SUV down a Salem embankment

Details are incomplete this morning about the circumstances of an SUV which left Salem’s W. Main Street, apparently during the snow, and toppled down an embankment. At first, responders thought the accident had occurred this morning. But Chief of Police David Poulson now says it was believed to have been accident during the night, and it’s not clear whether anyone […]

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It’s a sledding day!

Kids with their sleds, accompanied by adults who are young at heart, have returned today to one of Walhalla’s highest hills–to try their luck at sledding.  On the grounds of the Depot at Kaufman Square, they appear to be using all sorts of devices that will allow them to sit and go for a ride, courtesy of what nature gave […]

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Weather Observer: “A beautiful snow”

The season’s most anticipated snowstorm will go into the records books of Walhalla’s official weather observer as much smaller than what had been feared. The measurement taken by Barbara Wilson at her Hickory Hollow Farm showed 2” of snow, and that approximates an unofficial measurement taken outside 96.3/WGOG. However, the amount of snow you’ve seen depends on your elevation. We […]

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Outages reported

At 6:30 this morning, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative reported 137 customers without power.  Here is the breakdown across the Blue Ridge service area:  5 in Anderson, 23 in Greenville, 43 in Oconee, and 66 in Pickens.  Crews have been assigned to restore their service.

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Casto makes deal official

The real estate company Casto has made official its purchase of most of the property owned by New Spring Church in Oconee County.  A deed recorded last week at the Oconee Register of Deeds shows Casto Oconee LLC paid $6.3 million to New Spring for about 40 acres near the 123-93 area.  The church retains 17 acres for what a […]

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Roads slick and slushy in Walhalla area

Oconee County Dispatch reports roads slick and slushy in the Walhalla area. The weather system has moved out of South Carolina, but small cells of rain are hanging around. The DOT reports all interstate routes are open to traffic. Air temperatures are mainly above freezing with scattered locations below 32 degrees. State crews are on rotating, 12-hour work shifts applying […]

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Escape charges

A man and his fiancée from the Seneca area have been charged by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office with escape as part of a scheme to try to free one of the two from jail. Joshua Dewayne Burrell is charged with conspiring with his fiancée, Brooke Danyelle McCall, in the words of the arrest affidavit, “to contact the Detention Center under […]

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Six Mile man dead of smoke inhalation

A 51-year old man in Six Mile died of smoke inhalation during a fire at his home on Six Mile’s N. Main Street. The Pickens County coroner, Kandy Kelley, identified the fatality as James Stewart Pitts. He died at 3 o’clock this morning and was pronounced dead at his home. Pitts’ death is being investigated by the Pickens County Sheriff’s […]

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More trouble at Howard’s Rock

Early today at Clemson University, an unknown individual vandalized the case protecting Howard’s Rock, and the campus police are investigating.  The damage was reported by construction crew members working on renovations to the suite and club levels of the football stadium.  Damage was limited to the glass case protecting the storied rock–one of the security measures in place after an […]

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Trial recessed until Friday

Not long after the case switched from the prosecution to the defense, the judge announced a recess in the Adam Burdette trial at the Oconee Courthouse. The Hon. Cordell Maddox ordered the trial adjourned until 11 o’clock Friday morning. The last witness to be heard today was the first defense witness, Dr. Keith Lyle of the University of Louisville. Burdette, […]

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