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SLED investigating death
August 15, 2017 – 9:44 pm
SLED investigating death

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has asked for state authorities to investigate after an Easley man died in sheriff’s office custody in May.

Woman charged with dirt bike thefts
August 15, 2017 – 9:42 pm
Woman charged with dirt bike thefts

Amy Nicole Carranza, 21, of 1194 Davis Mill Road, was arrested by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and booked into the Oconee County Detention Center at 3:47 p.m.

Pickens County looks to refinance debt with $32M bond
August 15, 2017 – 9:35 pm
Pickens County looks to refinance debt with $32M bond

A plan to issue $32 million in general obligation bonds to pay for a new jail cleared another hurdle Monday when Pickens County Council approved the ordinance on second reading.

I hate to be negative, but I’m not holding my breath on that
August 15, 2017 – 9:21 pm
I hate to be negative, but I’m not holding my breath on that

Willie, Since the election, when the pollsters got it all wrong, my friends and I always wondered who answers phone calls from unknown or unidentified callers.

Clemson researchers get $6M grant
August 15, 2017 – 12:59 am
Clemson researchers get $6M grant

Clemson University professor Sarah Harcum is leading a team that has received $6 million for research that could help lower the cost of several drugs that run into the thousands of dollars per treatment and fight some of the world’s most debilitating ailments.

Hidden costs doom future of nuclear energy, expert says
August 15, 2017 – 12:30 am
Hidden costs doom future of nuclear energy, expert says

A local geological engineer has expressed concern that the recent failure of a $14 billion nuclear project in South Carolina is not an isolated incident.

District official: Renovations causing no problems as school starts
August 15, 2017 – 12:29 am
District official: Renovations causing no problems as school starts

Walhalla Elementary teachers got a boost late last week after learning they could enter the school after a summer of renovations and start getting classrooms ready for the opening of school this Thursday.

Coroner: Stabbing victim died after single stab wound
August 15, 2017 – 12:28 am
Coroner: Stabbing victim died after single stab wound

After performing an autopsy over the weekend, Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis confirmed the Seneca man who died following a late-night stabbing Thursday died due to complications from a single stab wound to his abdomen.

After failure of SC nuke plant, backers seeking federal aid
August 15, 2017 – 12:27 am
After failure of SC nuke plant, backers seeking federal aid

Proponents of nuclear power are pushing to revive a failed project to build two reactors in South Carolina, arguing that the demise of the $14 billion venture could signal doom for an industry that supplies one-fifth of the nation’s electricity.

Sheriff’s office seeking public’s help
August 15, 2017 – 12:14 am
Sheriff’s office seeking public’s help

According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, a deputy spoke with a West Union business owner on Wednesday about a man who rented a 2012 Bobcat T180 skid steer on July 31. The skid steer, valued at $25,000, still hadn’t been returned Monday — one week to the day after it was supposed to be returned.