Nighttime work to begin at 85-385

Motorists traveling at night on I-85 in GreenvilleCounty will begin next week to see the first signs of activity on one of the largest transportation projects undertaken by the South Carolina DOT.  The work on 85, between Mauldin Road and highway 14, is to modernize the existing I-85/I-385 interchange, which currently sees 200 thousand vehicles a day.  The cost will […]

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“Oconee Campus Recommendation”

A building committee report recommending an OconeeCounty campus is on the agenda for Monday’s meeting of the area commission for Tri-CountyTechnicalCollege.  A committee representing three entities recommends the long-talked about Oconee Tech campus be built in the county’s Technology and InformationPark on highway 11.  To do that, however, requires the approval of the Tech commissioners, the Oconee County Council, and […]

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Workers re-open Walhalla intersection

Streetscape crews last night re-opened Walhalla’s Main Street intersection with S. College Street.  They completed electrical conduit across College Street and tied in the existing six-inch water line with the new eight-inch main.  The old Main Street line, between College and Tugaloo, officially has been abandoned.  

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Meeting involved what to do with the old jail

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw met yesterday with representatives of the faith-based outfit who delivered their plan for what they would like to do with the current Oconee jail once the new jail opens next door.  For now, Crenshaw is withholding public comment on the proposal of Christ Central Ministries.  He said, “They have put together a plan and I would prefer […]

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Zoning hearings Tuesday

Public hearings are scheduled next week by the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals.  They pertain to a new LakeKeowee home development and a new office building planned on the grounds of Duke’s World of Energy.  For a home development at the end of Waterfall Road near HighFalls, a Tennessee developer seeks a road width variance of 20 feet.  Representatives of […]

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City of Walhalla request of its water customers

Walhalla has in place an automated calling system to alert customers of water emergencies.  It serves a dual purpose of notifying customers who haven’t paid on time.  But it can’t work without the public’s help.  “For the system to work properly, phone numbers are needed on accounts.  Please update your information by calling 864/638-4343.”  

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Two Presidential hopefuls to campaign in Oconee

Two hopefuls for the Republican nomination for President are Oconee County-bound, and one of them is a local resident.  Chairman Bob Skipp of the countyGOP says arrangements have been made for Senator Lindsey Graham, an Oconee resident, to meet the public at 10:30 Monday morning, August 10 at the Seneca Family Restaurant.  That same By-Pass restaurant will be the spot […]

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Train-pedestrian fatality identified

An 88-year old Westminster man died this morning after being hit by a Norfolk Southern freight train.  Derrick E. Holden of 202 N. Bibb Street was pronounced dead at 9:17 a-m.  Both Coroner Karl Addis and Police Chief Dean Awalt say they believe what happened was an accident at 8:30 this morning at the N. Bibb Street grade crossing.  According […]

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Red panda born at the Greenville Zoo

The Greenville Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male red panda.  The offspring, born June 21, is the first for the parents Collette, three years old, and Firecracker, nine years old.  And it’s the first birth of the species for the zoo since 2006.  Red pandas are native to the mountains of Nepal, north Myanmar, and central China.  They […]

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Miracle Circle accident at 2:30 a-m

An accident at 2:30 this morning at Seneca’s Miracle Circle left thousands of dollars in damage to a pair of cars.  The police say the accident occurred as one car attempted a left turn from the By-Pass onto W. N. 1st Street.  According to Capt. Robert Tribble, the driver of the Lexus SUV required a trip to the hospital and […]

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