Open house this month in Salem!

With only a month left in the long life of the public school in downtown Salem, the Oconee School District has announced plans for an event that will allow visitors to walk through the building, relive memories, and recall the rich history of the Tamassee-Salem Middle/High School.  The event will be an open house 11 am to 3 pm Saturday, […]

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Saturday night storm one to remember

Saturday night’s storm for the 1st of May was something to remember. The one-inch was measured at Walhalla was more than all of the rain during April.  Still, conditions remain dry, according to Barbara Wilson, the keeper of official weather numbers at her Walhalla Hickory Hollow farm and homeplace.

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Three fire commission seats available

2016 is an election year for the panel that sets policy for the Keowee Fire District.  Three seats are available and the candidates run as non-partisan candidates.  Those who live within the district may qualify to run at the county Voter Registration and Elections office between July 28 and August 11.

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League monitors ethics progress

A bill approved by the South Carolina Senate addresses ethics reform.  It has been years in the making.  Janie Shipley, the president of the League of the Women Voters in the Clemson Area, says this bill calls for independent ethics investigations of state lawmakers—an end to the practice of lawmakers investigating each other.

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Utica situation ends peacefully

An incident yesterday near Seneca ended without injury, although two occupants of a Utica home were taken to the hospital to be evaluated.  County deputies went to a home on Goddard Avenue to investigate the report of a hostage situation.  The “SWAT” team was activated and a command post was set up at the Oconee Community Theatre.  But, following dialogue […]

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The collection day was considered a success

Here are statistics from the latest Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day sponsored by Oconee County and the Local Emergency Planning Committee.  A total of 290 vehicles were checked in. ·        A total of 52 volunteers assisted the citizens of Oconee County who stopped by. ·        A total of 12,493 lbs. of Household Hazardous Waste was collected. ·        Narcotics Agents from […]

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A new drug sweep in Oconee

  “Operation Infinity” drug sweep #13 is underway in Oconee County.  The roundup started Friday morning with the Sheriff’s Office receiving help from the Seneca and Walhalla police.  By mid afternoon Friday, four of the 18 people being sought were in custody. “Our thirteenth “Operation Infinity” drug sweep reflects our continued commitment we have made to combat the drug problem […]

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Hazel Alexander

Salem – Hazel Winchester Alexander, 89, widow of the late Ernest Franklin Alexander, of 687 Burnt Tanyard Rd., passed away, Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House.  A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, May 1, 2016, from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive […]

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Zika virus infection in South Carolina

S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today the first case of travel-associated Zika virus infection in a South Carolina resident. The case was confirmed in a person who recently traveled to a country with active transmission of the Zika virus. The individual did not have symptoms and was not contagious by the time they returned to the […]

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