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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Grady Goodroe

Grady Goodroe, 92, died Tuesday, June 16.  He was the widower of Paula Goodroe.  In the Second World War., he was an Army tank commander.  There will be a memorial service at Monday, July 13  at West End United Methodist Church.  Visitation will begin at 10 a-m with the service following at 11.  In place of flowers, donations may be […]

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Fire burns Holly Springs home

Fire burned an unoccupied home this morning in the Holly Springs Community, on Rocky Fork Road. Charlie King, Oconee Fire Chief, says the cause of this morning’s fire is being investigated. Fire fighters from Long Creek, Westminster and Cleveland extinguished hot spots at the fire scene. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Three rafters OK after misunderstanding

Three unaccounted for Chattooga River rafters are OK. Scott Krein, director of Oconee Emergency Services, says it turned out to be a misunderstanding over what time the rafters had planned to come off the river. A search and rescue operation was started last evening.  Krein’s colleague, Charlie King, says the overdue rafters were spotted shortly after 8 this morning by […]

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Man jailed after incident at nail salon

A 60-year old Clemson man was arrested by Oconee sheriff’s officers investigating a Saturday morning incident at a nail salon near Seneca. The Sheriff’s Office quotes witnesses as saying they saw a man hit his wife in the head. The man arrested, Troung Van Hung, was charged with criminal domestic violence first offense; the victim was identified as an employee […]

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Car strikes bridge guardrail

Trouble this morning on I-85. Fair Play Fire Department among the responders shortly after 6:30 this morning to an accident in which a car hit a guardrail on the bridge between Georgia and South Carolina. Two adults and an infant, who were on their way to Maryland, were not injured. But the accident in the northbound lanes backed up traffic […]

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State upgrades drought status

A shower a day somewhere across Oconee has apparently allowed the county to escape incipient drought status—-the first level of drought. The South Carolina Drought Response Committee late last week upgraded 28 counties to the first level of drought, but Oconee was not included. Several locations in the state saw temperatures above 100 degrees which, according to State Climatologist Hope […]

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