Salvage operations continue Presbyterian Church

Community volunteers are joining Walhalla Presbyterians today in salvage operations at the fire-damaged church at E. Main and S. Johnson streets. State Senator Thomas Alexander, who is acting as a spokesman for his church, says, “We are moving forward.” In the meantime, the investigation to pinpoint the fire cause remains open and church leaders.  Fire Chief Doug Kelley says insurance […]

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Culvert work along rain-damaged road

A Pickens County road damaged by this summer’s heavy rains is getting attention today from county crews. Six families live along Warbranch Road near Central. Planning and working with the homeowners, police, fire and other services, Pickens County work crews are starting a culvert project on Warbranch Road that they hope to finish in 72 hours.

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Friday is National POW/MIA Day

Clemson University’s Air Force ROTC and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 120 in Seneca are among organizations drawing attention to National POW/MIA Day this Friday. Cleta Bryson of the Legion Auxiliary says her unit is dedicated to ensure that America’s prisoners of war and those missing in action are honored and not only memorialized. CU’s Air Force ROTC marks the […]

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Fish kill in Lake Hartwell

Why were so many striped bass found floating in Lake Hartwell  September 7? The Army Corps of Engineers and the DNRs in Georgia and South Carolina investigated the scene, 2.5 miles upstream from the Hartwell Dam. Biologist Jamie Sykes found that high outflows resulting from exceptionally high rainfall dissolved oxygen levels and affected the water temperature. Striped bass prefer cool […]

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Toney trial postponed

The trial judge and the defense attorney in South Carolina versus Joshua David Toney have disqualified themselves in the case of South Carolina against the defendant. For the 31-year old Toney, it means he’ll have to find a new lawyer to defend him in the Oconee County General Sessions Court. And it means that a judge, other than Alex Macaulay, […]

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Sidewalk and parking lot work at OMC

Sidewalk and parking lot construction is underway at Oconee Medical Center. It’s a project intended to add a new walkway and move handicap parking closer to the entrance of the patient tower. Work should take four weeks. The effect on vehicle traffic is predicted to be minimal. Signs and fencing are being posted to direct foot traffic.

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Arrest made in home burglary near Seneca

Oconee Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a case last week of home burglary, in which the intruder kicked in the front door and took guns and technology items. By yesterday afternoon, Gary Landon Medlin of Evergreen Circle, Seneca remained in jail on charges of burglary first degree and grand larceny. Medlin is 35 years old. The crime was […]

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Long-time fire fighter killed in wreck

A long-time fire fighter died early last evening after an accident on South Carolina 24 in Anderson County. The victim was identified as David Wright, a 23 year member of the Seneca Fire Department and a long-time chief of the nearby Friendship Volunteer Fire Department. Lance Corporal David Jones of the South Carolina Highway Patrol reported the accident at 6 […]

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“Lights, cameras, action” in Oconee

All of a sudden, Oconee County is a spot for the filming productions for the screen. And the leading actor for the latest one is causing a buzz because of the actor’s Hollywood star status. Ken Sloan, director of Mountain Lakes CVB, knows the identity of the man being lined up to star in “Elbow Grease.” At this point, Sloan […]

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