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Local officials attend Opportunity Zones Summit in Columbia Local officials attend Opportunity Zones Summit in Columbia

Oconee County leaders traveled to Columbia on Friday to attend the South Carolina Governor’s Opportunity Zones Summit, focusing on helping revitalize two local communities.

SC 93 construction also affects some downtown businesses SC 93 construction also affects some downtown businesses

Utilities construction in downtown Clemson is not only affecting business owners on S.C. Highway 93, but also some along College Avenue.

Alexander voices support for new paper ballot system Alexander voices support for new paper ballot system

State Sen. Thomas Alexander says he supports a move to a new type of paper election ballot in South Carolina he believes would be accurate and prevent any opportunity for electronic hacking of election results.

Sister businesses work to benefit each other Sister businesses work to benefit each other

As he looks at his two Seneca businesses, owner Ray Murphy said he sees the pair working together in a “loop” in which the success of one breeds success in the other.

Authorities: Residents should avoid Martin Creek Authorities: Residents should avoid Martin Creek

Work at the intersection of Stonegate Drive and Wells Highway in Seneca caused a rupture in a sewer main Thursday afternoon, resulting in a spill of approximately 40,000 gallons of wastewater.

Ravenel Elementary using new program to address bullying Ravenel Elementary using new program to address bullying

Ravenel Elementary School officials say a new program implemented at the beginning of the school year is changing the culture of the school to address the problem of bullying.

Man charged with indecent exposure Man charged with indecent exposure

Noah Justin Carver, of Charles Drive, was released from the Oconee County Detention Center on a $3,000 surety bond Friday.

Googling must be a good way to make a living! Googling must be a good way to make a living!

Willie: I have a problem with the sheriff’s department thinking they have solved the risk of injury or death during high-speed chases by a phone app!