Economist Yandle to put a wrap on 2014

In front of an Oconee County audience this week, a renowned economist will summarize the year 2014 and preview what’s likely to come in 2015. Dr. Bruce Yandle, Dean Emeritus of the College of Business and Behavioral Science at Clemson University, will be guest speaker for the Oconee Economic Alliance business forum at 8 a-m Thursday at Thrift Development near […]

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Horse trailer accident on n. highway 11

An accident involving a truck pulling a horse trailer closed n. highway 11 yesterday afternoon in the vicinity of the Tamassee-Salem Elementary School. No persons were injured, but a trailer carrying two horses rolled over, killing one horse immediately. Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services said a veterinarian was called to the scene to assist the second horse, but that […]

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Domestic violence incident on Old Well Road

An incident in which a gun shot was fired toward an Oconee man’s wife landed the man in jail. According to the Sheriff’s Office, James Bradley Rogers was jailed on the charge of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature Thursday morning, after investigation of an incident November 22 on Old Well Road near Westminster. Arrest warrants allege […]

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Walhalla parade “is a go”

Vanessa Penton of the Greater Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce said this afternoon that tomorrow’s parade “is a go.”  The chamber’s executive director expressed confidence that, by the 5 o’clock parade time tomorrow, the conditions will be OK.  She does anticipate drizzle at parade time, so parade spectators and participants should dress accordingly.  The parade is to be followed by […]

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Don’t forget Salem’s parade is Sunday!

Main Street in Salem will shut down late Sunday afternoon for the town’s annual Christmas Parade. The town’s Marti Jennings reminds everyone of the 4 o’clock parade start, with the lineup to form 3 to 3:30 Sunday at the Tamassee-Salem High School. The theme this year is “Rejoice and Celebrate Christmas.” VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Heli-basket, Inc., coming to West Union

A company which will design and engineer helicopter parts and ground support equipment is coming to West Union. And today was the day that the principals—V-J Wigington and John Tollenaere—acquired a 6,000 square foot building for Heli-basket Inc. The two shared their plans for their 6 to 8-employee operation on highway 11 across from Itron. “We design, engineer external load […]

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Changes ahead at Pickens’ senior center

A national grant will allow renovations to take place at the Hagood Community Center in Pickens, also known as the Pickens Senior Center. And a town hall meeting is planned 5:15 Tuesday evening, December 16 to discuss with community members the changes planned. Community input is welcomed. Available for the project is a $25 thousand grant from the National Endowment […]

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Top airport candidate mulls offer

Oconee’s preferred candidate to be the next county airport director may make his decision as early as today or the weekend. County Administrator Scott Moulder says he has extended an offer to an individual who is currently from an airport far away. That individual has been interviewed and he has seen the Oconee Regional Airport. Part of what attracts Moulder […]

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Children placed with family member, parents arrested

The parents of two children have been arrested by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office and charged with unlawful neglect of a child. Deputies say the children are now with a family member. The Sheriff’s Office identified Rhonda Faye Lecroy and Robert Allen Lecroy of Wetoda Road near the Martin Creek Road as having been arrested and charged Wednesday. The sheriff’s Office […]

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Fire at Lake Keowee park

A fire late last night broke out in a camper home at the Crooked Creek RV Park on Lake Keowee.  There are no known injuries have resulted from that fire.  Volunteers from the Keowee-Ebenezer Fire Department, among others, spent nearly two hours at that fire scene, beginning shortly before 11:45 p-m. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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