Seneca opens an ear to the public

This is the one official time of the year when Seneca invites the public to comment or ask questions about the city’s plan for spending during the next 12 months.  The city’s various budgets, more precisely the financial projections, are the topic for a public hearing at 6 tonight at City Hall.  After hearing from the public, the mayor and […]

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Lake restaurant closes temporarily

A Lake Keowee restaurant has closed temporarily.  Officials at the Lighthouse say the restaurant will be closed today and tomorrow “due to the ever-changing circumstances of late we feel the need to modify our service in hopes to better accommodate, keep safe, and provide a quality service.”  Lighthouse plans to re-open Wednesday.

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Lake support for Donald Trump

A line of boats to be assembled on the waters of Lake Keowee will show support for Donald Trump, the Republican President who is waging a campaign for a second term.  Bill Jerome, chairman of Oconee Republicans, says he’s aware that there will be at least one dozen Trump boaters from Beacon Shores and possibly others.  The event is planned […]

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Another rescue at Yellow Branch

A call for a possible broken ankle was a time-consuming task yesterday for Walhalla and Oconee County rescuers. For a second straight weekend, the popular Yellow Branch Falls was a rescue scene.  After receiving a call for help, rescuers needed 40 minutes to reach their patient and one hour to extricate him.  Here’s a plea from Fire Chief Brandon Burton:  […]

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Positive test results reach 20%

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control yesterday announced 1,366 new confirmed cases and 4 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and 5 additional confirmed deaths and zero additional probable deaths. There are currently 954 hospital beds occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19. This brings the total number […]

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A still worsening South Carolina case count

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 1,599 new confirmed cases and 3 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and 15 additional confirmed deaths and 2 additional probable deaths. There are currently 908 hospital beds occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19. This brings the total number […]

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Arrest made in Oconee traffic accident

The highway patrol announced this afternoon the arrest of a man in the investigation of a late night accident Thursday that injured a second Hartwell man and that man’s eight-year old passenger.  It was a two-truck accident on the rural Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway 11 reported around 9:30 pm.  According to trooper Hovis, charged with felony DUI with great bodily […]

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Hit-run accident in Anderson County

A motor vehicle hit and severely hurt a bicyclist this morning in Anderson County, and the state patrol appeals to the public for information to find the driver.  The accident occurred around 7 this morning on Pickens Drive near the Six and Twenty Road.  The suspect vehicle possibly will have headlight damage and right front and passenger side damage.  If […]

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COVID-19 changes for Walhalla meetings

The increase in Oconee County COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks has led Walhalla to implement stricter rules covering all city-sponsored meetings.  Going forward, until further notice, everyone attending a Walhalla meeting will have to wear facial coverings, hand sanitize, and allow their temperature to be taken at the door.  There will be reduced capacity allowed for meetings that […]

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