Mishap for Lake Jocassee diver

August 12, 2013

A man required medical treatment Saturday when he felt ill during a deep dive in water 300 feet deep in Lake Jocassee. At the time, he was part of an outing led by commercial divers. According to responders, the man began a slow ascent to the surface and was able to make required decompression stops…

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Home damaged but repairable

August 12, 2013

Lightning struck a three-story home near Salem Saturday afternoon, setting off a fire that damaged two rooms inside a home  in the Cliffs at Keowee South development. Charlie King, Oconee Fire Chief, said the home at 405 Evergreen Trail is repairable. The first set of fire fighters to reach the scene found the home full…

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Fire Damages Home Near Salem

August 10, 2013

Fire damaged two rooms Saturday in a three-story home near Salem in the Cliffs Keowee South development. Firefighters from Salem and the northern part of Oconee County, as well as Pickens County, spent three hours at 405 Evergreen Trail. Fire Chief Charlie King says the fire started from a lighting hit during an afternoon storm.

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Diving Mishap on Jocassee

August 10, 2013

A man is recovering following a diving mishap Saturday on Lake Jocassee. The man felt ill during a 300-foot dive accompanied by commercial divers. The unidentified diver got out of the water on his own. He was then sent, by helicopter, to get breathing help at a Greenville hospital.

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Arson probe training August 11-16

August 10, 2013

Oconee’s public safety personnel this week take training in arson investigative techniques. This training, to be offered with the help of the state police, will center on techniques, case study, fire behavior and the need to document what’s found at arson scenes. Charlie King, Oconee fire chief, considers the August 11-16 training especially timely. County…

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Vandals strike school and field

August 10, 2013

Vandals have damaged Seneca’s Blue Ridge Field and the Code Academy across the street. Major Jeremy Rothell of the Seneca police say four people, one a juvenile, have been charged in what happened at the Blue Ridge Field. By Friday afternoon, one had yet to be arrested or charged in the vandalism the night before…

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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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