Camper stolen

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office requests the public’s help to locate a camper stolen early this month from Parkway Campers on s. highway 11. It’s a 21-foot pull behind Fun Finder camper with a red stripe down the side with letters on the back. It’s a 2007 model, valued around $5 thousand. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Open house ceremony at Vocational Rehab

An open house near Seneca today celebrated the work that a state agency does to prepare and help disabled South Carolinians attain and keep competitive employment. The event, at the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Center on the Wells Highway, also displayed proclamations signed by local and area mayors marking October as Disabilities Employment Month. The luncheon’s featured speaker, sheriff’s deputy […]

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Arrest made in Willard’s Tractor crime

 Two Anderson men have been implicated in a weekend burglary at Willard’s Tractor on S. Highway 11. One man has been arrested; a second is being sought. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Gregory Morris Harbert on the charge of grand larceny in the theft Saturday morning of a trailer in front of the business. The trailer, worth […]

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Adjusting the articles of incorporation

The entity that manages Seneca-owned properties, such as the former Pro Pex building that is being restored for economic development, is changing some of the articles of its incorporation. City Administrator Greg Dietterick advised the mayor and city council last night that the adoption of an amendment to the articles of incorporation are aimed at qualifying the Seneca Facilities Corporation […]

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Group to tour Greenwood today

An Oconee County group will make a one-day tour today of Greenwood, with the expectation that they’ll see some things that’ll be instructive for municipalities that want to do more about revitalization. Phil Shirley, director of Oconee Parks, Recreation and Tourism, says those leaving for the trip today represent the county, three of its municipalities, the chambers of commerce, and […]

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Change seen at Sanctuary Pointe

Change noticed at Sanctuary Pointe 0730, Wed., 29 October 2014..lrm A gate has now been installed at the front of the property under lease by the group that hopes to develop a two-mile peninsula on Lake Hartwell, at exit one in Fair Play. And those who’ve looked at the front of the Sanctuary Pointe project property from the end of […]

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Tom Ervin exits race for Governor

When he visited Walhalla last month, Tom Ervin vowed he was going to win the race for Governor. But now the Independent Republican from Anderson has pulled out of the race, a week before the election, and has cast his support to Democrat Vincent Sheheen in Sheheen’s quest to defeat Republican incumbent Nikki Haley. In a statement, Ervin conceded that […]

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Ebola response plan

The Greenville Health System has developed plans to help manage Ebola patients both at GHS hospitals, such as Oconee Memorial, and throughout the Upstate as part of a statewide regional referral system. More details about the regional system are to be released later this week. GHS officials say they already had extensive protocols in place to safely treat patients with […]

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“Call to Action” staged against domestic violence

About 250 people rallied last night in Walhalla to hear a message for them to use faith and get involved in helping to eliminate domestic violence. Among the speakers, Becky Callaham of the domestic shelter organization Safe Harbor said most victims of domestic violence are not hearing their pastors speak about the subject. Callaham added, at times, when the message […]

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