Drone belonged to private individual

The appearance of a drone above the concert crowd at Seneca Fest Saturday night prompted a lot of questions, but the police had nothing to do with that unmanned aerial vehicle. In fact, according to Chief John Covington, the Seneca Police Department doesn’t have a drone. “We did receive several inquiries about it during the event and have determined that […]

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Two Oconee Democrats to attend Clinton event

Two Oconee County Democrats head to Columbia tomorrow for an event to mark Hillary Clinton’s first South Carolina campaign appearance. Rosellen Aleguire and Barbara Jo Mullis will attend the Third Annual Day in Blue, arranged by the South Carolina Democratic Women’s Council and the South Carolina House Democratic Women’s Caucus. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Ground broken for Vet Tech facility

Tri-County Tech broke ground last week on a new $1.5 million veterinary technology expanded housing and learning facility. Officials say the new building will help the college reach a goal of being the best Veterinary Technology facility in the country. Dr. Ronnie Booth, Tech president, said construction will start immediately with the kennels to be completed during fall semester this […]

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Motorcyclist recovering from accident

A motorcyclist says he was treated and released from Oconee Memorial Hospital—the result of an accident this morning near Walhalla. Terry Dale Harper Jr. says he suffered a broken left collarbone in the accident on Rock Crusher Road, but the hospital discharged him to allow him to mend at home. The accident, at 6 this morning, involved a deer, which […]

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Oconee County requests the public’s help

If you have an idea for a future Oconee County project, an arm of the county government wants to hear from you. The county’s Capital Project Advisory Committee is soliciting project ideas from the public. To get your idea heard and considered, pick up a questionnaire from the clerk to the council at the county offices or by calling 718-1023 […]

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Westminster gets boost from wholesale supplier

Westminster’s wholesale electric power supplier has approved a formula change that city leaders expect will better position the city for economic development. City Administrator Jeff Lord says the formula change approved last week by the board of directors of Piedmont Municipal Power Agency will allow more of its commercial customers to qualify for an economic development rate. And that lower […]

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Eleanor Miriam Brock Waits

Eleanor Miriam Brock Waits, 86, of 345 Dutch Fork Road, West Union died Sunday at Greennville Memorial Hospital.  She was the widow of Weymon Waits.  She was a native of Martin, Georgia. Graveside services will be 2 p-m Wednesday at Martin Baptisty Church Cemetery.  Flowers are accepted.  The family is at the residence.  Davenport Funeral Home is in charge of […]

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The business of the Economic Alliance

“If you want to play, you have to pay.” That is how Bob Hill phrased in on Friday when the policymakers for the Oconee Economic Alliance decided that ex-officio members of the alliance board of directors who do not pay membership dues will be ineligible to cast votes. As vice-chairman, Hill presided at Friday’s board meeting. The alliance is a […]

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How the Sheriff’s Office will spend the holiday weekend

Oconee sheriff’s officers this holiday weekend will patrol both the highways and the water ways. The Sheriff’s Office realizes that many people will imbibe over the Memorial Day period, but stresses that people should not drink and drive, nor should they run a boat or other watercraft while under the influence. Open containers are not allowed in county parks and […]

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