Oconee road work makes DOT list

Three Oconee County projects have been included on a South Carolina DOT list of proposed re-surfacing projects in the 2018 Non-Federal Aid Pavement Program.  They are 0.46 miles of Freedom Drive; 1.36 miles of Old Station Road; and 3.04 miles of the Old Walhalla Highway.  State transportation money in the amount of $78 million is available for 319 miles of […]

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Power outage covers Central

Duke Energy has confirmed a power outage this morning grips the Town of Central in Pickens County and the campus of Southern Wesleyan University.  The fall of a tree on campus that took out a circuit is believed to have been the culprit.  About 500 Duke customers are affected.  A Duke spokesman says crews must replace three broken poles. Estimated […]

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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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