Stolen car destroyed in fiery accident

A car stolen on Friday near Walhalla turned up in a fiery accident near West Union. And Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports one person has been arrested. Law enforcement records show Nathan Dwight Heaton, 34, of Mountain Rest charged with grand larceny after a 2000 Dodge Stratus was stolen from an address on the Westminmster Highway. Authorities say the 4-door Dodge […]

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Road repairs underway!

Repair work started this morning on a county road in the Tamassee Community.  According to Scott Krein, director of Oconee Emergency Services, Saturday night’s torrential downpours washed out Lester Lane.  Earlier Krein mis-identified the damaged road as Bumgardner Drive. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Vacancy to be filled in Salem

A vacancy in Salem is to be filled tomorrow night when Jim Williams is scheduled for the oath of office as municipal judge. Williams, an attorney in Seneca, is to be sworn in during the regular August meeting of town council, which begins at 6 o’clock. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Car runs off I-85

Public safety responders report a car left I-85 southbound in Oconee County and struck a sign for the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway.  No one reported hurt in the accident below the highway 59 bridge over the interstate.  State troopers reported the accident shortly before 6:30 this morning.  Among the responders:  members of the Fair Play Volunteer Fire Department. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Heavy rains damage Greenville County and I-85

Flash flooding Saturday night damaged parts of eastern Greenville County, including I-85. Some of the more significant damage was left on I-85 southbound at mile marker 54. Water flowed thru a culvert crossing Brushy Creek near Pelham Road. According to estimates, four to five feet of water flooded the southbound lanes for a 400 to 500-foot stretch. That stretch was […]

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Clock ticking for candidates!

The deadline to be a ballot candidate in this year’s Oconee School Board elections is just hours away. To run in the pair of non-partisan elections in November, candidates must be signed up by the noon hour today at the office of Oconee County School District. Two seats are available this year. At last report, the candidates were incumbent Andy […]

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Fire has been extinguished!

An apparent small fire has been extinguished this morning at Walhalla’s Kountry Kupboard restaurant. Chief Doug Kelley of the Walhalla Fire Department calls it a grease fire, but other details were not immediately known. Kelley believes the restaurant will be able to serve its customers this morning, although an assessment will be required. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Chief building official to resign

Seneca’s long-time chief building official is departing. Ed Halbig, planning and community development director, this afternoon confirmed the resignation of Eddie Moore, who will leave his employment with the city by August 15. According to Halbig, B-J Klaren is being elevated to succeed Moore. Klaren has served as building inspector. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Summer graduation at Clemson University

At Clemson University graduation, 965 students received degrees. The crowd that made its way into Littlejohn Coliseum numbered more than 6,000. The 965 degree candidates made the exercises one of Clemson’s largest summer ceremonies ever. They included Eddie Railey and his daughter, Reagan, who graduated together from Engineering and Science. Eddie Railey did most of his studying online in Kuwait […]

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