Accident UPDATE

No one was hurt, but public safety responders had their hands full with an unusual accident this morning on I-85 in Oconee County.  It occurred near Exit 4 and affected southbound traffic.  According to Fair Play Fire Department, a Subaru collided with a pickup truck pulling a camper.  The camper disengaged from the pickup and flipped.  Both drivers were apparently […]

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Adin Ballou Capron Jr.

    Seneca, SC — Adin Ballou Capron, Jr., 81, husband of Ann Louise Campbell Capron, of Seneca, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, at his home. A celebration of life party will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Attn: Department 142, Memphis, TN 38101. Davenport […]

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Full-depth patching ahead for part of 123

That recent highway project that created a short detour for traffic on U-S 123 in Oconee County near the Georgia line will lead to “full-depth patching” and re-surfacing work on the two-lane highway.  Josh Makison, the Oconee construction engineer for the DOT, says the work will take place in the vicinity of Pickens Road.  The work will cover 1.93 miles.  […]

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Officer-involved shooting in Georgia

The FBI has confirmed that a shooting involving the FBI in Atlanta was related to warrants for a suspect who last Wednesday allegedly shot a Banks County, Georgia deputy. The suspect, 32-year-old Avery Richard, was killed in the incident, while an FBI agent and a woman were injured. The Banks County Sheriff’s Office plans a statement  today.  

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1st Steps launches needs assessment

  The organization that concentrates on giving children a boost into the education world will open a series of hearings this week to update the needs in Oconee County.  First Steps and its director, Marie Dunnam, hope as many Oconeeans as possible—especially those with young children—will pick out a hearing to attend this month.  The hearings start at 6 tonight […]

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Start of summer recreation season

The Army Corps of Engineers has declared the start to the summer recreation season.  Today, May 1, is opening day for campgrounds and day use areas—including the Oconee and Coneross campgrounds in Oconee County.  Located minutes away from Clemson and Townville, the Oconee Campground offers 70 waterfront camp sites. Located near the Seneca River at Townville, the Coneross Campground has […]

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Samuel R. Shirey

  Salem, SC — Samuel R. Shirey, 76, of Seneca, SC passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Hospital after a year-long battle with lung cancer. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, May 1, 2017, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Walhalla, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the […]

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Solicitor: “…insufficient evidence to support criminal charges”

  The solicitor for Oconee-Anderson has decided no criminal charges are warranted in the case of a man who died after an encounter with security at the Greenville Memorial Hospital.  Donald Keith Smith died March 6.  10th Solicitor David Wagner says he reviewed the state police investigation of Smith’s death, at the request of his counterpart in Greenville-Pickens, Walt Wilkins.  […]

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