Nurse’s aides testify

Former nurse’s aides are testifying for the plaintiff in the Oconee civil trial in which a senior citizens’ facility is accused of abuse and neglect in the death of an 87-year old patient. Today is day two of Reynolds versus Sava Senior Care, known as Seneca Health and Rehabilitation. Kristin Lawless said her experience there gave her concern about the […]

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Poachers convicted by federal jury

A federal jury this week convicted two Rabun County, Georgia men for their involvement in illegal bear hunting and related offenses. The convictions Monday in Asheville, North Carolina of Jerry Francis Parker and Walter Henry Stancil were announced by Anne Tompkins, U-S Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. The 63-year old Parker and the 66-year old Stancil face […]

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Motorcyclist hurt

A motorcyclist required a trip to the hospital this morning in an accident on South Carolina 183 in front of the turn into the Oconee Nuclear Station. Brandon Shirley of the Keowee Fire Department said the accident at 6:45 a-m involved a motorcycle and a Ford Explorer. According to Shirley, the force of the accident tossed the motorcyclist into a […]

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Talent pipeline for the future

Several of Oconee’s major employers are taking part today in a workforce opportunity summit whose focus is the county’s workforce and how to develop talent for the future. The meeting takes place at the Oconee School District’s Hamilton Career Center, an institution whose courses prepare high school students for entry to the workforce. But the Career Center wants to do […]

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Robert Hunter — pedestrial victim

Coroner Karl Addis says the victim of this morning’s fatal Seneca accident was 52-year old Robert Hunter. An autopsy has been ordered, but Addis says it appears Hunter suffered trauma on S. Poplar Street when hit by a pickup truck occupied by a man and his wife who were running a newspaper route. According to the coroner’s account, Hunter was […]

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Pedestrian death in Seneca

A 52-year old Seneca man died early this morning from apparent trauma after being hit by a pickup truck near a residential intersection. Coroner Karl Addis says he will release the name of the victim later today. 9-1-1 communications received a call shortly after 3 o’clock this morning of an incident on Seneca’s South Poplar Street near Scotland Drive and […]

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Re-design will cost Pioneer Rural Water

Pioneer Rural Water District anticipates a final vote by the Oconee County Council approving substitute acreage to allow PRWD to build its first treatment plant. As described during yesterday’s board of directors’ meeting, the 70-acres to be conveyed by the county are situated on highway 59 on the Fair Play side of Cleveland Creek. And, according to Pioneer General Manager […]

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Winner tallies three-vote margin

A resident of Schroder Street in West Union has been declared the unofficial winner of a seat on the town council. Last night’s tally gave Doug Moore 17 votes—three more than his only other ballot opponent, Chad Thomas. Thomas finished with 14. The two men sought to fill an unexpired term on the council.

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Police chief resigns

After six years, the West Union chief of police has resigned. Mayor Linda Oliver says Mike Eppes has decided to take a position with another department. Oliver says her town will start to look for a replacement. Eppes’ resignation leaves West Union with one officer, Austin Watson.

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Shed tear for the last year!

If you have Walhalla history about you, the high school hopes you’ll dig into your pile of mementoes and allow the school to borrow a picture to help the current students and faculty to better appreciate what they are leaving. This is the last year of the Walhalla High School on Razorback Lane before the move to the new school […]

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