STORE WORKER ALLEGEDLY STOLE FROM HER EMPLOYER

An office employee at the Seneca Lowe’s store was arrested Wednesday at her workplace and charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent, value of $10 thousand or more. Law enforcement records identify the accused as Carrie Rose Brooks, 21-year old resident of Donald Road, Seneca. As part of an investigation, Oconee deputy Russ Anderson met with Craig Dowdle, Investigator […]

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DOT CLOSED MORE THAN 80 ROADS

South Carolina DOT announces about 83 roads were closed statewide. The figure was likely to change last night as the storm continued to work its way across the state. Based on initial roadway damage assessments, the upstate region appears to be impacted the most at this time. But fewer than one dozen roads will require major repairs by SCDOT crews. […]

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SANITARY SEWER OVERFLOWS

The intense rain and the resulting flooding were too much for parts of the wastewater collection system operated by the Joint Regional Sewer Authority at Seneca. Diluted wastewater has spilled along Flat Rock Road at the Duck Pond reservoir south of Walhalla and at the Seneca Creek pump station near 123 and the Wells Highway. According to the JRSA, drinking […]

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REWARDS POSTED TO SOLVE TWO HOMICIDES

Anderson Area Crime Stoppers offers a $1 thousand reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for two homicides under investigation by that county’s sheriff’s office. On the morning of December 28, Stevie Lashun Anderson was shot dead in an altercation on the 1400 block of W. Market Street. On the morning of January […]

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TWO-DAY RAIN EVENT TOTALS

During two days of rain, more than 5.5″ inches were measured by the U-S Official Weather Observer in Walhalla. Weather watcher Barbara Wilson reports the most significant part of that rainfall, nearly three-inches, fell during a five-hour period from 7 am yesterday to 12 noon. February 7, 2020 Dick Mangrum

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POWER OUTAGES IN ANDERSON COUNTY

Anderson County’s Emergency Operations Center remains open this morning and at Operating Condition level 2 due to reports of downed trees and power lines. Operational staffing is limited and will likely remain so until approximately 12:00 p.m. today. Currently, approximately 1,300 residents are without power and a dozen trees have been reported down and blocking roadways. There have been no […]

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NOT THE BEST DAY TO “VISIT OCONEE”

The Walhalla intersection of S. College and Broad streets is to be avoided this morning, as the torrential rains have flooded much of the pavement. The problem is compounded for the offices of the nearby Visit Oconee, as part of Visit Oconee’s parking lot is now inundated, and the conditions are likely to worsen the rest of the day. Ironically, […]

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