Why DNR seized lake buoys

An explanation has been provided for the recent disappearance of privately-owned buoys from South Carolina lakes. The Friends of Lake Keowee has learned that state DNR personnel from Columbia have confiscated non-authorized buoys. State headquarters has responsibility for placing, repairing, and replacing legally authorized buoys. A meeting for further explanation and a chance to ask questions is being planned at […]

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Trial set alleging medical malpractice

A trial alleging medical malpractice against a health and rehabilitation facility near Seneca has been scheduled during next week’s term of Common Pleas Court in Oconee County. A court officer says a date certain has been assigned to the case of Reynolds versus Sava Senior Care and others. It’s a case that alleges abuse and neglect of a patient at […]

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50-plus years of South Carolina Apple Festival

At the start of South Carolina Apple Festival week, Leslie White is looking back at some history of one of Oconee County’s great events. White, curator of the Oconee Heritage Center, will share what she found during a public presentation at 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Westminster Library. And bring your appetite. This will be a lesson in “edible” […]

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Walhallan wanted in Anderson arrested

A tip received by Oconee sheriff’s officers led to the arrest of a 36-year old man wanted by law enforcement authorities in Anderson County. The arrest of Matthew Vinson Leopard of Walhalla took place Friday afternoon at a business on N. Radio Station Road near Seneca. The Sheriff’s Office listed the following charges against Vinson: unlawful carrying a pistol and […]

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Home incarceration replaced by prison time

A Westminster man will be unable to satisfy his court sentence placing him on home incarceration. And it means that Robert Clarence Walters will be sent to prison for five years instead of being allowed to satisfy the sentence with home incarceration. According to a court officer, the change came about when the 10th Circuit General Sessions Court became dissatisfied […]

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Police chase ends on Clemson campus

Police chase ends on Clemson campus 1600, Fri., 29 August 2014..lrm A chase early that started early today on highway 123 near Seneca wound up on the Clemson campus where a motorcycle rider nearly dropped his bike. Authorities arrested western North Carolina resident Eric Joseph Fontaine on charges of reckless driving, failure to stop and simple possession of marijuana. Spokesman […]

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Public may ride electric buses next week

In a few days, you can ride a Seneca electric passenger bus. The city has announced that the delayed start of service will take place Wednesday, September 3. That’s when Seneca and “CAT”—Clemson Area Transit—will deploy four electric passenger buses. Those buses were recently returned to Seneca for testing. The change from the gas-powered bus service will involve the re-location […]

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Hands Across the Border leads to traffic safety

Each year, law enforcement officers from three states gather at holiday time to strategize and stress the need for safety on the highways. One such get together took place this week in Rabun County, Georgia, where Capt. Russell Wilson represented the South Carolina Highway Patrol. We’re now in the long Labor Day holiday weekend, a time when more motorists are […]

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