DHEC investigates gas spill near Salem

South Carolina “DHEC” was called to Jocassee Outdoor Center, the outfitter and marine center, to investigate an incident in which, according to Oconee Emergency Services, a boat owner pumped 31 gallons of gasoline onto the grounds of the gas station.  Charlie King, county fire chief, says the spill moved from the parking to a small creek adjoining the property.  Salem […]

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Large crowd for United Way’s 50th

The community turned out in a large way for a dinner meeting last night that recognized an Oconee benevolent organization that helps those in need.  The occasion was the 50th anniversary of the United Way of Oconee County.  Evidenced by a couple of strong rounds of applause, there was the sense last night that the United Way staff, under new […]

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Guns stolen from home, arrest made

A circuit judge today will set bond for an 18-year old Seneca man arrested as part of a May 9 burglary investigation on Southgate Drive. Arrest warrants last month accuse John Melvin Miller, Jr. of first degree burglary, grand larceny and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Two guns were stolen from the home. And investigators believe Miller had […]

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A “Severity Level IV” violation at Oconee Nuclear

An inspection that was completed June 30 at Oconee Nuclear identified three findings of what the Nuclear Regulatory Commission called “very low safety significance.”  But an additional finding by the inspectors led the NRC to document a Severity Level IV violation. NRC spokesman Joey Ledbetter says no fine is being proposed, but it was a violation the government watchdog takes […]

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Walhalla-West Union area accidents

A car is reported to have hit a guardrail this morning near West Union.  The driver was sent to the hospital.  Damaged in the impact, the guardrail did its job, preventing the car from dropping down an embankment off the Torrington Road.  According to Walhalla Fire Department, last evening a female driver received a medical airlift after her car wrecked […]

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New twist to the next sirens test

Duke Energy has scheduled tests of the emergency sirens within ten miles of the Oconee Nuclear Station.  Those tests will be run Wednesday, August 17 in Oconee County and Wednesday, August 24 in Pickens County.  These times the sirens are to be tested as part of new software installations.  As usual, the tests are scheduled for three minutes starting at […]

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Joe Kay

Seneca, SC— Joseph “Joe” Walton Kay, 79, husband of Beverly Gurley Kay, of 202 Steepleton Way, Seneca, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 6, 2016, at Utica Baptist Church with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Friday, […]

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