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Arrest alleges attempted murder

June 23, 2015

A Westminster man has been arrested and charged with the attempted murder of his wife. Chief Dean Awalt says Scott Thomas Conquest was jailed yesterday in Walhalla, charged in an incident late Saturday night in the yard of a home on SC 24/the West-Oak Highway. Awalt says the victim in the incident was hospitalized for…

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Streetscape contractor closed part of intersection

June 23, 2015

New sewer service for Martha’s Marketplace Café is the reason the Streetscape contractor yesterday closed part of S. College Street, between Main and S. Broad. The digging there has the dual purpose of extending a new water line across S. College for the Main Street block between College and S. Katherine. The city of Walhalla…

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Public sounds off on when music becomes noise

June 23, 2015

Before delving into when the loudness of a piece of music becomes unacceptable, Oconee planning commissioners entertained comment from the audience at last night’s meeting. Four people spoke, including former planning commissioner Andi Heller. A Lake Keowee resident, Heller complained that late at night her bedroom, with the windows closed and the air-conditioning running, she…

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Ranger One used in Chattooga search

June 23, 2015
Ranger One used in Chattooga search

Ranger One, the helicopter belonging to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, was used yesterday as part of the successful efforts to find three missing rafters on the Chattooga River. The three were found OK in what Scott Krein, county emergency services director, said was a misunderstanding over the time they had set in the river and…

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Seneca councilman charged with DUI

June 23, 2015

Oconee law enforcement records show the arrest of a Seneca city councilman on the charge of driving under the influence. Councilman Al Gaines was arrested Saturday night by the highway patrol. The charge against the 75-year old Gaines alleged DUI first offense.

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Marines arrive to patriotic reception

June 23, 2015

Marines from North Carolina and from the South Carolina Wounded Warrior Regiment have arrived for a few days of rest and relaxation. They were greeted by those who lined a parade route yesterday in a procession led by motorcycles. Members of the public responded with signs, flag-waving and expressions of thank you. Some of the…

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Planning Commission gets to work on noise law

June 23, 2015

Oconee County staff member Josh Stephens believes he has a grasp on the general feelings of the planning commissioners as to how they view the county’s noise law when it comes to loud music. After 45 minutes of give-and-take last night, Stephens summed up what he had heard and promised the planning commissioners he’ll soon…

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Senecan charged with assaulting officer

June 23, 2015

  Campus police at Clemson have charged a Seneca woman with assaulting a police officer while resisting arrest, along with several misdemeanor offenses. It stemmed from a Saturday night traffic stop on campus. According to the university announcement, Melinda Jane Paris was charged with assaulting a police officer while resisting arrest, a felony; and misdemeanor…

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Streetscape enters new phase

June 22, 2015
Streetscape enters new phase

Part of S. College Street in Walhalla is dug up today, as workers have started a new phase of Streetscape.  The digging took place at the corner of College and E. Main and necessitated the closing of S. College between the blocks of Main and S. Broad Street.

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Three hurt in disturbance near Seneca

June 22, 2015

Three people have been hurt in a disturbance today in the Crossroads Community, south of Seneca. A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office said there was a disturbance on Ranger Drive. One of the injured was flown by a medical helicopter. We have an unconfirmed report the three were hurt during a robbery.

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  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 8, 2015 11:50 amDuke Energy Siren Test
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 12, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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