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“Forty complaints in June alone”

July 14, 2015

EMS and law enforcement in OconeeCounty apparently are dealing with increasing calls for mental health services.  Many of the calls eventually work their way to the Oconee Probate Court, where the authority to commit for care rests with the judge.  “Commitments are 126 so far this year.  I have done, myself, 46 detention orders,” Probate…

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Teenager killed in zip line swing mishap

July 14, 2015

A 16-year old girl died yesterday when she fell out of a zip line swing in the Sunset Community of Pickens County.  Gary Duncan, deputy coroner for PickensCounty, said the accident at 5:51 p-m proved fatal to Lakeland, Florida resident Olivia Paige Grimes.  The girl fell from the zip line swing at Carolina Point Camp…

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West Union’s July meeting

July 14, 2015

At tonight’s meeting, West Union Town Council is scheduled to discuss and vote on the 2015 millage for the town’s tax rate.  A report is to be made on a turn light at the Main Street-SC 11 intersection.  Town Council meets at 6 o’clock at Town Hall.  

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Duke Energy on the job site

July 14, 2015

A Duke Energy representative arrived yesterday at the Walhalla Streetscape project.  Wiring is to be removed from the existing street lights.  Workers continue to lay electrical conduit and the changeover for the Bantam Chef will take place Sunday, so as not to interrupt business during regular work hours.  On the next block, from College to…

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Extending a cross-state trail to Walhalla

July 14, 2015

Palmetto Conservation and the City of Walhalla later today celebrate a new partnership that will extend the cross-state trail into downtown Walhalla.  Mayor Danny Edwards is to be there at the announcement to receive a Palmetto Trail kiosk poster that illustrates the new terminus in downtown Walhalla.  The Palmetto Trail is considered a premier hiking…

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Lake rescue aided by loaner life jacket

July 14, 2015

The efforts of a LakeHartwell corps ranger and bystander saved the lives of two boys after the pair struggled to swim from a remote buoy to the beach shoreline.  The incident occurred June 3 near the Singing Pines Recreation Area in OconeeCounty when park ranger Tim Crabtree noticed a dangerous situation and motioned for the…

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Parts of Clemson under advisory

July 14, 2015

A boil water advisory has been placed for residents of six neighborhoods of Clemson. The city advises residents of Essex Drive, Cochran Road, Boggs Street, Elm Street, Clemson Street and Calhoun Street to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking.  Residents should continue to vigorously boil…

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Fire victim flown to burn center

July 14, 2015

Fire late yesterday afternoon critically burned a man at his Timberlake community, Townville area home in OconeeCounty.  EMS and First Responders discovered a man who had been burned in a flash fire while smoking cigarettes and using a medical oxygen device.  The burn victim was carried by helicopter to the regional burn center at Augusta,…

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$100 thousand Oconee lottery fraud

July 13, 2015

Two people pleaded guilty today in a case of lottery fraud that involved now former employees of a Seneca store.  At the recommendation of the prosecution, the judge gave the defendants 10 years in prison, but suspended the prison sentence to probation, along with an order that they are to re-pay the victim in the…

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Arrest made in burglary near Westminster

July 13, 2015

A 32-year old OconeeCounty man has been arrested and charged with burglary at a home this month near Westminster.  The crime occurred July 2 on Lee Pine Drive near the West-Oak Highway.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office identified the man arrested, William David Hanks Jr., as a suspect in an incident in which a male was…

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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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