Destination Oconee Action Committee organizes

  Oconee County’s ramped up effort to attract more visitors arrived last night with the organizational meeting of the new Destination Oconee Action Committee.  Five the committee’s seven members attended and were led thru the agenda by Janet Hartman, whom the county has hired to manage the effort.  Attending were committee members Jennifer Barnhart, Luther Lyle, Katie Smith, David Washburn, […]

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Destructive home fire

A fire early this morning in Oconee County left two people with smoke inhalation and hospitalized in what is described as stable condition.  This morning’s fire, reported at 1:45, took place inside the South Union Fire District near Westminster.  By 6 this morning, fire fighters remained at the scene. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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A plea of guilty in the Anderson General Sessions Court

Riley McDermott pled guilty today in Anderson General Sessions Court to 3 counts of Felony DUI with Death and 2 counts of Felony DUI with Great Bodily Injury. Judge Cordell Maddox sentenced McDermott to 18 years in prison. On November 8, 2014, twenty-four year old Riley McDermott, an assistant basketball coach at Anderson University, was driving a Ford F150 south on Williamston Road […]

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W. North Carolina forest fire

Firefighters are said to have made progress on containing the Buck Knob Fire burning on the Nantahala Ranger District southwest of Franklin, NC. The fire is burning in Macon County off Old NC 64. The fire is currently estimated at 225 acres and 50% contained.  Crews completed containment lines Wednesday night and this morning and are working to finish burn […]

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Loma Ellenburg Sherman

Seneca, SC— Loma Ellenburg Sherman, 70, of 152 Snow Creek Rd, Seneca, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Mountain Home Health and Rehabilitation in Henderson, NC. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Friday, April 22, 2016 at Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel. The family is at their respective homes.  Condolences may be sent to the family by […]

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Magazine rates Seneca High

Seneca High School has been awarded a silver medal from U-S News and World Report as a Best High School in the country.  According to the county school district, Seneca ranked 19th in the state and 2360 in the country.  The magazine uses the South Carolina State Assessment Program results, along with Advanced Placement Test results to determine the best […]

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Multi-sport event to impact traffic

A triathlon is a multi-sport event consisting of a swim, bike and run.  And all of that affects Clemson and parts of Oconee tomorrow and Saturday.  Roads will close at 9 o’clock tomorrow morning and re-open at 4:30.  According to the U-S-A Triathlon Collegiate Club, it means that there will be full and partial road closures that may require detours […]

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Settlement NOW official!

  The civil litigation that pitted the parents of the late Zachary Hammond against Seneca is no more.  Previously, there had been announcement of an out of court settlement.  But not until a proceeding this morning at the Oconee Courthouse formally approved that settlement, with agreement from all sides.  Circuit Judge Letitia Verdin told the parties she would sign the […]

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Oconee Library thanks its volunteers

The South Carolina Room at the Walhalla Library is now the Janice Antoinette “Ann” Morris Rogers Room.  The honor goes to a long-time library volunteer who was instrumental in the project indexing newspaper micro-film for the library’s genealogy collection.  Rogers’ son, Chris, unveiled a plaque.  The honor was one of a number of recognitions that Oconee Public Library made during […]

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Bicycle riding weekend in Oconee

Bicycle riders take to the pavements of Oconee County in a pair of events that have become a staple for this time of year.  Besides the Tri-athlon riders near Clemson, the Walhalla and Salem areas can expect to see cyclists dressed in their colorful neon jerseys.  Issaqueena’s Last Ride tomorrow will follow back roads north of Walhalla through Salem and […]

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