Development standards and their impact on farm community

When the Oconee Planning Commission welcomes public comment on a draft plan for land use development standards, the commission chairman is hopeful that someone representing the county’s agricultural committee will say a word of support.  Mike Smith, the planning chairman, this week sought to enlist the support of the county agricultural advisory board during its Monday meeting this week in […]

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Fallen tree closes Walhalla street

Walhalla Fire Department requests motorists this morning to avoid trying to use a short-cut thru street in the city because of a fallen tree.  The fallen tree has forced the fire department to close Hunter Avenue, between N. Catherine Street and Spring Street.  It’s possible that electric power lines have been hit, and Duke Energy has been summoned.  

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Death from gun play focus of lawsuit

A youngster’s death from gun play at a Mountain Rest home last year is the subject of an Oconee County lawsuit alleging wrongful death and survival action.  The suit was filed this week in the Common Pleas Court on behalf of the estate of a child who, at the time, of  fatally being wounded was a visitor to the Mountain […]

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Sheriff’s Office–Evan Michael Hood is wanted

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help today in locating a subject wanted on outstanding arrest warrants for an incident that occurred in November of 2020.   41 year old Evan Michael Hood is wanted on charges of Carjacking and Grand Larceny.  Hood was involved in an incident on Knollwood Drive near Mountain View Drive near Seneca in […]

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James Travis Land

Seneca, SC– James Travis Land, 83, of 1017 S. Oak Street, Seneca, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at his home.   A native of Oconee County, SC, Mr. Land was the son of the late Paul Vereen and Gurthie Leola Long Land. He was a veteran of the U.S. National Guard and retired from Duke Power. Mr. Land enjoyed […]

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Added data promised on COVID’s impact in the schools

Today, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is updating its online reporting of COVID-19 Associated with Students & Staff to help parents, caregivers and school officials have additional data about COVID-19’s impact on schools. DHEC has been working with the S.C. Department of Education to implement a new weekly reporting tool for schools and districts that […]

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