Son arrested, charges against father dismissed

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced that weapons charges against a West Union man have been dismissed and instead charges have been filed against the man’s son.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has issued an apology to the father after he was mistakenly arrested after a road rage incident last month on highway 28.  The Sheriff’s Office August 24 reported the arrest […]

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Two parades today

Besides the Apple Festival Parade this afternoon in Westminster, there will be a parade this evening in Clemson.  At 6 o’clock the annual First Friday Parade before the first home football game takes place.  More than 75 organizations will participate. The parade route begins at Newman Road and follows Highway 93 to the lower intramural fields at Williamson Road. At […]

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Easley man killed in moped wreck near Walhalla

  An accident near Walhalla took the life last night of a 47-year old Easley man. Coroner Karl Addis said Brian Junior Sanford was operating a moped involved in a head-on collision with an SUV-type vehicle shortly before 9 o’clock at Picket Post Road and Earlestead Drive.  Lance Corporal Gary Miller of the highway patrol said the accident occurred as […]

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Janis Morrison

Seneca- Janis Lee Elliott Morrison, 72, wife of the late David Mencken Morrison, of Benton Street died Thursday, September 8, 2016. Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.sandferfuneralhome.com  SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING THE MORRISON FAMILY    

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Three people charged with Seneca home burglary

Three people have been arrested by the Seneca police and charged in a home burglary that occurred on Beech Drive near Overbook Drive.  The police say arrested were Newry resident Crystal Chambers and Seneca residents Ashley Carson and Fredricko Craig.  The investigation started yesterday when the police looked for a breach of trust vehicle.  They found a back door that […]

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Rescue training is based today at Stumphouse park

A three-day rescue training exercise is underway, based at Walhalla’s Stumphouse Tunnel Park. The Oconee Emergency Services and SC National Guard exercise includes drills using military Blackhawk helicopters staffed with civilian crews to rescue the sick and injured in remote locations. Crews are visiting locations identified by local responders as points that would prove challenging for rescue without the aid […]

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Bad Creek: an engineering marvel inside blue-granite mountain

An engineering marvel inside a blue-granite mountain in northern Oconee County is the way Duke Energy describes its Bad Creek pumped-storage hydro-electric station.  Bad Creek this year has reached a milestone—25 years in operation.  To a four-hour celebration, Duke invited current and former workers and community representatives.  The highlights were tours of the powerhouse cavern and 2,600 foot dam.  Duke’s […]

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Walhalla weighs state municipal grant

A recommendation for Walhalla to pursue a grant will come to a full vote during city council’s regular meeting Tuesday, September 20. Nancy Goehle, city administrator, says a $25 thousand dollar South Carolina Municipal Association Hometown Economic Development grant would require a Walhalla supplement of $5,250.

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Apartment unit fire accidental

A pot left on the stove has been determined to have led to early yesterday’s fire that injured one Walhalla apartment resident and damaged a duplex unit.  Capt. Mark Hollifield of the fire department says Wednesday’s 3 a-m fire at Wagener Circle apartments will go down in the books as accidental.

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