Children placed with family member, parents arrested

The parents of two children have been arrested by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office and charged with unlawful neglect of a child. Deputies say the children are now with a family member. The Sheriff’s Office identified Rhonda Faye Lecroy and Robert Allen Lecroy of Wetoda Road near the Martin Creek Road as having been arrested and charged Wednesday. The sheriff’s Office […]

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Fire at Lake Keowee park

A fire late last night broke out in a camper home at the Crooked Creek RV Park on Lake Keowee.  There are no known injuries have resulted from that fire.  Volunteers from the Keowee-Ebenezer Fire Department, among others, spent nearly two hours at that fire scene, beginning shortly before 11:45 p-m.

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Library trustees re-group

The chairman of Oconee’s library trustees looked back last night on the failed vote to raise funds to build new libraries and criticized those who campaigned against the referendum. Danny Day suggested the playing field for the November referendum was uneven. He told his fellow library trustees, “We were encumbered to tell the truth. Those who opposed us were not […]

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One zoning appeal denied, another granted

In a unanimous vote, the Walhalla Board of Zoning Appeals decided it wants to maintain the neighborhood of W. Ervin Street near South College for stick-built homes. The board last night denied Richard Burton’s request for a variance that would have allowed him to place a manufactured home at 103 W. Ervin for the purpose of a home for himself. […]

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Charges in fatal wreck near Seneca dismissed

Prosecutors have announced the dismissal of charges of felony driving under the influence resulting in death against a Westminster man. The highway patrol had charged Drew Woodall Greene in its investigation of a five-vehicle collision that took the lives of two Iva residents the night of September 6 near Seneca. Michele Wright and Joshua Silvers were killed when their car […]

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Keowee students take Arbor Day seriously

  Getting ready for Arbor Day tomorrow, the Service Learning Club at Keowee Elementary School hosted a school-wide poetry contest to highlight the importance of trees. Students wrote a variety of creative, tree-themed poems. Contest winner Ashlyn Denny of the second grade and Carlee Gansen of the fourth grade were given pine trees to take home to plant, as well […]

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Pharmacist’s retirement ends Fair Play legacy

The retirement last month of a community pharmacist brought to an end the Mays legacy of medical care in Fair Play. Effective in November there was no longer a Mays employed there as a druggist or, for that matter, as a general physician. An arrangement through An Med of Anderson provides physician services in the communit today.  For more than […]

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Police seize stolen motorcycle, arrest driver

A motorcycle, stolen in Clemson, turned up Tuesday night in Seneca where the police seized the Harley Davidson and arrested its driver. And now 29-year old Michael Lee Mauldin sits in the Oconee Jail—facing multiple charges, including possession of stolen goods. Two policemen, working as part of a narcotics operation on S. Walnut Street, spotted the motorcycle and suspected it […]

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Norman Dukes experiences a different “rural”

An Oconee County law enforcement officer’s long-distance walk is acquainting him with a rural part of South Carolina previously not experienced by him. As the school resource officer in Salem, Dukes is well familiar with the rolling hills of the upstate. But his last leg of a two-to-three year walk to benefit education has opened his eyes to a different […]

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Car crash in downtown Westminster

Three cars collided this morning in downtown Westminster. Though no one was hurt, part of E. Windsor Street in front of the Westminster Baptist Church was blocked for about one hour, as the police waited for the highway patrol to investigate. Chief Dean Awalt said his department requested a trooper because one of the drivers is a daughter of a […]

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