Farm Center leader: “lot of work ahead”

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Stanley Gibson says he and others involved in the South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair are feeling validated by this week’s Oconee County Council vote to buy property on which to build a permanent home for the fair, along with an agriculture center offering a mixed use.  But Gibson acknowledges the work has only just begun, as it’s incumbent on the […]

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Streetscape “crawling along”

A woman in Seneca said this morning it hasn’t stopped raining since she moved to South Carolina.  Whether you are trying to cut a tree or whether you are working on Walhalla Streetscape, the wet weather is likely affecting your work schedule.  Walhalla utilities superintendent Scott Parris last night said, “Streetscape is crawling along.”  In spite of showers yesterday, the […]

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Major Oconee accident

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At this hour, SC 11 and the Armstrong Road near Westminster remains blocked to traffic in the aftermath of an accident that has killed one person and injured as many as six others. A report from Oconee hospital indicates one adult and four children are being treated in the emergency department, while a fifth child has been transferred to a […]

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Scott connects with Keowee students

A ring tone on a class computer last week signaled that a U-S senator wanted to talk to students at the Keowee Elementary School.  Students in Christie Moore’s 5th grade gifted and talented class awaited a connection using Skype for a conversation with Senator Tim Scott.  It began with a wave and a smile from Scott.  After saying hello, Scott […]

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Arrest made near burglary scene

An Oconee sheriff’s officer arrested a 38-year old Seneca area woman Wednesday, not far from the scene of a Mountain Rest burglary.  According to authorities, Nadia Mae Kondwros of the South Cove Road has been charged with petty larceny, burglary second degree, open container, and driving under suspension first offense.  The deputy’s investigation indicates that entry to the home was […]

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City planner touted for Walhalla

With this year’s election in the rearview mirror, one Walhalla leader says it’s time to carry out campaign promises.  Re-elected Councilman Tjay Bagwell urged his colleagues last night to consider the hiring of a city planner whose job would be to carry out recommendations in the newly completed city master plan.  He would also like to see the planner take […]

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“Something needs to be said”

At the meeting table of the Walhalla City Council there appears to be consensus that no individual councilman or city employee has the right to settle a water bill complaint without proper procedure.  One councilman’s action to lower an abnormally high bill of one customer below the minimum charge, the city utilities director suggested, undercut the authority of City Hall […]

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Wal-Mart shoplifting investigations

An Anderson woman has been arrested by Oconee law enforcement authorities.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Shellie Renee Putnam is charged in four shoplifting warrants.  The crimes occurred last summer at the Seneca Wal-Mart.  Authorities also announced they request the public’s help to locate a Belton man who is charged in three of the cases.  He is identified as Roger […]

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Boil Water advisory in Clemson neighborhood

City of Clemson advises the residents in Monaco Estates to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking. Residents should continue to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking until otherwise notified by the City of Clemson. Any ice made from water which […]

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Suspicious incident at Ravenel Elementary

At one point today, Ravenel Elementary School was placed on a code red—meaning a situation of imminent danger.  State troopers tried to stop a vehicle for speeding and, according to information received by county dispatchers, a gray Dodge Neon entered the school driveway, and the driver got out and ran.  He appeared to be in his early 20s and wore […]

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