Brush and car fires

Car fires near Seneca.  A scrap car burned yesterday behind Lake Keowee Chrysler Dodge.  Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department responded to the call, as well as to another car fire on the border of the Seneca-Corinth-Shiloh district on Brookwood Drive.  Fair Play fire fighters were sent yesterday to a brush fire on Lee Road near Richey Road. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Clinton tops Oconee vote

Oconee County unofficial results tabulated tonight give Hillary Clinton 1,960 votes or 59.63% of those Oconeeans eligible to have voted today in the state’s Democratic Presidential Preference Primary.  Clinton bested her three ballot opponents.  Placing second was Bernie Sanders with 1,303 votes or 39.64%.  Both Martin O’Malley and Willie Wilson received less than 1% of the votes cast.  From the […]

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Narcs search Seneca home and arrest two


Seneca narcotics agents searched a S. Walnut Street home and arrested a couple.  The police say a search warrant yesterday enabled them to seize marijuana, prescription medicine, drug paraphernalia, and cash money.  Arrested were residents at 507C S. Walnut.  The police say Lawrence and Tonya Barrow are charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a Schedule II […]

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No findings during nuke plant special investigation

The government watchdog NRC looked into the circumstances for “power cable failures/degradation” of the startup transformers for Units 1 and 3 at the Oconee Nuclear Station.  The special inspection last month resulted in no findings.   Those “failures/degradation” were identified during operator rounds December 7 on Unit 3 and during a Duke Energy review December 15 of Unit 1. According to […]

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Westminster apartment fire


Fire has displaced those living in a duplex apartment unit in Westminster.  This morning’s fire scene is Skyland Drive, where no one was hurt.  Chief Chris Smith says two people lived in the unit where the fire broke out; three others lived in the adjoining unit.  The Westminster Fire Department received a large response of fire fighters and equipment from […]

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Library leaders to consider Salem solution

Oconee library officials are accepting an invitation to have a look at the Tamassee-Salem Middle/High School with the idea of using part of the complex of buildings as the solution to Salem’s library needs.  Danny Day, chairman of the library board of trustees, says his board has accepted an invitation from the Town of Salem and the Oconee School District […]

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Michelin outcome not end of world, county leaders say

  No Michelin distribution center at the Golden Corner Commerce Park at leats for now is a disappointment, but county leaders say they are moving on.  County Administrator Scott Molulder says Oconee is likely to push forward with the potential that an Atlanta area company, Patillo, is interested in building a spec building at the undeveloped industrial park on SC 59.  The […]

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Jury delivers split verdict

There was something in the verdict for both sides of the Oconee courtroom.  For the defendant, bottom line is that he’s headed to prison.  Early last night the General Sessions jury found Anousack Thanonglit of Riverdale, Georgia guilty of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and not guilty of trafficking in cocaine.  After hearing the prosecutor recite a lengthy record […]

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Fire destroys Fair Play home


  What’s believed to have been an accidental fire destroyed a family home yesterday afternoon in Fair Play.  Nearly 25 fire fighters needed 25 minutes to put a stop to the fire on the Wilderness Road.  No one hurt, but the family dog perished in the fire. While the fire burned, ammunition went off inside the home, but county Fire […]

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