Power outage–Walhalla

Parts of Walhalla downtown are without power–the apparent result of a car accident which brought down electric power lines in front of the Civic Auditorium.  The outage affects Main Street traffic lights and businesses on the north side of Main.  Police, fire, and ambulance were on the scene shortly after 5 this afternoon.  We’ve been told Duke Energy has been […]

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Vote in one primary or the other

South Carolina voters this month wanting to make their voice heard in the run-up to the White House have a choice to make–other than which candidate to support.  If you are a Republican, you can vote in either primary, the Republicans on the 20th or the Democrats on the 27th.  But you can’t vote in both.  Paulette Keffas Chassin, interim […]

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Democrats meet tonight

A meeting takes place tonight of the executive committee of the Oconee Democratic Party.  Sure to be discussed tonight are preparations for the party’s Presidential Preference Primary Saturday, February 27.  The names of four candidates will be on the ballot:  Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders, and Willie Wilson. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Boil water advisory

Clemson water customers in four sections of the city are affected by a boil water advisory issued this morning by the city.  Until otherwise notified by the city. residents of Hill Pine Court, Berkeley Court, Evergreen, and Berkeley Drive between Evergreen and Hill Pine Court located in the City of Clemson should vigorously boil their water for at least one […]

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Bear season kind to Oconee hunters

The recent bear hunting season across Upstate South Carolina, though not a record season, proved good for the hunters.  Figures from the South Carolina DNR show that in 2015, of the 91 bears taken in Oconee, Pickens, and Greenville counties, 40 of them were taken in Oconee County.  The largest bear harvested was in Greenville County—596 pounds.  Tammy Wactor, wildlife […]

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What’s the solution to sign blight?

Does anyone have a solution to sign blight?  Like heavy traffic areas nationwide, rights-of-way in Seneca are home to signs of all kinds–too many for motorists to read and drive safely.  A man who lived in Seneca years ago said he thought the city could cut down on some of its free-standing signs on 123 at the East End intersection […]

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Temporary phone numbers for the new jail

The new Oconee Detention Center has opened with temporary telephone numbers.  Until the old lines can be transferred, until further notice, here’s the number to call:  864/638-2497.  In the case of emergency situations, you can also dial the E-911/Communications call center at 864/638-4111 and dispatchers can transfer the call or make contact. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Part of Clemson’s College Avenue closed this week

Both lanes on parts of Clemson’s College Avenue are closed through Friday for construction work.  The affected parts of College Avenue are the blocks between Keith Street and Edgewood Avenue. Delays are predicted. Large trucks and buses will be allowed to pass through the construction zone, but other traffic will be diverted onto Sloan Street, Keith Street, and Edgewood Avenue. […]

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Road work near Pendleton

Road work resumes tomorrow on U-S 76 from Pickens County in the direction of Pendleton.  Men and equipment will be working in a lane closure patching the road. Motorists are asked to pay attention to warning signs, flagmen, men and equipment.  If possible, take alternate routes. Use caution and slow speed when traveling through the work zone.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Willie Mae Edgar

Willie Mae Edgar, 94, of 503 Williams Farm Road, Westminster died Saturday at Lila Doyle. She was the widow of the Rev. Wade Curtis Smith and the Rev. Carl Edgar.  The funeral will be 2 pm Tuesday at the Seneca Church of God.  The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will […]

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