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Marines arrive to patriotic reception

June 23, 2015

Marines from North Carolina and from the South Carolina Wounded Warrior Regiment have arrived for a few days of rest and relaxation. They were greeted by those who lined a parade route yesterday in a procession led by motorcycles. Members of the public responded with signs, flag-waving and expressions of thank you. Some of the…

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Planning Commission gets to work on noise law

June 23, 2015

Oconee County staff member Josh Stephens believes he has a grasp on the general feelings of the planning commissioners as to how they view the county’s noise law when it comes to loud music. After 45 minutes of give-and-take last night, Stephens summed up what he had heard and promised the planning commissioners he’ll soon…

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Senecan charged with assaulting officer

June 23, 2015

  Campus police at Clemson have charged a Seneca woman with assaulting a police officer while resisting arrest, along with several misdemeanor offenses. It stemmed from a Saturday night traffic stop on campus. According to the university announcement, Melinda Jane Paris was charged with assaulting a police officer while resisting arrest, a felony; and misdemeanor…

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Streetscape enters new phase

June 22, 2015
Streetscape enters new phase

Part of S. College Street in Walhalla is dug up today, as workers have started a new phase of Streetscape.  The digging took place at the corner of College and E. Main and necessitated the closing of S. College between the blocks of Main and S. Broad Street.

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Three hurt in disturbance near Seneca

June 22, 2015

Three people have been hurt in a disturbance today in the Crossroads Community, south of Seneca. A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office said there was a disturbance on Ranger Drive. One of the injured was flown by a medical helicopter. We have an unconfirmed report the three were hurt during a robbery.

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Thomas “Keith” Sanders

June 22, 2015

Thomas “Keith” Sanders, 57, of 200 Sanders Road, Townville died Thursday at AnMed Hospital.  He was the husband of Betty Ann Rollison Sanders.  The family receives friends from 6-8 p-m Monday, June 22 at Sandifer Funeral Home.  A memorial service will be held later.  The family is at the home of his son, Brian and…

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Scott Alexander “Alex” Harper,II

June 22, 2015

Scott Alexander “Alex” Harper II, 33, died Friday, June 19.  He was an attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina. The funeral will be 2 p-m Saturday at Westminster Baptist Church.  Private burial in Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family receives friends from 6-8 p-m Friday, June 26 at Sandifer Funeral Home.  Condolences may be expressed online by…

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Grady Goodroe

June 22, 2015

Grady Goodroe, 92, died Tuesday, June 16.  He was the widower of Paula Goodroe.  In the Second World War., he was an Army tank commander.  There will be a memorial service at Monday, July 13  at West End United Methodist Church.  Visitation will begin at 10 a-m with the service following at 11.  In place…

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Fire burns Holly Springs home

June 22, 2015

Fire burned an unoccupied home this morning in the Holly Springs Community, on Rocky Fork Road. Charlie King, Oconee Fire Chief, says the cause of this morning’s fire is being investigated. Fire fighters from Long Creek, Westminster and Cleveland extinguished hot spots at the fire scene.

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Three rafters OK after misunderstanding

June 22, 2015

Three unaccounted for Chattooga River rafters are OK. Scott Krein, director of Oconee Emergency Services, says it turned out to be a misunderstanding over what time the rafters had planned to come off the river. A search and rescue operation was started last evening.  Krein’s colleague, Charlie King, says the overdue rafters were spotted shortly…

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Calendar

  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmMountain Heart Free Concert
  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmVBS at Church of Christ, Lavonia
  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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