Sewer and football won’t mix on championship night

On the night when Clemson plays for the national championship, the business of sewer won’t keep a group of city and county leaders away from the spectacle that will play out in Florida.  The Joint Regional Sewer Authority has announced that Monday night’s annual members meeting has been called off and re-scheduled two weeks later.  The re-scheduled meeting will now […]

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Fatal accident in Pickens

A 74-year old Easley woman died in a traffic accident late Tuesday afternoon in Pickens.  Coroner Kandy Kelley said the accident that took the life of Sylvia Pettyjohn occurred at 5 pm on Pendleton Street.  Pettyjohn was an un-restrained driver who died from blunt force trauma.  The accident is being investigated by the Pickens police and the highway patrol.

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Preparing for the forecast snow

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is monitoring weather forecasts for possible inclement weather moving into the state tomorrow and continuing through Saturday. SCDOT crews in all 46 counties are preparing snow and ice removal equipment. Crews in the upstate counties will begin pretreating interstates and major routes this morning with a salt mixture. Crews in the Midlands and […]

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Betty Addis Crumpton

Walhalla, SC— Betty Addis Crumpton, 81, wife of Thomas S. Crumpton, Jr., of 105 Timberline Ridge, Walhalla, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Thursday, January 5, 2017, at St. Luke United Methodist Church with burial to follow at St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:30 PM, […]

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Retirement arrives for Chief Doug Kelley

Chief Doug Kelley of the Walhalla Fire Department announced his intent to retire last night, effective February 16.  Kelley spoke to members of the Walhalla City Council during their committee meetings last night at City Hall.  Nancy Goehle, city administrator, says the city council will act on Kelley’s plans to retire during the council’s January meeting—Tuesday, January 17.

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UPDATE: Teenager missing

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has received word that 15 year old Caroline Sally Hand has been located in the city of Anderson and is safe. The Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation into the matter.  The girl was reported missing this morning.

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Scott’s first full term underway

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) was sworn-in to his first full term in the United States Senate in a ceremony on the Senator floor. According to Scott’s office, the senator will roll out his Opportunity Agenda in the coming weeks, introducing legislation to ensure every American family has the opportunity to succeed. “I am committed to listening to my bosses at home in […]

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Graham pleased to serve on four key committees

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), at the start of the 115th Congress, announced he will continue to serve on four key Senate committees — Armed Services, Appropriations, Judiciary and Budget. “I am pleased to once again be given the opportunity to serve the people of South Carolina and our nation on these important committees,” said Graham. “Whether it’s getting […]

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Hulse replacement, perhaps, by February

The newly-elected chairperson for the five-member Oconee County Council, Edda Cammick, says it’s her hope that a replacement for Beth Hulse, who resigned as Clerk to Council, will be named during a February meeting.  Meantime, Amanda Brock, administrative assistant to the county administrator, will handle the duties.  

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New-look Oconee County Council in 2017

New leadership is in place for the new-look Oconee Council.  At their organization meeting for 2017, the council last night chose District One’s Emma Cammick as chairperson for the next year.  Julian Davis, the new District Four councilman, was elected vice-chairman.  A second new councilman, Glenn Hart of District Five, will serve as chairman pro-tem.  The changes mean that the […]

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