Mountain Rest prescribed burn today!

Crews from the U-S Forest Service gather at Mountain Rest this morning to undertake a prescribed burn of 1,500 acres near the Chattooga Ridge Road.  The pre-scribed burn is to start at 11 o’clock.  A spokesman for the Forest Service says it’s believed there will be no smoke impact in Oconee County. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Walhalla students qualified for history contest

WHS history students

Ten Walhalla High students qualified for the South Carolina National History Day contest April 23 at Westwood High School in Blythewood.  The qualifying Walhalla students created top projects at both their school and the regional level.  National History Day involves students researching primary and secondary sources related to a topic of their choosing, with guidance from the teacher, and developing […]

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The flow of waste, a concern to commissioners

Oconee planning commissioners believe that education and some simple administrative changes can make a dent in the volumes of trash generated in the county.  Wayne McCall, the District Two councilman, worries that Oconee would have no disposal recourse if it loses its contract with a Georgia landfill.  And last night McCall met with the Oconee Planning Commission to consider how […]

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Chase suspect identified

Chase Picture Three

Records at the Oconee Detention Center identify a 25-year old Greenville man as the subject of a high-speed chase that covered parts of the Seneca and Walhalla areas and put a shudder into the general driving public.  A spokesman for the Oconee Sheriff says the charges and further information on law enforcement’s case against Christopher Timothy Baldwin will be released […]

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Pay raise for mayor and council

At the start of new terms for the mayor and four of the council members, Seneca will consider raising the pay for its part-time elected leaders.  A recommendation to increase the salaries for the mayor and council is an agenda item for tonight’s 6 o’clock meeting at City Hall. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Danny Barker

Seneca – Danny Michael Barker, 60, of 204 Yellow Jasmine Drive, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016 at AnMed Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Grace Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior to the service at the church.  Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family is […]

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Chase suspect IN CUSTODY

A chase thru parts of Oconee ended early this afternoon with the apprhension of a person the Sheriff’s Office describes as a suspect in a shoplifting case at the EGame Stop at Applewood Shopping Center.  The chase ended on SC 183/the Walhalla-Pickens Highway in the vicinity of High Falls Express and Wolf Stake Road.  Charges against the suspect are expected […]

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Unit 1 off-line for indeterminate time

A spokesman for Duke Energy says Unit One at Oconee Nuclear remains off-line for an indefinite period–having been taken off line as precaution from yesterday’s transformer fire in a switchyard near the plant.  Duke’s Andrew Beckner, speaking to 101.7/WGOG NEWS after a news conference this morning at the World of Energy, said, “We’ll make sure that once we bring Unit […]

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High-speed chase

A high-speed chase continues throughout parts of Oconee County as law enforcement tries to bring to a stop a car containing a shoplifting suspect from an incident at the Applewood Shopping Center. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Joel Davis renominated for new term

Joel Davis this morning was renominated to serve on the board of directors of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative.  Davis’s name was the only one put forward during a nomination meeting held at the Blue Ridge headquarters near Westminster.  His seat is to be voted on by the membership during this year’s annual meeting. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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