Warrants obtained against Mountain Rest man

A Mountain Rest man remained in jail late yesterday afternoon under a combined surety bond amounting to $180 thousand.  The Sheriff’s Office announced warrants charging 61-year old Robert Lee with an in-appropriate relationship with a 15-year old girl.  The charges are listed as criminal solicitation of a minor, sexual exploitation of a minor, and criminal sexual conduct with a minor.  […]

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Serious SC 11 accident near school made worse

At last report, state troopers continued to investigate an accident this afternoon on n. highway 11 not far from Walhalla High.  Authorities say a van and a tractor-trailer trucker were involved and the van, according to Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King, left the scene but was later stopped by the West Union police.  The tractor-trailer truck sustained a significant diesel […]

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So far, no one except incumbents

Unless something changes between now and noon tomorrow, Seneca’s 2016 election ballot will contain no one other than an incumbent.  The deadline to declare as a ballot candidate for the March 8 election falls at the noon hour tomorrow.  To date, Mayor Dan Alexander is alone in his race for re-election.  The candidates for the four available council seats are […]

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Be careful on the Burns Mill Road!

An early morning accident on a road near West Union resulted in an ambulance ride for one man to a hospital in Greenville.  101.7/WGOG NEWS has been told that this morning’s 3 o’clock accident, just as the rain had started, occurred on the Burns Mill Road where another road intersects at a 90-degree angle.  We are told it’s the second […]

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Alleged mortgage fraud conspriracy touched Lake Keowee

A mortgage fraud conspiracy that the government alleges was based near Charleston involved properties statewide including on Lake Keowee.  The U-S Attorney for South Carolina, Bill Nettles this week announced an indictment against two men from Ladson and Summerville.  George Turner Jr., 41, and Clayton Wickersham, 34, are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, and bank fraud.  […]

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Students of the Quarter

At its meeting this week, Walhalla Rotary Club honored the Students of the Quarter. Treated to a luncheon at the Walhalla Depot were Larissa Pelfrey of James M Brown Elementary, Emily Moore of Keowee Elementary, Valeria Leon of Walhalla Elementary, Abbie Worsencroft of Walhalla Middle, Lauren Long of Walhalla High School, Aidan Callahan of Tamassee-Salem Elementary, Hannah Chappel  of Tamassee-Salem […]

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Seneca Events in 2016

The Events Committee of Seneca City Council met this morning and reviewed ideas for city-sponsored events in 2016.  Riley Johnson, events coordinator, says many of the events in 2015 will be brought back for another year—including Seneca Fest on Memorial Day weekend.  The committee will re-convene Wednesday next week to select the headline musical act.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Hutch ‘N Son in touch with North Pole

The contractor for Walhalla Streetscape, Hutch ‘N Son, announced this morning that it has sent an email to Santa Claus at the North Pole to be sure that, although downtown Walhalla remains a construction zone, Santa knows the way will be cleared Christmas Eve, one week from tonight, to allow him to make the rounds with presents for the area’s […]

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Accident near Westminster

An accident on this rainy morning near Westminster.  A caller reports two vehicles involved—one of which appears to have rolled over in a ditch.  Shortly before 8 this morning, an ambulance left the scene of the accident at U-S 76/the Toccoa Highway and Hobson Street. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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By scaling a fence, inmate escapes briefly

An Oconee inmate climbed a fence in the outdoor recreation area and escaped shortly after 6 last evening.  But Cody Adam Pelfrey’s reprieve lasted less than one hour.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, county officers with the help of citizens and the Walhalla and Westminster police found the 29-year old Pelfrey and placed him back in custody shortly before 7 […]

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