“Elbow Grease” production moves ahead

Technology courtesy of the internet is allowing the assembling of all that was filmed in Oconee last summer into what’s hoped to be a big screen production. We spoke last week with Shelby Henderson, casting director and association producer of Elbow Grease. “We are in the post-production phase. We’ve done two rough cuts, working on the third, hopefully the final,” […]

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Bracing for the event!

Oconee and the Upstate, along with north and northeast Georgia, are bracing for a significant weather event. A winter storm watch has been issued beginning at 6 tomorrow morning through 7 Thursday morning. Lake Hartwell Radio WLHR quotes meteorologist Harry Geripetritus of the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg as saying this is going to be a two-part storm with flurries […]

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OC hosts fire fighters leadership meeting

Oconee played host over the weekend to a leadership institute sponsored by the South Carolina Firefighters’ Association. Charle King, Oconee fire chief, says it was a special opportunity to help develop future leaders in the fire and emergency service fields. Participants, instructors and supporting staff spent the weekend at Oconee State Park and visited several venues in the area. Among […]

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I-85 accident

A car headed southbound on I-85 went out of control and struck a safety rail. No one injured in yesterday morning’s accident that occurred 50 feet before the bridge to Georgia. Fair Play Volunteer Fire Department responded.

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Young Pickens man charged with Oconee homicide

Oconee Sheriff’s Office has placed additional charges against a 17-year old man charged Saturday with involuntary manslaughter. Octavis Jamal Robinson of Central was charged with involuntary manslaughter in a homicide early Saturday near the Oconee-Pickens line. A 21-year old North Carolina man, Rashean Parker II, was found on the ground with what appeared to be a gun shot wound to […]

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Weekend Oconee homicide

The Oconee coroner has classified the death early today of 21-year old man as a homicide. And, he says, the Sheriff’s Office is investigating. Coroner Karl Addis identified the victim as Rashean Parker II, of Gastonia, North Carolina and former Pendleton resident. According to Addis, Parker died of a gun shot to the chest and was pronounced dead at the […]

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Plans for new Seneca museum made official

An explanation of a project to restore slave dwellings across the country and the revelation of plans for Seneca’s first African-American history museum highlighted the 2014 city luncheon marking February as Black History Month. A large gathering in the Gignilliat Community Center got to see sketches of the vision for the Bertha Lee Strickland Museum, named for the woman who […]

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Restaurant sales in the millions!

They’ve run some numbers at Seneca City Hall that show the voracious appetites of the city’s diners translate into big restaurant sales and tax revenues for city government. Joel Seavey, the city’s financial director, recently ran some figures for the benefit of Riley Johnson, the city’s events coordinator. Seavey examined figures derived through the city’s hospitality and accommodation tax for […]

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Oconee Democrats prepare to reorganize

Fewer than nine months remain before the 2014 general election. And today the Oconee Democratic Party is inviting county Democrats and like-minded Independents to attend their party’s biennial local precinct meetings. They’ll take place 9 a-m to noon Saturday, February 15 at Walhalla Depot—College and Mauldin streets. In a statement, Chairwoman Rosellen Aleguire said, “We believe the only way to […]

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