Setting the course for Oconee’s future

The Oconee County Comprehensive Plan takes a long-term view at ensuring that the county’s vision for the future is a reality. And, in Oconee, it’s time to reach out to the public for feedback on what should be in that document. State law requires the comprehensive plan be reviewed at least every five years and updated every ten years. The […]

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Walter Ricky Couch

Walter Ricky Couch, 58, of 706 N. Laurel Steet, Walhalla died Thursday.  The funeral will be at 11 a-m Tuesday from the Chapel of the Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Ervin Lee Johnson

Ervin Lee Johnson, 80, of 282 Alexander Road, Salem died Saturday at the GHS Oconee Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Louise Reid Johnson.  For many years Mr. Johnson, a retired Clemson University employee, drove a shuttle bus at the hospital.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The burial follows in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. […]

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Saturday morning burglary in Seneca

The police in Seneca report a confrontation took place inside a burglarized home. The confrontation between the son of the homeowner and the two burglars apparently was enough to cause the intruders to flee. Capt. Robert Tribble said Saturday morning’s crime occurred on Laurel Grove Court near the Perkins Creek Road when two men found a key to the home […]

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Keowee Fire Department marks its 20th year

A breakfast, a cake, and a dinner helped mark the 20th year of the Keowee Fire Department’s service to Keowee Key and other lake communities. The department, which relies on a combination of paid and volunteer fire fighters, was the first in Oconee County to benefit from a tax district and remains the only one of its type today. Richie […]

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Planning commissioners to consider rezoning

At issue during a public hearing Monday night in Seneca will be a rezoning request that, if granted, would allow for five new homes on Northampton Road property. The land-holding company Crescent Communities has applied to change vacant property near the water tower from planning development zoning to R-20. Phil Lane, president of the Normandy Shores Property Owners Association, says […]

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Charges from incidents at home and at hospital

Criminal charges have been placed against a 59-year old man as the result of what Oconee sheriff’s officers say were crimes that occurred Tuesday night at a Fair Play home and later that night at the hospital. Law enforcement reports show the arrest of Stephen James Lill on charges of burglary first degree, assault and battery third degree, malicious injury […]

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Smoke scare in Walhalla

Things got hot and smoky late last night inside a Walhalla apartment unit. City fire fighters rolled to a report of smoke inside a unit at Highland Glen Apartments on E. Main Street. The occupant there put an end to the emergency in the kitchen by throwing a smoky pan into the sink. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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