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State upgrades drought status

June 22, 2015

A shower a day somewhere across Oconee has apparently allowed the county to escape incipient drought status—-the first level of drought. The South Carolina Drought Response Committee late last week upgraded 28 counties to the first level of drought, but Oconee was not included. Several locations in the state saw temperatures above 100 degrees which,…

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Marines will parade this afternoon

June 22, 2015

Parade day this afternoon in Oconee County, and it will be a hot one. County residents are invited to line up along 123 between Clemson and Seneca and 130 from Seneca to Keowee Key for the annual motorcycle-led procession of wounded Marines, who will spend a few days of rest and relaxation at Lake Keowee.

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Congressman sends staff to Oconee

June 22, 2015

Congressman Jeff Duncan alerts his constituents to an opportunity for Oconeeans in need of help from the federal government. Staff from Duncan’s office will be available from 10 a-m to noon tomorrow at the Oconee Delegation Office at 10 Short Street, Walhalla. It’s one of several stops Duncan’s staff will make this week across the…

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Lawmakers work the weekend

June 22, 2015

  A committee of House and Senate members worked the weekend toward a compromise for a new state budget. Among those awaiting the outcome was State Senator Thomas Alexander. He told us Friday that no matter the compromise, there is just not going to be enough in the new budget to solve the state’s worsening…

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New jail set for final inspection

June 22, 2015

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says he and his staff are hopeful that July 17 is going to produce the approval needed to allow for the opening of Oconee’s new $16.2 million jail. On that Friday the state Department of Corrections is scheduled to conduct what Crenshaw says is to be the final inspection of the jail.…

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Paving machinery accident

June 22, 2015

The operator of road-paving equipment was described seriously hurt near Salem Friday morning when the machinery lost power and toppled over a guardrail on South Carolina 130—several miles north of the 11 intersection. Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services said EMS and Salem Fire and Rescue brought the injured operator up the side of the…

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Traffic fatality near Salem

June 22, 2015

A 75-year old Salem woman died Saturday at Greenville Memorial Hospital after being hospitalized for injuries in a two-vehicle accident. Coroner Karl Addis said the accident that took the life of Carol Hunter occurred around 11 o’clock Saturday morning, as she was a passenger in a car driven by her husband, Samuel O’Dell Hunter. According…

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I-85 roadway blocked

June 22, 2015

South Carolina troopers report part of I-85 northbound is blocked this morning—the result of a new accident this morning at the first mile marker across from the state line.

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Hit-run fatality on I-85

June 22, 2015

State troopers are investigating a hit-run fatality early Saturday on I-85 near the entrance to the state Welcome Center at Fair Play. Coroner Karl Addis said the victim was a 28-year old Lavonia, Georgia man, David Michael Rogers. Addis says Rogers, apparently a pedestrian around 4 o’clock Saturday morning, was discovered by a deputy shortly…

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Backseat passenger fatal victim

June 22, 2015

A traffic accident last night near Walhalla took the life of a backseat passenger. Coroner Karl Addis this morning identified the fatality as Timothy Mark Hoover. The 28-year old Seneca man was riding in a 2007 Chevy Avalanche that hit a tree and overturned. Two other people were taken from the scene to the Greenville…

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Calendar

  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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