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Jet skis collide on Lake Keowee

September 2, 2014

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…

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Federal aid proposed for Oconee projects

September 2, 2014

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…

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Governor’s candidates to appear

September 2, 2014

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…

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Why DNR seized lake buoys

September 2, 2014

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…

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Trial set alleging medical malpractice

September 2, 2014

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…

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50-plus years of South Carolina Apple Festival

September 1, 2014

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…

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Walhallan wanted in Anderson arrested

September 1, 2014

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:…

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Jack T. Lombard

September 1, 2014

Jack T. Lombard of 851 highway 107, Mountain Rest died today.  He was 87. A private graveside service will take place.  Later there will be a memorial service.

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Home incarceration replaced by prison time

August 30, 2014

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…

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Walhalla to flush hydrants

August 30, 2014

During all of September, Walhalla will flush hydrants across its system. According to City Hall, for a short time, this may cause the water to discolor, but it will be safe to drink. Good advice is to check the water before you turn on a load of laundry.

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Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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