Heli-basket, Inc., coming to West Union

A company which will design and engineer helicopter parts and ground support equipment is coming to West Union. And today was the day that the principals—V-J Wigington and John Tollenaere—acquired a 6,000 square foot building for Heli-basket Inc. The two shared their plans for their 6 to 8-employee operation on highway 11 across from Itron. “We design, engineer external load […]

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Changes ahead at Pickens’ senior center

A national grant will allow renovations to take place at the Hagood Community Center in Pickens, also known as the Pickens Senior Center. And a town hall meeting is planned 5:15 Tuesday evening, December 16 to discuss with community members the changes planned. Community input is welcomed. Available for the project is a $25 thousand grant from the National Endowment […]

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Top airport candidate mulls offer

Oconee’s preferred candidate to be the next county airport director may make his decision as early as today or the weekend. County Administrator Scott Moulder says he has extended an offer to an individual who is currently from an airport far away. That individual has been interviewed and he has seen the Oconee Regional Airport. Part of what attracts Moulder […]

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Children placed with family member, parents arrested

The parents of two children have been arrested by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office and charged with unlawful neglect of a child. Deputies say the children are now with a family member. The Sheriff’s Office identified Rhonda Faye Lecroy and Robert Allen Lecroy of Wetoda Road near the Martin Creek Road as having been arrested and charged Wednesday. The sheriff’s Office […]

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Fire at Lake Keowee park

A fire late last night broke out in a camper home at the Crooked Creek RV Park on Lake Keowee.  There are no known injuries have resulted from that fire.  Volunteers from the Keowee-Ebenezer Fire Department, among others, spent nearly two hours at that fire scene, beginning shortly before 11:45 p-m. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Library trustees re-group

The chairman of Oconee’s library trustees looked back last night on the failed vote to raise funds to build new libraries and criticized those who campaigned against the referendum. Danny Day suggested the playing field for the November referendum was uneven. He told his fellow library trustees, “We were encumbered to tell the truth. Those who opposed us were not […]

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One zoning appeal denied, another granted

In a unanimous vote, the Walhalla Board of Zoning Appeals decided it wants to maintain the neighborhood of W. Ervin Street near South College for stick-built homes. The board last night denied Richard Burton’s request for a variance that would have allowed him to place a manufactured home at 103 W. Ervin for the purpose of a home for himself. […]

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Charges in fatal wreck near Seneca dismissed

Prosecutors have announced the dismissal of charges of felony driving under the influence resulting in death against a Westminster man. The highway patrol had charged Drew Woodall Greene in its investigation of a five-vehicle collision that took the lives of two Iva residents the night of September 6 near Seneca. Michele Wright and Joshua Silvers were killed when their car […]

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Keowee students take Arbor Day seriously

  Getting ready for Arbor Day tomorrow, the Service Learning Club at Keowee Elementary School hosted a school-wide poetry contest to highlight the importance of trees. Students wrote a variety of creative, tree-themed poems. Contest winner Ashlyn Denny of the second grade and Carlee Gansen of the fourth grade were given pine trees to take home to plant, as well […]

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Pharmacist’s retirement ends Fair Play legacy

The retirement last month of a community pharmacist brought to an end the Mays legacy of medical care in Fair Play. Effective in November there was no longer a Mays employed there as a druggist or, for that matter, as a general physician. An arrangement through An Med of Anderson provides physician services in the communit today.  For more than […]

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