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Hit-run fatality on I-85

June 22, 2015

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…

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Backseat passenger fatal victim

June 22, 2015

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…

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Overdue rafters

June 22, 2015

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!

June 20, 2015

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…

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Road work Monday near Clemson

June 20, 2015

Pickens County will pave Crest Circle Monday near Clemson. City of Clemson has announced that because of the close proximity of the paving, traffic for Shorecrest Drive/Sloan Street and Edgewood Avenue may be affected by delays.

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Church safety meetings are available

June 19, 2015

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…

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Westminster chief leader in state organization

June 19, 2015

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…

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Co-defendant excused from lawsuit

June 19, 2015

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…

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More people at work, but more jobless claims filed

June 19, 2015

The number of South Carolinians on the job set a record in May. And the Department of Employment and Workforce reports since May 2014, 65 thousand people have found work. The state’s overall jobless rate was 6.8%. The May 2015 report shows Oconee and Pickens counties tied with a jobless rate of 6.3%. For Oconee,…

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Without air conditioning, Courthouse resorts to fans

June 19, 2015

Last night’s storm took down trees and branches. It also apparently did a number on the air-conditioning at the Oconee County Courthouse. The courthouse is doing business, but having to employ fans to try to stay comfortable.

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Calendar

  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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