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Oconee County ag board seeks consolidated communication Oconee County ag board seeks consolidated communication

As Oconee County’s agriculture advisory board was given direction Monday night to prioritize the goals in the county comprehensive plan, the chairman had one focus that was echoed throughout the meeting: Communication.

Advisory lifted after sewer overflow Advisory lifted after sewer overflow

Representatives from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control approved the repeal of a water quality advisory at Seneca Creek on Tuesday that had been in place after a sanitary sewer overflow on Saturday.

Walhalla rezoning request draws question Walhalla rezoning request draws question

It wasn’t on the agenda for a final vote, but a proposed rezoning request by a developer who wants to build 12 homes on 2.5 acres inside the city did raise some concerns during the public input period of Walhalla City Council’s monthly meeting Tuesday night.

Salem modifies park hours after vandalism issues Salem modifies park hours after vandalism issues

Salem Town Council has approved an ordinance modifying its park hours after a string of vandalism in the area.

Tigers’ Sawicki steps into kicking duties Tigers’ Sawicki steps into kicking duties

After Clemson kicker B.T. Potter missed a 24-yard field goal wide right during the second quarter of Saturday’s game against Florida State, TV cameras caught coach Dabo Swinney visibly upset on the sideline, yelling at Potter.

High school roundup: Bobcats the favorite on hardwood High school roundup: Bobcats the favorite on hardwood

After a deep playoff run last season, the Seneca High School boys’ basketball team is the team to beat in Western 3A, according to the region’s coaches.

Gamecocks’ Mukaumu honored Gamecocks’ Mukaumu honored

South Carolina defensive back Israel Mukaumu was named the Chuck Bednarik Award National Player of the Week and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy National Defensive Player of the Week for his performance last weekend against Georgia, it was announced Tuesday.

Lions’ Crosby remains ready if Venables can’t go Lions’ Crosby remains ready if Venables can’t go

After Tyler Venables went down last Friday night, backup quarterback Jackson Crosby stood ready for the Daniel High School football team.

I have an idea as well I have an idea as well

Willie: I have a suggestion that might stop the sad and unnecessary drownings at “The Rock.” Blow it up!

Keowee students learn about importance of beehives Keowee students learn about importance of beehives

Keowee Elementary School teacher Christie Moore admits she knew very little about bees before she started the Keowee Beekeepers Club last March.

Tigers’ Etienne enjoys bounce-back performance Tigers’ Etienne enjoys bounce-back performance

The first time running back Travis Etienne touched the ball during Clemson’s game against Florida State on Saturday, on the second play from scrimmage, he threw it — a 23-yard completion to Justyn Ross down to the Seminoles’ 12-yard line.

Agreement approved for city to own Harper’s building Agreement approved for city to own Harper’s building

Seneca city officials hope to soon take ownership of the former Harper’s Five and Dime Store on East North 1st Street after an agreement between the city and the family of the late Rev. Efford Haynes was approved by Oconee Court Probate Judge Kenneth Johns.