Anderson man charged with Oconee crimes

An Anderson County man was being held in the Oconee jail, under a combined $80 thousand surety bond. Jason Andrew Tomsha of the Abbeville Highway was arrested Friday on outstanding warrants alleging he committed crimes during October last year in Oconee County. According to an announcement by the Sheriff’s Office, the 45-year old Tomsha has been charged with burglary, larceny […]

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“I’m concerned for Oconee County”

A high court ruling in favor of plaintiffs who argued that a minimally adequate education denies opportunity to students in their South Carolina school districts should be a matter for concern in Oconee County, considered one of the wealthier school districts in the state. That was the assessment given last night by members of Oconee’s state legislative delegation. They spoke […]

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To repair roads, all to be considered

When it comes to repairing South Carolina’s worsening roads, State Representative Bill Sandifer and his colleagues in the Oconee Legislative Delegation indicate everything’s on the table. The delegation last night hosted a meeting with the Oconee County Council, on the eve of the start of a new legislative session. The state’s lawmakers this year are expected to give top priority […]

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Oregon kicker’s grandparents are Oconee residents

There is special interest in tonight’s national collegiate championship football game in a home in a Lake Keowee development. Lakeside Drive residents Dwight and Janeen Baldus are grandparents of University of Oregon kicker Matt Wogan. And, of course, they’ll be rooting for Wogan and the rest of his Oregon Duck teammates as they play Ohio State for the national championship, […]

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West Union sets meeting agenda

The January meeting of West Union Town Council takes place at 6 tomorrow night at Town Hall. In the public session, auditor Drake Curry will address the mayor and council. Under old business, the town’s elected leaders will hear from town attorney Ann Sullivan. There will also be discussion of garbage pickup and the budgets for the new fiscal year. […]

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Watering limits lifted

The volunteer restriction on pumps to irrigate yards along lakes Keowee and Jocassee has been lifted. Homeowners there are no longer being asked to restrict use of the pumps to two days a week. According to Duke Energy, the change came January 2 when the Keowee-Toxaway River Basin recovered to stage 0 in the Low Inflow Protocol—due to improved water […]

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Volunteer fire station makes expansion plans

One of Oconee’s oldest volunteer fire departments is announcing plans this week to renovate and expand and wants to talk about those plans with the homeowners and business customers the department protects. Bill Box, president of the Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department, says there will be three community service meetings beginning this week. Corinth-Shiloh’s building is 30 years old and, according to […]

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Walhalla business expands

A long-time Walhalla business has officially expanded. According to the chamber of commerce, a grand opening was held Saturday for American Uphlostery and Fabric Outlet at 102 S. College Street. Morris and Rachel Bible have operated an upholstery business for years, they have now added a fabric outlet. After the closing of Wilhite Fabrics in October the Bibles saw the […]

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Apparent suicide

What appeared first as the scene of a fatal traffic accident between Seneca and Clemson has turned into a separate kind of investigation. State troopers earlier reported a fatality at an accident scene of Bayshore Drive near Plantation Road, but Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says the investigation has now turned to an apparent suicide. The victim is reported to have […]

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