West Union losing its police force

Two resignations in the same week are decimating the police department in the small town of West Union. Mayor Linda Oliver this morning announced the resignation of a second officer, Austin Watson, effective Thursday, September 25. According to Oliver, Watson will join the police force in adjoining Walhalla. West Union is also in the market for a new chief of […]

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Car swerves off Doug Hollow Road

A car driver escaped serious injury when his car left Doug Hollow Road about 8:30 this morning and wound up in a patch of kudzu down an embankment.  The accident involved a resident of Waterford Point subdivision.  Members of the Keowee Fire Department were among responders who climbed down the embankment to free the driver from the wreckage.  According to […]

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Tech commissioners in Asheville this weekend

A spokeswoman for Tri-County Technical College says what the policymakers for her college are doing this weekend is no different from what leaders of other public organizations do on an annual basis. They are getting away from normal surroundings, as a way to help arrive at fresh ways of handling the public’s business. The Tech commissioners are gathering today at […]

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Multiple charges filed against Pickens man

Multiple charges filed against Pickens man 0630, Fri., 12 September 2014..lrm Authorities placed a 37-year old Pickens County man in the Oconee Detention Center, where he faces multiple charges of forgery and financial identity fraud. Law enforcement reports identify the accused as Eric Richard Ellenburg of Spring Creek Drive, Pickens. Arrest affidavits accuse Ellenburg of buying a victim’s driver’s license, […]

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Sign on the dotted line starting today

Walhallans may begin today to sign to run in a special November election to decide a city council seat. Beginning at noon today, the office of Oconee Registration and Elections will accept candidacies from Walhalla residents interested in filling the remaining term of Kathy Rogers, whose recent death created the council opening.

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Witness testimony lasts two days

A Florida nutritionist who spent about 200 hours reviewing the medical records of the late Dorothy Reynolds spent parts of two days on the stand in the Oconee Common Pleas Court. Dr. Rita Jackson was a plaintiff’s witness in the case alleging medical malpractice at Seneca Health and Rehabilitation. Jackson spent yesterday afternoon under cross examination by a defense attorney […]

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Oktoberfest supporters worry

Does downtown Walhalla’s part during Oktoberfest detract from the main celebration at Sertoma Field? It’s a question raised in a “Dear Friends” letter that has people talking a little more than one month before Wahalla celebrates its Germanic roots. The letter comes from a member of the former German-American Club who fears that the downtown sidewalk sales event takes attendees […]

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Homicide in Clemson

A 20-year old man was stabbed to death today in Clemson, and the coroner says the police are investigating the death of Cameron Ray Flores as a homicide. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley says Flores died at Oconee Medical Center after a stab wound to the abdomen at 2 o’clock this morning at 215 Paw Path Lane, Clemson.  Flores lived […]

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Parent support initiative for Oconee

Oconee County ranks 11th in the state for the number of births to 15-19 year olds and 10th in the number of repeat prengancies.  To stem the tide, Clemson University’s Joseph F. Sullivan Center, the Parenting Place and other local organizations will launch CU Succeed.  It’s an initiative to support academic, health and parenting Oconee county residents.  The organizations will […]

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