Recovery suspended for high water

July 2, 2013

Overnight rainfall creating higher-than-normal water levels in the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River today has forced recovery workers to suspend on-water recovery efforts for Thomas Hill. Search crews have been focusing on the Sockem-Dog rapid area of the Chattooga since Mr. Hill fell from a raft there on June 19, 2013. Results of side-scan sonar…

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Rain unlikely to deter campers

July 2, 2013

What a difference a year makes. This time last year Oconee County baked in temperatures in excess of 100 degrees. So dry and hot that an island which caught fire in Lake Keowee was allowed to burn itself out. Unless you’ve been in a coma, you know that the first half of this year has…

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Spillway gate tests next week

July 2, 2013
Spillway gate tests next week

The Corps of Engineers next week conducts required tests of the spillway gates at its three dams on the upper Savannah River. The tests on Wednesday and Thursday, July 10 and 11 are to ensure the gates work properly and can be activated in the event of an emergency to protect the dam, along with…

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Road patrol makes weekend arrests

July 2, 2013

Road patrol deputies made four arrests at two locations over the weekend in Oconee County. A license checkpoint at 2:25 Saturday morning at south highway 11 and Critter Road resulted in the arrests of the driver and a passenger. Officers say the driver, 25-year old Seneca resident Jonathan Paul Craig was charged with possession of…

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Search crews locate kayaker’s body

July 2, 2013

After 13 days, search crews have again located the body of Thomas Hill in the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River. Rainfall, however, has caused river flows to rise above safe levels. They hope to start this morning to recover the Tampa, Florida man’s body and return it to his family. “We have located Mr. Hill’s…

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Gaming machine ruling next week

July 1, 2013

A two-hour court hearing has ended in Walhalla, with a promise by the judge to decide the fate of Palmetto Skills machines seized this year in Oconee County. Not only does Magistrate Blake Norton have direct testimony to review, but a lengthy written case file that includes briefs by the South Carolina Attorney General and…

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Calendar

  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 30, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Friends of the Library Book Sale
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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