Mini-bike operator killed in Pickens County

A 40-year old Pickens man has been killed in an accident near his hometown, and the state patrol arrested the second driver involved in last evening’s accident.  Coroner Kandy Kelley said Jodah Mullinax, who was riding the mini-bike without a helmet, died of blunt force trauma after the patrol reported the mini-bike attempted to make a left turn into a […]

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Hit-run accident in Pickens County

The highway patrol is looking for the driver and vehicle that left the scene of a fatal Wednesday morning accident in Pickens County.  The accident was fatal to a moped driver on highway 178 near Harper Drive.  The suspect vehicle is believed to be a Chevrolet Traverse, 2013-17, that has possible damage to the right front area near the headlight […]

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Bobby Leon Smith

Walhalla, SC– Bobby Leon Smith, 78, husband of the late Joyce Carolyn Moss Smith, of 107 Torrington Rd., Walhalla passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Oconee Memorial Hospital.   A native of Walhalla, SC, Mr. Smith was the son of the late Ivan Clifton Smith, Sr. and Clara King Smith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army […]

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Moped accident fatality was Easley woman

The Pickens County coroner, Kandy Kelley, says the victim of the early today traffic accident near Liberty as a 47-year old Easley woman, Jackie Jerome Cumbow.  Kelley says Cumbow, who was not wearing a helmet, died of blunt force trauma when struck at 7532 Moorfield Memorial Highway by a second vehicle.  State troopers say the second vehicle did not stop […]

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Nine charges in property crime investigation

A 35-year old Oconee man faces an additional nine charges placed by the sheriff’s office in a property crime investigation that dates back to early October.  Among the charges announced by the sheriff’s office against Clinton Trey Whitworth:  grand larceny, malicious injury to personal property, and petty larceny along with breaking into a motor vehicle, malicious injury to real property, […]

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Death and injuries in an Anderson store parking lot

Greg Shore, Anderson County Coroner, and his office are investigating an incident in which a man died and his wife and child were injured. Anderson County EMS, Medshore EMS, Homeland Park Fire Department and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office responded around 9:00 pm last night to 408 Highway 28 Bypass at the Lowes Home Improvement Store parking lot in Anderson, […]

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An “A” for the Prisma Oconee hospital

Six Prisma Health hospitals, including Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital, have earned “A” grades in the fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grades released by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety. The Leapfrog Group assigns letter grades to approximately 2,600 hospitals across the country based on their performance in process/structure and outcome measures, representing […]

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Heavy traffic no surprise to the patrol

I-85 at the Georgia-South Carolina crossing carried what looked like heavier than normal week day traffic today, but that was no surprise to the men and women of the state patrol who must police the interstate highway.  Two South Carolina troopers were stationed four hours today at the state Welcome Center at Fair Play to greet motorists and to remind […]

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Walhalla High a “Champion of the Environment”

  A commitment made by Walhalla High School to the environment has caught the attention of the state health agency and resulted in an award to the school.  DHEC has included the high school as one of 11 schools in the state to receive environmental steward awards.  “Champions of the Environment” awards are issued each year to foster environmental action […]

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