July 4 public safety incidents

Public safety responders say there were no problems and only a few complaints about the fireworks that were sounded last night on the anniversary of the country’s birth.  Walhalla reported a pair of separate accidents yesterday morning and afternoon—both at the hairpin curve just above the Dakota Grill on highway 28.  In one of those accidents, a motorcyclist is said to have […]

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Room for savings

Edda Cammick believes the newly-adopted budget for Oconee County is a step in the right direction toward a leaner and more efficient government, but there is more to be accomplished.  Cammick, chairwoman of the Oconee County Council who also chairs the budget committee, says there’s room for the county and the school district to consolidate some services.  The council recently […]

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Don’t touch the wildlife!

A lot of wildlife makes appearances during the summer season, and it is not uncommon for people to come across these animals while out and about.  The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that the best thing to do when one comes across wildlife is to leave it alone and contact the appropriate people should the animal be […]

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Pendleton student elected to state FFA office

A Pendleton High School student, Samantha Parker, was elected vice president of the South Carolina FFA.  The mission of the FFA is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.  FFA chapters are located in middle and high schools, as well as colleges across […]

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Salem sets July 4 celebration

Salem invites everyone to take in the 4th tomorrow at its celebration.  All events are free.  They start at 6 tomorrow at Eagle Ridge Field.  Six o’clock is the time to start parking for the car show.  Salem’s July 4th event will finish at 9:30 tomorrow night with fireworks. The fireworks display is paid for by donations at Town Hall.

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Stephens County traffic fatalities identified

Names have been released of the victims involved in the Thursday night Stephens County, Georgia accident that killed three persons and left a fourth in critical condition. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the vehicle was a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Tristin Helton, 18 of Clarkesville. Passengers included Kennedy Wright, 16 of Clarkesville, Jace Elijah Alexander, 17 of Martin […]

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Mishap fatal near Burrell’s Ford

A fall late last night on Chattooga River Trail near Burrell’s Ford at Mountain Rest proved fatal to a 39-year old Spartanburg County man.  Once family members are notified, the man‘s name will be released.  According to Coroner Karl Addis, the victim appears to have been walking the trail toward Burrell’s Ford Road when he fell an estimated 15 feet, […]

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Nellie Mae Carter Blackwell

Walhalla-Nellie Mae Carter Blackwell, 101, wife of the late Berman Brennecker Blackwell of 119 Blackwell Drive died June 30, 2017 at her residence. Graveside services will be held 3:30 PM, Monday July 3, 2017 at Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held 1-3 PM prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted. Condolences may be […]

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Midnight hour wreck takes three lives

The Sheriff in Stephens County, Georgia, Randy Shirley, has confirmed an accident last night killed three people and seriously injured a fourth.  By late this morning, no names had been released.  Just after midnight, the driver of a Jeep was unable to negotiate a sharp curve in the Gum Log Community and went off the roadway, striking trees and down […]

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