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Gamecocks’ Silva declares for draft Gamecocks’ Silva declares for draft

South Carolina junior forward Chris Silva announced Tuesday he plans to submit his name for the 2018 NBA Draft, but he will not hire an agent.

SWU, CU to host Special Olympics this week SWU, CU to host Special Olympics this week

More than 1,300 athletes from elementary, middle and high schools, as well as adult programs in the area, will compete during Special Olympics events this week at Southern Wesleyan University and Clemson University.

Street Fest set to kick off next week Street Fest set to kick off next week

The first-ever Street Fest, the biggest project to date of the Westminster Public Relations Committee, is set to kick off next week in Westminster.

Official: Blue Ridge ‘smart meters’ not spying devices Official: Blue Ridge ‘smart meters’ not spying devices

New “smart meters” being installed by Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative will provide new advantages, such as reporting an outage even if residents aren’t home and helping customers figure out how to save on power use.

Upstate Alliance briefs county council on economic trends  Upstate Alliance briefs county council on economic trends 

Economic development announcements that create thousands of new jobs are on the decline nationwide, but the changing landscape can provide opportunities, Upstate Alliance president John Lummus told Pickens County Council at a meeting earlier this month.

Sex offender facing additional charges Sex offender facing additional charges

After a recent department bulletin noting outstanding warrants, authorities said an Oconee County sheriff’s deputy recognized a wanted man on Saturday evening, leading to drug charges in addition to a sex offender registry violation and electronic device damage charges.

Developer plans new housing, strip mall on 88 acres Developer plans new housing, strip mall on 88 acres

A Simpsonville real estate developer is planning to build residential housing, a strip mall and mini-storage facility on almost 90 acres of property on Frontage Road in Seneca.

Council to get first look at budget proposals Council to get first look at budget proposals

Oconee County Council will get its first look at budget proposals for the county and School District of Oconee County at a meeting tonight.

Walhalla High School Improvement Council wins state award Walhalla High School Improvement Council wins state award

The members of the Walhalla High School School Improvement Council can truly say they are the best in the Palmetto State after winning South Carolina’s highest award in a ceremony held in Columbia.

Quarterbacks, defense highlight Clemson spring game Quarterbacks, defense highlight Clemson spring game

CLEMSON — There were fireworks early in Clemson’s spring game on Saturday afternoon, likely a preview of what’s to come for the Tigers this fall.

Rain delays Clemson utilities project Rain delays Clemson utilities project

Lane closures on S.C. Highway 93 near Clemson University, scheduled to begin today, won’t take place for a few days due to rainy weather conditions in the area Sunday.