Hammond’s parents to hold news

The parents of Zachary Hammond are holding a news conference this afternoon at Greenville.  Their attorney, Eric Bland, says Angie and Paul Hammond will make some brief statements and answer questions.  The news conference comes amid reports that the couple will ask the FBI to join the investigation of their son’s death.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Community meeting at Fair Play

Changes that the Oconee Planning Commission is considering to the county’s comprehensive plan are fair game for discussion during a series of community meetings that begin tomorrow night.  The first will be in Fair Play at 6 o’clock at the Community Center, in the former public school building.  Ryan Honea, Fair Play resident and member of the planning commission, invites […]

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Second hopeful for Walhalla mayor

A second man is declaring his intentions to run this year for Walhalla mayor.  It’s a four-year office to be decided by city voters in November.  The newest candidate is Lakeside Drive resident Dennis Owens.   Owens says he sees good things ahead for Walhalla with Streetscape and the Palmetto Trail and, as a retiree, believes he has the time to […]

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Streetscape to move to north side of Main

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Within the next couple of days, the contractor predicts, work on Walhalla Streetscape will move to the north side of Main Street.  According to Hutch ‘N Son, traffic control devices will be transferred to the north side of Main at Catherine Street to start the demolition of the block on the north side from Catherine to College.  Rain has hampered […]

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More movement for “Sewer South” in 2015-16

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Oconee County Council members were told last night that by spring they can expect more progress to expand the county’s “Sewer South” project into the southern end of the county.  Specifically, County Administrator Scott Moulder predicted, a contract will be issued to run a line from the Golden Corner Commerce Park to exit 2 on I-85.  It would be the […]

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Kenneth “Jack” Julius Simpson

Kenneth “Jack” Julius Simpson, 73, of Tamassee died Monday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Carolyn Louise Manley Simpson.  The family receives friends from 1 to 2 p-m Thursday at Walhalla First Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be 2 p-m Thursday at Walhalla First Baptist Church; entombment follows in Memory Gardens, Clemson.  Flowers are accepted.  Memorials may […]

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Projects worthy of a county bond issue

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Meeting as the budget committee, Oconee County council members made no decisions last night in what was called an “open discussion” of where the county should place its spending priorities for capital projects.  Last year the voters, during a referendum, said no to a long list of projects which they felt were unnecessary or too expensive.  But last night County […]

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A permanent home for agriculture events

During a budget meeting last night, Seneca’s representative on Oconee County Council proposed the county fund a permanent home for the county’s farmers market and its annual agricultural fair.  District Three Paul Cain’s idea garnered some interest during an “open discussion” last night of which projects the council should make part of a bond issue for capital projects.  Cain called […]

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Motorcycle accident on Seneca’s By-Pass

The police say a man suffered road burns and bruises when his motorcycle skidded onto a grass median yesterday on By-Pass 123.  Yesterday afternoon’s accident occurred near the Applebee’s Restaurant.  Capt. Robert Tribble said the motorcyclist took evasive action to avoid a collision with slower vehicles ahead of him in the westbound lanes.  The roadway was wet from an afternoon […]

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