Discolored Clemson water clearing up

Efforts by the Anderson Joint Regional Water System to clear up discolored water in the City of Clemson’s system appear to be working. According to an announcement by Clemson, the pipes are now carrying clearer water to the city and university. The water has been deemed safe to drink but until the discoloration subsides, users should limit clothes washing. Meantime, […]

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Arrest alleges attempted murder

A Westminster man has been arrested and charged with the attempted murder of his wife. Chief Dean Awalt says Scott Thomas Conquest was jailed yesterday in Walhalla, charged in an incident late Saturday night in the yard of a home on SC 24/the West-Oak Highway. Awalt says the victim in the incident was hospitalized for multiple injuries, and the police […]

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Streetscape contractor closed part of intersection

New sewer service for Martha’s Marketplace Café is the reason the Streetscape contractor yesterday closed part of S. College Street, between Main and S. Broad. The digging there has the dual purpose of extending a new water line across S. College for the Main Street block between College and S. Katherine. The city of Walhalla promises another Streetscape update by […]

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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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