The flying weekend at Oconee

If the single engine plane which crashed Friday had reached the point of landing at the Oconee Regional Airport, an official says, that airport—even without an instrument landing system—could have accommodated a safe landing.  Scott Moulder, county administrator, this morning expressed the kind of sadness that the Oconee community feels with the crash near Westminster and the deaths of all […]

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Large truck hangs up on the tracks!

Once again, the drop off on Frontage Road entering highway 28 near Seneca has snared a large truck.  The police say an 18-wheeler is stuck across the railroad track, and Frontage Road is blocked to other traffic until such time as the large truck is set free.  Captain Robert Tribble says 28 is unaffected by this mishap.

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Hunter education class Friday

Before you obtain a South Carolina hunter’s license, you are required to complete an education course if you were born after June 30, 1979.  A class takes place 9 a-m to 5 p-m Friday at the Clemson DNR Office at 311 Natural Resources Drive.  Through this program, students learn about the responsibility and ethics in the field, as well as […]

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Student veterans help out

Tri-County Technical College’s Student Veterans Association (SVA) chapter and campus safety officers surprised Christopher Morton, far right, and his parents, Kelli and Jeff Morton, standing, far right, and his service dog, Buddy, with gifts after learning about the family’s struggle with finances and the health setbacks associated with a recent car accident that injured Christopher and Buddy. Pictured from left […]

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Traffic slow at Walhalla’s Main and College

Walhalla’s Main and College streets is an intersection where Streetscape workers were concentrating this morning—a morning in which the contractor is cleaning up from the weekend rain.  According to Hutch ‘N Son, “We also hope to start the pouring of concrete in the road crossings and ditch lines in the highway in preparation for the asphalt between Tugaloo and Catherine. […]

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Latest UPDATE from Blue Ridge

As of 7:30 am today, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative had 205 members without electricity.  County-by-county totals are as follows:   ·         Anderson –          30 ·         Greenville –         1 ·         Oconee –             168 ·         Pickens  –              6 ·         Spartanburg –     0   Crews have been assigned to, and are presently at work on, essentially all remaining outages.  […]

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Walhalla soggy, also!

Standing rain in Walhalla was nothing like that of low-lying Columbia and Charleston areas, but the official report from the U-S Weather Observer in Oconee’s County Seat is a soaker.  Since late Wednesday night, Barbara Wilson reported, 4.86” on the ground.

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The worst for Oconee pronounced past

Oconeeans awake this morning knowing that, for them, they escaped the full force of the weekend weather event that Governor Haley has suggested has not been felt in the state in one thousand years.  Yesterday the winds still had a kick and wet ground further weakened the base of several trees, but Oconee Emergency Services’ Scott Krein felt confident enough […]

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