New jail set for final inspection

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says he and his staff are hopeful that July 17 is going to produce the approval needed to allow for the opening of Oconee’s new $16.2 million jail. On that Friday the state Department of Corrections is scheduled to conduct what Crenshaw says is to be the final inspection of the jail. If a go ahead is […]

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Paving machinery accident

The operator of road-paving equipment was described seriously hurt near Salem Friday morning when the machinery lost power and toppled over a guardrail on South Carolina 130—several miles north of the 11 intersection. Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services said EMS and Salem Fire and Rescue brought the injured operator up the side of the road to a waiting ambulance. […]

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Traffic fatality near Salem

A 75-year old Salem woman died Saturday at Greenville Memorial Hospital after being hospitalized for injuries in a two-vehicle accident. Coroner Karl Addis said the accident that took the life of Carol Hunter occurred around 11 o’clock Saturday morning, as she was a passenger in a car driven by her husband, Samuel O’Dell Hunter. According to the coroner, the accident […]

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Carol Watson Hunter

Carol Watson Hunter, 75, of 104 Coyote Bluff, Salem died Saturday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  She was the wife of Samuel O’Dell Hunter.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The burial in Upper Zachary Cemetery in Cashiers, North Carolina.  The family receives friends from noon to 2 p-m Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are […]

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Hit-run fatality on I-85

State troopers are investigating a hit-run fatality early Saturday on I-85 near the entrance to the state Welcome Center at Fair Play. Coroner Karl Addis said the victim was a 28-year old Lavonia, Georgia man, David Michael Rogers. Addis says Rogers, apparently a pedestrian around 4 o’clock Saturday morning, was discovered by a deputy shortly after 10 Saturday morning—after a […]

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Backseat passenger fatal victim

A traffic accident last night near Walhalla took the life of a backseat passenger. Coroner Karl Addis this morning identified the fatality as Timothy Mark Hoover. The 28-year old Seneca man was riding in a 2007 Chevy Avalanche that hit a tree and overturned. Two other people were taken from the scene to the Greenville Memorial Hospital. Last night’s accident […]

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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.

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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.

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