SNOW COULD START AFTER SUNSET ON SATURDAY

December 6, 2018 Dick Mangrum According to a forecast from the South Carolina DNR, moisture infiltrates over South Carolina as plain, cold rain late on Friday. We should prepare for a day-long soggy rainfest Saturday. After sunset Saturday, rain changes to snow starting along the North Carolina-South Carolina border in Oconee, Pickens, and Greenville counties. Snow, heavy at times, migrates […]

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SECOND BUSINESS INCUBATOR IS RECOMMENDED

December 6, 2018 Dick Mangrum The success of Oconee’s business incubator in Walhalla could lead to the establishment of a second incubator elsewhere in the county. A committee recommendation to open a second incubator for start-up businesses is being placed on the agenda for the next meeting of County Council December 18. Dave Eldridge, coordinator for the Oconee Business Center […]

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WEST UNION PARADE IS CANCELLED

December 6, 2018 Dick Mangrum The snow and freezing rain forecast to reach Oconee County by Saturday means there will be no Christmas parade this year in the town of West Union. The West Union parade had been scheduled for Saturday, but Mayor Linda Oliver has announced the parade has been called off.

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WATER MAIN BREAK AT CLEMSON BOOSTER PUMP STATION

December 6, 2018 Dick Mangrum The city of Clemson and the Pumped Customers of the Anderson Regional Joint Water System have received word of a water main break at the Clemson Booster Pumped Station near U-S 76 and I-85 in Anderson. There is one pump feeding the city of Clemson, Clemson University, the Town of Pendleton, and Sandy Springs Water […]

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STATE INMATE LABOR ARRIVES IN OCONEE

Three inmates from the South Carolina Department of Corrections have arrived at the Oconee Detention Center, and Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says they will be placed on work details. Oconee County has employed state labor in the past, but these three are the first since the start of a program called “Life after Lockup.” Crenshaw says, “We will assist these folks […]

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EARLY CHRISTMAS AT TWO OCONEE SCHOOLS

December 3, 2018 Dick Mangrum Christmas arrives this week for students at two Oconee County elementary schools. College students from Clemson Hope, a student-led non-profit, will come bearing gifts to students at Westminster Elementary School and Walhalla’s James Brown Elementary. They’ll be at Westminster Elementary Wednesday and James Brown Friday.

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NEW-LOOK BOARD IN PLACE AT OCONEE MEMORIAL

December 3, 2018 Dick Mangrum Curt Evatt succeeds Cecil Turner as the chairman of the Holdings Board at Oconee Memorial Hospital. In other elections, the board chose Angela Long and Lorraine Harding as new members. The board is made up of local and area residents who sit as the policymakers for the grounds of the hospital, to officially fall under […]

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ELDERLY WOMAN DIES FOLLOWING NOVEMBER CAR ACCIDENT

December 3, 2018 Dick Mangrum The coroner says an elderly Walhalla woman who died last week was a passenger in an earlier single-car accident. Coroner Karl Addis says Betty Jo Moore, 79, died Thursday night under hospice care. Addis says she died of complications from the accident the afternoon of November 14 on the East Bear Swamp Road. The manner […]

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MORTON CONVICTION APPEALED TO CIRCUIT COURT

December 3, 2018 Dick Mangrum The attorney for a North Carolina woman convicted in a Seneca criminal court proceeding will ask the 10th circuit court at Walhalla to set aside his client’s conviction and to dismiss the charge against her. A Seneca jury last month found Tori Diana Morton guilty of simple possession of marijuana while a passenger in a […]

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