One arrested in neglect case, second person sought

One Oconeean has been arrested in a case alleging child neglect. A second person, as of yesterday, was still being sought. The Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest Friday of Anita Crystal Waters. The 31-year old School House Road, Westminster woman was charged with three counts of unlawful neglect of a child and was booked into jail late Friday afternoon. Deputies […]

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19th arrest in 3rd drug sweep

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said this week there’s a reason for calling his office’s sweep of those who allegedly break the drug laws “Operation Infinity.” That’s because, Crenshaw concedes, the war against illegal drug use is endless. The Sheriff’s Office this week counted a 19th person arrested as part of its third phase of Operation Infinity that dates back to […]

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Overnight!

  The driver of an SUV swerved to avoid a deer last night in Oconee County and wound up down an embankment. The accident was reported at 11:30 last night at Seneca Creek near the Shiloh Road. Precipitation has begun to move back into South Carolina. Some of it is being reported as freezing rain and snow. Most counties reported […]

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Pax moves into SC

Winter Storm Pax has begun to move into South Carolina. Snow and sleet have been falling from the northern midlands to the upstate. But, the DOT says, pavement temperatures have remained above freezing, and there has been no accumulation so far. Precip is expected to tape off today, then get heavier tonight and tomorrow. SC DOT crews will work rotating, […]

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Severe weather driving tips

The motor club AAA has advice for driving in this severe weather. Avoid unnecessary travel. No one can drive well on ice. Accelerate, decelerate and turn slowly. Everything takes longer in icy conditions, so be sure to leave space between you and the vehicle in front of you. Don’t stop—-if you can avoid it. Don’t power up hills. Applying extra […]

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By late morning, .07″ snow measured

By late morning, seven-tenths of an inch of snow had been officially measured in Walhalla. Barbara Wilson, weather observer, said with a 33-degree reading the snow was melting quickly. Conditions beginning tonight are expected to change that. Governor Haley has declared a State of Emergency to mobilize resources should they be needed. She has ordered all state government offices to […]

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Anderson manufacturer to add jobs

A rug maker in Anderson is getting bigger. Anderson County can expect to see 125 new jobs this year with the announcement today that Orian Rugs makes a $13 million expansion of its machine woven rugs facility there. Orian already employs more than 500 people in the Anderson area. Orian started as a family-owned rug company in Anderson and has […]

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Meals to be delivered today

SENIOR Solutions plans to make good today on home meal deliveries to the thousands of Oconee and Anderson seniors who depend on those meals. But group dining has been canceled, as the result of the snow. Lakeview Assisted Living near Walhalla is making preparations to serve its residents, with staff to be available round-the-clock the next three days.

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OSB pursues G-O bonds

Oconee school trustees are being asked to consider a pair of general obligation bond issues. As explained during a non-voting meeting last night, the largest of the bond issues would generate $13.5 million and is described by Gloria Moore, district finance director, as “normal borrowing this time of year.” Moore today described that borrowing as a G-O bond for capital […]

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