Public sounds off on when music becomes noise

Before delving into when the loudness of a piece of music becomes unacceptable, Oconee planning commissioners entertained comment from the audience at last night’s meeting. Four people spoke, including former planning commissioner Andi Heller. A Lake Keowee resident, Heller complained that late at night her bedroom, with the windows closed and the air-conditioning running, she can hear music played from […]

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Ranger One used in Chattooga search

Ranger One, the helicopter belonging to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, was used yesterday as part of the successful efforts to find three missing rafters on the Chattooga River. The three were found OK in what Scott Krein, county emergency services director, said was a misunderstanding over the time they had set in the river and the time they expected to […]

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Seneca councilman charged with DUI

Oconee law enforcement records show the arrest of a Seneca city councilman on the charge of driving under the influence. Councilman Al Gaines was arrested Saturday night by the highway patrol. The charge against the 75-year old Gaines alleged DUI first offense. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Marines arrive to patriotic reception

Marines from North Carolina and from the South Carolina Wounded Warrior Regiment have arrived for a few days of rest and relaxation. They were greeted by those who lined a parade route yesterday in a procession led by motorcycles. Members of the public responded with signs, flag-waving and expressions of thank you. Some of the more spectacular scenes included Lake […]

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Planning Commission gets to work on noise law

Oconee County staff member Josh Stephens believes he has a grasp on the general feelings of the planning commissioners as to how they view the county’s noise law when it comes to loud music. After 45 minutes of give-and-take last night, Stephens summed up what he had heard and promised the planning commissioners he’ll soon try to arrange a demonstration […]

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Senecan charged with assaulting officer

  Campus police at Clemson have charged a Seneca woman with assaulting a police officer while resisting arrest, along with several misdemeanor offenses. It stemmed from a Saturday night traffic stop on campus. According to the university announcement, Melinda Jane Paris was charged with assaulting a police officer while resisting arrest, a felony; and misdemeanor charges of possession of methamphetamine, […]

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Streetscape enters new phase

Part of S. College Street in Walhalla is dug up today, as workers have started a new phase of Streetscape.  The digging took place at the corner of College and E. Main and necessitated the closing of S. College between the blocks of Main and S. Broad Street. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Three hurt in disturbance near Seneca

Three people have been hurt in a disturbance today in the Crossroads Community, south of Seneca. A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office said there was a disturbance on Ranger Drive. One of the injured was flown by a medical helicopter. We have an unconfirmed report the three were hurt during a robbery. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Thomas “Keith” Sanders

Thomas “Keith” Sanders, 57, of 200 Sanders Road, Townville died Thursday at AnMed Hospital.  He was the husband of Betty Ann Rollison Sanders.  The family receives friends from 6-8 p-m Monday, June 22 at Sandifer Funeral Home.  A memorial service will be held later.  The family is at the home of his son, Brian and April Sanders, 980 Levi Lane, […]

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Scott Alexander “Alex” Harper,II

Scott Alexander “Alex” Harper II, 33, died Friday, June 19.  He was an attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina. The funeral will be 2 p-m Saturday at Westminster Baptist Church.  Private burial in Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family receives friends from 6-8 p-m Friday, June 26 at Sandifer Funeral Home.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home […]

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