GCCP sewer line awarded

An Oconee County Council of one mind last night when it came to a project that, for years, has been nearly talked and argued to death. The council awarded the Golden Corner Commerce Park sewer project to a Columbia area firm, and County Administrator Scott Moulder indicated he’ll issue a notice to proceed as early as today. The action was […]

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Sgt. Evatt deploys to Afghanistan

An Oconee County native has embarked on his second deployment to northern Afghanistan. Sgt. Andrew Evatt will serve until July next summer as a combat engineer for the U-S Army. Evatt is based out of Fort Lewis, Washington. He’s the son of Mike Evatt of the Keowee Community and is a 2008 Walhalla High graduate.

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Congressman to make OC appearances

Congressman Jeff Duncan makes at least two Oconee County appearances. The Laurens Republican has Oconee County in his schedule Thursday, September 26. He’ll speak to the Seneca Rotary Club at 1 p-m at the International Deli. Later that afternoon, he’ll be the featured guest for a meeting of the Stamp Creek Republican Precinct from 4:30 to 6 p-m at Keowee […]

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Driver who fled checkpoint arrested

The police in Seneca arrested a man they’ve been looking for since a middle of the night safety checkpoint last weekend at E. Main and N Cherry streets. The police began to handcuff the driver after stopping a Ford Expedition, but he ran away—with the cuffs attached to one of his wrists. The police say they arrested their suspect this […]

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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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