Pickup truck accident fatal to Pickens County woman

According to the highway patrol, charges are pending further investigation of a Wednesday night traffic accident near Pickens.  The accident on Hidden Valley Road took the life of passenger Susie Lail.  Coroner Kandy Kelley says Lail died of thermal burns.  Trooper Joe Hovis says the pickup driver, Charles Lail, was not hurt.  The truck left the road, went into a […]

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Why those yellow buses still on the roads

Oconee School District came out with a reminder today of why those yellow buses are still on the roads.  Regular classes ended in early June, but the buses can still be seen in the morning and in the afternoon, picking up students for summer sessions.   The district sponsors one Summer Reading Camp for each attendance area. In the Walhalla area, […]

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Transformer move imminent

In a matter of moments, the transport of that big transformer on SC 130 is about to take place.  Duke Energy spokesman Chris Rimel says it’s calculated to take about two hours and good advice is to avoid 130 from the Newry railroad spur to the Keowee Hydro Station, or you are liable to sit in traffic.  The transformer is […]

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Trial continues in Pickens

Word from Pickens is that a medical malpractice trial continues in the Common Pleas courtroom.  It’s the case of Loftis versus Dr. Jacobus and Oaktree Medical Center.  Late yesterday the jury heard from expert witnesses presented by the defense.    

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Civic Auditorium’s Chuisano bids farewell

The man who has guided Walhalla Civic Auditorium from its infancy said farewell this morning on the Kris Butts’ morning show—thru which he has told about the many shows and concerts since 2011.  Bill Chuisano’s official final day with the civic auditorium is tomorrow.  After the former school auditorium was converted to a community show place, there began an immediate […]

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Christmas parade to switch to a city event?

Sources indicate there’s consideration being given to the idea of City of Seneca of assuming the job of staging the city’s Christmas parade.  For many years, running the parade has been the province of the chamber of commerce.  We’re told it’s to be a matter of discussion for the next meeting of city council’s events committee.  That committee is chaired […]

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Easley woman charged with falsifying insurance claim

An Easley woman has been charged with falsifying a claim to the GEICO insurance company and receiving $1,352.00. The state police yesterday announced the arrest of Tiffany Dawn Poston, 42 years old.  The charge of forgery against Poston is a felony that carries a potential penalty of five years in prison or a fine at the court’s discretion, or both.  […]

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