“Phenomenal projects” in the works, predicts Shea Airey

Remarks, photographs, and a blown up check in excess of $600 thousand dollars made for a celebration during this morning’s meeting of the Oconee Conservation Board.  As part of the re-licensing of its Keowee-Toxaway project, Duke Energy is donating $618 thousand dollars toward Oconee’s stalled efforts to protect valuable private lands from development.  Chairman Shea Airey predicted that “phenomenal projects” […]

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Two policemen shot in Lavonia, Georgia

A manhunt has led to the capture of a South Carolina man accused of shooting two Lavonia, Georgia police officers last night near I-85.  The officers were described as having suffered non-life threatening wounds after they had pulled over a car in the parking lot of a restaurant on Georgia 17.  The police say they arrested Greenville resident Khari Anthony […]

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Fire renders Whitewater Falls access unsafe

The after effects of a suspicious wildfire have created off limits for those who hike and enjoy the scenery at two of the area’s most popular attractions.  Whitewater Falls and the Foothills Trail that connects to the falls on the Nantahala Ranger District is expected to remain closed for some time, according to an announcement by the U-S Forest Service.  […]

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Former Oakway school burglarized

Three boys are in trouble with the law as the result of burglary Friday night at the former Oakway school.  The Sheriff’s Office this afternoon announced that the boys have been referred to the Department of Juvenile Justice.  They are 14, 15 and 16.  A deputy discovered damage inside the school, which included a piece of furniture inside the gym, […]

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Multiple charges against Anderson man

Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced multiple charges today against a driver whose vehicle was pursued early Saturday from highway 11 to Westminster.  The charges against Clinton Trey Whitworth (left) originated after a deputy saw a car with no tail lights leaving a s. highway 11 business near Walhalla.  At Cornelia Avenue and the Long Creek Highway, the 30-year old Whitworth was […]

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Church Folk exhibit centers on African-American experience

“You can’t talk about the African-American experience without first starting in the church,” says Shelby Henderson about the Church Folk exhibit on display at the Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum in Seneca.  Henderson, the museum manager, says the exhibit details church life and importance of the church in the African-American community.  The Church Folk exhibit remains on display thru Thursday, […]

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