Coffee Road accident

The police say a Walhalla woman and her grandson were taken to the hospital for treatment after this morning’s accident on the Coffee Road. At the time, Lt. Aaron Alexander said, Maggie Brown was intending to drop off her grandson at the elementary school. The Brown car turned over on the road surface. Alexander said the driver of the other […]

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Communications tower request near Seneca

A public hearing takes place next week on an application to build a 159-foot cell tower near Seneca. The Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals has scheduled a hearing for Faulk and Foster Real Estate of Charlotte, North Carolina, on behalf of the communications company Verizon. The proposed location is Semper Fi Drive, off the Return Church Road. The hearing takes […]

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Week of activities marked Law Enforcement Appreciation Week

A luncheon last Thursday helped bring to a close a week of activities that marked Law Enforcement Appreciation Week in Oconee County. To a retirees’ appreciation luncheon, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw made remarks and Chief Deputy Kevin Davis read a proclamation by County Council recognizing Peace Officers Memorial Day. On Friday, flags were flown half-staff at the Sheriff’s Office and at […]

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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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