Driver hurt when car hits light pole

The police in Seneca say an elderly driver required a trip to the hospital this morning when her car hit a decorative light pole on 123 and Old Salem Road. The police quoted the woman as saying a medical problem preceded this morning’s 9:30 accident. In that accident, the driver air bag deployed. The impact left damage to her Ford […]

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Watch out for stopped school buses!

Three weeks into the school year, Oconee sheriff’s deputies are detecting motorists who fail to obey the state’s law when it comes to stopped school buses. When a school bus comes to a stop for picking up and letting out students, a small red stop sign will automatically display on the side of the bus. That’s the sign, according to […]

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“One size doesn’t fit all”

During a question-answer period, two Oconee state lawmakers made clear they are coming around, to an extent, to the school choice movement in South Carolina. When one member of the Oconee Republican Party audience asked if that meant favoring vouchers—allowing public funds to be spent on private school enrollments—State Senator Thomas Alexander said, “I don’t know if you call it […]

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Mopeds at night

The 2014 South Carolina legislative session is four months away, but an Oconee lawmaker already is thinking about a bill he hopes will make driving safer. At a meeting last night of the county Republican Party, State Representative Bill Whitmire says the bill he has in mind would address those who operate mopeds at night. A smattering of applause started […]

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Lake Keowee drowining

A 25-year old Simpsonville man drowned late yesterday afternoon in Lake Keowee near the Fall Creek Landing. Coroner Karl Addis says the victim’s name is being withheld until today to allow other immediate family members to be notified. According to the coroner, the drowning occurred at a common swimming area known as “The Rock.” The victim was among a group […]

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New Century Farm in OC

An Oconee County farm purchased way back in 1905 and, since then, owned continuously by the same family has attained a prominent distinction. The South Carolina Century Farms Program is announcing the designation of the William A. Taylor Farm as a Century Farm. Today the farm is owned by Edgar and Anna Taylor Zelaya of West Union. The Century Farms […]

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Traffic snarled in front of Walhalla High

Two cars collided this morning on 183 in front of Walhalla High School, as the school and the adjacent Walhalla Middle School were starting a new week of classes. The police say one person received medical attention and the wreckage temporarily caused congestion at the traffic light intersection. This morning’s accident was reported at 7:20.

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