Oconee’s 2015 Ambassador for Economic Development

Oconee’s 2015 Ambassador for Economic Development is a manufacturing plant manager near Westminster who is said to be worthy of this year’s award for two important reasons. As part of the Annual Industry Appreciation Week, the South Carolina Department of Commerce recognized Bobby Dover of U-S Engine Valve for his exceptional efforts to bolster community and economic development activities. Dover […]

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Overnight public safety calls

At this hour, public safety responders remained on scene of an accident near Walhalla. State troopers are investigating an accident in which a vehicle hit a tree on the Bush Creek Road at Coffee Road. Earlier, fire broke out in a home near Seneca, on E. Lonsdale Street in the Utica Community. Seneca fire fighters were called shortly after midnight. […]

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Teenager dies four hours after being pulled from lake

A Spartanburg County teenager died in a Greenville hospital of complications from an apparent drowning earlier in Lake Keowee. Oconee Coroner Karl Addis said Treven Tolliver, 17-year old resident of Greer, was pronounced dead at 9:17 Friday night at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Four hours earlier, Oconee 9-1-1 received a call for help at Fall Creek on Lake Keowee, near the […]

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Pro footballer to give back to his hometown

Houston Texans’ pass catcher DeAndre Hopkins returns home next week to give back to his native Central. Hopkins announces he will sponsor this year’s Central Hurricanes. The 12-and-under team belongs to the Tri-County Football League and will begins its season April 15. Hopkins, as a boy, played on the same fields as the Central Hurricanes before becoming a star at […]

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Spring Jubilee weekend in Pendleton

This is Spring Jubilee weekend in Pendleton. Organizers of this 38th annual event hope for sunshine, warm breezes and two good days on the village green. The jubilee, known for its artists and craftsmen, officially starts at 10 tomorrow morning. The weekend will include bike rides through the countryside. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Food drive benefits the Salvation Army

 The pantry of the Salvation Army in Walhalla is in better shape, thanks to a donation from the Local Emergency Planning Commission of Oconee County. From a food drive by commission member organizations, about 200 cans of food were delivered yesterday to the Salvation Army at its location on S. John Street. Commission members Scott Krein and Jimmy Watt delivered […]

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Arrest made in Seneca car breakins

The police in Seneca say a car they stopped this week in search of an auto break-in suspect started as a case of driving under suspension. But it escalated. The police say in the vehicle driven by Orin Kemp, 38, of Whittle’s Trailer Park, they found incriminating evidence. That evidence included identification documents belonging to others and tools that the […]

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Monday is back to school day

The school calendar shows this Monday, April 6, as an off day for Oconee public schools. But Monday has become a snow make-up day, and a district official says schools will resume at regular time. They have been closed this week for spring break. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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