Walking track to be lighted!

  The popular walking track in front of Oconee Memorial Hospital is available to walkers sun-up to sundown, but that will change this summer.  Cortni Nations, president of the Oconee Memorial Foundation, announced last night that contributions by hospital employees and the auxiliary will allow for the installation of lights.  Nations said Seneca will install the lights in July.  The […]

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Health care in the Oconee community

  A survey required each year by the federal government has been completed by the Oconee Memorial Hospital, and last night the president of the GHS Oconee campus shared the results—the good and the bad.  Hunter Kome spoke to a meeting of the Oconee Memorial Holdings Board which governs the property used by the Greenville Health System at its Oconee […]

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Water-related death at Lake Keowee

A 68-year old North Carolina man was pronounced dead at the hospital after he was found floating face down and unresponsive in Lake Keowee.  He was Asheville resident Leon Cameron Pace.  Coroner Karl Addis says a bystander pulled Pace from the water, and it’s estimated he was found 30 feet from the shoreline in waist deep water. A pet dog […]

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George Henry Brinkley

Seneca, SC— George Henry Brinkley, Jr., 89, husband of Margie Lee Hightower Brinkley, of 401 Margie Court, Seneca, SC, died Friday, May 20, 2016, at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at M.J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:00 PM, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral […]

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An admission of guilt

A young man pleaded guilty today in the Oconee General Sessions Court to murder and other charges.  Judge Letitia Verdin accepted the plea entered by James William Toward, but an explanation of the facts involved and the sentencing were deferred until Wednesday.  Toward is now the second person to have pleaded guilty in the January 2014 shooting death in Utica […]

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Candidates to debate

All of the candidates in the contests this year for sheriff in both Anderson and Pickens counties will participate in debates next week at two of Tri-County Technical College’s community campuses.  Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark and challenger Tim Morgan will participate in the Pickens County debate set for Tuesday, May 31 at 6 p.m. at the College’s Easley campus […]

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African bees destroyed in Charleston

A colony of Africanized honey bees has been destroyed in Charleston County.  Those bees were the first of their type to be found in South Carolina in 15 years.  The Department of Plant Industry of Clemson University discovered the Africanized honey bees in a routine survey.  That survey is part of the agency’s charge to protect state beekeepers and the […]

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Rotary scholars awarded today at Walhalla High

Walhalla Rotary Club will present its annual Rotary scholars during a program today at the high school.  In line for awards are students in grades seven through 12.  The following seniors are 2016 Rotary scholars:  Harper Abbott, Hannah Addis, Taylor Anderson, Victoria Badura, Hannah Kisker, Anna Nicholson, and Ben Pusey. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Overnight public safety activity

State troopers report an accident this morning near Salem.  They report injuries in an accident shortly after 5 this morning on the Choehee Valley Road at Davis Road.  A large fire, apparently a woods fire, broke out late last night on the Pickens County side of Lake Keowee. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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A “last pass-thru” at Salem

Alumni and others are getting their last chance this afternoon to walk the hallways of the one remaining public school in downtown Salem.  It’s only a matter of days before the Tamassee-Salem Middle/High School closes for good and looks to the future as a charter school.  Today’s event, arranged by the Oconee School District, is not just a chance to […]

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