Weather impacts search for missing kayaker

February 16, 2015

Extreme cold and limited visibility have impacted the Lake Hartwell search for missing kayaker Brady Hamby. According to Scott Krein, director of Oconee Emergency Services, as weather permits, limited search operations will pick up for the missing 64-year old West Union resident. Krein says, “Until the weather has passed and more suitable for safe operations…

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For some, President’s Day is a holiday

February 16, 2015

Oconee public schools are in session at regular time today. For some, however, President’s Day is a holiday. Banks are closed. There’s no mail delivery. Regular county offices are closed today.

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Red Cross assists Keowee Key fire victims

February 16, 2015

A fire that started in a bedroom has taken a heavy toll in Keowee Key. Yesterday morning’s fire at 2 Calm Sea Drive, near the North entrance to the home development, broke out around 7:30. Two adults got out of the house safely, but the fire killed two pets. The American Red Cross is assisting…

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DOT workers arounnd-the-clock schedule

February 16, 2015

The roads and bridges have a salty look to them this morning. Ahead of the forecast winter event, South Carolina DOT crews—especially those in the Upstate—began anti-icing pre-treating operations yesterday. Crews in other parts of the state remain on standby. Those pre-treating operations in the Upstate will continue this morning and anticipate a switch to…

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High Winds and Power Problems

February 15, 2015

Late into the night, crews worked diligently to correct problems caused by yesterday’s intense high winds. Fire Chief Charlie King of Oconee County Emergency Services says the winds brought down trees, sparked brush fires, and blocked roadways late Saturday night. Multiple incidents were reported in Keowee-Key, Newry, Westminster and Seneca. As of 2:45 Sunday afternoon,…

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Lake Keowee Home Heavily Damaged by Fire

February 15, 2015

Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King says the Keowee Fire Department responded to a residential fire around 7:30 Sunday morning. The Keowee Fire Department, along with units from Keowee Ebeneezer Fire Department, Corinth Shiloh Fire Department, Salem Fire Department, and Station 21 responded to the fire at the residence located at #2 Calm Sea Drive,…

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Calendar

  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
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