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Fallen hiker receives help

July 17, 2013

A hiker who apparently fell in the vicinity of the Keowee-Toxaway State Park in Pickens County received assistance during a search late yesterday afternoon. According to a report received, the hiker encountered trouble when he became dizzy and fell on the Nature Bridge Trail.

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Missing woman OK and safe

July 17, 2013

Oconee Sheriff’s Office has ended its search for a Salem woman reported missing and not heard from for three and a half weeks. Rudi Samya Murphy was reported missing by a daughter, who filed a report with deputies Monday afternoon. Jimmy Watt, office spokesman, quotes deputies as saying Murphy made contact with the daughter sometime…

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Chattooga fatality identified

July 16, 2013

Yesterday’s fatality in the Chattooga River near Sandy Ford has been identified this afternoon as Ralph Neal Head. The 64-year old Head lived in Madison, Georgia. Coroner Karl Addis ruled Head’s death an accidental freshwater drowning. His is the second drowning in the river in two months and the third since July of last year.

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Norton upholds earlier ruling

July 16, 2013

An Oconee magistrate has reaffirmed his earlier ruling. Those gaming machines seized recently by the state police from Oconee convenience stores are to be destroyed. Magistrate Blake Norton’s ruling was received in the mail today by Gruber Sires, attorney for the convenience store owners. Those businessmen were trying to recover the machines, but Norton’s ruling…

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Salem woman missing

July 16, 2013
Salem woman missing

Oconeee Sheriff’s Office requests the public’s help to find a Salem woman missing for more than three weeks. Rudi Samya Murphy, 44, of Alexander Road is a white female. According to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office, Murphy’s daughter told deputies her mother was evicted from her last home and had been staying wherever she…

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Cold case from 1987!

July 16, 2013
Cold case from 1987!

 The first-year administration of Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw draws attention today to a cold case that has remained unsolved for more than 25 years. It’s the case of a missing man—Jimmy Whitfield who, in 1987, received mail on a Route Three, Seneca address. According to Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, Whitfield gathered some…

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Long Creek authority’s perspective on community

July 16, 2013

When you sit on the grounds at a commercial river outfitter in Long Creek, you see people headed to and returning from riding the Chattooga. You also notice the popularity of zip rides through the tree lines. And you begin to realize the transformation of a small mountain community into something new. Even long-time Long…

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Opening reception tonight in Westminster

July 16, 2013

An opening reception is planned this evening at Westminster for one man’s show of railroad photographs. Everyone is invited to the Westminster Depot from 5:30 to 7:30 tonight to meet Robert Seel of Clemson and see his collection of 30 photographs. Seel is an avid rail fan and modeler since childhood and he has a…

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On the hustings for Streetscape

July 16, 2013

Walhalla’s first-term mayor on the hustings today, inviting the business community for an important meeting tonight on the Streetscape project. The Honorable Danny Edwards hopes as many downtown merchants as possible take part in tonight’s 6:30 meeting at the Depot. They’ll receive information and get to ask questions about Streetscape, a project to help pump…

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Outflows to increase at three dams

July 16, 2013

Water managers with the Army Corps of Engineers are calling for increased outflows from all three Savannah River dams. Their intent to get rid of water occupying the flood storage levels in three reservoirs. A spokeswoman said, “Our standard operating procedure requires us to evacuate flood storage at Thurmond first, then Russell, then Hartwell last.…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
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