SCHP explains fatal crash

December 19, 2012
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The S.C. Highway Patrol has issued an explanation for yesterday morning’s fatal crash on highway 59, not far from the interstate. A spokesman for the patrol said a car driven southbound by James Rufus Brown, 79, of Willie Road, Fair Play attempted a left turn from S.C. 59 onto Brandon Drive when the collision occurred.…

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Architect airs complaint

December 19, 2012
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An architect who was denied a zoning variance that would have allowed the conversion of Walhalla’s Keowee Courier building into apartment homes for seniors elicited an apology last night from the mayor pro-tem. Although consoling, Councilman Tjay Bagwell’s apology fell short of what Lori Sons had wanted. Bagwell and his city council colleagues said they…

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Latest on a new police chief

December 19, 2012
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As an open session moved to a private meeting, Westminster leaders gave no clear indication as to whether last night would see an agreement to select the replacement for the resigned chief of police, Scott Bannister. Other than the selection of a chief would be discussed was as much as any of the elected leaders…

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Early morning fire in southern Oconee

December 19, 2012
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Rural Fire Control reports a home fire around  1 o’clock this morning inside the service area of the Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department. Fire fighters put out the fire on Timberlake Circle. No one reported hurt.

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Whitmire drops a second bill into the hopper

December 18, 2012
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For consideration in the 2013 S.C. General Assembly, Oconee’s Bill Whitmire has pre-filed a second bill, to change the law when it comes to how historic properties mesh with modern-day building codes. A former Walhalla history teacher, Rep. Whitmire seeks to change state law “so as to allow the governing body of a county or…

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Traffic fatality: elderly Fair Play man

December 18, 2012
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A 79-year old Fair Play man lost his life as the result of an accident in his home community near the interstate highway. Coroner Karl Addis said James Rufus Brown was the driver of the small car involved in the 9:30 accident this morning on the W. Fair Play Boulevard. According to Addis, the accident,…

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