Intersection re-opens to traffic

The busy Oconee T-intersection of 123 and the Wells Highway near Blue Ridge Orthopedics re-opened to all traffic last evening—after several hours of cleanup and the removal of two wrecked tractor-trailer trucks.  The accident occurred yesterday morning during a heavy fog that enveloped parts of Oconee County near Lake Hartwell.  What happened was of no surprise to the nearby Lee […]

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Contract awarded for the I-26 Volvo interchange

A $44 million dollar interchange is going to be built near Charleston, a project that the state’s transportation chief says is an example of how the public transportation system supports economic development.  The DOT awarded Conti Enterprises the contract to build the new interchange on I-26 that will provide  interstate access for the new $500 million Volvo plant under construction […]

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Former Oconee library manager serves in similar Mississippi post

A former manager of Oconee’s Salem branch library now serves as system director of the Kemper-Newton Regional Library in rural Mississippi.  Meredith Wickham started her career in public libraries as a volunteer at the Seneca branch library.  In 2013, she moved with her husband who took a teaching position at Mississippi State University.  Meredith Wickham is active in the Association […]

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Hellen Lee

Townville – Hellen June Haulbrooks Lee, 65, widow of the late Larry Dean Lee, 640 Rachels Drive, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House. The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm, Friday, December 23, 2016 at Sandifer Funeral Home.  No formal services will be held. Mrs. Lee will be laid to rest in the family […]

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Cynthia Perry Capelle

Cynthia Perry Capelle, of 402 Blackjack Rd. Westminster, formerly of Seneca, went to be with her Lord and Savior.  Funeral Services will be held 11am Friday, Dec. 23rd, 2016 at the Brown-Oglesby Chapel with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park, the family will receive friends from 10 to 11am Friday.  Brown-Oglesby is assisting the family.

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Wandering Upstate elk finds (another) new home

After efforts to encourage the now-infamous “Upstate S.C. elk” to return to its home herd in North Carolina proved unsuccessful, the animal has been relocated to the S.C Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism’s Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, where it will become a part of the “Animal Forest” exhibit there. However, it will be some time before visitors […]

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Walhalla offers carrot to catch the rabbit

Walhalla City Council took a first step to offer tax incentives to business that, in turn, would take a chance on Walhalla.  Councilman Tjay Bagwell said an ordinance offering incentives passed on first reading during council’s regular December meeting.  The incentives, in the form of rebates paid back to the businesses, would be controlled by the city’s elected leaders.  Meaning, […]

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Truck accident between Seneca and Clemson

An accident that is believed to have involved two trucks has blocked traffic on busy 123 this morning between Seneca and Clemson.  Public safety responders are diverting traffic to back roads to avoid U-S 123 in the vicinity of Blue Ridge Orthopedics and the Wells Highway.  The accident was reported by state troopers around 9:30 and as late as the […]

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Duncan accuses Obama of vain stab to salvage legacy

Jeff Duncan, the Third District South Carolina U-S representative, calls President Obama’s ban against oil leases in both the Arctic and the Atlantic “a vain attempt to salvage a personal legacy for himself.”  And Duncan, Laurens Republican, vows he’ll work with the Trump administration to reverse the ban which Duncan believes would throttle economic and energy security.  Duncan also lambasted […]

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