Guilty plea brings 22-year sentence

A Westminster man, originally charged with murder, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge this morning and was sentenced in the Oconee General Sessions Court. Joshua Michael Fulbright pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the beating death of Richard Alan Marszalek in late 2013 at an address on the W. Spearman Road and was sentenced to 22 years in prison. Fulbright […]

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502 E. Main fetches one bidder

The for sale signs at 502 E. Main in Walhalla attracted one bidder. And Oconee County Council will be asked next week to approve the sale of the old house to Frances Dianne Wood. Her bid for the house and property amounts to $129 thousand, 501 dollars. Now that the house is no longer used for county offices, the county […]

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Industry and Technology Park gets a “look-see”

The property that is Oconee’s Industry and Technology Park on n. highway 11 received what was described as an “economic development opportunity” yesterday. Late in the afternoon, according to one passerby, “well-dressed individuals” were seen getting into three vehicles on the property. Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic Alliance confirms a visit was made but at this time, he said, he […]

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4-Hers win national competition

In a national competition to test teenagers’ knowledge of equine science and management, South Carolina youngsters took home the gold. State Rep. Gary Clary and the rest of the South Carolina House of Representatives recognized the winning teams on the House floor and presented a resolution in their honor. Senator Thomas Alexander presented the students with a Senate resolution. Six […]

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Handgun seized during arrest

A handgun was seized during the arrest of a man Tuesday night in rural southern Oconee County. A deputy was alerted to a suspicious van in the vicinity of Douglas Drive and Timberlake Drive. After determining there were outstanding warrants for the man found standing there, the officer ordered the suspect to place his hands behind his back. According to […]

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Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) deadline looms

A deadline of Sunday, February 15 looms for those who are in search of health care insurance through the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare. And it’s an important deadline because it’ll mark the end of an open enrollment period. Two Oconee Democratic Party leaders who are certified Obamacare counselors stress that the February 15 deadline takes on added importance […]

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Check out a telescope at the local library

 Oconee public libraries loan books, newspapers, magazines, DVDs and offer internet access. And soon they will be the place to check out a telescope to allow a patron to read the night sky. Early next month, library cardholders 18 or older with a valid photo ID can check out Orion StarBlast 4.5-inch telescopes. Stacie Powell, youth services librarian, says the […]

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ROTC cadets to sink or swim in survival test

ROTC cadets at Clemson University will be tested on their stamina and personal courage in a combat water survival test at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon in the Fike Recreation Center pool. The test evaluates cadets’ stamina in water and their ability to complete three stations while wearing a uniform. One of the requirements is that a cadet must swim 15 meters […]

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