Cain-Inabinet joint appearance tonight

The public can size up the two men seeking to fill the vacant seat on Oconee County Council during a meeting tonight near Seneca. The group Limited Government for Oconee invites everyone at 6 o’clock to 2036 Sandifer Boulevard near Schneider Electric to hear Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet. The two Republicans seek their part’s nomination in a special April […]

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“Everything is on the table,” Bagwell says

Budget time is apt to be crunch time for Walhalla city departments meaning that, to save money, some jobs could be cut. Tjay Bagwell, chairman of the city council finance committee, acknowledged talk making the rounds that “everything is on the table” as his city attempts to find funds for Streetscape and its water needs—two large Walhalla projects. At last […]

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Arrest made in church crime

A young man who played video games with other youths at a Westminster area church one day is being accused of stealing game equipment from the church the next day. Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of Reggie Malik Lewis of the Davis Bridge Road on charges of third degree burglary and petty larceny. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the […]

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Bo knows biking, but what about Les?

Walhalla attorney Les Shayne harbors no illusions on how well he can keep up with a renowned former pro sport standout when it comes to a bicycle ride, but he’s in it for the exercise and the money it will raise for cancer research. Shayne is leaving for Alabama to be part of Bo Jackson’s 62-mile bicycle ride to raise […]

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Water quality awareness

On a day when an environmental mishap has closed a main artery of Clemson, word comes of a new effort in Pickens and Anderson counties to gauge the public’s awareness of water-quality. Specifically, one question a survey seeks to answer is, “Do you know what happens to local rivers and streams if lawns are over-fertilized or motor oil is washed […]

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Watch out for soda bottle meth labs!

In a search of an Oconee rental home, on which eviction papers were served, officers found components of making methamphetamine—although the evidence at that Fair Play location indicated no meth lab. A different meth-related problem has been detected in neighboring Stephens County, Georgia. There, the sheriff has issued a warning that residents should be wary of a new kind of […]

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College Avenue UPDATE

According to the city of Clemson, sections of College Avenue will re-open today as progress is made in cleaning up a grease spill from yesterday’s truck accident. The temporary closing of downtown’s main street was ordered when a truck blew a valve and restaurant grease spilled onto the road–eventually winding up in Lake Hartwell. DHEC is among the agencies that […]

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College Avenue off limits to traffic

An accident yesterday morning has resulted in the closing of Clemson’s College Avenue while DHEC and other agencies respond to an environmental cleanup. All parking spots along the street are closed at this hour and, according to the city of Clemson, sections of College Avenue will be closed during the cleanup and re-opened as progress allows.  A truck used to […]

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Sunday sales vote requested

A restaurant developer, on behalf of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce, formally requested space on this November’s ballot to let the voters decide whether Oconee will allow Sunday sales of beer and wine. Dick Cottingham said Sunday sales was overwhelmingly approved by Seneca voters and is now permitted in more than 30 of South Carolina’s 46 counties. According to Cottingham, […]

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