Fire under investigation

A fire in the middle of last night remains under investigation today by the Oconee County Fire Investigation Team. Seneca Fire Chief Jan Oliver will look to those investigators for their conclusions on why a vacant mobile home caught fire around midnight at 3905 E. Lonsdale Street in Utica. Oliver says the mobile home apparently had been vacant for some […]

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NRC report card to be issued next week

The staff of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has decided that Duke Energy’s nuclear units 1, 2, and 3 in Oconee County operated safely in 2014. Information about that assessment will be shared next week during an informal open house at the World of Energy. Beginning at 5:30 Tuesday evening, April 14, there will be informational posters and NRC staff available […]

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Truck belonging to Atlanta dealer found in Oconee

Oconee sheriff’s officers determined that a truck found inside a West-Oak Highway storage unit belongs to a dealership near Atlanta, Georgia. They have since returned the 2005 Dodge Ram to its owner, USA Auto Sales in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and have identified two suspects for whom the Sheriff’s Office has arrest warrants. The two have been identified as Townville resident Madison […]

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Worker touched a live wire

A mishap occurred Friday at the Oconee Jail Construction site. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw quotes the contractor as saying an employee installing lights while on a ladder accidentally touched a live wire and fell a distance of five feet. No other information immediately available.

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Home builders’ leader to speak Thursday

The leader of South Carolina’s home builders will make remarks Thursday in Oconee County. Mark Nix, executive officer of the Home Builders Association of South Carolina, will talk about the home building industry in South Carolina at a business forum of the Oconee Economic Alliance. The public may attend this free event, beginning at 8 o’clock Thursday morning at Thrift […]

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Oconee’s 2015 Ambassador for Economic Development

Oconee’s 2015 Ambassador for Economic Development is a manufacturing plant manager near Westminster who is said to be worthy of this year’s award for two important reasons. As part of the Annual Industry Appreciation Week, the South Carolina Department of Commerce recognized Bobby Dover of U-S Engine Valve for his exceptional efforts to bolster community and economic development activities. Dover […]

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Overnight public safety calls

At this hour, public safety responders remained on scene of an accident near Walhalla. State troopers are investigating an accident in which a vehicle hit a tree on the Bush Creek Road at Coffee Road. Earlier, fire broke out in a home near Seneca, on E. Lonsdale Street in the Utica Community. Seneca fire fighters were called shortly after midnight.

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Teenager dies four hours after being pulled from lake

A Spartanburg County teenager died in a Greenville hospital of complications from an apparent drowning earlier in Lake Keowee. Oconee Coroner Karl Addis said Treven Tolliver, 17-year old resident of Greer, was pronounced dead at 9:17 Friday night at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Four hours earlier, Oconee 9-1-1 received a call for help at Fall Creek on Lake Keowee, near the […]

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