Filling area’s seat on the South Carolina DOT

Seneca’s Eddie Adams resigned 11  months ago from the policy-making arm of the South Carolina Department of Transportation. As explained by a DOT spokesman, the process to choose Adams’ successor is an involved process, with the end still months away. In the meantime, Oconee County residents and those South Carolinians from other Third District counties have no direct representation when […]

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Walhallan’s research bright to light Great War hero

A Walhalla man’s research has spotlighted a long forgotten American serviceman from the First World War and helped lead to the Spartanburg native’s name being added to Clemson University’s Scroll of Honor. The name of Carlos Golightly Harris recently became the 485th on the Scroll of Honor reserved for Clemson alumni who died on active military service. Harris died in […]

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Hartwell native search for missing airliner

A naval flight officer from Hartwell, Georgia was among the early searchers for the still missing Malaysia Airlines flight in the southern Indian Ocean. Lt. Joshua Mize, who graduated from Hart County High School in 1998, serves with Patrol Squadron Sixteen, known as the “War Eagles.” He and his fellow sailors aboard the P-8A Poseidon are varied. About 60 officers, […]

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Senator touts the import of harbors and their channels

South Carolina Republican Tim Scott has joined a group of bi-partisan senators requesting spending levels for harbor maintenance at the amounts authorized in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014. The funding is used to dredge and maintain America’s ports—including those in Charleston and Georgetown. Scott and the others call the country’s harbors and navigation channels a vital […]

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Thanksgiving message from the Heritage Center

A seasonal message today from the folks who operate the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla. They wish for everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving. The museums will be closed tomorrow, but everyone is invited to bring families and friends on Friday and Saturday. The museum in Walhalla will operate 12 to 6 Friday and 10 to 3 Saturday. The General […]

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Citizens of South Oconee forming

In the aftermath of Voice of Southern Oconee, Citizens of South Oconee Alliance is forming. After the defeat of the one-cent capital project referendum, Voice of Southern Oconee announced plans to disband. But the group issued a statement today saying it is heartened that others have stepped forward. Some long-time area residents are forming the new alliance to communicate with […]

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Jeep stolen near Clemson

  Oconee County investigators believe someone broke through a locked fence to steal a red Jeep. In the weekend crime, a pickup-style 1991 Jeep Comanche with silver striping, was stolen from highway 123 near the Wells Highway. The rear glass contains lettering that reads Clemson 4×4 club. The vehicle tag is H-N-T-1-3-4. If you have information, you are asked to […]

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Tips for staying safe at holiday time

The busiest travel day and the day that is still regarded the busiest for holiday shopping are sufficient reasons for everyone to exercise caution this week. And the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is out with some tips to make the experience the easiest and safest it can be. The motor club AAA predicts more than 46 million people will travel by […]

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