Seneca utilities garner national safety award

Seneca’s Light and Water department has earned a national award for outstanding safety practices. For 2014, the utility earned the Safety Award of Excellence from the American Public Power Association. It recognizes Seneca for first place in a category for utilities with 30,000 to 59,999 worker-hours of annual worker exposure. The award was  announced yesterday by Kenneth Roberts, chairman of […]

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Re-zoning recommended in Seneca

An Easley man has cleared a hurdle at Seneca City Hall toward his plan to build five new homes on Northampton Road near the water tower. Seneca Planning Commission last night voted unanimously to recommend a zoning change for 20 acres belonging to Crescent Communities. Provided city council approves, James Nichols will be allowed to subdivide the acreage for five […]

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Worker falls at house construction job

A medical helicopter carried an Oconee construction worker for treatment today at a Greenville hospital.  A spokesman for Emergency Services said the worker fell approximately 20 feet from a ladder on S. Coves Drive where a home is under construction.  Adam Williams of Emergency Services said the mishap occurred this afternoon near Salem, not far from the Jocassee Point Road.

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Civil suit filed against bar owner

A lawsuit has been filed for an Oconee County woman alleging that a party she attended got out of control and she wound up being shot in the leg. The lawsuit, for Felicia Campbell, filed last week in the Common Pleas Court at Walhalla names as defendants Roshan Property LLC, and Pervaiz-Ali, also known as Sonny Ali. One person died […]

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Plans set for Memorial Day observance

Purple Heart veteran Cecil Sandifer of Westminster will keynote Oconee County’s Memorial Day observance. It takes place one week from today, at noon at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium. Everyone is invited. Sandifer, one of an estimated 100 surviving World War II veterans in Oconee County, is also a leader in the county’s business and civic fields, a former state lawmaker, […]

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Boater education class tailored to the young

This is National Safe Boating Week, and youngsters can learn the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating during a free class next week near Seneca. All resident and non-resident boaters under 16 years of age must successfully complete a boater education class that is approved by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources before operating a personal watercraft jet ski […]

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Six rising seniors to represent Walhalla at Boys State

Six rising seniors at Walhalla High School are representing Walhalla this summer during the 2015 Palmetto Boys State. According to the Legion Post 124, bound for the campus of Anderson University June 7-13 are Shane Carney, Ryan Kowalski, Logan Bodiford, Brett Leard, Conner Phillis, and T.J. Galloway. Legionnaires Mike Hamor and Ron Blair say these young men will represent the […]

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Setting the course for Oconee’s future

The Oconee County Comprehensive Plan takes a long-term view at ensuring that the county’s vision for the future is a reality. And, in Oconee, it’s time to reach out to the public for feedback on what should be in that document. State law requires the comprehensive plan be reviewed at least every five years and updated every ten years. The […]

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Walter Ricky Couch

Walter Ricky Couch, 58, of 706 N. Laurel Steet, Walhalla died Thursday.  The funeral will be at 11 a-m Tuesday from the Chapel of the Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.

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