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Gamecocks announce non-conference slate
August 15, 2018 – 12:20 am
Gamecocks announce non-conference slate

COLUMBIA — South Carolina men’s basketball coach Frank Martin announced the Gamecocks’ 2018-19 non-conference schedule on Tuesday.

Former Clemson athletic staffer charged with felony
August 15, 2018 – 12:17 am
Former Clemson athletic staffer charged with felony

Online court records from Pickens County show John Samuel Blackman of Central was arrested Tuesday by Clemson University police and charged with grand larceny with a value more than $2,000 but less than $10,000. 

Career center to keep Hamilton’s name
August 15, 2018 – 12:13 am
Career center to keep Hamilton’s name

After weeks of speculation, the Oconee County School Board voted 5-0 Monday night to continue to name its career center after Fred P. Hamilton when the center moves to the Oconee Industry and Technology Park in two years.

Former superintendent talks career education
August 15, 2018 – 12:12 am
Former superintendent talks career education

Fred Hamilton said Monday’s decision by the Oconee County School Board to name the district’s new career and technology center after him is something he hasn’t given any thought to.

Westminster City Council approves purchasing land for recreational uses
August 15, 2018 – 12:11 am
Westminster City Council approves purchasing land for recreational uses

After executive session Tuesday night, Westminster City Council members voted 5-2 to move forward with purchasing a roughly 40-acre tract of land on Hall Road for future recreational uses.

Blue Ridge Electric responds quickly
August 15, 2018 – 12:09 am
Blue Ridge Electric responds quickly

Editor: On Tuesday, Aug. 7, a storm laid waste to the Bayshore subdivision in Seneca.

Man faces drug charges
August 15, 2018 – 12:08 am
Man faces drug charges

Qawi Aziz Kabir, 50, also known as Michael Bernard Christian, faces a total of five charges of distribution of crack cocaine filed by the Seneca Police Department and another Seneca charge of possession with intent to distribute crack, according to warrants.

Tigers’ Lamar looks to re-solidify starting role
August 14, 2018 – 12:30 am
Tigers’ Lamar looks to re-solidify starting role

Coming around the right side of Florida State’s offensive line on a slightly delayed blitz, Tre Lamar delivered a picturesque hit on quarterback James Blackman last November.

Police: January deaths likely a murder-suicide
August 14, 2018 – 12:30 am
Police: January deaths likely a murder-suicide

Police say a man and woman whose bodies were found after a mobile home fire in Salem earlier this year likely died in a murder-suicide, though the matter may never be proven.

Sunday alcohol in Clemson voters’ hands
August 14, 2018 – 12:29 am
Sunday alcohol in Clemson voters’ hands

Clemson City Council has approved second and final reading of an ordinance seeking a November referendum to allow voters to determine whether to legalize Sunday alcohol sales in grocery and convenience stores throughout the city.

Walhalla receives FEMA reimbursement
August 14, 2018 – 12:27 am
Walhalla receives FEMA reimbursement

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded the city of Walhalla more than $30,000 toward reimbursement of expenses incurred during and after Hurricane Irma last September. 

Crime briefs: Seneca woman pleads guilty to meth charges
August 14, 2018 – 12:27 am
Crime briefs: Seneca woman pleads guilty to meth charges

A 37-year-old Seneca woman arrested more than a year ago with more than 5 pounds of methamphetamine in her possession pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute meth.

Eradicating fraud, waste and misconduct
August 14, 2018 – 12:26 am
Eradicating fraud, waste and misconduct

Jody Gaulin is running against Bill Sandifer for S.C. State House District 2 and she sees that S.C. roads and bridges are crumbling.

Official confident legislators will restore Palmetto Trail funds 
August 14, 2018 – 12:26 am
Official confident legislators will restore Palmetto Trail funds 

A member of the Oconee County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Commission said she believes state legislators will restore Palmetto Trail funding vetoed recently by Gov. Henry McMaster.