Man and truck take dip in lake

A man and his truck took an unexpected turn into Lake Hartwell late yesterday afternoon. Robert Robbs of Seneca managed to free himself and get out of the water, but his pick-up remained in water for about three hours before a heavy duty wrecker was able to remove it. Yesterday afternoon’s accident  occurred on Martin Creek Road near the Cartee […]

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Combating the invasive Cogongrass

A workshop takes place today near Columbia to allow Clemson University and the Nature Conservancy to wage battle against a nasty and noxious weed more prevalent than kudzu. According to Steve Compton, the war is on against the plant Cogongrass. “We need as many eyeballs as we can get to help us locate it so we can eradicate it from […]

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Hearing in Oconee murder case

A hearing is set this afternoon in Anderson in a case of double homicide last year in a rural part of Oconee County. The case is titled, State versus Nicholas Bonelli. The 86-year old defendant is charged with murder in the deaths of 82-year old Clarine Smith, with whom Bonelli shared a home on the Smith Farm Road, and Smith’s […]

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One sent to hospital from fire

Fire fighters in Seneca now say one of three persons inside the home that caught fire yesterday morning required medical assistance. One person with smoke inhalation and a broken wrist from a fall while getting out of the house was sent to the hospital. Yesterday’s fire on Loba Court in the Dalton Bend subdivision is classified accidental, according to Seneca […]

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Good week to be Joel Davis!

This is a good week to be Joel Davis. The contractor’s company was awarded a $53,719.16 contract to replace the roof on the Walhalla City Gym. And yesterday Davis was selected by Oconee customers of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative to run in May for re-election to the Blue Ridge board.

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Jury sent home for the night

The judge in Oconee General Sessions Court has sent the jury home for the night, with instructions to return in the morning and a second day of deliberations. Jurors late this afternoon sent out a paper containing four questions which they would like answered, as they decide the fate of Dan Lavert Temple. The 41-year old Temple did not testify […]

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New owner for old Courier building

There’s a new owner for one of the oldest newspaper buildings around! Attorney Keith Denny confirmed reports this week that he has acquired the former Keowee Courier building at 50 Short Street, Walhalla. Denny does not have immediate plans for the building. In an interview, he explained that first priority will be to engage a building professional to evaluate the […]

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64-year old man loses life

Georgia troopers have released the name of the Tennessee man killed in yesterday’s head-on crash on highway 76 east from Clayton. Walter Johns Richards Jr. of Murfreesboro lost his life when, for unknown reasons, according to the patrol, his car crossed the centerline near New Hope Church Road. Richards’ car, headed toward Clayton, collided with a vehicle driven by Keith […]

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