Two Oconee road projects part of the plan

Two state road projects for Oconee County are part of the plan that DOT is putting together for next year. A total of $1.3 million is being allocated for work on two state roads—one is the Burns Mill Road at West Union and the other is Petty Road north of Seneca near Lake Keowee. Although the projects are included in […]

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Southern Wesleyan counts 13 inductees

Southern Wesleyan University inducted 13 new members into the South Carolina Chapter of Alpha Chi. Founded in 1922, Alpha Chi is a national honor society that promotes academic excellence and exemplary character. Membership is limited to the top 10% of the senior class and the top 5% of the junior class.

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Arrest made in Crossroads-Townville burglaries

A 37-year old Townville man has been arrested and charged with two home burglaries in southern Oconee County. Law enforcement authorities have identified William Jarred Richardson as having been arrested and charged with second degree burglary, larceny, and malicious injury to personal property in the Sheriff’s Office investigation of home burglaries this month in Townville and Crossroads communities. In one […]

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Three house fires this morning

On a rainy, thundering morning Oconee fire fighters are attending to three home fires. They are reported on Durham Brown Road near Seneca, the Greenfield Road near Westminster, and Jocassee Ridge Way near Salem. Charlie King, Oconee fire chief, says the worst fire appears to be on the Greenfield Road where fire fighters from as many as four stations are […]

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Week of the Young Child Event in Oconee

Two groups are collaborating to hold an Oconee County event during National Week of the Young Child. Oconee First Steps and Nurse-Family Partnership are planning an Oconee Community Baby Shower—a one stop shop for health information 10 a-m to 2 p-m Saturday, April 18 at Seneca’s Shaver Recreation Center. The goal for the baby shower is to supply potential clients […]

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Oconee hails its Vietnam era veterans

Sustained applause greeted Oconee County Vietnam era veterans today as they received an escort into the gymnasium of Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center. The event was the first of several during the next three years to call attention to a 10-year war that cost the U-S nearly 60 thousand of its service members. Part of today’s program was devoted to the […]

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No criminal charges

The Walhalla police have decided there will be no criminal charges in the hazing incident on a bus carrying Razorback soccer players home from a game in Pickens. Chief Ronald Wilbanks said his department has accepted a recommendation from the 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office that, based on the statements gathered in the investigation, criminal charges are not appropriate. However, Wilbanks […]

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A road repair bill that Whitmire supports

A bill reported out of the House Ways and Means Committee in Columbia has the support of the state’s District One representative, Walhalla’s Bill Whitmire. Republican Whitmire, however, conceded that a provision for counties to accept the maintenance of some state roads likely won’t please Oconee officials, but he sees the Ways and Means solution to paying for repairing the […]

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Oconee jobless rate holds steady

The jobless rate for Oconee County held steady between January and February. The state reported today that in February the percentage of the county’s workforce out of work but actively looking for employment remained 6.5%. The report comes on a day when Oconee County Council members are touring one of the county’s manufacturing employers—ITT Control Technologies. Across South Carolina, according […]

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Homicide case defendant makes bail

One of three defendants charged in a Walhalla homicide case made bail yesterday after a bond consent order was agreed to in the Oconee General Sessions Court. Court officers say two separate bonds, totaling $25 thousand with surety, were set for defendant Megan Brianna Crowe. She faces charges of kidnapping and accessory after the fact of a felony in the […]

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