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Overnight accidents in Oconee

September 11, 2013

The collision of a car and a deer this morning is under investigation in Oconee County. The Sheriff’s Office reports no injuries to the driver in the accident around 5:30 this morning on the Poplar Springs Road. Earlier, a pickup truck left Seneca’s N. Pine Street and struck a tree. EMS personnel were sent to…

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Bridge to be closed for repairs

September 11, 2013

A bridge repair project this month will require the closing of a section of a rural road near Westminster. Mack Kelley, Oconee County Engineer, says to make repairs to the Cobb Bridge over the Chauga River, the bridge will be closed temporarily to traffic. The plans call for the repairs to take place from Monday,…

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Accident in remote part of Oconee

September 10, 2013

A car accident this morning at a curve on the Chattooga Ridge Road at Mountain Rest. According to a report from the scene, a car left the road near Charlie Cobb Road and stopped short of an embankment. The driver required medical attention. This accident was reported around 10:30.

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Driver hurt when car hits light pole

September 10, 2013

The police in Seneca say an elderly driver required a trip to the hospital this morning when her car hit a decorative light pole on 123 and Old Salem Road. The police quoted the woman as saying a medical problem preceded this morning’s 9:30 accident. In that accident, the driver air bag deployed. The impact…

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Watch out for stopped school buses!

September 10, 2013

Three weeks into the school year, Oconee sheriff’s deputies are detecting motorists who fail to obey the state’s law when it comes to stopped school buses. When a school bus comes to a stop for picking up and letting out students, a small red stop sign will automatically display on the side of the bus.…

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When it comes to Democrats, GOP to take “gloves off”

September 10, 2013

As explained by Oconee’s Republican Party chairman, a major problem his party faced in the campaign for President in 2012 was that while Democrats ran around talking on smart phones, Republicans carried clipboards. Bob Skipp vows that’s going to change next time. “South Carolina, plus seven states, and New Jersey, are being targeted as using…

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Drowing UPDATE

September 10, 2013

Oconee Coroner Karl Addis announces that Marquis Valentine, 25-year old Simpsonville man, was the victim of the late afternoon drowning yesterday in Lake Keowee.

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“One size doesn’t fit all”

September 10, 2013

During a question-answer period, two Oconee state lawmakers made clear they are coming around, to an extent, to the school choice movement in South Carolina. When one member of the Oconee Republican Party audience asked if that meant favoring vouchers—allowing public funds to be spent on private school enrollments—State Senator Thomas Alexander said, “I don’t…

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Mopeds at night

September 10, 2013

The 2014 South Carolina legislative session is four months away, but an Oconee lawmaker already is thinking about a bill he hopes will make driving safer. At a meeting last night of the county Republican Party, State Representative Bill Whitmire says the bill he has in mind would address those who operate mopeds at night.…

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Lake Keowee drowining

September 10, 2013

A 25-year old Simpsonville man drowned late yesterday afternoon in Lake Keowee near the Fall Creek Landing. Coroner Karl Addis says the victim’s name is being withheld until today to allow other immediate family members to be notified. According to the coroner, the drowning occurred at a common swimming area known as “The Rock.” The…

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