Two cars collide on 28 at W. Halfway Branch Road

April 9, 2014

A noon hour accident today mid way between Seneca and Walhalla involved two cars—one of which came in contact with a natural gas line. That necessitated a call for crews from Fort Hill Natural Gas. One of those involved in the accident was making arrangements to go to the hospital in a private vehicle. The…

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OSD recommended for re-accreditation

April 9, 2014

Oconee public schools may let out a satisfied breath of relief on hearing the news this afternoon that the district is being recommended for re-accreditation. It was evident during a special presentation to the county school trustees that a visit by a group of outside professional evaluators went swimmingly well. A former Asheville, North Carolina…

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Heavy rain simultaneous with start of spawning

April 9, 2014
Heavy rain simultaneous with start of spawning

 This week’s heavy rain that amounted to three inches for Lake Hartwell arrived simultaneous with the start of the spawning season. Water managers with the Army Corps of Engineers have increased the releases from the dams, to ensure minimal impact on critical fish spawning. The releases are to continue until a target elevation of 600.5…

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OCPC to consider variance request

April 9, 2014

At their meeting next week, Oconee planning commissioners are to entertain a request to vary from the rear setback requirements for a new home under construction at Lake Chattooga in Mountain Rest. It’s an agenda item for the planning commission meeting 6 o’clock Monday night in the Oconee County Council Chambers.

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Effort to curb underage drinking draws attention

April 9, 2014

Efforts being made by Oconee Sheriff’s Office to help curb underage drinking are drawing plaudits in South Carolina’s capital city. In Columbia, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office received a recognition award during the April 1 South Carolina Underage Drinking Leadership Summit. The award was given by the South Carolina Alcohol Enforcement Teams. Lt. Jeremy Chapman says…

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Sirens (test only) to sound shortly!

April 9, 2014

The sirens around Oconee Nuclear Station are to be tested around 11:50 this morning. No public action is required during the three-minute test. By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly.

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Calendar

  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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