Tree falls on electric power lines

A tree fell onto electric power lines last night and service was lost to Duke Energy Lake Keowee residents near Seneca.  A Duke spokesman said the tree fell at the entrance to Pinnacle Point and it was necessary for crews to take down a circuit to make repairs.  It’s believed as many as 3,000 customers saw their power interrupted.  At […]

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Solicitor candidates to appear in Walhalla

The chamber of commerce invites everyone to meet and hear the three men who’ve dotted the roadsides in Oconee and Anderson with their signs promoting their candidacies for 10th Circuit Solicitor.  The Solicitor serves as the chief criminal prosecutor in the two counties.  A forum with candidates Wilson Burr, Rame Campbell, and David Wagner takes place at 7 tomorrow night […]

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Car accident near Easley kills Greenville man

An early morning car accident has killed a 47-year old man in Pickens County.  The county coroner, Kandy Kelley, says the accident at 2:50 this morning on Prince Perry Road killed Greenville resident Warren Kyle Rice, driver of a 1999 Honda Accord.  The accident was investigated by the state patrol.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Second man charged with intent to defraud lottery

A second man has been arrested in Oconee County on charges of intent to defraud the South Carolina Education Lottery.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, the arrest of Eric Alan Jenkins, 30 years old, took place late Friday afternoon.  An arrest warrant accused Jenkins of attempting to cash stolen lottery tickets at a West Union business.  The ticket in question […]

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Stabbing in Keowee community

  One stabbing victim in Oconee County this morning is getting emergency medical attention, and a law enforcement investigation is underway.  A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office says a bloody victim was found this morning in the Keowee Community, on Knox Landing Road near the Evatt Road.  A medical helicopter has flown the stabbing victim for treatment.       […]

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John Neil Byrnes

Salem, SC — John Neil Byrnes, age 75, died peacefully on June 4, 2016, at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca, SC. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Oconee County Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 685, Seneca, SC 29679 or to Adult and Child Therapy Services, 708 Washington […]

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Mental health issues beset prisoners

Jail is no fun place to be.  The Oconee Sheriff on Friday told a meeting in Seneca that between 30 and 40 percent of the inmate population has battled depression.  At least once a week a service is extended to the county’s prisoners.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says a mental health professional makes a weekly visit to the jail in Walhalla […]

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Dr. Lucas crossed the globe

One of the first things that Dr. Mike Lucas did last year after retiring as the Oconee Superintendent of Education was to take a trip around the world.  Lucas will share that experience during today’s meeting of the Walhalla Rotary Club. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Democratic National committeewoman to speak

Oconee County Democrats are bringing in a member of their party’s national committee to help raise money for the county party during their 4th annual picnic near Seneca.  The event takes places 5 to 8 pm Sunday, June 12 at the South Cove County Park.  Featured speaker will be State Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter of Orangeburg, member of the Democratic National […]

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