News

Re-zoning recommended in Seneca

May 19, 2015

An Easley man has cleared a hurdle at Seneca City Hall toward his plan to build five new homes on Northampton Road near the water tower. Seneca Planning Commission last night voted unanimously to recommend a zoning change for 20 acres belonging to Crescent Communities. Provided city council approves, James Nichols will be allowed to…

Read more »

Worker falls at house construction job

May 18, 2015

A medical helicopter carried an Oconee construction worker for treatment today at a Greenville hospital.  A spokesman for Emergency Services said the worker fell approximately 20 feet from a ladder on S. Coves Drive where a home is under construction.  Adam Williams of Emergency Services said the mishap occurred this afternoon near Salem, not far…

Read more »

Civil suit filed against bar owner

May 18, 2015

A lawsuit has been filed for an Oconee County woman alleging that a party she attended got out of control and she wound up being shot in the leg. The lawsuit, for Felicia Campbell, filed last week in the Common Pleas Court at Walhalla names as defendants Roshan Property LLC, and Pervaiz-Ali, also known as…

Read more »

Plans set for Memorial Day observance

May 18, 2015

Purple Heart veteran Cecil Sandifer of Westminster will keynote Oconee County’s Memorial Day observance. It takes place one week from today, at noon at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium. Everyone is invited. Sandifer, one of an estimated 100 surviving World War II veterans in Oconee County, is also a leader in the county’s business and civic…

Read more »

Boater education class tailored to the young

May 18, 2015

This is National Safe Boating Week, and youngsters can learn the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating during a free class next week near Seneca. All resident and non-resident boaters under 16 years of age must successfully complete a boater education class that is approved by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources before operating…

Read more »

Six rising seniors to represent Walhalla at Boys State

May 18, 2015
Six rising seniors to represent Walhalla at Boys State

Six rising seniors at Walhalla High School are representing Walhalla this summer during the 2015 Palmetto Boys State. According to the Legion Post 124, bound for the campus of Anderson University June 7-13 are Shane Carney, Ryan Kowalski, Logan Bodiford, Brett Leard, Conner Phillis, and T.J. Galloway. Legionnaires Mike Hamor and Ron Blair say these…

Read more »

Setting the course for Oconee’s future

May 18, 2015

The Oconee County Comprehensive Plan takes a long-term view at ensuring that the county’s vision for the future is a reality. And, in Oconee, it’s time to reach out to the public for feedback on what should be in that document. State law requires the comprehensive plan be reviewed at least every five years and…

Read more »

Saturday morning burglary in Seneca

May 18, 2015

The police in Seneca report a confrontation took place inside a burglarized home. The confrontation between the son of the homeowner and the two burglars apparently was enough to cause the intruders to flee. Capt. Robert Tribble said Saturday morning’s crime occurred on Laurel Grove Court near the Perkins Creek Road when two men found…

Read more »

Keowee Fire Department marks its 20th year

May 15, 2015

A breakfast, a cake, and a dinner helped mark the 20th year of the Keowee Fire Department’s service to Keowee Key and other lake communities. The department, which relies on a combination of paid and volunteer fire fighters, was the first in Oconee County to benefit from a tax district and remains the only one…

Read more »

Planning commissioners to consider rezoning

May 15, 2015

At issue during a public hearing Monday night in Seneca will be a rezoning request that, if granted, would allow for five new homes on Northampton Road property. The land-holding company Crescent Communities has applied to change vacant property near the water tower from planning development zoning to R-20. Phil Lane, president of the Normandy…

Read more »

Weather

Calendar

  • May 29, 2015 7:00 pmKingdom Youth Conference
  • May 29, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • May 30, 2015 8:00 amDNR Boater Education Class
  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
AEC v1.0.4