhalla police chief
February 14, 2019 – 12:52 am | Comments Off on Busy first month for new Walhalla police chief
Busy first month for new Walhalla police chief | Test

The first month of Walhalla Police Chief Sean Brinson’s leadership was a busy one.

Clemson Police Department awarded federal funds
February 14, 2019 – 12:48 am | Comments Off on Clemson Police Department awarded federal funds
Clemson Police Department awarded federal funds | Test

The Clemson Police Department has been awarded federal funding to go toward promoting community awareness of crime victims’ rights during 2019 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 7-13.

Daniel area lone exception to flat SDPC enrollment numbers
February 14, 2019 – 12:45 am | Comments Off on Daniel area lone exception to flat SDPC enrollment numbers
Daniel area lone exception to flat SDPC enrollment numbers | Test

School District of Pickens County superintendent Danny Merck said district enrollment is basically flat, with a gain of only 10 students in the past 20 years.