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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South Carolina prepares further for storm

Governor Haley has declared a State of Emergency to mobilize additional resources should they be needed. Among the requests being made of the public by the South Carolina Emergency Management Division is to check on anyone who may need extra help during the winter weather.  Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies only and remember to keep a full charge on your […]

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Oconee prioritizes projects

Staffing the new jail and creating the position of grants writer surfaced today as the top priorities for four of Oconee County’s five council members. After their brainstorming session in their retreat meeting, Chairman Wayne McCall and the council’s newest member, Edda Cammick, both listed staff for the new jail as their top project to accomplish, while Joel Thrift and […]

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Puiling the ($) plug on Broadband

  A decision, perhaps, is close on whether Oconee County will pour any more money into the project designed to give its residents access to high-speed internet. During the annual retreat meeting today of Oconee County Council, Chairman Wayne McCall called the Broadband/FOCUS project “a big dead skunk” to which the county has splashed perfume to get rid of the […]

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Preparing for a second winter storm

Maintenance units of the South Carolina DOT have started their crews on 12-hour rotating shifts. As the weather develops, they are to begin to pre-treat bridges and sections of interstate highways and primary routes. According to the DOT, all maintenance units in every county have been fully re-stocked with salt, sand, brine and other materials used in the de-icing operations […]

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Utica home scene of repeat crimes

  A home near Seneca in Utica community was the scene during the last two months of crime, and the Sheriff’s Office is appealing for help from the public to help solve the crimes. They occurred January 4 and February 7 at 15 Powell Street. In the first incident, someone damaged a heat pump around 7:30 in the morning. A deputy […]

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Phillips re-elcted board chairman

Businessman Rick Phillips has retained chairmanship of the board of directors at Oconee Memorial Hospital. The re-election of Phillips was announced after the election of board officers was removed from the agenda for the open part of this week’s meeting and placed on the agenda for its closed session. Other board officers are Cecil Turner, vice chairman; Sandra Jones, treasurer; […]

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