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Purple Heart breakfast a grand occasion

November 10, 2014

Each year at the Veterans Day holiday time, the staff at Oconee Veterans Affairs look forward to arranging a breakfast to recognize Oconee County veterans who’ve been awarded the Purple Heart—to signify having been wounded in war or a conflict with a United States enemy. “We have a Purple Heart chapter here….and there’s about 30-40…

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Traffic accident in Seneca intersection

November 10, 2014

Two vehicles crashed this morning at a Seneca intersection, and the police attribute the accident to one of the drivers who fell asleep at the wheel. Both drivers were taken to the hospital with what the police call minor injuries. This morning’s accident occurred at 123 and 130 around 6 o’clock and involved a Honda…

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Woman burned in home accident near Walhalla

November 10, 2014

Walhalla Fire Department received encouraging news last night about the condition of a woman burned during an accident yesterday morning at her home near the city limits.  Fire fighters received an update on the condition of the woman who was flown yesterday morning to the burn center near Augusta, Georgia.  The accident occurred when the…

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Lee and Inabinet start new terms tonight

November 10, 2014

Two long-time Oconee County school trustees return to service tonight—having been returned to office in last week’s General Election. Jerry Lee of District One and Andy Inabinet of District Three are scheduled to take the oath of office tonight to begin new, four-year terms in office. The board of trustees meets at 6 o’clock at…

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Political forum tonight

November 10, 2014

Things will get political tonight at the Walhalla Community Depot. At 6:30 the chamber of commerce sponsors a forum to allow city voters the chance to size up the two men entered in next week’s special council election. Bidding to fill a vacant term on the city council are Lamar Bailes and Chris Grant.

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In memory of deceased officer

November 10, 2014

Governor Nikki Haley has requested that flags be flown at half-staff today in memory of Deputy Holmes Smith Jr., an investigator with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office.

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Anderson homicide

November 8, 2014

The police in Anderson request the public to help solve a Friday homicide in their city.  Someone used a blunt object to beat to death William Elridge Thompson at 845 E. Orr Street.  The killer is suspected of having stolen Thompson’s black Honda Accord EX and left headed west on E. Orr Street.  The car…

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Solicitor’s statement

November 7, 2014

The office of the 10th Circuit Solicitor made this announcement today in the death of investigation of Alana Carpenter of Seneca:  “On October 23, 2014, Caleb Nathaniel Linart was charged with the murder of Alana Carpenter.  The initial autopsy showed evidence of strangulation which led to the arrest of Linart for the murder.  However, based…

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Veteran election-watcher gives his anaylsis

November 7, 2014

For many years Walhalla’s Bob Brock has been recognized as the authority in Oconee County elections. And the long time county election commissioner offered his own twist on this week’s election—especially as it pertained to the voters’ decision to allow Sunday alcohol sales. At their meeting today, Brock’s colleagues ascribed passage of the alcohol sales…

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Charge against defendant to be reduced

November 7, 2014

Oconee sheriff Mike Crenshaw says he expects an announcement today from the office of Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams on the new developments in the death of Alana Carpenter. The body of the 27-year old Seneca woman was found last month in the Walhalla home of her boyfriend, Caleb Nathaniel Linart. He was arrested and charged…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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