Fire strikes clubhouse in home development

  Fire is said to have heavily damaged or destroyed the clubhouse this morning at a Lake Keowee home development.  Oconee Rural Fire Control received the first call at 2 o’clock of a fire in the clubhouse at Waterside Crossing Clubhouse on N. Waterside Drive near 183, the Walhalla-Pickens Highway.   Volunteers from the Keowee-Ebenezer Fire Department are among the fire […]

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Frederick J. Mappus, Jr.

Frederick J. Mappus, Jr., 85, died Saturday, February 13, 2016.    Survivor include the wife Hallie of 56 years.   A memorial service will be 2:00 pm, Friday, February, 19, 2016, at St. Mark United Methodist Church.  The family will receive friends following the service.  Fred’s family acknowledges Oconee Hospice of the Foothills and Loving Health Care for providing compassionate care.  Memorials […]

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Businesswoman dies after accident near Walhalla

An Oconee businesswoman died in the hospital about two hours after an accident this morning on what are believed to have been icy road conditions near Walhalla.  Coroner Karl Addis says Judy Tilson, 63-year old Salem resident, died in the Oconee Memorial emergency department of blunt force chest trauma.  Tilson’s accident on n. highway 11 at the Lay Mill Bridge […]

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Car skids across Walhalla bridge

A car, believed to have been driven by a student on the way to school, skidded this morning across Walhalla’s N. Laurel Street bridge.  At that point, the police say, the car hit a mailbox, went out of control across a yard, and hit a parked truck.  Capt. Paul Harris said the impact knocked the truck into a carport.  The […]

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Red Cross assistance to fire victims

Red Cross assistance was requested this morning for a family of five whose home caught fire at Mountain Rest.  Needing help were two adults and three children as the result of a fire on the Chattooga Lake Road.  During the midnight hour, Seneca fire fighters and others were called to a structure fire on the Owens Road.  

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