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Drug charges land man and woman in jail

April 1, 2014

A man and a woman near Salem were jailed on multiple drug charges. Those charges were placed against Richard Dale Cobb, 43, and Hope Danielle Moman, 21, of Jocassee Lake Road Friday—a day after the two were questioned and interviewed by deputies. Officers from SWAT, the narcotics division, criminal investigations and the helicopter Ranger One…

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It’s voting day in the Seneca area

April 1, 2014

Voters in the Seneca area have a date at the polls today to cast a ballot for the candidate of their choice. Andy Inabinet and Paul Cain are engaging in a special primary to decide the Republican nominee to run for the open District Three seat on the Oconee County Council. Voting today takes place…

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Car strikes building supports

April 1, 2014

A car left SC 183/the Walhalla Road in Westminster last night and struck the supports for a brick building at the 123 traffic light intersection. The police say the driver was taken to the hospital with what they say are non-life threatening injuries. Chief Dean Awalt said once the car hit the building supports, the…

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“A personnel matter that is being addressed….”

April 1, 2014

A complaint of cyber bullying against a Walhalla High administrator is being investigated by district officials. Dr. Mike Lucas, county superintendent, told 96.3/WGOG NEWS that while the investigation is being made the administrator, Walhalla High assistant principal Charlie Fowler, has been placed on leave. In response to reports about a petition seeking Fowler’s dismissal because…

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Manslaughter defendant returned to jail

March 31, 2014

A 17-year old manslaughter defendant has been returned to an Oconee jail cell, with no change in a bond.  Octavis Jamal Robinson of Central is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death last winter of former Pendleton resident Rashean Parker II.  At the time his body was found on W. Cherry Road near J-P…

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Car passenger charged with carrying pipe bomb

March 31, 2014

A backseat car passenger has been arrested and charged with possessing a pipe bomb inside a car that an Oconee deputy stopped Saturday near Seneca. That pipe bomb, a PVC pipe with an electric fuse, was processed by a bomb squad and deemed safe. But Steven Matthew Neal, 24-year old resident of Levi Lane, was…

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Accident in Seneca

March 31, 2014

Two cars collided a few minutes ago at the Seneca intersection of S. Oak and 3rd streets near Rosa Clark Medical Clinic. The police say the driver of one of the cars, a Volvo, was placed in an ambulance for trip to the hospital. Heavy damage was reported to the second vehicle, a Ford Mustang.

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Greenville beats OC to a distracted driver’s law

March 31, 2014

If it were a race to see who’s first, the city of Greenville is beating the county of Oconee to having a law forbidding distracted driving. Greenville’s distracted driving ordinance goes into effect tomorrow. It bans the use of all handheld devices while operating a vehicle. The Greenville ordinance covers not only while the vehicle…

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Turkey hunters beware!

March 31, 2014

U-S Forest Service land covered by leaves and invasive saplings is to be burned tomorrow in a prescribed burn on April 1. And that’s no April’s Fool, according to Mike Hastings of the USFS. Hastings says hunters on the first day of turkey season will be wise to avoid an area north of the Cassidy…

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Democrats to vie to U-S Congress

March 31, 2014

By the deadline over the weekend, two local and area residents had filed to run to be the Democratic nominee this year for SC Congressional District Three. The seat is now held by Republican Jeff Duncan, who is seeking re-election. The Democrats who have their vision set on Washington are Hosea Cleveland of Seneca and…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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