Bill Sandifer talks road improvements

Oconee’s senior member of the state House of Representatives likes Governor Nikki Haley’s idea for getting South Carolina out of its pickle with roads and highway work—at least short-term. Bill Sandifer, Seneca Republican, says he’d like to see increases in revenue as forecast by the state’s Board of Economic Advisers to be applied to the Department of Transportation. Longer term, […]

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Apple delights

Here are results in the annual baking contest at the South Carolina Apple Festival in Westminster: Suzanne Earle’s entry won first place in the adult category. Amber Carter was second and Carol O’Kelley third. In the youth category, Junior Duncan captured first place. Jarred Duncan was second and Addy Donald third.

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New rules cover shoreline work

So many Lake Keowee homeowners turned out for an open house event last evening that Duke Energy opened a satellite parking lot to help handle the parking. Duke sponsored a four-hour event to acquaint the public with new shoreline management rules. Duke’s Brett Garrison said it was a chance to help spread the word about the new shoreline management rules […]

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On the eve of the Tigers’ home opener

Watch for traffic and numbers of people to pick up today in Clemson, on the eve of the Tigers’ season opener tomorrow afternoon. Starting at 5:30 this afternoon, College Avenue will be closed to traffic from N. Clemson Avenue to South Carolina 93 for the First Friday Parade. The police say traffic will be diverted onto N. Clemson to allow […]

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Fire in Seneca home

A late afternoon home fire in Seneca’s Thomas Heights subdivision. Fire Chief Jan Oliver said fire was found inside the bathroom of the home at 209 Thomas Heights Circl, not far from Lindsay Road. There appeared to be no one hurt and at least one of two people who live in the home is said to have made it outside […]

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Hospital security guard arrested

A 36-year old man who worked as a security guard at the Oconee Medical Center was arrested today and charged with stealing money at the hospital. According to the Sheriff’s Office, William Zachariah Poole was charged with grand larceny in the theft of $2,900 dollars. A deputy quoted a hospital worker as saying that a patient lost $2,900 in $100 […]

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Arrests made charging unlawful neglect

Since the Labor Day weekend, Oconee sheriff’s officers report four arrests—charging unlawful neglect of children. Two of those arrested, Eva Karey Hudson and Christopher Warren Vissage, turned themselves in this morning at the Oconee Law Enforcement Center. Two other county residents, Steven A. Broach and Lisa Renee Reynolds, were also booked into jail last Friday and Sunday.

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Opposition emerges to November vote

Ahead of this November’s countywide vote on raising the sales tax opposition has begun to emerge. It arose this morning at 96.3/WGOG in the form of a Tamassee community resident who plans to vote no to the 1-cent sales tax question and hopes enough other voters also vote no. He’s Ward Fetrow, and he can be heard during Sunday’s ‘Community […]

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Lights of Hope announces charities

This holiday season there will be another drive-thru light show in Anderson that offers views of creative displays and decorative lighting. And today the Lights of Hope announces this year’s charities who are being selected to benefit from proceeds in exchange for a commitment to put in volunteer hours in setting up and taking down the displays. Among the non-profit […]

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Scott Parris to make presentation

Surveys and water samples are being made at Lake Keowee, as the early part of a project for a new Walhalla water treatment plant. And Scott Parris, the city utilities director, is headed to Greenville later this month to speak about the project. Parris will talk about his city’s plans for a new water source during a meeting of the […]

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