Monday morning’s Pinnacle Mountain fire report

The wildfire that escaped a small portion of the northern perimeter late Saturday and ran up Rocky Mountain yesterday surrounded the hill Sunday night. The latest reports indicate the fire is moving northwest toward Buzzard Mountain, but the containment strategy of constructing hand lines around the area remains the same. According to the state Commission of Forestry, the fire grew […]

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Saturday night chase thru Walhalla

A late Saturday night police chase thru Walhalla ended when the pickup truck flipped sideways at a highway 28/Highlands Highway curve.  The incident ended with a deputy sheriff filing traffic and drug charges against the man identified as the pickup driver.  A Sheriff’s Office report shows Patrick Rowland Standridge charged with failing to stop for a blue light, driving under […]

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Strides made to conserve eyesight

The Seneca Lions Club is pleased to announce that the club, with the generosity of the public, has made strides in its goal of eyesight conservation.  This year the club bought 65 pairs of glasses and, with the help of a local eye doctor, has so far designated 35 people as recipients.  According to Lions Club member Jim Atkinson, eyeglass […]

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Winners announced in Seneca Lions poster contest

Judges chose a student at Seneca Middle School, Nadia Sanchez, as the overall winner of an international peace poster contest, sponsored by the Seneca Lions Club.  Nadia and the other contestantants were asked to draw a poster on the theme of “A Celebration of Peace.” She wins an outfit donated by Belk’s and tomorrow, along with her family, she’ll be […]

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Two million Carolinians to travel this Thanksgiving

The motor club AAA Carolinas projects that two million Carolinians will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving.  The projection breaks down to 1.4 million North Carolinians and 670 thousand South Carolinians.  The holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday to Sunday.  This year’s projected increase of 1.9% is spurred by improvements in the economy, including rising wages, […]

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“C” funds for two Fair Play road projects

Oconee’s three-member state “C” Fund Committee authorized funding on Friday to improve two Fair Play roads which feed into Interstate 85.  The vote approves funds for work on both SC 59 and 243.  One committee member, however, said he thought at least three other heavier traveled state roads in the county were in worse shape and more deserving.  Dick Cottingham […]

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Request to Pinnacle Mountain fire evacuees

Until at least the noon hour today, Pinnacle Mountain evacuees are requested to stay out of the area.  The request, thru Pickens County Emergency Management, applies to evacuees from Back Park Road, Country Creek Drive and the west side of South Saluda Road. “We understand the significance of prolonged evacuation and its inconvenience but this decision is always made in the […]

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