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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JRSA out from under the order!

Being under a consent order from South Carolina’s highest authority for health and sanitation is serious business. But Bob Winchester is happy today that a matter between the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority and the state Department of Health and Environmental has been closed out. Winchester, JRSA executive director, points to correspondence from DHEC last week that announces “all Order […]

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Lake Jocassee a cleaner place today!

At Lake Jocassee, there’s an inside joke that goes something like: How do you clean a place that’s one of the cleanest places to begin with? The answer for Brooks Wade and others is one day a year to comb the lake and shoreline to scoop up trash and litter that make for eyesores. Wade and the rest of the […]

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Keowee Elementary organizes running club

Keowee Elementary School may be the smallest elementary school in Oconee County, but there’s a hungry appetite there for physical fitness through running. So far, 120 children have signed up for the school’s first running club. And Joy Powell Duncan says the club’s first event takes place this week to mark National Run@Work Run@School Day. The kickoff event will be […]

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SHS FFA receives national award

The National Future Farmers of America recently selected the Seneca High School chapter as a two-star winner in the national FFA chapter award program. Its members have been invited to Louisville, Kentucky and the national convention at the end of next month to be recognized. The mission of the FFA is to make a positive difference in the lives of […]

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Closing part of a Clemson street

Clemson city leaders consider the closing of a section of a street tonight to allow for the completion of the stalled project to replace the railroad bridge over S.C. 133 near the 123 intersection. At its 7:30 meeting tonight, the city council is to consider the closing of a section of Elm Street. The plan calls for a cul-de-sac at […]

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Remembrance service for 1950 crash victims

A service to remember four servicemen killed in a military plane crash nearly 63 years ago in Pickens County takes place this afternoon near the crash site. On November 11, 1950 an Air Force C-82 twin-engine “Flying Boxcar” carrying four servicemen took off from Maxwell Field in Montgomery, Alabama and was due to land at Greenville Air Force Base. They […]

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So far, evidence shows no foul play

Shortly after Walhalla Fire Department released from the Presbyterian Church fire scene, Chief Doug Kelley said there’s no evidence of any foul play associated with Saturday’s fire that destroyed the church roof and caused heavy damage to the sanctuary below. Origin of the fire is believed to be the room containing the church sound speakers. But Kelley says there’s still […]

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