Shelter Project qualifies for $100K Match

The campaign to raise money for an Oconee County shelter to protect the abused has raised enough funds to qualify for a $100,000 match.  The official announcement is to be made next week during a news conference. A Seneca couple, Fran and Bob Hanson, promised they would personally match dollar for dollar up to $100,000 raised. The Oconee County Shelter […]

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Football battle over Peaches

The Clemson-Georgia football game on Saturday will be more than a mere gridiron rivalry. It will reach to the roots of state identity: the peach.  Peach crème brûlée will be served in the stadium’s executive suites and South Carolina peaches will be the main ingredient. Georgia claims the moniker “The Peach State,” but South Carolina grows more than twice as […]

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Five killed on SC Highways over weekend

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces five people being killed on state roadways from Friday, August 23, at 6pm until Sunday, August 25, at midnight. As of August 25, 456 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 541 highway deaths in this same time period in 2012.  Oconee County reports one highway fatality in 2013 compared […]

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Candidates can sign up for council today

Two weeks of qualifying opens at the noon hour today for those interested in running for town council in Salem and the city councils in Walhalla and Westminster. Salem candidates sign up at their town hall. For the first time, those wishing to run in Walhalla and Westminster sign up at the county Registration and Voters Elections Office in Walhalla. […]

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Walhalla Pool gets belated opening

Schools are back and summer is fast ending, but the Walhalla City Swimming Pool is just getting started. Word from City Hall is that Walhalla will bring back concrete pool swimming to the public next week, Thursday, August 29, when Walhalla’s will become the only city-operated swimming pool in Oconee County. It’s been a long and difficult trail to reach […]

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Sheriff stresses prevention thru treatment

Oconee narcotics officers remain on the search today for the remaining suspects in their new phase of a countywide drug sweep. In what is called phase two of “Operation Infinity,” the narcotics officers target 23 suspects wanted for various drug offenses. Phase one in April targeted 25 individuals. Anyone who heard Sheriff Mike Crenshaw on the campaign trail last year […]

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New talking tours of Pendleton

The area’s quaint village green town of Pendleton is offering new walking tours that’ll help explain the Anderson County town’s historic roots. The Pendleton District Commission has announced walking tours Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14 in which those who take part can learn about the Scots and the Irish who settled Pendleton in the late 1700s. Leading the […]

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Greenwood woman killed in Liberty accident

A 29-year old Greenwood woman perished in a late night car accident in the Pickens County town of Liberty. Kandy Kelley, the Pickens County coroner, reports the death of Maranda Nicole Bice. The accident was reported shortly before 11:30 Wednesday night. According to Kelley, Bice’s car wound up on its side. Two other occupants of the vehicle were sent to […]

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“Operation Infinity”–phase 2

With the help of two municipal police departments, Oconee County narcotics officers are sweeping the county to remove users and possessors of illegal drugs. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw calls it phase two “Operation Infinity”—a reference to the unending war against drugs first declared by an American president more than 40 years ago. This sweep targets 23 suspects, wanted on charges covering […]

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