Preliminary flood maps available for review

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating the Flood Insurance Rate Maps for much of the Seneca Watershed, which includes areas near Lake Jocassee, Lake Keowee, the Seneca River arm of Lake Hartwell, and their tributaries.  When complete, the maps will be used for permitting and insurance purposes to determine whether properties are impacted by flood hazard zones (often […]

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Isidro Armando Hernandez

Westminster – Isidro Armando Hernandez, infant baby boy of Samuel Hernandez and Maritza Rodrequez, died March 21, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  Family will receive friends from 4- 5:00 PM, Friday, April 1, 2016 at Sandifer Funeral Home in Westminster.  Flowers are accepted and/or condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISITNG THE FAMILY  

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Roy Galloway

Walhalla, SC— Edward Lee “Roy” Galloway, 77, husband of Mozelle Kelley Galloway, of 854 Pickett Post Road, Walhalla, SC, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, March 24, 2016, at North Walhalla Church of God. The family will receive friends from 3:00-4:00 PM, prior to the service, at North […]

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New candidate

There’s a new official candidacy in the race for Circuit Court Solicitor in Oconee and Anderson counties.  The candidacy is that of Rame Campbell, a Republican.  Other candidates so far are two other Republicans—Wilson Burr and David Wagner.

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Arrest in Seneca followed traffic stop

  A 22-year old man was arrested in Seneca yesterday after a traffic stop.  The police say part of their case involving defendant Charles Nicholas Dunn was the execution of a search warrant at Dunn’s home on the 700 block of S. Fairplay Street.  According to the police announcement, the charges against Dunn are unlawful distribution of meth and marijuana.  […]

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Guilty pleas in Utica crime spree

A young Seneca area man had no previous criminal record.  But the guilty pleas that Donte Robert Bacon entered today in the General Sessions Court subject him to a potential sentence that would send him to prison for the rest of his life.  However, at the request of the prosecutor, the judge will defer sentencing for at least two months.  […]

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Increase to EMS cost

The addition of $25 thousand dollars to what Oconee County pays each year for the costs of  hospital-operated EMS ambulances apparently will survive in the new county budget that is to go into effect on July 1.  According to Scott Moulder, the county has been allocating $150 thousand dollars a year to help Oconee Memorial Hospital defray the costs of […]

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Duncan statement on terror threats

After a hearing yesterday in Washington, Congressman Jeff Duncan issued a statement on terror threats from border security.  The Third District Republican spoke after chairing a subcommittee hearing on “Potential Terrorist Threats:  Border Security Challenges in Latin America and the Carribean.”  Duncan worried about Western Hemisphere vulnerabilities, and these are his words, “with its porous borders, free-trade zones, and corruption […]

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Westminster getting a plan together

Mayor Brian Ramey of Westminster says his city is assembling a plan to move forward in the aftermath of the resignation of Jeff Lord, city administrator.  This morning Ramey said no action was taken after last night’s executive session.  He said, “Just getting a plan together and system for accepting resumes.”  Ramey also announced that the Cobb Bridge water line […]

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Moulder tells McCall that it’s going to cost

Scott Moulder commended Wayne McCall for the District Two councilman’s idea that calls for the county to amp up its efforts to recycle trash—as a way to lower the county’s costs for hauling waste to a Georgia landfill.  But creating the set up that’ll increase the amount of Oconee County solid waste that is recovered for a new use, at […]

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