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Heavy fire damage on Elizabeth Street

July 18, 2013

Fire fighters put a stop to a West Union home fire this morning on Elizabeth Street—behind the former Dairy Queen and not far from the Walhalla city limit. Capt. Mark Hollifield said an investigation as to the cause of that fire is underway. At the time, no one was in that trailer home. According to…

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CATV truck hits tree, then house

July 18, 2013

A Northland cable television truck driver was left shaken when his truck rolled down a Walhalla hill this morning and struck a house. The Ford F-150 had just been pulled from a muddy surface when it began to roll and get away. Lt. Paul Harris of the Walhalla Police say the driver, Elton Parker, ran…

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Deputy graduates tomorrow!

July 18, 2013

Oconee County deputy sheriff John Aguilar graduates tomorrow from the basic law enforcement class at the S-C Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia. Aguilar and other graduates come from 17 of the state’s 46 counties. Senator Tim Scott will make the featured address at the ceremony.

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Walhalla home fire

July 18, 2013

At this hour, fire fighters remain at the scene of a mobile home fire, behind the former Dairy Queen at West Union. Late word is the fire has been put out.

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Seneca road work going to bid

July 18, 2013

A project to re-make a section of a lengthy street in Seneca goes to bid in two weeks, according to an announcement this morning by a city official. Mike Greenman told Oconee’s state transportation committee that contractors’ bids for work on N. Townville Street are due by Thursday, August 1. Greenman says there will be…

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State funds OK’d for OC and Westminster

July 18, 2013

At a Walhalla meeting this morning, South Carolina “C” Fund money was approved for Oconee County and the city of Westminster. The county’s state transportation committee, chaired by Sam Dickson, took the action. At the request of Mack Kelley, director of Oconee Public Works, the committee granted $408 thousand—the estimated cost of more than five…

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Hydrologist Stan Simpson has a busy job!

July 18, 2013

As water manager for the Savannah District Basin, Stan Simpson has one of the busiest jobs in the region. The hydrologist keeps track of just how much water is filling the three reservoirs run by the Army Corps of Engineers. The corps’ latest declaration calls for outflows at the Hartwell Dam to increase from 15,000…

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PRT commission’s noon hour meeting

July 18, 2013

At a noon hour meeting today, the Oconee PRT commissioners face a four-item agenda: CVB funding for 2014, proposal for campground software, renew brochures, and Lake Hartwell access areas. The meeting, open to the public, takes place at the Heritage Center in Walhalla.

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Botanical Garden reopens, seeks volunteer help

July 17, 2013

Most of the S.C. Botanical Garden has reopened and seeks volunteer help to clean up the garden after the weekend flooding caused heavy damage. “The only area remaining closed indefinitely is the Natural Heritage Garden, which is the heart and soul of the garden,” said Patrick McMillan, director of the Botanical Garden. The Natural Heritage…

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Building owners’ lawsuit nears trial

July 17, 2013

A lawsuit by the owners of a condemned Seneca building approaches a trial date in U-S District Court. Federal Judge Tim Cain heard pre-trial motions this month in the case of Michel and Efford Haynes against Auto-Owners Insurance Company. The building, now owned by Haynes, years ago served as the home store for Harper Brothers,…

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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