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An insider’s view of Streetscape

May 15, 2013

A Walhalla property owner who is an experienced builder gave the mayor and city council what amounted to classroom instruction, as the city embarks on a major project to inject new life into its downtown business section. The project is called Streetscape. Trehel Corporation co-owner Neal Workman gave Mayor Edwards and four of the six…

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I-85 chase turns fatal

May 15, 2013

A small car pursued by state troopers in Georgia went down an I-85 embankment and hit a tree. Yesterday’s accident left one person dead and two others injured. And parts of 85 northbound from exits 166 to 177 remained closed. Lake Hartwell Radio WLHR quoted Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas as saying deputies in Banks…

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Family members wounded and killed

May 15, 2013

A 35-year old woman accused of killing her two young children and wounding her husband in Pickens County is in the hospital under guard. Warrants charge Suzanna Simpson with the murders of seven-year-old Carly Ashelyn Simpson and five-year old Sawyer Russell Simpson. The father, Michael John Simpson, was shot and is a patient in the…

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Peace Officers’ Memorial Day

May 14, 2013

As proclaimed by the Oconee County Council, tomorrow is Peace Officers’ Day in Oconee County. Flags at county buildings are to fly half way. A proclamation requested by Sheriff Mike Crenshaw states, “It is important that all citizens know and understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards, and sacrifices of their law enforcement officers, and that law…

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OK sought to demolish old Seneca house

May 14, 2013

At its meeting next week, Seneca Board of Architectural Review will consider a certificate of appropriateness to allow for the demolition of a condemned house at 109 S. Oak Street. The house, which dates back to the 1870s, is now owned by the Seneca Presbyterian Church, applicant for the hearing. The board meets at 6…

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Seneca apartment projects

May 14, 2013

One Seneca apartment project is underway. A second is in the works! A Lexington contractor has started work on a $2.5 million remodeling of Applewood Villas on South Fourth Street. All 50 units of the complex are being remodeled and a clubhouse is being added. According to Tamy Sanford, city planner, Connelly Builders expects to…

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James Brown to get new principal

May 14, 2013
James Brown to get new principal

An assistant principal in Seneca is transferring to Walhalla to be an elementary school principal. Ashley Robertson July 1 will leave Seneca Middle School to succeed Michelle Grant as principal of James Brown Elementary. Her appointment, approved last night by the county board of trustees, was announced this morning by the school district.  

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Pickens County “multiple homicides”

May 14, 2013

A spokesman for Pickens County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed homicides have been discovered this morning in the Dacusville Community, near the Greenville County line. Chief Deputy Creed Hashe referred to the discovery as “multiple homicides,” but says investigators do not believe there is danger to the general community, as everyone in the incident, as he…

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Cool, wet spring consequences

May 14, 2013

Things are about to start buzzing! “Insect activity has been quiet lately primarily due to the wet, cold weather this spring, but that is about to change,” said Jeremy Greene, a Clemson University Extension entomologist at the Edisto Research and Education Center. “Our kudzu bugs are out there, and they will be in full swing…

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Auditing Duke’s records

May 14, 2013

The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff in Columbia is auditing Duke Energy’s books ad records to assess the fairness of the utility’s request to raise its South Carolina rates. Duke Energy Carolinas filed day with the South Carolina Public Service Commission a request to raise electric rates by about $220 million—an overall increase of…

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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