Ervin: “We’re going to win this race”

Anderson radio station owner Tom Ervin enters the November election without the blessing of either of South Carolina’s major political parties, but he’s confident he can win Governor with his Independent Republican campaign. Ervin brought that campaign this morning to a Walhalla restaurant where he spoke and answered questions to a crowd of about 25 people. Ervin espoused a campaign […]

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Jet skis collide on Lake Keowee

The crash of two jet skis on Lake Keowee left two people in critical condition, according to an Oconee County emergency responder. Shane Gibbs of Oconee Emergency Services said the accident occurred yesterday on Lake Keowee in the vicinity of Cane Creek Landing and required a medical air flight for the injured to a Greenville hospital. The conditions of the […]

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Federal aid proposed for Oconee projects

Federal aid is being proposed to pay for a pair of Oconee County road and bridge projects. According to the South Carolina DOT, a bridge is to be re-built on the Coffee Road and nearly six miles of Route 130, Whitewater Falls Road, are being slated for re-construction and re-habilitation. The projects are contained in lists of pavement improvement and […]

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Governor’s candidates to appear

Two candidates for South Carolina Governor make local and area appearances this week. From 7:30 to 9 this morning, Republican Independent Tom Ervin makes a stop at the Palmetto Bakery and Café in Walhalla. Democratic candidate Vincent Sheheen will be in Anderson at 3:30 Saturday afternoon for a fish fry at the Bethel AME Church on South Fant Street. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Why DNR seized lake buoys

An explanation has been provided for the recent disappearance of privately-owned buoys from South Carolina lakes. The Friends of Lake Keowee has learned that state DNR personnel from Columbia have confiscated non-authorized buoys. State headquarters has responsibility for placing, repairing, and replacing legally authorized buoys. A meeting for further explanation and a chance to ask questions is being planned at […]

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Trial set alleging medical malpractice

A trial alleging medical malpractice against a health and rehabilitation facility near Seneca has been scheduled during next week’s term of Common Pleas Court in Oconee County. A court officer says a date certain has been assigned to the case of Reynolds versus Sava Senior Care and others. It’s a case that alleges abuse and neglect of a patient at […]

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50-plus years of South Carolina Apple Festival

At the start of South Carolina Apple Festival week, Leslie White is looking back at some history of one of Oconee County’s great events. White, curator of the Oconee Heritage Center, will share what she found during a public presentation at 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Westminster Library. And bring your appetite. This will be a lesson in “edible” […]

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Walhallan wanted in Anderson arrested

A tip received by Oconee sheriff’s officers led to the arrest of a 36-year old man wanted by law enforcement authorities in Anderson County. The arrest of Matthew Vinson Leopard of Walhalla took place Friday afternoon at a business on N. Radio Station Road near Seneca. The Sheriff’s Office listed the following charges against Vinson: unlawful carrying a pistol and […]

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Home incarceration replaced by prison time

A Westminster man will be unable to satisfy his court sentence placing him on home incarceration. And it means that Robert Clarence Walters will be sent to prison for five years instead of being allowed to satisfy the sentence with home incarceration. According to a court officer, the change came about when the 10th Circuit General Sessions Court became dissatisfied […]

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