Strong wind overturns sailboat

A sailboat capsized in strong winds late yesterday afternoon on Lake Hartwell near Clemson. The lone male occupant of the sailboat was able to call for help from a cell phone and emergency responders fanned out on both sides of the lake in the vicinity of Clemson Marina. The sailor made it out of the water uninjured.

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Fatal moped accident

A fatal accident near the Pickens County municipality of Easley. The Pickens County coroner, Kandy Kelley, says a 47-year old Easley resident, Gregory Alan Duncan, died in a moped accident at 7 o’clock Saturday night at Old Pond Road and Arial Street. According to Kelley, Duncan was not wearing a helmet.

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Add kidnapping to the charges

The Walhalla police have now added kidnapping to the charges against two of the three individuals arrested in the homicide at 505 N. Laurel Street. Chief Ronald Wilbanks says the warrants obtained Friday charge 23-year old Kenneth Strother Collins Jr. and 18-year old Megan Brianna Crowe with kidnapping. Previously, Crow was charged as an accessory and Collins was charged with […]

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Student arrested on marijuana charges

Campus police at Clemson came knocking to the door of a student’s residence hall room. And they arrested Anthony Joseph Rizzo. The charges allege that the 19-year old from Simpsonville possessed marijuana with intent to distribute and possessed marijuana with intent to distribute within proximity of a school. Rizzo was released Friday on a $10 thousand dollar personal recognizance bond. […]

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Equipment theft leads to Pickens man

An investigation involving sheriff’s officers in two counties has led officers to a Pickens man. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office today identified a 28-year old Pickens resident as the suspect, for whom it is holding arrest warrants arising from a crime last week near Seneca. Investigators believe Joseph Coy Kilby broke into a building the night of January 5 on Woods […]

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Westminster man implicated in Georgia crime

An Asheville, North Carolina man’s car was reported stolen in Rabun County, Georgia, and a debit card inside his wallet in the car was used to make purchases in Oconee County. Oconee law enforcement authorities say a Westminster man has been arrested and charged with related multiple offenses. Twenty-four-year old Michael Allen Underwood was jailed yesterday in Walhalla. Among the […]

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Stolen check forged at Seneca bank

A check stolen from the mailbox of an Anderson County business turned up in Seneca where, the police say, the check was forged and cashed at a local bank. A 33-year old Anderson woman was arrested yesterday by the Seneca police and jailed in Walhalla. The police say Camie Ronea Dennis is accused of presenting a forged check in the […]

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Opponent to water rate hike emerges

For two reasons, Berry Nichols says this is a bad time for Walhalla to raise water rates. T-J Bagwell, newly-appointed chairman of city utilities committee, is floating the idea that the extra revenue would help Walhalla offset some of the debt it will face as part of the project to build a new treatment plant. But Nichols says this is […]

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Flying club to form at airport

A club of flying enthusiasts in the formation stage has a name. It’s now looking for members. Eddie Perry of Seneca is announcing plans to form the Golden Corner Flying Club at the Oconee Regional Airport. Flying clubs are regarded as co-ops, in which three or more individuals join to share the cost of ownership and obtain the benefits of […]

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Manufactured home OK’d in Walhalla

Walhalla last night approved a special exception to its zoning ordinance to allow a new manufactured home to be placed at 502 S. Tugaloo Street. The appeal hearing by the board of zoning appeals for Kelvin and Tammy Bryant lasted fewer than 30 minutes. No neighbors spoke in opposition. The special exception was carried on a vote of 3 to […]

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