Friday Traffic Fatality Identified

An 87 year old Townville woman was the victim of a traffic accident Friday afternoon accident at the intersection of Highway 11 and Isbell Road in Fair Play. Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says 87 year old Mildred M. Cox of West Pine Grove Road, Fair Play died Friday afternoon at the emergency department at AnMed Medical Center in Anderson. […]

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Call Me Mister leader keynotes luncheon

Clemson University’s Dr. Roy Jones, speaking today in Seneca, laid out the importance for the nationwide Call Me Mister program, but he also showed his audience his acumen for African-American history. Call Me Mister is about “Saving the Black Male.” Call Me Mister educates young black males and points them to careers as elementary school teachers. It’s in those early […]

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McCall decries the vandals

When vandals inflicted their damage to the bathroom at the Walhalla Swimming Pool, they were spoiling some of the hard work that many volunteers and others put in to help restore the pool as the only publicly-operated municipal swim pool left in Oconee County. The damage to the men’s bathroom will run into the thousands of dollars, according to Police […]

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Frontier Encampment for all ages

You can travel back in time tomorrow in Oconee County, by sampling the fare at a frontier encampment. The event takes place 10 a-m to 3 p-m at the Oconee Station State Historic Site near Walhalla. There, re-enactors will show what it was like after the American Revolution when the historic Oconee Station was a frontier outpost. The property today […]

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Something new at the Lunney!

Construction has started on the Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum, Seneca’s African-American museum. In the meantime, Seneca’s Shelby Henderson is recommending people take the time to see a new exhibit in the nearby Lunney Museum. “It’s ‘Breaking Barriers—African-Americans in Space’” she told the mayor and city council this week.

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Graham calls for a time-out

In a vote by the Armed Services Committee of the U-S Senate, South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham came out on the side of what he said is best for Americans and national security. The committee narrowly approved legislation that restricts transfers of detainees from Guantanamo Bay. The bill was approved 14-12. Graham made this statement, “In light of the Taliban 5 […]

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25-degree night ahead, Red Cross urges caution

Our forecast calls for the temperature to fall to 25 degrees tonight, but that’s not going to be the worst of it in what is building to be a frigid weekend statewide. The American Red Cross reminds everyone to take precautions when heating their homes—-especially cautious when using space heaters. Heating sources are the second leading cause of home fire […]

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Police to release picture of robber

From surveillance evidence the police have a picture of the man who robbed a convenience store this week in Walhalla. Chief Ronald Wilbanks says his department will ask the news media to display that picture in the hopes it will lead authorities to an arrest. So far, the robber is described as an African-American male. When he used a revolver […]

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Vandals destroy pool bathroom

Vandals destroyed the men’s bathroom at the Walhalla Swimming Pool. Police Chief Ronald Wilbanks estimates the damage between $7,500 and $8 thousand dollars. After the crime was reported yesterday by Recreation Director John Galbreath, the police discovered that the vandals broke into pool property by cutting a fence in the back. The police believe the crime occurred some time between […]

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Search for kayaker to enter third day

A two-state search for a missing Lake Hartwell kayaker produced the kayak, but not the man, Brad Hamby. Scott Krein, director of Oconee Emergency Services, said the kayak, along with personal effects of the 64-year old West Union resident, was found on the Georgia side of the lake—near the bridge. Krein said, “Using ground searches we have searched the shoreline […]

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