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Not a sinkhole after all!

March 11, 2013
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Not a sinkhole after all!

At first what happened Saturday to street in an Oconee home development was thought to have been a sinkhole or, at least, the makings of one. The depression found on W. Camelia Lane in the Millbrook subdivision, according to Seneca Light and Water’s Bob Faires, turned out to be a broken service line that “washed…

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Bat disease white-nose syndrome in SC

March 11, 2013
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The S-C Department of Natural Resources recently received confirmation that white-nose syndrome is now officially in South Carolina. It’s a disease that has killed millions of bats in eastern North America. Until now, South Carolina appeared to be insulated. But, a dead bat discovered recently at Table Rock State Park in northern Pickens County has…

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County schedules information meetings

March 11, 2013
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Oconee County wants the public’s input on the future for two rural bridges. The Roads and Bridges staff will collect public opinion about the future of the Dyar Road Bridge above the railroad during a 6 to 7 o’clock meeting Tuesday, March 26 in the conference room of the Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department on the Old…

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Cars collided head-on

March 11, 2013
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Cars collided head-on

State troopers report multiple injuries in a head-on, two-car accident late Saturday afternoon between Seneca and Westminster. From a pasture near the Alexander Road accident scene, a helicopter flew a 10-year old passenger to a Greenville hospital. The Armstrong Road accident scene was about one-half mile from highway 123. Troopers say others injured were taken…

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Fire displaces family of six

March 9, 2013
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A late afternoon fire yesterday near Westminster displaced a family of three adults and three children, according to Fire Chief Chris Smith. The fire heavily damaged a two-story home near the Horseshoe Bridge Road, on Blue Valley Road. Smith no one was hurt in the accident. Although the cause of yesterday’s fire remains unknown this…

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SC 24 roadway blocked

March 9, 2013
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State troopers report an accident has left a section of highway 24 at Shady Lanes Circle blocked to traffic. That accident, at 4:24 this afternoon, resulted in personal injuries. No other details available.

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Apparent sinkhole in Millbrook

March 9, 2013
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A section of county roadway in a home development between Seneca and Clemson has been closed to traffic this afternoon upon the discovery of the makings of a sinkhole. In Millbrook subdivision, on W. Camelia Lane, there is a small sized hole in the asphalt roadway, about half-way down from Millbrook Way. Corinth-Shiloh fire fighters…

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Emergency training drill tomorrow near Seneca

March 8, 2013
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Here’s a what-if scenario for which personnel from Oconee Emergency Services will train tomorrow morning near Seneca. The make-believe scenario will be an industrial chemical release, and emergency workers will respond to the corner of Shiloh Road and Goddard Avenue. Between 7 a-m and the noon hour, those in that area should expect to see…

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Seneca meeting agenda set

March 8, 2013
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  At their meeting next week, the Seneca mayor and the council members hear their administrator, Greg Dietterick, update all proposed projects. The agenda includes an agreement between South Carolina D-HEC and the city’s Shaver gymnasium. Seneca’s outside auditor, Mike Stancil, is scheduled to give a report on the city audit. The March meeting of…

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Defense lawyer discloses new strategy

March 8, 2013
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James Bartee’s defense lawyer says normally he won’t attempt to try a case in the press. But Jake Moore says he’s making an exception when it comes to defending Bartee, a former Oconee Sheriff’s candidate, from the criminal allegation of solicitation to commit a felony. And the reason, he says, is widespread attention created by…

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