Meeting tonight in Salem!

If you have an interest in Oconee County’s future, Salem is the place to be tonight.  At 6 o’clock at the Community Center, county planning staff will present an updated version of the Oconee Comprehensive Plan.  Josh Stephens, deputy director of community development, says everyone is invited. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Man found dead at fire scene

After a stop was made to an Oconee mobile home fire, the body of a 36-year old man was found inside a bedroom.  Coroner Karl Addis says preliminary investigation indicates the death appears to be a self-destructive event and yesterday’s death was caused by a gun shot wound to the head.  The coroner’s office last night was attempting to notify […]

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Billy King

Billy George King, 76, of 207 Chateau Road, Anderson died Monday at AnMed Hospital.  He was the husband of Clara Patterson King.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Wednesday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 1-2 prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  Family members are […]

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Frankie Morehead

Frank “Frankie” Elton Morehead, 63, of 1724 Dr. John’s Road, Westminster died Tuesday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  A celebration of life will be 4 p-m Friday at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.  The family receives friends from 3-4 pm, prior to the service at the church.  Burial follows in the church cemetery.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers are accepted. […]

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Mitigating strategies still work in progress

Nearly three and a half years later, strategies in this country to mitigate potential damage from the kind of accident and natural disaster that befell Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant remain a work in progress for the United States.  There was a letter last week from the NRC’s Japan Lesson-Learned Division to the vice president of Oconee Nuclear Station.  NRC […]

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Bathrooms ready at the bus stop

To benefit the traveling public, bathrooms have been completed at Seneca’s bus stop on Railroad Street at the Norton-Thompson Park.  But, while the bathrooms are ready to be put into use, the city will wait until it makes arrangements with a cleaning service to maintain them.  Ed Halbig, director of planning and community development, told the city council last night […]

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Spending items to face Seneca

The mayor and council in Seneca have been told to be ready to vote on several spending matters when they sit down for their regular October meeting, on the night of Tuesday, October 13.  During a work session last night, the elected leaders were briefed on those items by the mayor, the city administrator and three department heads.  They include […]

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Martha Moore and the police get an apology!

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The Walhalla Streetscape contractor issued an apology today to both the police department and to Martha Moore, who operates Martha’s Marketplace Café.  Both the police and Moore had been led to believe that their buildings yesterday would have had no electric power service for a period of two hours.  But Duke Energy canceled its plan to make the switch from […]

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