Elected leaders make a friendly wager

Members of Congress in both South Carolina and Alabama have made a friendly wager as to which team wins the national championship.  The two are South Carolina 3rd District Congressman Jeff Duncan and Alabama’s 7th District Congresswoman Terri Sewell.  If Clemson wins, Sewell has agreed to treat Duncan’s office to ribs from the famous Dreamland Bar-B-Que in Tuscaloosa and will […]

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Tiger statue stolen, police investigate

In the week leading up to the national title game, someone stole a Tiger statue belonging to a Clemson bank.  The city police say the Tiger statue was stolen sometime between 6 o’clock Monday night and 9 o’clock Tuesday morning from the Bank of America at the corner of College Avenue and Wall Street.  If you can help solve the […]

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Manufacturer accused of hazardous waste violations

An Oconee manufacturer is being accused of violating the state’s hazardous waste management regulations, and the board governing DHEC plans to consider action during its meeting tomorrow at Columbia.  DHEC staff seeks an order requiring the Johnson Controls Battery plant near West Union to ensure that its hazardous waste containers are managed according to regulations, along with a civil penalty […]

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Destructive fire could have been worse

A homeowner in Mountain Rest can thank a smoke detector for saving her from injury or death.  Chief Charley Vissage of the community’s volunteer fire department says the smoke detector sounded and awoke the homeowner shortly before 4 o’clock this morning and she was able to make a telephone call to report her house on fire.  The damage estimate on […]

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Lucille Moore

Lucille Moore, 82, of 107 Amerwood Drive, Walhalla died Monday at AnMed Health Medical Center.  The funeral will be 2 pm Friday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers accepted.  The family is at the home.  Condolences may be sent to the family […]

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Heavy fire damage

Heavy fire damage is reported this morning at a home in Mountain Rest.  This morning’s fire scene is a home on the Chattooga Lake Road.  The fire was reported shortly before 4 o’clock this morning. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Cain succeeds McCall

Paul Cain succeeds Wayne McCall as chairman of the Oconee County Council.  Cain, the young Senea lawyer, was elected by acclamation in place of McCall, who chose not to offer for re-election.  Cain also ascended to the chairmanship of the council’s budget and finance committee, although last year’s chairwoman, Edda Cammick, voted against Cain.  The council was more divided on […]

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A new hizzoner in Westminster

Brian Ramey recited the oath of office as given by the city attorney this afternoon and became the new mayor of Westminster.  He immediately announced a celebration event later this evening.  Ramey and two the three candidates elected to the city council were also sworn into office.  Like Ramey, Susan Ramey and Ronald Dotson are starting four-year terms in office. […]

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