After holiday respite, highway work in two counties

After a respite over Memorial Day weekend, Oconee and Anderson highway projects will pick back up. In each instance the contractor is Ashmore Brothers. Road work will continue Tuesday through Saturday next week on South Carolina 24, between 11 and 59. Ashmore Brothers crews also begin guardrail work next week on U-S 76 north of I-85 in Anderson. At each […]

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Fire damages Seneca home

Fire yesterday afternoon damaged a home in Seneca. The fire broke out in a home on the 900 block of E.S. 1st Street, and fire fighters say they were able to confine the damage to one room. They’ve traced the start of the fire to an electric heater that, although not in use, was left plugged into an outlet. A […]

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Survival action filed over pedestrian’s death

Ten days following a pedestrian’s death in Oakway, the daughter of the deceased has filed a damage lawsuit against the car driver. Sandra Faye Dickson died at night after being struck by an SUV as she was walking across South Carolina 24. At the time, Coroner Karl Addis said, Dickson was headed home after having emptied the mailbox on the […]

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Limbaugh and Alewine get votes for County Council

Not everyone who cast a ballot this week thought that Paul Cain or Ernest Riley was the best person for the job of Oconee County Councilman from District Three. A handful of others cast write-in votes that ranged from “none above” to national radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. Former Seneca councilwoman Andrea Alewine received two write-in votes and Joel […]

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“All-Green” all good for Oconee Nuclear in 2013

Last evening’s open house at the Oconee World of Energy was anything but a formal sit down between Duke Energy officials and representatives of the government’s nuclear watchdog NRC. The open house was carried out in an informal manner to transmit to the public and others interested how well Oconee Nuclear operated from a safety standpoint during the last year. […]

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Federal bank leader speaks in Seneca

When local and area banks need liquidity to make home loans, they have the option to turn to a Federal Home Loan Bank. For institutions like the Oconee Federal Savings and Loan and the Stephens Federal Savings and Loan, they can turn to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta. The Atlanta bank is the largest of the country’s 12-bank […]

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Tamassee woman fatal victim of accident last week

A 47-year old Tamassee woman who died yesterday at a Greenville hospital had been involved in an accident one week earlier near Walhalla. Coroner Karl Addis this afternoon announced the death of Ondra Lynn Fisher of north highway 11. Addis says Fisher died of complications of injuries from an accident around 9:15 Wednesday morning, May 14. From the scene of […]

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Large truck leaks fuel on South Carolina 28

An official of Oconee Emergency Services predicts part of busy South Carolina 28–between Bountyland and nearly all the way to Miracle Circle–will remain shut to traffic for a couple of more hours. The reason? A tractor-trailer truck has leaked an estimated 60 to 75 gallons of diesel fuel. Emergency crews are pouring sand on the fuel-wet highway. In the meantime, […]

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Highway project delays sewer line

A highway project at Tokeena-Crossroads has delayed Oconee County contractors from laying the last pieces of sewer pipe connecting the Golden Corner Commerce Park with the county’s treatment plant at Seneca. A contractor for the state is rebuilding the highway 24-59 intersection and that, according to Oconee County Administrator Scott Moulder, leaves the county’s sewer line contractor unable to finish […]

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