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 will also be affected by […]

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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 and 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 operation working from the D Street address.

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Solar panels stolen at the Oconee-Pickens line

Thieves took the solar panels that lit the entrance sign to Oconee County on SC 11 at the bridge over Lake Keowee to Pickens County.  The battery box was left damaged.  The crime was discovered at 5:45 last evening, and the Sheriff’s Office appeals to the public for information that can help arrest those responsible.  The price to replace the […]

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Horse illness in Dillon County

State veterinary officials urge South Carolina horse owners to vaccinate their animals.  A case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis was discovered Friday in Dillon County.  It’s a serious mosquito-borne illness than can also affect humans.  In un-vaccinated horses, EEE is almost always fatal.  Symptoms include stumbling, circling, head-pressing, depression or apprehension, weakness of legs, partial paralysis, inability to stand, muscle twitching […]

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Buttressing power pole from potential collapse

An infrastructure challenge near Seneca…A large utility truck is buttressing a pole and lines to guard against their potential collapse into excavated ground next to Fatz restaurant.  Bob Faires, utilities director, calls it a precautionary move and says DOT is at work on a storm drain. According to Jamie Gambrell, DOT resident maintenance engineer, a sinkhole developed on private property there […]

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Rotarians to hear about Leadership Camp

The goal of this summer’s Leadership Camp in Oconee County was to instill in young men some of the skills they can use to change bad habits and plot a better future.  Today Walhalla Rotarians learn about Leadership Camp from Lt. Mark Lyles of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office and Evie Hughes, Director of Student Services for the Oconee School District.  […]

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Officer-related shootings prompt federal legislation

New legislation would require states receiving federal money for law enforcement to properly document all relevant details surrounding officer-related shootings that result in casualties.  The bill is the work of Republican senators Tim Scott of South Carolina and Chuck Grassley of Iowa. States would be required to keep track of data points, including name, race, description of event, and overall […]

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Two overnight fire calls

Volunteers from the Corinth-Shiloh Fire Station rolled to a house fire shortly before 2:30 this morning.  The location was Orchard Lane near the Dyar Road and the Old Seneca-Clemson Highway.  No one reported hurt.  Rural Fire Control reported a similar story during last night’s storm when Mountain Rest fire fighters investigated a lightning strike at a home on the Cassidy […]

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RCI’s role with Oconee on “as needed basis”

After an Oconee County Council executive session this week, a Spartanburg company has more defined role with the county’s building codes department.  Scott Moulder, county administrator, describes RCI of Pacolet’s role on an “as needed basis.”  He said, “We are not contracting with them for full inspection services anymore.  They will perform commercial plan review and inspections”  He used a […]

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AT&T donation to Tech program

AT&T awarded Tri-County Technical College $7,500 to support the Connect to College program.  Terrance Ford, regional director of external affairs for Upstate AT&T, presents the check to Grayson Kelly, executive director of the College Foundation.  The Connect to College program has evolved to meet the needs of area students by offering academically capable youth between 17 and 20 the chance […]

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