Traffic-related death in Walhalla

A pickup truck hit a utility pole at a Walhalla intersection, and the coroner says the driver suffered cardiac arrest at the accident scene. Coroner Karl Addis says Will Kelley, 82 years old, died in the emergency department at the hospital, about 45 minutes after the accident. Kelley listed two addresses: the Whetstone Road in Mountain Rest and Easley, where […]

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Headed back to D.C.

SC Third District Representative Jeff Duncan is due back tomorrow in Washington, along with his other colleagues, as the day draws nearer for the potential for government to fall off the fiscal cliff. A spokesman for the Laurens Republican said early this afternoon Duncan’s office is, as yet, unaware whether any of the plans discussed will be presented in the […]

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Store manager chases suspected thief

A car chase by a Seneca store manager this morning of a larceny suspect enabled the city police and county sheriff’s officers to capture a suspect, as he apparently was about to try to fence the stolen goods. Capt. Tommy Williams of the Seneca Police Department says Timothy Alan Holbert, 42, of Stadium Drive, Westminster was arrested and charged with […]

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Old topic renewed at meeting

The Walhalla mayor says a meeting last week was “very helpful” toward a long-talked about project for burying electric power lines. Mayor Danny Edwards says he took from the meeting a preference on the part of Duke Energy to bury in the ground all electric lines that now run along a four-block area of Main Street downtown. And the cost […]

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KOBA: This year and beyond

The anti-litter Oconee County organization Keep Oconee Beautiful is looking back at the year, as well as the potential for accomplishment in 2013. In 2012, KOBA kept its reputation as an organization promoting a positive quality of life in Oconee County. As a recipient of the President’s Circle, Keep America Beautiful celebrated KOBA as an affiliate in “good standing.” The […]

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Dry years closes wet

A dry year is closing in a wet way. Walhalla’s official weather observer is reporting two and a quarter inches of rain overnight. Add to that two-thirds of an inch measured by Barbara Wilson on Christmas Eve and you have an impressive two periods of rainfall.

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Number 8 at Chattooa Belle Farm

Oconee County’s Chattooga Belle Farm is featured in the 2013 Innova Disc Golf Calendar. Hole 8 will be the November featured picture. Disc golf promoter Adam Wright has entered pictures in the calendar contest. Each year about eight thousand copies of the calendar are sold. Oconee County received its first disc golf course in 2004. There are courses at the […]

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Fire Station #23

Oconee County has announced the opening of a new fire substation. Foxwood Hills Fire Substation #23 at 1600 Blackjack Road is the second of eight stations to be built, as part of the county’s fire service improvement plan. It will house a single engine company and a reserve engine to serve residents and businesses located along the Blackjack and the […]

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Bond denied for fourth man arrested

A judge has denied bond for a fourth man arrested in the investigation of the murder  December 8 of Clemson student Steven Grich. Authorities say Lester Devaria Mosley Jr., 18, of Central was arrested Friday evening at a motel in Toccoa, Georgia. According to WNEG in Toccoa, Sheriff Randy Shirley of Stephens County learned, through contact by the Pickens County […]

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