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Local lake levels much higher than normal
June 7, 2018 – 12:51 am
Local lake levels much higher than normal

The walkways to the boat docks near Norm and Rosemary Bein’s home in Chickasaw Point are covered in water from rising lake levels on Lake Hartwell.

Oconee Council passes budget’s second reading
June 7, 2018 – 12:48 am
Oconee Council passes budget’s second reading

Oconee County Council approved second reading of its 2018-19 general fund budget Tuesday night, but that budget will likely still see changes before final approval.

West Union to host “Fun in the Sun” Festival Saturday afternoon
June 7, 2018 – 12:42 am
West Union to host “Fun in the Sun” Festival Saturday afternoon

West Union is the place to be Saturday as the town throws its sixth annual “Fun in the Sun” Festival. 

Going Out!
June 7, 2018 – 12:40 am
Going Out!

Use our calendar to make your weekend plans!

‘Dueling Banjos’ is a catchy tune — I’ll give ya that
June 7, 2018 – 12:38 am
‘Dueling Banjos’ is a catchy tune — I’ll give ya that

Willie: I want to alert everyone to a scam going around.

Tigers, Gamecocks pick up commitments
June 7, 2018 – 12:30 am
Tigers, Gamecocks pick up commitments

On Tuesday, 2020 defensive lineman DeMonte Capehart (6-5, 275) of Hartsville committed to Clemson while on campus for the Dabo Swinney Football Camp. He’s the Tigers’ first commitment for that class, and he rewarded the Tigers for being the first school to offer him.

Sheriff’s office warns of impersonation scams
June 7, 2018 – 12:22 am
Sheriff’s office warns of impersonation scams

A man recently reported to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office that someone claiming to be a sheriff’s deputy called him demanding that an overdue fine be paid via Green Dot card, according to a news release.

Charges filed in Tuesday arrests
June 7, 2018 – 12:17 am
Charges filed in Tuesday arrests

Arrest warrants have been issued for two people arrested on temporary custody orders during the execution of two search warrants Tuesday at 641 Lands End Road in Seneca.

South Carolina briefs: Gamecocks learn conference opponents
June 7, 2018 – 12:10 am
South Carolina briefs: Gamecocks learn conference opponents

The Southeastern Conference announced each school’s conference opponents for the 2018-19 men’s basketball campaign on Wednesday.

School District of Oconee County recognizes 70 retirees
June 7, 2018 – 12:10 am
School District of Oconee County recognizes 70 retirees

Seniors from Seneca, Walhalla and West-Oak high schools were recently presented with diplomas to mark the end of their formal public education. 

Clemson briefs: Three Tigers taken on draft’s final day
June 7, 2018 – 12:10 am
Clemson briefs: Three Tigers taken on draft’s final day

Three members of the Clemson baseball team and three signees were selected on the third and final day of the MLB draft Wednesday.

Public hearing set on Clemson land development regulations
June 7, 2018 – 12:08 am
Public hearing set on Clemson land development regulations

Clemson residents unable to attend last month’s public hearing on proposed changes to the city’s land development regulations will have another opportunity this month.

Wanted: School bus drivers
June 7, 2018 – 12:06 am
Wanted: School bus drivers

The School District of Oconee County has the perfect job opportunity for those who are looking for work and enjoy driving.

Walhalla passes first reading of budget with more cuts
June 7, 2018 – 12:05 am
Walhalla passes first reading of budget with more cuts

Walhalla City Council made some additional changes to the city’s 2018-19 budget Tuesday night before passing its first reading. 

California man arrested after 4-year-old suffers head injury on Seneca train tracks
June 7, 2018 – 12:00 am
California man arrested after 4-year-old suffers head injury on Seneca train tracks

Espinosa Aldo Velasquez, 26, of Oakland, Calif., was charged with child endangerment, resisting arrest and trespassing on railroad tracks.

Habitat for Humanity — Serving Oconee County for 32 years
June 6, 2018 – 12:56 am
Habitat for Humanity — Serving Oconee County for 32 years

Oconee County Habitat for Humanity was only three years old when Bill Holzhauer came on board in 1989. 

Would somebody please do their job?!
June 6, 2018 – 12:54 am
Would somebody please do their job?!

Willie: Congratulations to the teacher, volunteer and support person of the year.

Tigers’ Beer reflects, looks ahead to what’s next
June 6, 2018 – 12:30 am
Tigers’ Beer reflects, looks ahead to what’s next

On Sunday night, when Seth Beer made his way off the field and into the Clemson dugout for quite possibly the last time, he was doing well to see through his tears.