Overdue rafters

Three rafters remain unaccounted for this morning on the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River. They had set in at the Low Water Bridge and were due to come out of the river at Earle’s Ford. The rescue and search operation continues this morning. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Latest Streetscape progress report!

Latest word from Walhalla’s Streetscape is that an electrical contractor will start work next week on the south side of Main Street, between Tugaloo and College streets. The construction crew established a new sewer tap for Bantam Chef. Intermittent storms Thursday and Friday are given as the reason for a slower pace of work, out of consideration for safety. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Church safety meetings are available

Worship safety meetings are available in Oconee County. Those meetings can help congregations protect themselves and their property. Sgt. Mike McGowan of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is available to come to a place of worship to make a safety assessment. In a reference to what happened this week at a Charleston church, McGowan said, “While we are not trying to […]

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Westminster chief leader in state organization

Westminster Fire Chief Chris Smith is excited for a great opportunity for himself and his city. Smith has been elected to the executive committee of the South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs as 3rd vice president. The statewide organization assists in providing leadership to career and volunteer fire service leaders and managers of emergency service organizations. The association enjoys […]

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Co-defendant excused from lawsuit

A judge’s order this week removes one of the defendants in a lawsuit filed as the result of an Oconee County student who was sexually abused. The order, by 10th Circuit Judge Lawton McIntosh, dismissed the South Carolina Department of Education as a co-defendant in a case in which the pseudonym “John Doe” is used for the plaintiff’s name. McIntosh’s […]

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Senecan offered job on the spot!

Seneca resident Ryan Timmer was offered full-time employment on the spot when he graduated last week as a BMW scholar. Timmer was among the graduates in a ceremony June 11 at the car-maker’s plant in Greer. He’s a 2015 graduate of Tri-County Technical College Mechatronics. The BMW Scholars Program offers the workplace benefits of a traditional apprentice program founded in […]

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Continued patience urged

Michelin’s option on property at Oconee’s Golden Corner Commerce Park runs through the rest of the year. There is still no word on whether the manufacturer will locate a distribution center there. But yesterday the county’s chief recruiter of economic development urged continued patience. Appearing before a county committee, Richard Blackwell said, “Good things come to those that wait.” VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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