Clemson pedestrian fatality identified

A Mexico City man has been identified as the fatality in last week’s pedestrian-train accident in Clemson.  Gary Duncan, deputy coroner in Pickens County, says the victim was Garcia-Cabrera Crisoforo. He was 33 years old.  According to Duncan, Crisoforo was sitting on the track and tried to get off.  The death occurred late at night July 20.  The case is […]

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For second time, variance request continued

The Oconee County Attorney, David Root, wants more time to consider an issue involving an existing communications tower.  That was the explanation given last night for postponing for a second time Clemson Epoch’s application to vary from minimum setback rules as they apply to an existing communications tower and how it might impact the planned multi-student housing project.  According to […]

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Clemson Epoch: separating fiction from fact

Cottages, townhomes, brownstones and apartments will make up a near 300-unit housing complex in Oconee County that will cater to students in time for the 2019 academic year at Clemson.  Developer Hal Grayson, representing the Valeo Group, says the company has built similar projects in the U-S and Europe, but its Clemson Epoch project is to be the company’s flagship U-S […]

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Sidewalks to be part of planned student housing complex

Sidewalks are to align the streets inside the planned 298-unit Clemson Epoch housing complex in eastern Oconee County.  The county board of Zoning Appeals last night granted a variance allowing the sidewalks with the stipulation that, if the project streets are ever deeded to Oconee County, sidewalk maintenance will be the responsibility of the developer/owner.  “Staff is in full support […]

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Outage to affect One Tone customers

One Tone Telecom customers in its Walhalla service area will temporarily lose internet service for parts of Friday and Saturday.  According to the company announcement, “On Friday, July 28th at 6:00 PM we will begin our Migration and relocation of the Walhalla Network Operations Center.”  One Tone Telecom customers in Mountain Rest, Choehee Valley, and Long Creek will also be […]

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SWAT team pays a visit to Utica trailer park

Oconee Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of a 34-year old woman–after a search warrant executed Friday morning at 205 D Street in the B & B Trailer Park.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, the charge of distribution of meth against Michelle Elizabeth Thrift resulted from work by an  undercover operative working from the D Street address.

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Alastaire “Smitty” James Smith

— Alastaire “Smitty” James Smith, 75, husband of Helen Jean Brooks Moore, of 309 Cheyenne Drive, Westminster, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 27, 2017, at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veteran’s Cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorials to be made to the Oconee […]

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Douglas Eugene “Gene” Burnside Sr.

Seneca, SC — Douglas Eugene “Gene” Burnside, Sr., 73, husband of Patricia Burnside, of 150 Brookhaven Circle, Seneca, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017, at GHS Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church with burial to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends […]

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William Wade Turner

  Westminster- William Wade Turner, 72, husband of Ann Bates Turner, of 206 Antler Dr. died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Cottingham Hospice House. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials in his memory may be made to OMH Hospice of the Foothills, ATTN: Foundation Office, 298 Memorial Dr., Seneca SC, 29672. A message of condolence […]

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