Serious car accident near Seneca

Three people required medical treatment last night as the result of a traffic light intersection accident near Seneca.  According to Seneca Fire Department, traffic approaching the city was detoured for up to an hour and a half at 123 and Keowee Trail.  Two cars collided.  One of the injured was sent for treatment in Greenville; two others went to the […]

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Jeff Duncan makes statement

The Third District’s Jeff Duncan made this statement on his election to a fourth term in the U-S House:  “I am so thankful to have the best bosses on the planet, the people of South Carolina. I am humbled to have the opportunity and privilege of being the people’s voice in Washington for another two years. We were a divided […]

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Westminster negotiations with Chrisley hit snag

  The television reality show host who has a Westminster background and is interested in acquiring the Westminster swimming pool wants assurance he’ll be re-imbursed for architect fees in the event he and the city can’t work out a deal.  City administrator Chris Carter last night gave the city council an update on his contacts with Todd Chrisley, who has […]

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An odor of smoke is in the air!

Not only are Oconeeans awaking to the realization that Donald Trump pulled off victory, but those in Walhalla are getting a whiff of the smoke generated by fires in neighbor states. According to Oconee Rural Fire Dispatch, it’s not certain whether the smoke has drifted from fires in Rabun County, Georgia or in Jackson County, North Carolina.

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America makes it choice!

  After being shut out the last two elections, Republicans are re-gaining the White House.  And they’ve done it with a government outsider who vows to make changes.  Donald Trump gave his winner’s speech around 3 this morning.  Trump was able to parlay strong support from rural voting, including Oconee County, South Carolina where the voters unofficially gave him 71.8% […]

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Oconee stays solid Republican

Oconee voters stayed loyal to the Grand ‘Ol Party, giving Republican nominee donald Trump 71.8% of the vote, as compared with 23.8% for Democrat Hillary Clinton.  It was a big voter turnout countywide, ending at 67% of those eligible to have cast ballots today.  In other race, Oconeeans preferred incumbent Jeff Duncan for Congress.  Seneca businessman and Democrat Hosea Cleveland […]

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Voters line up outside Walhalla precincts

Across the U-S the vote turnout is reported heavy.  One example is Walhalla where there is a prediction of a 4,600 voter turnout.  Within the last hour, a line of voters remained outside the fire station, home to Walhalla precincts 1 and 2.  To lessen confusion, Walhalla voters are asked to remember that they vote in Precinct 1 if they […]

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Lawyers’ inaction prompts judge’s directive

A federal judge says she is puzzled by the lack of progress to settle one of the lawsuits involving Community First Bank and its former CEO, Fred Shepherd.  Judge Mary Geiger Lewis late last month directed the attorneys to conduct mediation in Shepherd’s suit alleging breach of contract.  A year ago Lewis ordered that mediation, the process of a third […]

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