False report leads to student’s arrest

  A 20-year old Clemson student from Columbia has been arrested by university police on the charge of filing a false report of a felony.  The police say the arrest of Abbriyanna Ra-Beth Dutil took place Tuesday after she reported someone was sending her threatening emails.  The police say their investigation showed the emails came from an account Dutil created […]

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Arson case at Clemson University

Campus police at Clemson arrested three students yesterday and charged them with arson of a futon that was set afire outside two residence halls.  The university announcement states Matthew Griffin Skinner, 19, of Fairfax, Virginia; Patrick James Gilligan, 18, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Ryan Davis McCarter, 19, of Clover were charged with the felony offense of third degree arson.  The […]

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Extra security in place at West-Oak Middle

To ensure the safety of staff and students, extra security is in place today at the West-Oak Middle School.  Oconee public schools report at the end of the school day yesterday, two students said they saw another student with a weapon.  Law enforcement began to investigate.  The student was identified and located, but no weapon found.  The following automatic call […]

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Tommy Edward Roach

Tommy Edward Roach, 66, husband of Shelby Thompson Roach, of 21 Humbert Street, Seneca, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 5, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 PM, Saturday, March 5, 2016, prior to the service at Oconee […]

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NRC names new inspector at Oconee Nuclear

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Atlanta named Jason Parent today as a resident inspector for the Oconee Nuclear Station.  At the three-unit site licensed to Duke Energy, Parent joins Senior Resident Inspector Eddy Crowe and Resident Inspector Natasha Childs.  Each operating U-S commercial nuclear plant site has at least two government inspectors.  They serve as the agency’s eyes and ears, […]

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Arrest alleges arson and attempted murder

A 27-year old Walhalla man has been arrested today on charges of arson and attempted murder.  The arrest by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, with help from the Fugitive Task Force of SLED, sent to jail Joshua Charles Campbell.  Capt. Greg Reed of the Sheriff’s Office released this statement:  “Deputies responded to a single home fire on Forest Drive in Seneca […]

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Josephine Bennett

        Josephine Greer Bennett, 87, widow of the late Verner Bennett, 128 Doe Lane, passed away Monday, March 1, 2016 at Lila Doyle Nursing Care.  A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Friday, March 4, 2016 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior at the church.  Burial will follow in […]

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Mayor pledges to improve handicap access

Mayor Danny Edwards says he has started discussion with Walhalla’s engineers to look for ways to improve access for the handicap in the downtown.  After a resident last night pointed out a lack of handicap ramps as part of Streetscape work, Edwards made this statement:  “There is going to be 8 handicap parking spaces on the 4 block area of […]

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Choir performs at famed Charleston church

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The concert choir from Southern Wesleyan University in Central traveled to Charleston for a performance at the downtown church where a man shot and killed nine people last summer.  The Southern Wesleyan choir, directed by Dr. Don Campbell, professor of music, performed gospel selections during Sunday morning services at Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston.  It was the first […]

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After executive session, city council takes two actions

After an executive session last night, the Walhalla City Council employed an engineering company to design and administer a project to replace the Forest Acres water line.  Nancy Goehle, city administrator, says Oconee County is to reimburse the costs involved.  The council also agreed for the city to negotiate a property transfer for the water department. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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