Wednesday night fires

Fire last night destroyed a home near Lake Keowee. Keowee-Ebenezer, along with Walhalla, fire fighters were among those on the scene on Westwood Bay Drive near the Keowee School Road. Walhalla Fire Department assisted West Union on a call to attend to smoke from a clothers driver at a home on Rosehill Circle.

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Second trial witness is Baltimore ophthalmologist

When Camille Hess went for emergency treatment at the Oconee hospital, an ophthalmologist was not immediately available. How soon she was later able to find a specialist in Greenville is an issue in Hess’s damage suit against the hospital and an E-R doctor. Today Hess’s lawyer called his second witness—an ophthalmologist from Johns Hopkins University. The lawsuit filed for Hess […]

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Easley home fire kills 64-year old man

A home fire yesterday afternoon in Easley took the life of the home’s occupant, Donnie Rider. He was 64-years old. Rider’s wife survived the fire, but the couple’s pet dog also died. The fire was reported shortly after 3 o’clock at Easley’s 113 North 7th Street. The city and the state police are investigating.

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Auditor gives Oconee clean bill of financial health

Oconee County’s cash position stands it in good stead until new revenue begins flowing in the fall, according to the county’s latest audit. With about $14 million in its general fund, the county had about three and a half months of operating capital. Accountant Grant Davis, of the accounting firm Mauldin & Jenkins, told Council members on Tuesday. Davis’s assertion […]

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