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Oconee wrong end on highway safety list

August 13, 2013

A list put together by the motor club AAA places Oconee and Pickens among the state’s most dangerous counties for motorcycle accidents. The most dangerous county for motorcycle collisions and injurious motorcycle crashes was Horry County, home to Myrtle Beach. After Horry, other counties ranked as the best chance of being in a motorcycle collision…

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An invite to bid!

August 13, 2013

Meetings have dragged on for hours and thousands of words have been written about the subject. Now, a new timeline for Oconee County and its project to lay the first sewer pipe in the southern end of the county. Voice of Southern Oconee, an advocate of the Golden Corner Commerce Park sewer extension, calls attention…

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Civil trial enters day two

August 13, 2013

A civil trial alleging medical malpractice has entered a second day in the Oconee Common Pleas Court in Walhalla. The plaintiff in the case is Elvis Pressley, as personal representative of the estate of his daughter, Cassie Sweenor. Defendants are Dr. Frank Rao and Upstate ENT Associates. For the plaintiff’s side, Pressley completed his testimony…

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If Mike Smith had his way….

August 13, 2013

If the DOT’s Mike Smith had his way, there will be no more rain this summer! In fact, the state’s resident maintenance engineer showed a sense of dry humor before yesterday’s meeting of the Walhalla Rotary Club when, with a poker face, he said rain has been cancelled the rest of the summer. That’s a…

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Partnership to help small business grow

August 13, 2013

A partnership became official yesterday to support the development of small business, along with economic development in Oconee, Anderson, and Pickens counties. Dr. Ronnie Booth, Tri-County Tech President, and Dave Eldridge of the Tri-County Entrepreneurial Development Corporation, signed the agreement to enhance their partnership and dedication to helping small business develop and expand to create…

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Ante up in cold case homicide

August 13, 2013

An anonymous reward has been announced in the 36 and a half year old unsolved homicide of a rural Oconee County businessman. The Sheriff’s Office announces the reward is posted for a tip that leads to the arrest and conviction of who killed Marcus Lee December 8, 1986 in a robbery attempt at the Lee…

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Arrests made in four-month old case

August 13, 2013

Two Oconee County men are charged in a four-month investigation of a drive-by shooting near Seneca. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Ronnie Joe Patterson Jr., has been charged with attempted murder, discharging a firearm into a dwelling, possession of a violent crime, and discharging a firearm into a vehicle. The 35-year old Patterson currently is…

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Mountain top home fire

August 13, 2013

Fire fighters battled a mountain-top home fire last evening in the Holly Springs Community of Pickens County, off highway 178. Several Oconee fire fighters, trucks, and equipment were deployed to give assistance to the effort to stop the fire. Charlie King, Oconee County Fire Chief, said the contingent from his county were there for about…

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Need a job?

August 13, 2013

Those in need of a job may find one, or at least a lead toward gainful employment, during today’s Job Fair and Training Expo for residents of Oconee, Pickens and Anderson counties. It takes place 9 a-m to noon in the Industrial and Business Development Center at the Pendleton campus of Tri-County Technical College. Among…

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Watering restriction lifted

August 13, 2013

Out of the drought, Duke Energy says it has lifted the restriction limiting lakeside residents to watering on Tuesdays and Saturdays only. A spokeswoman for the utility said, however, “We encourage prudent watering practices to protect this valuable shared resource.”

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  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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