Oconee road projects 2017-2022

Two major Oconee County intersections are in line for improvements over the next six years.  Projects to improve 123 and Davis Creek Road—the Food Lion intersection—-and the confluence of three roads that lead to Fair Play are in the hopper.  But there is a ways to go before anything is finalized in the state’s Transportation Improvement Program for 2017-2022.  It’s […]

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Defendant extradited to Oconee

A man arrested in Kentucky has been extradited to Oconee County to face multiple charges of child sex crimes.  A resident of the Bluegrass State, Daniel William McElreath was arrested in his home state July 12 but now is lodged in the Oconee Detention Center where, so far, he has been denied bond.  The Sheriff’s Office made this announcement:  “A […]

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Three-year sentence announced

  An Oconee General Sessions Court judge ordered a Greenville man today to enter an alcohol addiction facility for three years after the defendant’s plea of guilt to several charges.  The sentence, handed down by Judge Keith Kelly of Gaffney, went to Christopher Timothy Baldwin, who was arrested in March after a high-speed chase that covered parts of the Seneca […]

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Legionnaires announce scholarship winner

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The Walhalla American Legion proudly announces its 2016 Scholarship recipient is Kimberly Gibson (left) of Fayetteville, North Carolina, the granddaughter of Walhalla Post member Randy Gibson of Walhalla.  Post spokesman Jerry Dyar says Kimberly has enrolled at Fayetteville Technical Community College in the upcoming freshman class where she plans to study Elementary Education.  Dyar said, “Our post scholarship program is open to […]

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Backpacks to be distributed in elementary schools

Backpacks will be handed out at Oconee’s 10 elementary schools during back to school events.  It’s a collaborative partnership between the school district and Oconee First Steps.  These backpacks are designed for all 4-K and pre-school intervention students.  Each contains two books and a parent information packet. “We are thrilled to be able to provide the backpacks, and so thankful […]

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The PRT has grant money to award

Oconee County Parks, Recreation & Tourism (PRT) Commission announces that Accommodations Tax (ATAX) grant applications will be accepted until 3 pm Monday, August 15, 2016. ATAX Application guides may be requested through the PRT office at 888-1488 and will be available online at www.oconeesc.com  Eligible projects for ATAX grant consideration are tourism advertising and promotion; the promotion of arts and […]

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Waterfalls are beautiful but can be dangerous

Two fatalities related to waterfalls occurred over recent days in North Carolina in the Pisgah National Forest.  An Atlanta-area woman was wading in the stream that flows over Rainbow Falls on the Pisgah Ranger District when she lost her footing and was swept over the falls by the current. Two days later a man jumped off the top of Elk […]

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Fatal car accident on South Carolina 133

A late night car accident in Pickens County left a 7-year old boy dead.  The accident occurred Saturday night on South Carolina 133 and involved a car crossing the centerline after a curve in the road and hitting an embankment.  According to the highway patrol, the boy was in a booster seat.  Trooper Bill Ryne said the driver of the […]

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