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Streetscape pace likely to impact Oktoberfest

July 16, 2015

A Walhalla councilman terms as “a real possibility” that Oktoberfest 2015 will arrive this fall without the finish of Streetscape.  It had been the hope of city leaders that the work on the entire four-block core commercial area could be finished by the third weekend in October, but delays throw that hope into question.  Councilman/Mayor…

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Car and pickup collide at Miracle Circle

July 16, 2015

A car and a pickup truck collided early yesterday afternoon at Seneca’s Miracle Circle.  The police say the car sustained passenger-side damage and one passenger was taken to the hospital.  The accident blocked or slowed traffic in the westbound lanes for about 10 minutes.  

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Little rest for the fire fighters

July 16, 2015

Oconee Rural Fire Control reports a flare-up this morning of yesterday’s fire that destroyed an old farmhouse at Townville.  Fire fighters were called back to the scene on the Perry Woolbright Road near South Carolina 24.  Shane Gibbs, county fire marshal, says investigators are trying to determine why the original fire started in the unoccupied…

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Hiker’s fall broken by small ledge

July 16, 2015

A 16-year old boy’s fall at IssaqueenaFalls north of Walhalla was stopped by a small ledge, and there he remained stranded until rescuers were able to extricate him to safety.  According to Scott Krein of Oconee Emergency Services, rescuers used a system of ropes and rappelled down to his rescue.  They found him 75 feet…

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Betty Mae Burton

July 15, 2015

Betty Mae Burton, 67, of 5795 Hwy. 184 E. Donalds, died Tuesday at Self Regional Medical Center.  She was the wife of William “Pete” Luther Burton Jr.  Funeral services will be 2 p-m Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 p-m, prior to…

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Bertie Orr Holmes

July 15, 2015

Bertie Orr Holmes died Monday.  She was the widow of Harold Holmes.  A memorial service will be 2 p-m Sunday at Poplar Springs Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Family members are at their homes.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made C/O Sandifer Funeral Home, PO Box 69, Westminster, SC…

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William Garland Butts Sr.

July 15, 2015

William Garland Butts Sr. 91, of 71 Ed Henry Road., Highlands, NC died Wednesday at GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  A graveside service will be 11 a-m Friday at Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 6 to 8 p-m Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oconee…

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Townville home fire

July 15, 2015

Fire broke out this morning at an unoccupied house in Towvnville, on the Perry Woolbright Road.  Charlie King, the Oconee Fire Chief, says the cause of the fire is being investigated.  Several southern Oconee volunteer fire departments, along with Seneca Rescue,  were sent to the fire.  

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Five-year prison term

July 15, 2015

A 23-year old Oconeean has been sent to prison on his conviction in the General Sessions Court of three charges.  After the jury trial, the sentence handed down sends Keith Antwane Jackson to prison for five years.  Jackson was convicted on charges of petty larceny enhancement, breaking into a motor vehicle, and financial transaction card…

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Howard’s Rock case set for trial

July 15, 2015

The office of the Greenville-Pickens Solicitor has announced that trial is scheduled to start Monday in the State’s case against a 20-year old man charged with malicious injury to personal property and grand larceny.  The indictments accuse Micah Rogers on June 2, 2013 of stealing part of ClemsonUniversity’s famed Howard’s Rock from the Tigers football…

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Calendar

  • July 28, 2015 3:00 pmCrossgate Church Bible Boot Camp
  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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