Multi-jurisdiction investigation makes drug arrests

A multi-jurisdiction investigation in Georgia that made several drug arrests received assistance from law enforcement agencies in South Carolina.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the Seneca police, and the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office are among law enforcement agencies whose help is said to have disrupted a methamphetamine trafficking organization.  According to the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, the drug trafficking outfit […]

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School officials make effort to clear up the confusion

Dr. Michael Thorsland, Oconee Superintendent of Education, admits that during a board of trustees meeting a week ago he was not clear about the possibility of a name and mascot change at Walhalla High School.   “While many people have suggested a name/mascot change, that is not being considered,” Thorsland told reporters yesterday.  He also released a portion of an email […]

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Grace Margie Berry Martin

Grace Margie Berry Martin, 78, of 207 Willow Road, Westminster died Friday.  The funeral will be Tuesday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.  Burial in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be from 1pm until the time of service.  Adams Mortuary of Seneca in charge of arrangements. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Weekend theft near Salem

Thieves stripped a Ford Ranger near Salem of its wheels and tires.  The victim during the weekend was a homeowner on north highway 11 near the Fall Creek Road.  The wheels are black and chrome Rock Star style 15” wheels.  The homeowner believes the stolen tires are 31 X 10.50 Mastercraft Course MTs.  If you can help solve the crime, […]

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Reaction to the Graham pullout

Lindsey Graham’s pullout is no surprise to a top fellow Oconee Republican.  Bob Skipp, chairman of the county party, says, “He probably realized he wouldn’t win the primary in South Carolina which might wind up being a little embarrassing to him.”  Skipp doesn’t believe Graham is thru with Presidential politics. He thinks Graham will endorse a fellow Republican and believes […]

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Sanitation pick up schedules

Walhalla residential garbage pickups scheduled Thursday on Christmas Eve and Friday on Christmas Day will instead be made on Wednesday, according to a City Hall announcement.  A spokesman for Seneca said the holidays mean no changes in his city.  Seneca pickups Thursday and Friday will be made on schedule, according to word passed down to us from Mark Krabbe, public […]

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Graham ends Presidential run

Oconee’s Lindsey Graham announced this morning he is dropping out of the race for President.  Graham, a U-S senator, had made national security the top plank of his bid, but could not break out of a second tier of Republican hopefuls for their party’s nomination next year. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Homicide: “No threat to the community”

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says the case of a homicide last night near Westminster is not a threat to the community.  Crenshaw spoke of the shooting death of Jesse Eugene Mulkey, 33-year old Westminster resident, who Coroner Karl Addis says was shot around 10 last night at 330 Brock Road.  Mulkey died two hours later at a Greenville hospital.  Crenshaw told […]

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