“Significant snow” in Oconee mountain areas

“First priority for the DOT is the interstates where crews are applying brine. Crews are working rotating 12 hour shifts. They have mobilized other personnel to help operate pickup trucks equipped with salt spreaders.  The snow is said to be significant in the mountainous areas, including Mountain Rest, where trees have fallen and power crews are working.  Although conditions can […]

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Rain, freezing rain, sleet, ice and snow

Rain, freezing rain, sleet, ice and snow is the way the Streetscape contractor describes what has happened to us in our first event of the season.  Patti Hutchinson of Hutch ‘n Son says, “All I can say is that we will be monitoring the streets downtown all weekend to see if there is anything we can do to make this winter […]

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Power outages

By 6:40 this morning, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative announced these number of power outages across its system:  512 in Oconee County, 519 in Pickens County, and 47 in Greenville.  All in-house crews and contractors are at work to repair damaged lines, and they are being augmented by crews from three Lowcountry cooperatives. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Westminster residents to get a new voice

A new Westminster city council member is hoping for a groundswell of interest from city and area residents and those who care about Westminster.  Councilwoman Susan Ramey, the city’s new mayor pro-tem, has announced sign-up sheets are available at the City Hall to serve on a variety of committees whose job will be to study city problems and needs and […]

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Arrest made in October crime near Walhalla

A 30-year old Seneca man found himself in the county lockup this week for criminal offenses he allegedly committed last fall near Walhalla.  The Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Bronn Martese Brezeale on charges of first degree burglary and pointing and presenting firearms at a person.  A resident of Bear Track Road called for help the evening of October […]

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Nellie Wilson

Nellie Christine Wilson, 95, of 29 Gammell Street, Seneca died Thursday at Seneca Health and Rehab.  She was the widow of Johnnie Eugene Wilson.  A graveside service will be 3:30 pm Monday at Corinth Baptist Church, 530 Old Clemson Hwy., Seneca, SC  29672. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Harold Stone

Harold Junior Stone, 73, of 2221 Westminster Hwy., Walhalla died Wednesday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  A graveside service will be 2 pm Sunday at Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends following the service.  The family will be at Stone’s Used Cars and Owing, 2420 Westminster Hwy., Walhalla.  Flowers accepted.  Memorials may be made to Cruisin’ on Main, 134 Massey […]

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Frozen precipitation covers higher roads

Be careful on the roads and highways this morning, especially in the higher elevations.  Oconee County Dispatch reports a combination of ice and snow has accumulated in Long Creek, Mountain Rest, and Tamassee-Salem areas.  Trouble spots are the upper ends of South Carolina 28 and 107.  For most of the night, the temperature held in the upper 30s and then […]

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Anderson man arrested in Seneca

The police in Seneca say they found a man slumped over the steering wheel in a car parked late at night in front of a car wash on E-N 1st Street.  The police arrested Anderson resident Jeremy Dean Robinson on the charge of possession of tools for the commission of a crime.  According to the incident report, officer Austin Watson’s […]

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“The child is in a safe environment”

An 11-year old girl has been removed to what the Oconee Sheriff’s Office calls a safe environment and has had no contact with a suspect in a case of criminal sexual conduct.  The Sheriff’s Office this afternoon announced the arrest of a 31-year old man near Seneca.  According to the sheriff’s Office, Branden Leeshea Rogers of West Reedy Fork Road […]

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