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Other trees down include…

February 17, 2015

Besides 183/Walhalla-Westminster Highway, at the edge of the Walhalla city limit, other downed trees have been reported on Hefner Road, Nectarine Circle, Lake Jemiki Road, and North Katherine Street, among other spots in the Walhalla area. In the Seneca area, you may find trees down on N. Fair Play Street, Houston Rice Road, and the…

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For the most part, “clear sailing”

February 17, 2015

Primary roads and some secondaries between Seneca and Walhalla are in fairly good shape for traffic this morning. If you have to be out, however, take it slow and watch for problem spots—such as an accumulation on 28 northbound at the Poplar Spring Road bridge. The 28 bridge over 11 is also covered, and motorists…

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Sex assault reported at frat party

February 16, 2015

A sexual assault reported during the weekend at a Clemson University fraternity house in Oconee County is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw identified the victim as an out of state college student who, while visiting a Clemson student, had attended a party at the fraternity house on the Old Clemson-Seneca Highway.…

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Fitting tribute to Central’s history

February 16, 2015

A railroad museum is a fitting tribute to the Pickens County town of Central. The town got its name because of its location on the halfway point of the railroad between Atlanta and Charlotte. Central’s railroad history is now on display, and the Central Railway Museum is open to the public every Saturday from 9…

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Krein applauds school district decision

February 16, 2015

The decision to release students early today is endorsed by Scott Krein, director of Oconee Emergency Services. “What we’re looking at is a variety of snow, rain, freezing rain—possibly on the trees and roads,” said Krein who added the school district has made the best decision. If the bad weather hits, he advises motorists to…

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Teenagers found safe

February 16, 2015

The cold is no time to be outdoors and lost. That’s what happened last night to a pair of teenagers who went hiking in a remote part of Oconee County. Fortunately, according to Scott Krein of Oconee Emergency Services, they were found not long after they went missing near highway 107.

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WEATHER CLOSINGS – Updated

February 16, 2015

Oconee County Schools will operate on a 2 hour delay Thursday, February 19. Faculty and staff should report at regular times. Buildings will be open at normal time for those parents who need to drop off kids early. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 9:45. ______________________________________________________   Seneca Medical will resume it’s normal schedule…

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“Walls are up, roof is on”

February 16, 2015

A young evangelist revved up the crowd Friday during the 3rd Annual Black History Luncheon, sponsored by the city of Seneca. The theme for this year’s luncheon was “Saving the Black Male.” Those attending also got an update on the construction of the city’s first museum for African-American history. Dr. John Martin, curator for both…

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Fire destroys Mountain Rest home

February 16, 2015

Fire destroyed a two-story home Friday on Chattooga Lake Road in Mountain Rest. Two people lived in the home, but they managed to make it out safely. Charlie Vissage, chief of the Mountain Rest Fire Department, said fire fighters encountered fire through the roof of the house. By today, the cause of that fire is…

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Delegation elects new DOT commissioner

February 16, 2015

The state Legislative Delegation of the Third Congressional District has elected a new member to the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission. He’s Greenwood resident Ben Davis Jr., retired president/CEO of the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, a former Fountain Inn mayor, and former owner of one newspaper and two radio stations. The meeting, at which…

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Calendar

  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmSpring Revival at Flat Shoals Baptist Church
  • June 3, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 4, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 5, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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