Long Creek fire

Fire broke out in a Jeep yesterday at Long Creek and spread to an ATV parked next to it.  Adam Williams of Oconee Emergency Services says fire fighters were able to extinguish the fire before it could spread further to a nearby house. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Traffic death near Seneca

A 56-year old motorcyclist died last night after an Oconee County accident.  So far, authorities have identified the deceased as a Seneca man, whose name the coroner plans to release this morning.  The man died at 7:42 in the emergency department at Greenville Memorial Hospital, about one hour after an accident on West Cherry Road at High Point Boulevard.  According […]

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Schools on two-hour delay

The conditions of some roads have prompted the Oconee public schools to open this morning on a two-hour delay.  For the convenience of parents who need to drop off children to go to work at regular time, some staff will be available at the schools.  Buses, however, will run on the 2 hour delay schedule and classes begin 2 hours […]

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Urgent blood need

The Blood Connection is asking blood donors to make a blood donation–as soon as conditions safely permit–to ensure the supply is available to meet demand. Donation Centers opened at noon and blood mobiles were expected to be on the road by midday.  “All blood types continue to be needed, but there’s a critical need for platelet donors,” said TBC President and CEO […]

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Sun shines, snow melts

The sun came out and the snow quickly started to melt.  But not before the young at heart got some fun in.  Two of the more popular spots for sledding in Oconee were the hilly grounds of the Walhalla Community Depot and Cultural Center art Kaufman Square and the hill in front of the former Jantzen plant near Seneca. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Blue Ridge outages

By  11:50 a.m., Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative had 3,044 members without power.  The by-county breakdown is as follows:   ·         Anderson – 13   ·         Greenville – 491   ·         Oconee – 330   ·         Pickens – 2,210   An extra 230 linemen and other workers from outside the area are now assisting Blue Ridge with repairs.  More than 20 […]

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Natalie Marie McKenna

Natalie Marie KcKenna von Hassel, 84, of Keowee Key died Thursday at the Cottingham Hospice house.  She was the wife of John P. von Hassel.  A funeral mass will be 11:30 am Tuesday at St. Paul’s The Apostle Catholic Church.  The family receives friends, prior to the service, from 10:30-11:30 am at the church.  The family is at the residence. […]

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Kim Larson

Kim Lee Webster Larson, 52, of 448 Ramsey Creek Road, Westminster died Friday at her home.  No services will be held at this time.  Family members are at their homes. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Traffic advisory covers mountain roads

Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports parts of upper highway 28 and the Chattooga Ridge Road are among mountain roads with issues today.  Motorists are being told, if possible, to stay off those roads.  If you have need of help from the Sheriff’s Office, don’t hesitate to call.  In spite of the weather, that office continues normal and routine enforcement and patrols.  […]

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Co-Op official in the amen corner

The spokesman for a regional electric power supplier has a theory as to why German companies seemingly all of a sudden have interest in expanding to places like Oconee County, South Carolina and Hart County, Georgia.  Terry Ballenger of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative says the cost of electric power in this part of the country appeals to German manufacturers.  […]

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