Tractor-trailer accident near the Chattooga

State troopers and Long Creek Fire Department were among the responders when a tractor-trailer truck headed east slid down an embankment after attempting a turn into the Bull’s Sluice parking lot near the Chattooga River. According to Oconee Emergency Service, the tractor-trailer driver swerved to avoid an oncoming car. Minor injuries resulted. The accident occurred around 3:45 yesterday afternoon.

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Trial opens in Walhalla

A 17-year old man went on trial today in the Oconee General Sessions Court, charged with the attempted murder of his 32-year old cousin. Laquavius Cleveland is also charged with possession of a knife during a violent crime. In an opening statement to the jury, Deputy Solicitor David Wagner accused Cleveland of stabbing Hykeen Kirkland 11 times—when a deal between […]

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Road variance granted home developers

Developers who want to build new homes in Oconee County not far from the Clemson campus received a variance last night from the county board of zoning appeals. That variance, as explained by zoning administrator Josh Stephens, allows the developers to vary 1.3’ from a short section of the only road that leads into the property where they want to […]

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Public workshops set on Chattooga decisions

U-S Forest Service officials invite the public to take part in one of two Walhalla meetings on the 2012 decisions to manage recreation uses on the upper segment of the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River. They want the interested public to come prepared to roll up sleeves to create a shared vision on what to do about campsites, trails, education, […]

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Home ransacked, guns stolen

Witness interviews apparently led Oconee investigators to a 19-year old Walhalla man. And they’ve pinned on him a day time home burglary on the Rock Crusher Road. Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of Devin Ian McCrackin of South College Street on the charge of first degree burglary. The victim told officers he came home from work Monday afternoon and found […]

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Three meth labs found in three days

For parts of Oconee County, it is methamphetamine mania. The Sheriff’s Office counts the discovery of three meth labs in as many days. The latest came about Monday as the result of a domestic call to rural Eva Frank Lane near Westminster. There, deputies arrested Kenneth Tyler Singleton, 28 years old, on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine. The Sheriff’s Office reports […]

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Whetstone Academy’s special exception request tabled

The Oconee County board that decides zoning appeals wants more time to decide whether a therapeutic-based school at Mountain Rest should be allowed to expand, over the objection of some of its neighbors. For about an hour and a half last night, representatives and supporters of the Whetstone Academy and some their unhappy neighbors pitched their arguments as to whether […]

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Public help sought to solve drive-by shootings

Two drive-by shootings in Oconee County remain unsolved, and the Sheriff’s Office seeks your help if you can provide information as to what happened near Seneca in 2013 and again this year. The first shooting occurred April 10, 2013 on Gallo Way near Country Village Drive off the Shiloh Road. The second was a little more than 90 minutes later […]

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Powdered activated carbon may do the trick!

 The city of Clemson reports that the taste and odor issues with its water should improve in the next few weeks because of a powdered activated carbon system installed in the treatment plant of the Anderson Regional Water System. The ARJWS is currently adjusting the dosage to treat the water in a manner to improve taste and odor for Clemson […]

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