Tree falls on power line

A tree fell onto an electric power line and then on top of a car last night in the Five Forks Community near Walhalla. Captain Mark Hollifield of the Walhalla Fire Department says no one was hurt on Panhead Lane near the Stribling Shoals Road, although the homeowner at the address lost electric power service for about one hour.  

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Oconee gains in brain game

Two researchers have determined that, over a period of 40 years, Oconee County made strides in the category of adults with college degrees. In 1970, fewer than five percent of the county population over 25 years old had college degrees. By 2010, however, the percentage rose to more than 20%. Conducting the research were Robert Gallardo, an assistant professor at […]

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Guilty plea to a reduced charge

The first of a half dozen men arrested in a Seneca restaurant parking lot crime last winter has seen his case resolved in the court of General Sessions. A plea of guilt to a reduced charge of assault and battery third degree netted Montrez Obrian Jones a 30-day jail sentence, with credit given to time served. Jones and five others […]

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RBC Bearings’ Bob Crawford

Following a public hearing and the final reading of an ordinance for the sale of its spec building, Oconee County Council was able to savor its acquisition of a Georgia manufacturer who, in today’s hungry climate for jobs, had its choice of places to re-locate. The council heard from Bob Crawford of RBC Bearings, which includes the A. I. D. […]

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Prater to be Grand Marshall

  The biggest fan of the annual S.C. Apple Festival Rodeo will serve as Grand Marshall of this year’s S.C. Apple Festival Parade. The parade will roll down Westminster streets at 4:30 Friday afternoon, September 7 and, when it does, Jay Prater will lead it. Prater is easily recognizable for his smile and cowboy hat. Everyone is invited to turn […]

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Walhalla pool prospects

It has been a hot summer but, for Walhalla, perhaps next summer will be more comfortable. City leaders have a consensus to repair their closed swimming pool and have it and the bathhouse turn-key read for re-opening in May next year. Now, city administrator Nancy Goehle, begins the fundraising to accomplish such. A meeting of the Friends of the Pool […]

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Bus stop bathrooms

A public comment speaker during last night’s Seneca City Council meeting implored the mayor and council to be mindful of the need for access to restrooms at the “CAT”Main Streetstop.  Especially, Kevin Larkin said, if the city’s venture into all-electric buses brings attracts visitors from the outside.  Larkin quoted a recent article in The Journal, quoting bus riders saying they […]

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Thievery at Chickasaw Point

Thieves raid the canteen room at Chickasaw Point. Oconee sheriff’s officers are looking for the person or persons responsible for a crime this week in the canteen room by the swimming pool of a Lake Hartwell home development. Someone apparently pried a lock off the door and swiped a cash register, along with the nightly cash deposit of $150 dollars.

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Seneca-Clemson MPO

For one hundred or more years, Seneca and Clemson were known as small South Carolina towns, even though Clemson is home to a major university. But the way the federal government looks at the Seneca and Clemson areas, and their increasing populations, cries out for planning from a metropolitan standpoint. Seneca City Council last night agreed with their administrator, Greg […]

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Free school supplies to be delivered

The Educational Talent Search van is coming to a town near you, loaded with school supplies to help the program’s participants get ready for the new school year. The 15-passenger van will make stops across the tri-county area, including Seneca High School, on Saturday, August 25 to deliver school supplies free of charge to the ETS program participants. To receive […]

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