Oktoberfest supporters worry

Does downtown Walhalla’s part during Oktoberfest detract from the main celebration at Sertoma Field? It’s a question raised in a “Dear Friends” letter that has people talking a little more than one month before Wahalla celebrates its Germanic roots. The letter comes from a member of the former German-American Club who fears that the downtown sidewalk sales event takes attendees […]

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Homicide in Clemson

A 20-year old man was stabbed to death today in Clemson, and the coroner says the police are investigating the death of Cameron Ray Flores as a homicide. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley says Flores died at Oconee Medical Center after a stab wound to the abdomen at 2 o’clock this morning at 215 Paw Path Lane, Clemson.  Flores lived […]

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Parent support initiative for Oconee

Oconee County ranks 11th in the state for the number of births to 15-19 year olds and 10th in the number of repeat prengancies.  To stem the tide, Clemson University’s Joseph F. Sullivan Center, the Parenting Place and other local organizations will launch CU Succeed.  It’s an initiative to support academic, health and parenting Oconee county residents.  The organizations will […]

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Oconee’s hew honcho for health care

In many who made up this morning’s large crowd for an Oconee Economic Alliance business forum was a sense of anticipation as to just who Michael Riordan is and what kind of role will he and his organization play in Oconee’s future health care needs.  Riordan is the titular head of the Greenville Health System which, in three weeks, assumes […]

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Arrest alleges waterway DUI incident

Law enforcement authorities have arrested a 47-year old Westminster woman on the charge of DUI/water device with great bodily injury. The arrest yesterday of Sherry Darlene Barron of Westminster’s Pritchard Street was part of a South Carolinas DNR investigation of a Labor Day weekend jet ski accident on Lake Keowee. Authorities say that accident near Cane Creek Landing involved two […]

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Dietitian testifies

For the plaintiff, a Florida dietitian testified yesterday during the Oconee County civil trial in which a health and nursing care facility is accused of abuse and neglect. Dr. Rita Jackson’s testimony followed that of three former nurse’s aides who testified about shortcomings they experienced while working at Seneca Health and Rehabilitation. The lawsuit against Sava Senior Care and two […]

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Seneca to turn to new wholesale supplier

Seneca looks downstate for a new wholesale supplier of electricity.  Word received late yesterday afternoon is that the city is recommending a contract with Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s Public Service Authority.  Seneca’s current deal with the Southern Company is expiring.  Among other suppliers considered were Southern, Duke Energy, South Carolina Electric and Gas, and the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Fire destroys motor home

Fire during the 2 o’clock hour yesterday afternoon destroyed a motor home near Westminster.  Fire Chief Chris Smith said no one was injured.  According to Smith, the owner complained that the motor home experienced mechancial problems and he parked the vehicle to the side of the Old Seneca Road.  Fire then occurred. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Post mortem results

The Oconee coroner reports that a post mortem exam confirmed that Seneca resident Robert Hunter died early yesterday of blunt force trauma to the head and chest—when hit by a newspaper route pickup truck on South Poplar Street. Coroner Karl Addis ruled the 52-year old Hunter’s death as accidental and said no medical issue was found to have contributed. The […]

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