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County announces top 3 administrator candidates
October 10, 2018 – 12:52 am
County announces top 3 administrator candidates

Oconee County Council named the three candidates for the vacant administrator position on Tuesday morning as the county moves toward finding a permanent replacement for interim administrator Rick Martin. The candidates are Les Blankenship, Jon Caime and Michael R. Renshaw.

Lawrence going to miss Bryant, but Tigers looking forward
October 10, 2018 – 12:40 am
Lawrence going to miss Bryant, but Tigers looking forward

CLEMSON — When Trevor Lawrence got the news from the Clemson coaching staff that he would be the team’s starting quarterback for its Sept. 29 game against Syracuse, he was excited.

Thank you, Madam Ambassador
October 10, 2018 – 12:29 am
Thank you, Madam Ambassador

While Nikki Haley’s term as United States ambassador to the United Nations will end up being a brief two-year term when she leaves office at the end of the year, she served with honor and dignity and was never afraid to speak her mind.

Weekend Utica trash cleanup draws nearly 50 volunteers
October 10, 2018 – 12:27 am
Weekend Utica trash cleanup draws nearly 50 volunteers

Nearly a month after calling emergency services to report a deadly shooting, Utica resident Tony Dunn was out in the area Saturday morning picking up trash in the community.

Police: Fractured skull leads to assault arrest
October 10, 2018 – 12:27 am
Police: Fractured skull leads to assault arrest

A 19-year-old Greenwood man was arrested Friday after police allege he head-butted another man and fractured his skull during a Sept. 16 altercation at The Pier.

More community build days planned at Abernathy Park
October 10, 2018 – 12:26 am
More community build days planned at Abernathy Park

The redecking of the boardwalk at Clemson’s Larry W. Abernathy Waterfront Park, which began in the spring, will resume this week, and the city is again seeking volunteers.

Catalyst 2 conference set for Saturday
October 10, 2018 – 12:14 am
Catalyst 2 conference set for Saturday

For the second consecutive year, a fall men’s conference will take place — this year on Saturday at Maranatha Baptist Church on Keowee School Road in Seneca.

Hey, give him the benefit of the doubt
October 10, 2018 – 12:12 am
Hey, give him the benefit of the doubt

Willie: We are so glad for your column. It keeps an honest finger on many local stories often overlooked or shied away from by the “professional press.”

McNeary says navigating growth biggest issue in city
October 9, 2018 – 12:48 am
McNeary says navigating growth biggest issue in city

Drake McNeary said the Chattooga River brought him to Upstate South Carolina in 2000. After initially settling in Mountain Rest, McNeary said he and his wife, Beth, were drawn to Clemson because they felt it was the ideal community to raise their daughter.

Fire destroys storage units, contents
October 9, 2018 – 12:44 am
Fire destroys storage units, contents

After someone tried to start a car inside a storage unit in Seneca and had a “mechanical issue,” a fire destroyed the unit and quickly spread to others, ravaging personal items others had rented the units to protect.

Animal control ordinance goes before committee
October 9, 2018 – 12:41 am
Animal control ordinance goes before committee

Revisions to Oconee County’s animal control ordinance that came to county council last month without going through a council committee vetting will be on the agenda for a 5:30 p.m. meeting of council’s Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Health and Welfare Committee today.

Sheriff’s office investigating Utica shooting
October 9, 2018 – 12:39 am
Sheriff’s office investigating Utica shooting

A man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound after an incident on Carver Street in the Utica community Saturday night, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office said.

Embarrassed by protesters?
October 9, 2018 – 12:39 am
Embarrassed by protesters?

Editor: In a recent interview with the conservative news website “The Daily Caller,” President Trump suggested protesting should be illegal.

Administrator candidates narrowed
October 9, 2018 – 12:37 am
Administrator candidates narrowed

Oconee County Council narrowed its search for a new county administrator down to three candidates Monday morning after three in-person interviews.