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Why Lake Keowee dropped over the holiday weekend?

June 3, 2015

A Duke Energy official has offered an explanation why the level of Lake Keowee dropped Memorial Day weekend as the holiday weekend wore on. The answer given by Duke’s George Galleher relates to several weeks of maintenance at the utility’s Bad Creek hydro station. The work required what was described as a significant increase pump-back…

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Scott to speak at church event

June 3, 2015

U-S Senator Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican, will be in Seneca this month for a church event. Scott has been named speaker for a “God and Country” celebration arranged by Seneca Baptist Church, Utica Baptist Church, and the College Street Baptist Church of Walhalla. The event will take place Sunday, June 28 at the Seneca…

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Suspect still loose after March homicide near Seneca

June 3, 2015
Suspect still loose after March homicide near Seneca

“For the victims of this crime and their families, justice needs to be served.” Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw and his officers are alerting the public that a 30-year old man remains on the loose as a suspect in the March 9 homicide of Anthony Letron Holden at Sonny’s Bar and Grill on the Wells Highway.…

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Administrator’s work cut out for him

June 3, 2015

Scott Moulder’s note-taking was a reminder of the marching orders he was given during last night’s Oconee County Council meeting. Before making any decisions, the council will rely on its administrator to research a handful of questions. One is whether the county should join a lawsuit on behalf of five low state counties that seeks…

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Sheriff’s officer pleads for county raises

June 3, 2015

A sheriff’s officer appealed to Oconee County Council to award pay raises to county employees who, like other municipal residents, are being impacted by proposals to raise utility charges where they live. Capt. Jeff Underwood urged the council to raise taxes, as an investment in a good, quality workforce. As far as law enforcement is…

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Plane tax suit debated again

June 3, 2015

Wayne McCall directed an outburst last night at Ken Nix, as the Oconee County Council again considered whether to settle a lawsuit alleging the owners of an airplane owe back taxes. Chairman McCall interrupted Auditor Nix, as Nix defended and explained his part in the lawsuit. The outburst came when Nix referred to McCall and…

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Mountain Rest woman missing

June 3, 2015
Mountain Rest woman missing

A search intensified at Mountain Rest yesterday for a missing 29-year old woman. The Sheriff’s Office requests your help in finding Mandy Nicole Brewer. Concern for Brewer began Sunday afternoon when her boyfriend told a deputy that she had not been seen since the previous morning. Brewer was last seen walking on Trillium Drive wearing…

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I-85 chase

June 3, 2015

An Oconee sheriff’s officer says a chase on I-85 near the Anderson County line led to the discovery of an illegal drug. Capt. Jeff Underwood said at the apprehension scene yesterday near the Dobbins Bridge Road officers found crack cocaine.

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Car topples phone lines

June 3, 2015

In an accident, a car brought down a pair of telephone lines near West Union—-at Country Junction and Ebenezer roads. Yesterday’s accident left the phone lines sagging so low that large trucks could not pass beneath.

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Boil water advisory repealed!

June 2, 2015

The City of Clemson Utilities Department repeals the boil water advisory for residents of the Monaco Estates neighborhood in the City of Clemson, located in Pickens County. Residents no longer need to vigorously boil their water prior to drinking or cooking. Water samples from the water main repair were analyzed and found to be safe.…

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Calendar

  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmSpring Revival at Flat Shoals Baptist Church
  • June 3, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 4, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 5, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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