Zoning variance requested tonight

Variance requests will be made as part of a public hearing to be held tonight in Walhalla by the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals.  M & T Properties and SK Builders are the applicants for relief from county road standards and setback requirements within a control-free district.  The property location is Preston Ridge Drive near Seneca.  Tonight’s hearing takes place […]

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Prescription drug theft at Fair Play

A 33-year old Westminster area man has been arrested in an Oconee Sheriff’s Office investigation of the theft of prescription medication.  The theft occurred last week at a home in Fair Play, and the apprehension of Brandon Lamarkus Gilliam of the W. Spearman Road took place at a business in Anderson County at exit 4, the highway 243 area of […]

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Westminster seeks software vendor

Westminster wants a new software system that its mayor pro-tem hopes will be more transparent to those following the city’s financial dealings.  Susan Ramey, the newly-elected mayor pro-tem, has asked City Administrator Jeff Lord to run advertisements as soon as possible.  The city council last week received a presentation from an interested vendor.  

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Long Creek fire

Fire broke out in a Jeep yesterday at Long Creek and spread to an ATV parked next to it.  Adam Williams of Oconee Emergency Services says fire fighters were able to extinguish the fire before it could spread further to a nearby house.

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Traffic death near Seneca

A 56-year old motorcyclist died last night after an Oconee County accident.  So far, authorities have identified the deceased as a Seneca man, whose name the coroner plans to release this morning.  The man died at 7:42 in the emergency department at Greenville Memorial Hospital, about one hour after an accident on West Cherry Road at High Point Boulevard.  According […]

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Schools on two-hour delay

The conditions of some roads have prompted the Oconee public schools to open this morning on a two-hour delay.  For the convenience of parents who need to drop off children to go to work at regular time, some staff will be available at the schools.  Buses, however, will run on the 2 hour delay schedule and classes begin 2 hours […]

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Urgent blood need

The Blood Connection is asking blood donors to make a blood donation–as soon as conditions safely permit–to ensure the supply is available to meet demand. Donation Centers opened at noon and blood mobiles were expected to be on the road by midday.  “All blood types continue to be needed, but there’s a critical need for platelet donors,” said TBC President and CEO […]

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Sun shines, snow melts

The sun came out and the snow quickly started to melt.  But not before the young at heart got some fun in.  Two of the more popular spots for sledding in Oconee were the hilly grounds of the Walhalla Community Depot and Cultural Center art Kaufman Square and the hill in front of the former Jantzen plant near Seneca.

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Blue Ridge outages

By  11:50 a.m., Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative had 3,044 members without power.  The by-county breakdown is as follows:   ·         Anderson – 13   ·         Greenville – 491   ·         Oconee – 330   ·         Pickens – 2,210   An extra 230 linemen and other workers from outside the area are now assisting Blue Ridge with repairs.  More than 20 […]

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Natalie Marie McKenna

Natalie Marie KcKenna von Hassel, 84, of Keowee Key died Thursday at the Cottingham Hospice house.  She was the wife of John P. von Hassel.  A funeral mass will be 11:30 am Tuesday at St. Paul’s The Apostle Catholic Church.  The family receives friends, prior to the service, from 10:30-11:30 am at the church.  The family is at the residence. […]

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