Wildfire continues to burn near the Chattooga

A couple of days old wildfire continues to burn near the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River, but the forest ranger is confident that by, cutting fire lines, crews have contained it.  So far, according to Ranger Robbie Sitzlar of the Andrew Pickens District, the fire has consumed 500 acres, and the cause may have been an abandoned campfire.  The location […]

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Protect against rabies

South Carolina veterinarians, in tandem with health authorities, are helping pet owners this spring to protect against rabies.  By law, all pet owners must vaccinate their dogs, cats, and ferrets.  Local vets offer vaccine year-round, but spring time clinics raise awareness about rabies and provide convenience to pet owners.  While not required by state law, DHEC recommends animal owners vaccinate […]

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A recommendation to expand the Seneca city limits

  About 70 undeveloped acres are being positioned for Seneca at the city’s northwest tip at Lake Keowee,and the acreage would enter the corporate limits as Residential-20 zoning.  The city planning commission last night passed two votes amid expectation that the Crescent Communities-owned property could some day become a large home development.  And that concerns some existing homeowners nearby, including […]

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SFC Kenneth Harold Lusk, Ret.

  Walhalla, SC — SFC Kenneth Harold Lusk, Ret., 63, husband of Marcia Hunter Lusk, of 21 McMahan Drive, Walhalla, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. In addition to his parents, Mr. Lusk was preceded in death by a son: Kenneth Duane Lusk; a daughter: Kelly Denise Lusk; seven brothers: Paul, Charles, Melvin, Earle, Homer, Carl, […]

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Lawrence Webb

    Walhalla – Lawrence Don Webb, 72, widower of Anna Lee Jamison Webb, of 147 Sunningdale Drive, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 at Oconee Medical Center.   A funeral service will be held 4:30 pm, Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 3-4 pm prior to the service at […]

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Work proposed on part of 123/the Toccoa Highway

​A near two-mile section of U-S 123/the Toccoa Highway in Oconee County would be re-built and re-habilitated, as part of the 2017 State Transportation Improvement Program.  Announced today by the South Carolina DOT, this year’s program would spend $40 million for work on 94.40 miles of primary highways across the state, including the Oconee County project.  The DOT welcomes comment […]

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Oconee charges leveled against Anderson man

Oconee Sheriff’s Office has filed charges against an Anderson man held in that county’s detention center.  The charges against Johnny Dean Sharp (right) include the allegation that on December 9 the 51-year old man test drove a 2008 Ford Fusion belonging to Lanning Auto Sales near Seneca and failed to return it.  The charge reads breach of trust with fraudulent […]

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