Field set at two candidates

The field of candidates is set for a special election in West Union. At the qualifying deadline today, the field remained two candidates: Doug Moore of Schroder Street and Chad Thomas of n. highway 11. They will meet September 9 to determine who fills the council seat left open by the recent resignation of Danny Cappelen.

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Attorney General Office opinion

Oconee Treasurer Greg Nowell says an opinion from the state’s legal beagles is an opinion on the side of the county’s taxpayers. Nowell commented today on that long-awaited opinion on whether it’s proper for him to deposit taxes and late penalties into the general county treasury without divvying out a portion of those collections to the county’s public schools. As […]

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Event to honor Vietnam War era veterans

A special event to recognize South Carolina’s Vietnam War era veterans takes place next month in Columbia, and all interested veterans and their guests are invited. The ceremony is being arranged by U-S Senator Tim Scott for 10 o’clock Saturday morning, August 2 at the First Baptist Church of Columbia. Keynote speaker will be Medal of Honor recipient James Everett […]

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Back porch fire near Seneca

A malfunction, apparently inside the relief valve of a propane tank grill, could have led to a July 4 weekend tragedy near Seneca. The fire department credits the homeowner last night on Alberts Road with quick action in limiting the fire to the back porch of the home. According to fire fighter Fabian Skelton, the fire could have easily spread […]

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Bat disease jumps from the mountains to the midlands

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources recently received confirmation that white-nose syndrome has been confirmed in a tri-colored bat in Richland County. It’s a disease that has killed millions of bats in east North America. Previously, the only known cases of the disease in South Carolina had been found in the mountain counties of Oconee and Pickens. While the […]

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Candidates books close today!

West Union residents wishing to run for a seat on their town council face a noon hour deadline today to make the race. To enter the special September 9 election for a vacant council seat, West Union residents must file by the noon hour today with the county elections office in Walhalla. At last check, two men were in the […]

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2nd person arrested in store incident near Clemson

The woman who ran across a four-lane highway to avoid Oconee deputies has apparently turned herself over to authorities in her home North Carolina county. And she’s now in the custody of Oconee County authorities in Walhalla. The Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Keri Ann Gibson Messick of Lowell, North Carolina on four charges: resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, unlawful […]

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Hearing for Clemson rental property owner

A show cause hearing is planned Monday at 6:30 p-m, before  the start of the Clemson City Council meeting for a rental property owner. According to city documents, it’ll be a chance for John Liu to demonstrate why the city should not suspend his right to rent property at 130 College Heights Boulevard for one year. Last month Liu pleaded […]

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Mailboxes destroyed on Ebenezer Road

Oconee sheriff’s officers late last night were investigating mailbox destruction on the Ebenezer Road near West Union. Four mailboxes were destroyed there, and the suspect culprit is believed to be a car or truck that ran off the side of the road. The Sheriff’s Office believes the vehicle has front-end damage. Several pieces of that vehicle were left behind.

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