Seneca to mark African-American History Month

Seneca’s mayor and council were told last night that the city’s plans for its annual observance of African-American History Month are lining up for a February 13 luncheon at the Gignilliat Community Center. The public is invited at no charge. Featured speaker will be Clemson University’s Dr. Roy Jones whose topic will be “Saving the Black Male.” According to Seneca’s […]

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Legal action authorized by Seneca

Seneca appears headed back to the courts in its dealings with the owners of a large commercial building directly across the street from City Hall. After an executive session last night, the city council approved the following motion by Councilman Scott Durham: “I move to order the city attorney to pursue all legal remedies against the owners of the property […]

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Three arrested in Walhalla homicide probe

Three people have been arrested in the investigation of yesterday’s homicide in Walhalla, and the police say all three were arrested at the scene—505 N. Laurel Street. Coroner Karl Addis says the victim, 27-year old Jeremy Lee Little, sustained a stabbing-type injury, but the exact cause of death is to be determined by an autopsy this afternoon. Little has been […]

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Sheriff’s Office helps break up scam

The suspicions of the manager of an Oconee County business proved correct and he, along with the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, was able to thwart a telephone scam in which the scammer tried to get away with $1,200 dollars. It start lasted weekend when an employee of a business on the Pickens Highway near Walhalla took a call from a female […]

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Police to make statement

The latest timetable provided by Ronald Wilbanks is that Walhalla’s chief of police will make a staement by 2:30 as to the early morning homicide near the city limit.  At the noon hour today, Coroner Karl Addis said investigators were treating the incident at 505 N. Laurel as a homicide.  This, after responders discovered blood inside the home hours earlier. […]

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Walhalla crime UPDATE

Coroner Karl Addis made he following comment just before noon today about the crime scene investigation at a N. Laurel Street home:  “Walhalla Police Department, with assistance from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department, is investigating a death that we are treating as a homicide at this time at a resident located on N. Laurel Street in Walhalla–505 N. Laurel Street.” […]

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Jail opening could be summer, instead of spring

After a meeting yesterday, Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said an original projection to have the new, $16.2 million dollar jail ready by late spring may have to be dropped in favor of an early summer opening. A determination on how many extra guards will have to be hired is complicating the timetable that Crenshaw and his staff are following. “I […]

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Walhalla crime scene

  Yellow police tape surrounds a home near the Walhalla corporate limits, on the north side of the city.  And a section of N.  Laurel Street, just north of Walhalla Gardens Apartments, is blocked to thru traffic.  We’re told that, around 5:30 to 6 this morning, the police found blood inside a white home on North Laurel.  According to unconfirmed reports, […]

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A plea to remember the county’s animals

Among South Carolina’s list of infamous rankings, the state is 45th in the quality and strength of animal protection laws. To a meeting last night with the county’s state lawmakers, Edda Cammick brought material from the Animal Legal Defense Fund. The newest member of the Oconee County Council said she wanted to raise an issue that gets little publicity: the […]

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Anderson man charged with Oconee crimes

An Anderson County man was being held in the Oconee jail, under a combined $80 thousand surety bond. Jason Andrew Tomsha of the Abbeville Highway was arrested Friday on outstanding warrants alleging he committed crimes during October last year in Oconee County. According to an announcement by the Sheriff’s Office, the 45-year old Tomsha has been charged with burglary, larceny […]

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