Christmas trees to be recycled

 The Hartwell and Thurmond lake project offices of the Army Corps of Engineers are accepting natural Christmas trees for recycling through February 15 at Hartwell and January 8 at Thurmond. The recycled trees will be used as fish attractors. Trees will be tied in bundles, weighted with concrete anchors, and submerged in locations with fish attractor buoys. Park ranger Jess […]

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Temporary flu visit restrictions

Greenville Health System requests that children under the age of 18 refrain from visiting hospitalized patients because of the level of flu and respiratory illnesses now in the Upstate. GHS, which includes the Oconee Memorial Hospital, is also requesting that anyone with signs of the flu, respiratory illness or cold temporarily refrain from visiting hospitalized patients. According to the most […]

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Seneca man arrested on drug conspiracy charge

Oconee Sheriff’s Office arrested a Seneca man late Sunday afternoon on the charge of drug conspiracy. Howard Eugene Johnson, 47 years old, of Sirrine Street, was booked into the Oconee Detention Center. Around November 12, narcotics agents began an investigation into the purchase of Pseudophedrine by Johnson beyond the legal limit. Pseudophedrine is a common ingredient in the making of […]

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Never drink and drive!

Walhalla police will stage safety checkpoints at various locations tomorrow on New Year’s Eve. Officer Holcombe and his colleagues at the police station remind everyone that New Year’s is a time to celebrate in a way safe to yourself and everyone else. The city police will utilize additional officers tomorrow night to patrol for impaired drivers as part of the […]

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Holiday closings

Oconee Solid Waste has announced the closing of all facilities for New Year’s Day on Thursday.  The closing of the convenience centers and other facilities will allow the employees to spend the holiday with their friends and families.

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Tracking Santa’s route to your home!

Many children across the globe will be watching and waiting tomorrow night for Santa to arrive with much anticipated toys and gifts. And that means most children will be too excited to go to sleep.Parents can help their kids track Santa as he travels across the skies tomorrow night by going on line to the NORAD official Santa tracker at […]

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“Significant hole” on bridge deck

South Carolina Department of Transportation says there is an emergency lane closure today on Interstate-95 at mile marker 175. What the DOT terms “a significant hole in the bridge deck” over the Big Pee Dee River will require repairs that are expected to be completed today. For more information, the public may contact District Engineering Administrator Dennis Townsend at (843) […]

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Guard trips return from overseas

Troops from the National Guard unit based out of Toccoa, Georgia are returning home. Toccoa’s WNEG reports that a return ceremony for troops from the 876th Engineering Company is scheduled for this evening.876th Engineering Company Family Readiness Group Chair Amanda Isreal says that the ceremony, where the soldiers will be re-united with their families is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight […]

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Stegall and Davis awarded during Christmas party

Special awards were handed out during this year’s Christmas party for the Westminster Fire Department.  Fire fighter Leslie “Junior” Stegall received “Firefighter of the Year.”  Voted on by all department members, this award is reserved for the one who shows leadership, dedication, heroism, integrity, time and service to both the department and the community.  Stegall’s colleague, Brandon Davis, received the […]

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