Fire alarm sounded at office complex

At mid day yesterday, office workers and others doing business at Oconee’s administration building in Walhalla were forced to temporarily evacuate at the sound of the fire alarm. Walhalla Fire Department investigated, but found no fire.  A county official told us a child is suspected of having pulled the alarm.

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Deadly horse disease spreads across state

A serious horse disease carried by mosquitos has spread across South Carolina.  Clemson University Livestock-Poultry Health considers it essential that horse owners have their animals vaccinated.  Recent cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have moved beyond the coast to the midlands and the upstate. A simple vaccine will minimize the risk, but the disease is always fatal to exposed, un-vaccinated […]

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Road work next week near Westminster

South Carolina DOT has sent word that there will be work on the Dr. John’s Road near Westminster for all of next week.  The work will take place between Brock Road and the bridge and starts Monday.  The work zone will be closed to local traffic only.  All other drivers will have to use designated detours.

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Billy Dyar

  Seneca, SC— Billy Dyar, 72, of 517 Robinhood Drive, Seneca, SC, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016, at his home. Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral […]

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Bailes to the sideline, Rukat to qualify

  In the midst of the nation’s two weeks of political conventions, there are political developments at the local level.  After two terms, Walhalla’s Rosemary Bailes is headed to the sidelines and will not offer for a third term on the Oconee School Board. This is the eve for the start of candidate qualifying in Oconee for three seats on […]

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Pickens County claims no financial irregularities

Pickens County maintains there are no financial irregularities involving the county museum.  The county responded today to a media report that the state police have an inquiry pending into the finances of the museum.  The county’s news release, in part, reads, “We were contacted by SLED last month, and we provided them with all information they requested.  We also referred […]

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Job help workshop for those 50 and older

If you are 50 year of age or older and need job help, Tri-County Technical College wants to assist you.  The following workshop takes place next week “FREE BACK TO WORK 50+ Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers.  It will be held at the Anderson Workforce Center from 2-4 pm Thursday, August 4.  Offered at no charge, this workshop will inform […]

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Seneca to build storage building

Seneca has agreed that an equipment storage building is needed at the city’s Shaver Recreation Complex.  After an executive session, the council approved a Stuart Pohl motion to spend up to $25 thousand on the project.  The city’s Robert Byrd says a 40 X 60 “pull barn” will allow the recreation department to store its lawnmowers and related equipment.

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