This is a good weekend to stay home!

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Governor Haley urges South Carolinians to stay home, avoid unnecessary travel, and prepare for flooding and power outages.  The running count of rain since Thursday, by 7:30 this morning, stood around 1.75″, as reported by Barbara Wilson, the Official U-S Weather Observer in Walhalla.  But, of course, more is to come.  The governor’s office has this advice for those headed […]

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Plane victims identified

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Oconee Coroner Karl Addis identified the fatal victims of yesterday’s plane crash as four men from Warsaw, Indiana–all of them on their way to the Oconee Regional Airport for tonight’s game at Death Valley.  Killed were the pilot Charles D. Smith, 71.  The three deceased passengers were Charles Smith’s son, Scott A. Smith, 44; Tony L. Elliott, 54; and Scott […]

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An alert to Clemson residents

The City of Clemson Stormwater Utility reminds all Clemson residents of the potential for severe flooding.  “If you become trapped please call the police department.  If the expected storms do come please be aware that no storm sewer system is built to handle the expected volume of water flowing.  If you have any questions or concerns caused by the storms […]

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Car stolen and others broken into

Someone apparently went on a crime spree Sunday, September 27 near Seneca. One or more individuals stole a car and broke into two others.  The Sheriff’s Office would like your help if you have information about the crimes, you are are eligible for a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest.  The crimes occurred at an apartment complex […]

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The latest on possible plane down

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Moments ago, this statement released: “Oconee County Emergency Services is responding to the report of a small plane crash near Highway 123 at the Georgia/South Carolina State Line.  Multiple agencies from both South Carolina and Georgia are working to locate the crash site.  911 agencies both in Stephens County, Georgia, and Oconee County, South Carolina received numerous reports of seeing […]

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Search for downed plane

Oconee County officials are confirming a search is underway in a rural area for the possibility that a small plane crashed this afternoon between Westminster and the Georgia line.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says there was a confirmed May Day message received by the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, but no word on where the plane originated or where it was headed.  According to […]

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Wayne Stancil

Wayne Douglas Stancil, 75, of 415 S. Norris Drive, Norris died Thursday at the Rainey Hospice House.  He was the widower of Janice Stancil.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a-m Monday at First Baptist Memorial Park.  Family members are at their homes. Flowers are accepted. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is […]

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Doris Evelyn Campbell Lang

Doris Evelyn Campbell Lang, 81, Dillon native, died Thursday after an extended illness.  The family receives friends from 6-8 p-m Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The funeral will be 12 p-m at Dillon Church of God.  Burial in Riverside Cemetery in Dillon.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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TV thieves strike Wal-Mart

Surveillance images today picture a white male leaving the Seneca Wal-Mart this morning with two television sets.  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, it was a case of shoplifting for which a Crime Stoppers award is available to the person who can provide information helpful to catching the shoplifter.  The white male was spotted getting into a black Audi sedan.  […]

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