T-bone accident on By-Pass 123

No one was injured in what the police described as a T-bone accident Thursday afternoon in Seneca, but one of the drivers walked away from that accident having been issued three citations. The police say the accident occurred in front of the Wendy’s Restaurant when a Mustang and a Jeep collided. According to Lt. Robert Tribble, the police charged the […]

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Drug bust near elementary school

  A 48-year old man has been arrested in a drug bust at his home—across the highway from a rural Oconee school. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Kyle Royce Carter Thursday at 7060 Keowee School Road, across from that community’s elementary school. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the charges against Carter are trafficking ice, distribution of ice near […]

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City Council in session tonight!

Seneca City Council holds a 6 o’clock work session tonight at City Hall, to be followed immediately by a special meeting. Among other items, the annexation of Seneca Industrial Park is on the agenda for the work session and a Keowee-Toxaway Duke Power resolution is on the agenda for the special council meeting. Tonight’s meeting of the Board of Architectural […]

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Board will pursue “a finding of fact”

To resolve an administrative appeal, the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals next month will pursue a finding of fact and issue an order. It’s all aimed at resolving whether a man in Mountain Rest may use a tower for the purpose of acting as an internet service provider. Howard Hopkins told the board Thursday night his purpose is to provide […]

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Just what is the staff’s process?

In the view of Gary Littlefield, the entire Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals will be better off if it knows more about the process that the county staff follows regarding applications to allow communication cell towers. Oconee County forbids such towers, unless a special exception to the zoning law is granted. And such an exception was approved by Board of […]

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Drop-off site on National Pill Take Back Day

Clemson Free Clinic is a drop-off location for National Pill Take Back Day. The day is tomorrow, and the general public is invited to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, un-used and un-wanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. The drop off-site, at 1200 Tiger Boulevard, is open tomorrow 10 a-m to 2 […]

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A memorial to the late Henry Biemann

A ceremony takes place November 9 at Walhalla’s Stumphouse Tunnel Park to dedicate a trail sign, as a memorial to Henry D. Biemann III, a city fire fighter known also for his work as a Boy Scout leader. The sign officially names a little more than one mile of a hiking trail for the late Biemann and is a project […]

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Exception made for cell tower

Oconee County made an exception last night to allow a cell phone tower in a Lake Keowee area plagued by spotty reception. The special exception to the zoning law will allow American Tower Company, on behalf of A-T-and-T, to put up a 180-foot mono-pole along Stamp Creek Road. “Under the ordinance we would have the right to request up to […]

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