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Autopsy confirms drowning

April 15, 2013

An autopsy today confirmed the cause of an Easley man’s death in Lake Keowee was drowning. Oconee Coroner Karl Addis said Charles David Keeney fell from a boat yesterday afternoon at Fall Creek Falls near Salem. A statement by the coroner says, “No traumatic injuries were found and no pre-existing conditions were found to have…

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Mountain road reopens

April 15, 2013

The Great Smoky Mountains Association has announced that Newfound Gap Road from Gatlinburg, Tennessee to Cherokee, North Carolina has re-opened. It says 441 is re-opened just in time for spring’s wildflowers and the park’s reawakening from its winter slumber.

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New Bonelli hearing

April 15, 2013

Court officers say a hearing was scheduled this morning at Walhalla for a judge to decide whether an elderly man charged in two Oconee County homicides should be committed for hospitalization at the State Department of Mental Health. It’s another round of hearings involving 86-year old Nicholas Bonelli. Probate Judge Kenny Johns, the presiding judge,…

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Head-on crash on 130 at Keowee Key

April 15, 2013

Two people are described as having non-life threatening injuries in this morning’s head-on collision at Keowee Key. The accident was reported at 8 o’clock at an ‘S’ curve on 130 near a golf course entrances. The injured were sent to the hospital for treatment.

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T-bone crash at Seneca intersection

April 15, 2013

Two vehicles T-boned as the result of late Friday afternoon traffic accident at a Seneca intersection. Lt. Robert Tribble said one driver, Margaret Ramsey of Seneca, was transported by EMS for medical treatment, while the second driver, Jessica Barrett of Seneca, later sought treatment for herself at the hospital. The accident was reported at 4:39…

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Boeing expansion in South Carolina

April 15, 2013

A state lawmaker from Oconee says he wants more information. At this point, however, District One Representative Bill Whitmire is inclined to vote yes this week to an economic development infrastructure bill to cover a phase two expansion by the Boeing plant in North Charleston. The bill, which already has passed in the Senate, is…

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7th graders win Duke awards

April 15, 2013

Five seventh graders at Walhalla Middle School are state level winners in the Duke University Talent Identification Program. Because of outstanding scores in the A-C-T or the S-A-T, the following Walhalla Middle students qualify for a state level recognition ceremony: Jonathan Beatriz, Noah McDuff, McCullough Tarner, Chelse VanAtter, and Kelsie Badura.    

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Seneca rezoning requests

April 15, 2013

At its meeting tonight, Seneca Planning Commission considers three rezoning applications. The applications involve property of Serenity Place at Northside Circle, Golden Corner Food Pantry on the Wells Highway, and Rekha Enterprises at Wells and S. 4th Street. The City Hall hearings begin at 6 o’clock.

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National Week of the Young Child

April 15, 2013

Oconee County’s First Steps celebrates the Week of the Young Child this morning by distributing “Resource Guides for Families with Young Children.” Representatives of all Oconee law enforcement agencies are to receive the guides at 10 o’clock this morning in the administrative offices of the Seneca Police Department. According to Marie Dunnam, executive director of…

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Apparent drowning in Lake Keowee

April 15, 2013

A 35-year old Easley man fell from his boat to his death late yesterday afternoon in Lake Keowee. Coroner Karl Addis says the body of Charles David Keeney will be autopsied to assist with the investigation of what’s presumed to have been a drowning death. Oconee County 9-1-1 was activated at 4:05 p-m by a…

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