“SWAT” used judiciously by Sheriff’s Office

In Mike Crenshaw’s three years as the Oconee Sheriff, his office has deployed its special weapons and tactical squad just twice.  And Crenshaw is OK with that.  The sheriff told today’s Walhalla Rotary Club that while a “SWAT” team is indispensable in law enforcement today, the use of the team needs to be done judiciously.  He acknowledged that some “SWAT” […]

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Second arrest in Westminster burglary case

The police in Westminster made a second arrest in the case of burglary of the restaurant Yousef’s Kitchen.  Chief Dean Awalt says the arrest of Christopher Scott Digby took place Thursday in Fair Play and was the second of two arrests in the September crime.  Jail reports show Digby, 24 years old, was charged with grand larceny, burglary third degree, […]

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Foxwood Hills home fire

A weekend fire displaced a family of three from their home in the Foxwood Hills section of Oconee County.  The fire occurred on Torbay Drive.  The Red Cross worked to meet the immediate needs of the family—one adult and two children—-by providing financial assistance for food, clothing, temporary lodging and comfort kits containing personal hygiene items. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Rain doesnt deter Streetscape work

The contractor has scheduled asphalt work today on Walhalla’s Main Street between Tugaloo and College streets.  Motorists should keep in mind that temporarily there will be no road striping.  Hutch ‘N Son is hopeful that by Wednesday, street lights will be activated on the south side of Main. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Westminster sets public hearing

Westminster has set a public hearing to consider a request to rezone property on South Bibb Street.  Stanley and Jeanette Harden request a general residential zoning classification for lots 506 and 508.  The lots are now zoned R-25, one-family residential.  The city planning commission will hear the Hardens’ request during a hearing at 6 o’clock Monday night, December 14 at […]

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Power line down, fire reported

Part of Cherokee Drive near Seneca has been blocked to traffic this morning, as volunteer fire fighters deal with a downed power line in the vicinity of Hiawassee Drive.  Rural Fire reported a small fire apparently resulted from the fallen electrical line. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Carl Thomas Herron

Carl Thomas Herron, 70, of 125 Denmark Drive, Liberty died Friday at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson.  Graveside services will be 11 a-m Monday at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Walhalla.  The family receives friends immediately after the service. Flowers are accepted.  Family members are at their homes.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral […]

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Donna Perry Dineen

Donna Renea Perry Dineen, 52, of 500 Willow Branch Lane, Seneca died Saturday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  A memorial service will be 3 pm Tuesday at Utica Baptist Church.  The family receives friends from 2-3 pm, prior to the service at the church.  Family members are at their homes.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made tro Susan G. […]

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