Hiker’s fall broken by small ledge

July 16, 2015

A 16-year old boy’s fall at IssaqueenaFalls north of Walhalla was stopped by a small ledge, and there he remained stranded until rescuers were able to extricate him to safety.  According to Scott Krein of Oconee Emergency Services, rescuers used a system of ropes and rappelled down to his rescue.  They found him 75 feet…

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Townville home fire

July 15, 2015

Fire broke out this morning at an unoccupied house in Towvnville, on the Perry Woolbright Road.  Charlie King, the Oconee Fire Chief, says the cause of the fire is being investigated.  Several southern Oconee volunteer fire departments, along with Seneca Rescue,  were sent to the fire.  

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Five-year prison term

July 15, 2015

A 23-year old Oconeean has been sent to prison on his conviction in the General Sessions Court of three charges.  After the jury trial, the sentence handed down sends Keith Antwane Jackson to prison for five years.  Jackson was convicted on charges of petty larceny enhancement, breaking into a motor vehicle, and financial transaction card…

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Howard’s Rock case set for trial

July 15, 2015

The office of the Greenville-Pickens Solicitor has announced that trial is scheduled to start Monday in the State’s case against a 20-year old man charged with malicious injury to personal property and grand larceny.  The indictments accuse Micah Rogers on June 2, 2013 of stealing part of ClemsonUniversity’s famed Howard’s Rock from the Tigers football…

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Fair Play man charged with Foxwood Hills crime

July 15, 2015

A security guard’s suspicion led to the inspection of a storage building at a LakeHartwell home development and the discovery that someone had burglarized the storage building.  A tractor and backhoe were among the items stolen at Foxwood Hills near Westminster.  Nearly three months after the crime was discovered, an arrest has been made.  Oconee…

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Why Dan Pollock is beaming today!

July 15, 2015

The Walhalla Partners for Progress leader has a smile on his face today, basking in the good spin from yesterday’s announcement that the Palmetto Trail will extend to the County Seat.  He’s Dan Pollock, and he has a story to tell about how the Palmetto Conservation Foundation, based in Columbia, became interested in extending the…

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Calendar

  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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