Tractor-trailer leaks hazardous chemical

Anderson County HAZMAT responders and other emergency responders were mitigating what was described as a small leak of hydrogen chloride this morning from a tractor-trailer truck. The mishap scene is I-85 northbound at the nine-mile marker. Capt. Matthew Littleton of the Anderson Sheriff’s Office says it became necessary to order an evacuation within a 300-foot radius. A motorist spotted the […]

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Political forum tonight in Seneca

A political forum tonight in Seneca will draw candidates for Oconee Probate Judge and two seats on the Oconee County Council (Districts 1 and 3.) The forum is sponsored by the Oconee Republican Party and will take place at 6 at the Gignilliat Community Center. Everyone is invited.

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Fair-Oak Youth Center board meets tonight

The public has an invitation to attend a meeting tonight of the board for the Fair-Oak Youth Center. There will be discussion of the proposed Golden Corner Community Center—a project that’ll depend on whether Oconee voters approve this fall’s one-cent sales tax referendum. Tonight’s meeting takes place at the Fair-Oak Youth Center and begins at 6 o’clock.

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Tech honor student graduates debt-free

A Tri-County Tech student from Seneca may follow a hectic schedule, but he managed to graduate as an honors student, debt-free, with a degree in automotive technology. And Jeremy Davies is not finished learning. He’s headed to Ferris State University for a bachelor’s degree. At Tech, Davies attended classes during the day and then moved on to put in an […]

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Saturday’s victim was Sandra Faye Dickson

The victim in Saturday night’s pedestrian and vehicle accident in Oakway was Sandra Faye Dickson. Coroner Karl Addis identified the 63-year old Dickson as the woman killed by an SUV headed west on South Carolina 24. According to the highway patrol the vehicle involved, a 2012 GMC, was driven by Westminster resident Joshua Allen Cox. Neither Cox nor three passengers […]

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Motorcycle wreck proves fatal

A Sunday evening motorcycle accident near Seneca proved fatal to its operator—a 38-year old man. Coroner Karl Addis said the victim, Martinze Oneal Buchanan, went into cardiac arrest and died in the emergency room at the hospital an hour later. The 9-1-1 system was activated at 6:17 last night for the accident near 335 Rochester Highway—not far from Buchanan’s home. […]

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Mother’s Day weekend tragedies in Oconee

A 63-year old woman lost her life last night in an SUV-pedestrian accident near her Oakway home. Coroner Karl Addis says he will release the name of the deceased this afternoon. She was killed on South Carolina 24 near the 182 intersection shortly after 9 o’clock. Addis says it appears the woman was walking to her home after retrieving mail […]

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