Roundabout proposed near Pickens

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public information meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, concerning proposed intersection improvements at SC 183 (Farrs Bridge Road) and S-95 (Jameson Road) east of the City of Pickens. The meeting will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Dacusville Community Center, 2671 Earls Bridge Road, Easley and will have […]

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Art contest centered on theme of peace

The winning artwork by students at Seneca Middle School is on display for the rest of the week at Martha’s Marketplace Café in Walhalla, according to an announcement by the Seneca Lions Club.  Lions club members Nancy Bock and Jim Atkinson chaired a committee that judged the winners of a poster contest to the theme of “A Celebration of Peace.”  […]

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Car accident fatality in Anderson

  The police are reporting a car accident fatality this morning on I Street in Anderson.  Tony Tilley, spokesman for the Anderson police, says an investigation is in progress to determine the cause of the accident.  The police are referring reporters to the coroner for the identity of the victim.

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Duke workers observe King Day of Service

Across South Carolina, at Oconee Nuclear Station, Duke Energy workers yesterday took part in the national MLK Day of Service.   Oconee Nuclear Station partnered with the United Way of Pickens County to assemble literacy kits for Title 1 schools–especially children who are on free and reduced lunch. The kits assembled focused on financial literacy for elementary school students and middle […]

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Walhallan chides Duncan for pro-gun vote

A Walhallan is taking to task the Third District representative for his pro-gun vote as a way to help hunters save their hearing.  In a letter to Republican Jeff Duncan, former Oconee Democratic Chairwoman Maxie Duke is critical of the House vote to ease rules governing silencers.  Duke says, “My brothers were hunters, as well as my husband.  They never, […]

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Motorcyclist killed in his driveway

A 49-year old Pickens County man died in a motorcycle accident in his driveway.  Coroner Kandy Kelley said the victim, Gary Joseph Carlson, was a helmeted driver of a Harley Davidson in the accident Saturday night at 125 Lighthouse Lane, Pickens.  The accident is being investigated by the highway patrol.

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June M. Davis Owens

Seneca, SC— June M. Davis Owens, 90, wife of Charles Owens, Jr., of 410 Violet Field Lane, Seneca, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 PM, Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Richland Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM -12:00 PM, Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Davenport […]

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New bus stop at Southern Wesleyan University

A new bus stop has been established on the campus of Southern Wesleyan University in Central to serve students and others in the community.  The bus stop was made possible by collaboration among university officials and Clemson Area Transit, the Federal Transit Administration, Pickens County and the town of Central. CATbus’s fare-free system has served Southern Wesleyan’s campus for more […]

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Individual state tax returns may be filed starting January 23

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) will begin accepting Individual Income tax returns on Monday, January 23. Income tax returns are due Tuesday, April 18. The dates are consistent with dates set by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  The announcement includes the following:  “While the SCDOR’s anti-fraud measures remain aggressive, we do not anticipate delaying South Carolina Individual Income tax […]

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