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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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New Century Farm in OC

September 9, 2013

An Oconee County farm purchased way back in 1905 and, since then, owned continuously by the same family has attained a prominent distinction. The South Carolina Century Farms Program is announcing the designation of the William A. Taylor Farm as a Century Farm. Today the farm is owned by Edgar and Anna Taylor Zelaya of…

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Traffic snarled in front of Walhalla High

September 9, 2013

Two cars collided this morning on 183 in front of Walhalla High School, as the school and the adjacent Walhalla Middle School were starting a new week of classes. The police say one person received medical attention and the wreckage temporarily caused congestion at the traffic light intersection. This morning’s accident was reported at 7:20.

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