Have a question for the candidates?

Salem extends the welcome mat for the public to meet and hear the candidates this year for the area seat on Oconee County Council. The town’s political forum tomorrow night is reserved for Paul Corbeil and Edda Cammick, the two Republicans who meet for the District One seat in the June Republican primary. The forum will take place in the […]

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United front marshaled for 1-cent tax

Those who have a stake in the success of an Oconee County ballot proposition this fall intend to offer a united front when it comes to its passage. An example is the attitude taken by Danny Day, an assistant public defender who chairs the Oconee Library Board of Trustees. Day predicts that adding a penny to the sales tax charged […]

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Open house to discuss Oconee Nuclear’s performance

The government’s nuclear watchdog has scheduled an open house to discuss how well the Oconee Nuclear Station did its job in 2013. It’s an informal open house scheduled by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to take place 6 o’clock Thursday evening, May 22 at Duke’s World of Energy, and the public is invited. There will be information posters and NRC staff […]

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Fake FedEx checks passed in Walhalla

Three counterfeit FedEx checks were passed recently at a Walhalla convenience store, and the police have identified three out of town residents as the suspects. Chief Ronald Wilbanks says Lt. Paul Harris is pursuing arrest warrants for the three alleging that they managed to cash three bad checks for a total of $730 dollars. It’s possible the check passers made […]

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New Seneca drug sweep

A new drug sweep in Seneca targets 34 suspects. By 10:45 this morning, one dozen suspects were in custody. Chief of Police John Covington vowed, “We will continue actively seeking the remainder throughout the day, night and days to come until we have them all.” The results are what the police term undercover operations by the narcotics division and the […]

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Motorcycle stolen in Clemson wrecks in Walhalla

The Walhalla police say a motorcycle stolen in Clemson wrecked this morning on Playground Road and one person was taken to the Oconee Jail. Lt. Matt Patterson said the police were alerted by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office that a county sheriff’s officer had spotted the Honda CR-V motorcycle on South Carolina 183/the Pickens Highway at Country Junction, headed toward the […]

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Bridge over Six Mile Creek to be replaced

South Carolina DOT plans to construct a new bridge to cross Six Mile Creek on secondary 160 (the Jones Mill Road) about 2.5 miles southwest of Six Mile in Pickens County. The existing bridge was severely damaged and suffered partial collapse last summer during heavy rain debris build-up. A temporary steel bridge was installed at the location to allow the […]

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Highway 28 accident occurred in the median

The police say two people are being sent to the hospital from an accident this morning on highway 28 near the Walhalla city limit. Police Chief Ronald Wilbanks said the driver and a passenger from one of the vehicles were on their way by ambulance to the Oconee Medical Center. At the scene, the police took a statement from a […]

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Disputed $610K payment “encumbered”

Chairman Joel Thrift of the Oconee County Council expressed hope last night that the county and the Joint Regional Sewer Authority can reach an amicable solution to a dispute that threatens sewer expansion in the unincorporated areas of the county. A withheld annual payment of $610 thousand by the county to the sewer authority was a point of discussion during […]

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