Re-done agreement may end plane tax squabble

The end may be approaching for a contentious lawsuit that has divided Oconee County leaders.  On the agenda for Tuesday’s county council meeting is first reading of an ordinance that, according to the agenda’s language, reforms and re-states a ground lease agreement between the county and Hangar III.  As part of the ordinance, there is to be the release or […]

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Outage resulted from car striking power pole

Hundreds of Blue Ridge Electric customers lost power temporarily this morning when a car hit a pole on Shiloh Road and Davis Creek Road.  Officials reported one injury in that accident.  Power crews arrived shortly after 7 o’clock and discovered that the car had hit a single-phase electric power pole.  But, according to Blue Ridge’s Terry Ballenger, the impact caused […]

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Liquor store burglary in Anderson

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Three times since Thanksgiving week, a liquor store in Anderson has been burglarized.  The police say the crimes occurred at Sunny’s Liquor Store and Party Shop at 110 Tribble Street November 24, November 25, and December 3.   The front door of the business was shattered in each incident and approx. $586.00 worth of merchandise was stolen and approx. $77.00 […]

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Andrew Crayton Elliott

Andrew Crayton Elliott, 38, of 105 Winona Way, Walhalla died Monday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home. The funeral will be 2 pm Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers accepted. Memorials may be made to the Tribble Center, 116 S. Cove Rd., Seneca, SC 29672.  The family is at the […]

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Ronald Theodore Williams

Ronald Theodore Williams, 75, of 547 Long Reach Drive, Salem died Monday at his home. He was the husband of Jean Juday Williams.  A memorial service will be 11 a-m Friday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel.  The family is at the residence.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Trial cancelled

Oconee court officers say there has been a continuance in John Doe versus Richard “Trey” Gardner III.  The trial, alleging assault/slander/libel, had been scheduled to start this morning as part of a non-jury term of the Oconee Common Pleas Court.  The case involves a Greenville County man, identified by court documents as John Doe, and his allegations against Gardner that […]

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Mascot to lead West Union parade

While quarterback Deshaun Watson is in New York Saturday to find out if he wins the Heisman, the mascot for his team will be in West Union.  Mayor Linda Oliver this morning announced the Clemson Tiger mascot will be grand marshal for her town’s Christmas parade–at 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon.  Everyone is invited.

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Plea to ease off the gas pedal!

  The Walhalla Streetscape contractor says there’s too much fast driving through the downtown construction zone.  Contractor Hutch ‘N Son requests Main Street drivers watch for the traffic devices which have been placed in the shape of the new islands between Ann and Catherine streets.  Yesterday the police were seen in that area with what appeared to be hand-held radar […]

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Upswing in gun and ammo sales

At one Seneca dealership, the sales of guns and ammunition are on an upswing in the days and weeks following terror attacks in France and the United States.  At Sure Shot Firearms, Scott Durham says his customers are worried and they are buying more and more products for protection.  Durham is not surprised by the reports that in the days […]

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