Groundbreaking for Clemson historical markers

A groundbreaking set tomorrow signals both the spot where a new historical marker will be erected and the launch of a new commitment to tell what Clemson University says is its full history. The public event will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Lee Hall courtyard to commemorate a nearby site where the marker will be erected. Rain location is […]

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Oconee’s Officer of the Year

A uniform patrol officer has been recognized as the Oconee County Officer of the Year.  The award, sponsored by Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams, went to Sgt. Bryan Long during the Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet last week at Anderson’s T-L Hanna High school.  The event is held to benefit the scholarship fund for criminal justice programs at […]

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Library improvements

  Improvements are being made to the Oconee County libraries in Walhalla and Westminster.  New bathroom facilities have replaced 37-year old fixtures at the Walhalla Library.  And Phil Cheney, county library director, says both the Walhalla and Westminster libraries are in line to receive automatic entrance doors—similar to the automatic doors at Seneca recently.  Library officials are grateful to the […]

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Motorcyclist killed in Mountain Rest

The coroner says a 26-year old motorcyclist died at the scene of a Mountain Rest accident.  Three people from the car in Saturday afternoon’s accident on the Cassidy Bridge Road were taken to the hospital, and a trooper reported the two car passengers were in serious condition.  The patrol logged the accident shortly after 2:30 p-m when a motorcycle and […]

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Seneca requests the the facts be set straight

Two professors at Clemson University complained to the Seneca mayor and the city council about the city’s handling of the Zachary Hammond case.  The city says those professors had the right to express themselves.  The professors appeared before the mayor and the council during a meeting late last year.   But, in a news release Friday, the city sought to set […]

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Walhalla family credited with 100 years’ weather watching

Without the Brandts of Walhalla, the National Weather Service likely would have been unable to record South Carolina weather for the last 100 years.  NOAA has confirmed that no other family in its history of “weather watching” had served in the capacity of volunteer weather reporting.  And the South Carolina Senate has taken notice.  Thomas Alexander, Oconee-Pickens Republican, has offered […]

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Volunteers create Westminster park

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On a sunshine, blue sky day across Oconee, Westminster may shine the brightest. Volunteers are converting a vacant corner spot downtown into a park.  Spearheading the work are the members of this year’s Oconee Leadership Class.  The class president, Jennifer Moss, says trees and shrubs are being planted today.  Next week the class will add small perennials.  The park at […]

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Missing Virginian located

A missing person from Virginia apparently has been located in the vicinity of I-85 and the Georgia-South Carolina line.  We’ve learned that an officer from Franklin County, Georgia located the missing person and telephone contact was made with the individual’s family members in Virginia.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Dollar General sought on Ebenezer Road

  The developer for a proposed Dollar General store in Oconee County has new plans.  And those plans are to be aired during a public hearing this month in Walhalla.  A county official says the application for a pair of special exceptions this time proposes an alternate location—-on Ebenezer Road next to Yupper’s store and restaurant.  Late last year the […]

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