Update on New Walhalla High School

The record rainfall this summer caused the delay of several building projects in the Upstate of South Carolina.  In Oconee County, the City of Walhalla recorded its wettest summer in decades and that has put construction on the new Walhalla High School 45-days behind schedule, explains Oconee County Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland. “We have been working on that […]

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OCPL celebrates National Library Card Signup Month

The American Library Association has always designated September as “library card sign-up month”.  This year, the Oconee County Public Library will celebrate by offering patrons some incentives to get a library card or refer a friend to come get a library card.  Oconee County Public Library Publicity Director and Seneca Branch Manager Blair Hinson gives details.  “During the entire month […]

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Burroughs wins Walmart Bass Fishing Tourney

Jason Burroughs of Hodges, SC, weighed in a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 30 pounds, 5 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division super tournament on Lake Hartwell. For his victory, Burroughs earned $6,489.  Shane Cantley of Lugoff, S.C., weighed in a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 23 pounds, 14 ounces Sunday to win $2,095 in […]

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Five killed on SC Highways over Weekend

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces five people were killed on state roadways from Friday, September 13, at 6pm until Sunday, September 15, at midnight.  As of September 15, 513 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 582 highway deaths in this same time period in 2012. Oconee County lists two highway deaths in 2013 compared […]

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Seneca Man arrested for Burglary and Grand Larceny

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest Sunday morning of a suspect wanted on charges of first-degree burglary and grand larceny.  Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt gives details.  “35-year-old Gary Landon Medlin of 213 Evergreen Circle in Seneca was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center on first-degree burglary charges and grand larceny charges. According […]

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OC Fire Chief comments on death of Chief Wright

Oconee County lost one of its bravest Monday evening, explains Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King.  “It is with great sadness to announce the death of Friendship Volunteer Fire Chief David Wright. David was killed in a traffic accident on Highway 24 Monday afternoon in Anderson.  David was driving a truck as part of his fathers business when the wreck […]

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OMC initiates Sidewalk and Parking Lot Construction

Oconee Medical Center has begun an effort to relocate handicapped parking closer to the entrance of the patient tower and add a new campus walkway. The entire project is planned for completion within four weeks. Minimal effects are expected for vehicle traffic. Signs and fencing will be posted to direct foot traffic.  The new handicapped parking area just outside the […]

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Feature Film shooting in Seneca

A feature film is shooting in Seneca later this month.  “Elbow Grease” plans to film in Seneca and parts of Oconee County between September 30 and October 22, 2013.  A number of area locations have been selected as the backdrop for scenes in the movie and one of the major set pieces will take place on Ram Cat Alley in […]

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DHEC closes JRSA’s Consent Order

A matter between the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has been closed and Bob Winchester, executive director of the Sewer Authority thanks everyone for their part in closing the order.  “The consent order that the Sewer Authority entered into with DHEC in August of 2012 has been closed out and […]

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