Pickens County plans nine-acre recreation parks

Pickens County intends to develop two recreation parks on Norris Highway and Madden Bridge Road.  According to the county announcement, one part of the property will be used as a put-in spot for kayaking through the Twelve Mile River Gorge, with a take-out spot five miles downstream.  The plans call for picnic facilities, a lake boating and fishing access, possible […]

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Defining rustic elegance

  A corridor plan received third highest priority among short term goals of the Oconee County Council.  But members of the council’s advisory planning commission are uncomfortable with the idea of making specific recommendations for the kinds of things a major corridor should embrace until they are clear with the term rustic elegance.  Commissioners last night pressed staff member Josh […]

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Tony Ray Morales

Seneca, SC — Tony Ray Morales, 50, husband of Amanda Morales of 1536 Park Ridge Dr., Seneca, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from […]

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Seneca man charged with attempted robbery

In an arrest made by the Seneca police late last week, a 27-year old man is charged with attempted armed robbery.  Law enforcement reports identify the man arrested as Montrez Obrian Jones.  The police began investigating an incident alleged to have occurred the previous weekend—Memorial Day weekend—at an apartment home on S. Stribling Street.  A man appeared at the police […]

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Tree falls on electric power lines

A tree fell onto electric power lines last night and service was lost to Duke Energy Lake Keowee residents near Seneca.  A Duke spokesman said the tree fell at the entrance to Pinnacle Point and it was necessary for crews to take down a circuit to make repairs.  It’s believed as many as 3,000 customers saw their power interrupted.  At […]

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Solicitor candidates to appear in Walhalla

The chamber of commerce invites everyone to meet and hear the three men who’ve dotted the roadsides in Oconee and Anderson with their signs promoting their candidacies for 10th Circuit Solicitor.  The Solicitor serves as the chief criminal prosecutor in the two counties.  A forum with candidates Wilson Burr, Rame Campbell, and David Wagner takes place at 7 tomorrow night […]

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Car accident near Easley kills Greenville man

An early morning car accident has killed a 47-year old man in Pickens County.  The county coroner, Kandy Kelley, says the accident at 2:50 this morning on Prince Perry Road killed Greenville resident Warren Kyle Rice, driver of a 1999 Honda Accord.  The accident was investigated by the state patrol.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Second man charged with intent to defraud lottery

A second man has been arrested in Oconee County on charges of intent to defraud the South Carolina Education Lottery.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, the arrest of Eric Alan Jenkins, 30 years old, took place late Friday afternoon.  An arrest warrant accused Jenkins of attempting to cash stolen lottery tickets at a West Union business.  The ticket in question […]

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Stabbing in Keowee community

  One stabbing victim in Oconee County this morning is getting emergency medical attention, and a law enforcement investigation is underway.  A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office says a bloody victim was found this morning in the Keowee Community, on Knox Landing Road near the Evatt Road.  A medical helicopter has flown the stabbing victim for treatment.       […]

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John Neil Byrnes

Salem, SC — John Neil Byrnes, age 75, died peacefully on June 4, 2016, at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca, SC. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Oconee County Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 685, Seneca, SC 29679 or to Adult and Child Therapy Services, 708 Washington […]

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