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Blue Ridge Bank to host free shredding event
April 22, 2017 – 12:00 am
Blue Ridge Bank to host free shredding event

Blue Ridge Bank will host a free paper-shredding event in observance of Arbor Day on April 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Officials pleased over decision to find new site for plant project
April 22, 2017 – 12:00 am
Officials pleased over decision to find new site for plant project

Clemson Mayor J.C. Cook said he first learned from a local resident of the Clemson Board of Trustees committee recommendation Thursday to approve an alternate location for a Duke Energy heat and power plant — a move approved by the full board Friday.

Sheriff’s office to hold drug-seized vehicle, equipment auction
April 21, 2017 – 11:58 pm
Sheriff’s office to hold drug-seized vehicle, equipment auction

Later this month, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office will auction off drug-seized vehicles and equipment to the highest bidder at the Oconee County vehicle maintenance facility in Seneca.

Why don’t you leave us alone?
April 21, 2017 – 11:55 pm
Why don’t you leave us alone?

After receiving my second phone call of the day urging me to call my state senator and “demand he oppose the gas tax hike,” and after deleting several more emails with the same message, I began to wonder if our political system has deteriorated beyond repair.

I try to see both sides of the coin when listening to my readers
April 21, 2017 – 11:49 pm
I try to see both sides of the coin when listening to my readers

Willie, Google says that 20 percent (one in five) persons ages 18 to 64 in Oconee County do not have any medical insurance.

April 21 Arrests
April 21, 2017 – 10:13 am
April 21 Arrests

Arrests for April 21

Festival celebrates Central’s railroad heritage
April 21, 2017 – 12:30 am
Festival celebrates Central’s railroad heritage

Located halfway between the bustling cities of Atlanta and Charlotte, the community now known as Central became the focus of a railroad boom in the early 1870s.

Clemson trustees support new site for plant project
April 21, 2017 – 12:29 am
Clemson trustees support new site for plant project

Those opposing the proposed site for a planned Duke Energy combined heat and power facility received good news Thursday when a Clemson University Board of Trustees committee recommended an alternate location closer to campus.

Police identify Seneca shooting suspect
April 21, 2017 – 12:28 am
Police identify Seneca shooting suspect

The Seneca Police Department announced Thursday afternoon it has identified a suspect in a shooting that injured two men at Blue Ridge Park on Tuesday, and the public is being warned the teenage suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.

Pioneer customer base ‘kind of moves,’ official says
April 21, 2017 – 12:27 am
Pioneer customer base ‘kind of moves,’ official says

Although the customer base for Pioneer Rural Water District has been stagnant for almost a decade, Pioneer’s top official said Monday the district rejected recommendations from a state utilities watchdog to downsize a proposed $19 million water treatment plant.