No discernible fire spread

Trace amounts of rain overnight added to the already wet conditions and prevented any discernible spread of the Pinnacle Mountain fire and any significant firefighting efforts. Division supervisors are scouting the perimeter of the containment area this morning, but for the second straight day, crews are not being dispatched to the lines of concern for safety. Wet roads, slick terrain […]

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Report on asbestos removal sent to DHEC

  A report on the recently removed asbestos on Seneca’s Kellett property has been sent by the city to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control, and utilities director Bob Faires says the city has been told the report will be filed and to expect no further followup from the health authorities.  The city hired a company to remove […]

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Walhalla cheerleaders practice for competition

The cheerleaders at Walhalla High cheer for their school’s athletic teams.  But the cheerleaders could use some cheer themselves.  Since March they have been practicing two to three days a week for national competition.  Their coaches, Tracy Ray and Trina Chambers, have led the girls thru cheers, stunt groups, and music to prepare them for the competition.

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Greenville state lawmakers see Phillips’ removal differently

  Garry Smith and Bruce Bannister are part of the Greenville County state legislative delegation, but they disagree about the future that Greenville Health System is taking.  GHS is the parent body of the Oconee Memorial Hospital.  Bannister, a state representative, describes Rick Phillips a victim of politics when it came to the decision against re-naming the Oconee businessman to […]

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Rain helps relieve Pinnacle Mountain fire

The Pinnacle Mountain fire in Pickens County, South Carolina and Transylvania County, North Carolina received more than an inch of rain overnight, providing much-needed relief for the drought -stricken area, for firefighters and for the blaze itself. Crews are not being dispatched to the lines this morning out of concern for safety; wet roads, slick terrain and soaked ground will […]

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For now, no expression that teachers want to be armed

A popular school resource officer at Seneca, Charles Mulwee, is getting a new assignment.  Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for Oconee School District Operations, announced this morning that as part of the county’s stepped up safety officer coverage of the public schools, Mulwee will now be in charge of the elementary schools in the Walhalla area.  Hanvey also said that, in […]

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