West Union sets meeting agenda

The January meeting of West Union Town Council takes place at 6 tomorrow night at Town Hall. In the public session, auditor Drake Curry will address the mayor and council. Under old business, the town’s elected leaders will hear from town attorney Ann Sullivan. There will also be discussion of garbage pickup and the budgets for the new fiscal year. […]

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Watering limits lifted

The volunteer restriction on pumps to irrigate yards along lakes Keowee and Jocassee has been lifted. Homeowners there are no longer being asked to restrict use of the pumps to two days a week. According to Duke Energy, the change came January 2 when the Keowee-Toxaway River Basin recovered to stage 0 in the Low Inflow Protocol—due to improved water […]

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Volunteer fire station makes expansion plans

One of Oconee’s oldest volunteer fire departments is announcing plans this week to renovate and expand and wants to talk about those plans with the homeowners and business customers the department protects. Bill Box, president of the Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department, says there will be three community service meetings beginning this week. Corinth-Shiloh’s building is 30 years old and, according to […]

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Walhalla business expands

A long-time Walhalla business has officially expanded. According to the chamber of commerce, a grand opening was held Saturday for American Uphlostery and Fabric Outlet at 102 S. College Street. Morris and Rachel Bible have operated an upholstery business for years, they have now added a fabric outlet. After the closing of Wilhite Fabrics in October the Bibles saw the […]

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Apparent suicide

What appeared first as the scene of a fatal traffic accident between Seneca and Clemson has turned into a separate kind of investigation. State troopers earlier reported a fatality at an accident scene of Bayshore Drive near Plantation Road, but Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says the investigation has now turned to an apparent suicide. The victim is reported to have […]

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Fatal accident

96.3/WGOG NEWS has word that the accident this morning at Bayshore involves a fatality.   Coroner Karl Addis has been called to the scene, and the highway patrol is investigating.  The accident, at 6:45 this morning, was reported on Bayshore Drive and Plantation Road.

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State lawmakers and county council meet

At Seneca tonight, the Oconee state legislative delegation hosts its annual meeting with the Oconee County Council. The two groups meet jointly for the purpose of discussion of items that are mutually beneficial to Oconee County residents. The public may attend. The meeting begins at 5:30 at the Gignilliat Community Center.

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Fire call near West Union

Several Oconee County fire stations rolled out early this morning to a call on Amber Drive near West Union in the vicinity of the Blue Ridge Riding Club Road. No one was reported injured, but Rural Fire Control reported the nature of this morning’s call was unclear. It was first reported as a house on fire. Fire fighters were there […]

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