County Planning Commission Meets This Evening in Walhalla

The Oconee County Planning Commission will hold its monthly meeting this evening. On the agenda is a presentation by the Keep Oconee Beautiful Association (KOBA) proposing to designate a scenic highway along S.C. Highway 130 between Seneca and Salem. This proposal aims to highlight the area’s historical, recreational, cultural, and natural attributes without imposing zoning restrictions. KOBA will also commit […]

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Celebrating 50 Years of the Jocassee Hydro Station at Devils Fork State Park

A line of cars streamed past Devils Fork State Park on Friday, not for recreation but to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Jocassee Hydro Station. Located between Lake Jocassee and Lake Keowee as part of Duke Energy’s Keowee-Toxaway Project, the station’s four units generate electricity by transferring water from Jocassee to Keowee. Duke Energy hosted an open house where […]

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Two Missing Children Found Safe Friday

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office said that two children went missing Friday night in Westminster, causing a major scare. Riley Alaina Hall, 10, and Alison Danielle Owens, 12, were reported missing by their families, according to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office. After a three-and-a-half-hour search involving police, rescuers, drones, and helicopters, they were found safe, officials said.

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Motel Fire Near Pendleton Sunday

Multiple fire crews responded to a fire at the Budget Inn on Highway 187 near Pendleton on Sunday afternoon. The call came in around 4:34 p.m., and crews from Zion, Pendleton, Townville, Double Springs, and Sandy Springs quickly arrived on the scene. The Townville Volunteer Fire Department reported that the fire was swiftly extinguished, resulting in minimal damage.

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Pickens County Officials Investigate Drowning

Pickens County officials are investigating a drowning that occurred Sunday evening just before 7:30 p.m. on Armstrong Drive in Marietta. Emergency and fire officials responded to the scene and attempted to save the victim, but she was pronounced dead on arrival. The coroner identified the victim as 34-year-old Lisa Marie Blue of Marietta. The drowning took place at her residence. […]

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Lawsuit Filed Against PRWD

A lawsuit filed in Anderson Court of Common Pleas alleges the Pioneer Rural Water District’s negligence led to an accident near a water break in Townville. Plaintiff Matthew Roper claims he was struck by a vehicle while walking his dog along Shenandoah Road in June 2022, due to a large water break extending into the roadway. Despite being alerted, a […]

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Election Certified in Oconee County

The Oconee County board of canvassers certified the primary election results on Thursday morning, adding 13 failsafe and provisional ballots to Tuesday’s unofficial count. Despite concerns that the added ballots might narrow Adam Duncan’s margin of victory in State House District Two to below 1%, triggering a mandatory recount, the final margin remained at 1.2%, confirming Duncan as the winner… […]

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Senators Graham and Paul Condemn Trump’s Conviction and Criticize Biden Administration’s Border Policies

U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul, along with 27 Senate Republican colleagues, have sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland condemning the conviction of former President Donald Trump, asserting it undermines the American judicial process by violating constitutional protections and due process. They emphasize that the trial against Trump threatens the core principles of a constitutional republic dedicated […]

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15th High School Fishing World Finals and National Championship Coming to Anderson

The 15th High School Fishing World Finals and National Championship will be held at Lake Hartwell in Anderson from June 19 to June 22. Teams from the U.S., Canada, South Africa, and other countries will compete for $3.2 million in scholarships and prizes. Each team, comprising two high schoolers and an adult captain, will launch from Green Pond Landing at […]

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