Tech to close for the holidays

Tri-County Technical College will be closed for the holidays Thursday, December 24 through Sunday, January 3.  The college will re-open Monday, January 4.  Important dates and deadlines for the spring semester, which begins January 11, can be found on the college website. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Stay safe this holiday period!

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With several busy days ahead for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is offering safety tips as you prepare to celebrate.  Jimmy Watt, Public Information Officer for the Sheriff’s Office, says, “If you do plan on traveling, there are things you can do before you hit the road to help make your vehicle safe.  First, […]

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“DHEC” gets complaint from Seneca

At the 10 o’clock hour this morning, it’s believed South Carolina DHEC officials are to meet with Seneca representatives.  A spokesman for the Department of Health and Environmental Control tells 101.7/WGOG NEWS, “We received a complaint regarding the improper disposal of construction and demolition material at this location and we are currently investigating. As part of the investigation a meeting […]

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”Real-Time Re-entry”

Keeping guns out of the hands of ex-offenders is the purpose for a new partnership among the South Carolina Department of Corrections, the South Carolina United States Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  The project, called “Real-Time Reentry” focuses on violent offenders and gang members who, after their release, re-offend with firearms while still under […]

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Some Streetscape work accomplished, despite rain

Some concrete was laid for Streetscape yesterday in spite of rain that accumulated to around one-half of an inch in Walhalla.  But the expectation of the contractor, Hutch ‘N Son, is the additional rain forecast in the next few days is likely to have the effect of shutting down most Streetscape work until after Christmas Day.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Michael Farrell

Michael Farrell, 53, of 114 Colonial Drive, Toccoa, Georgia died Sunday at Stephens County Hospital.  A memorial service will be 4 pm Wednesday from the Chapel of Sanidfer Funeral Home.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com. Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Rose Freeman Addis

Rose Freeman Addis, 92, of 120 Autmnwood Lane, Apartment 22, Walhalla died Sunday at GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  She was the widow of Andrew Addis.  A celebratiion of life will be 2 pm Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel.  Flowers accepted.  Memorials may be made to College Street Baptist Church, 407 S. College Street, Walhalla, SC  29691. Family members are […]

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Willie Ramey

Willie Lee Ramey, 82, of 126 Blackjack Road, Westminster died Monday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  He was the widower of Bertha Elizabeth Watkins Ramey.  The funeral will be 2 pm Wednesday at Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel and burial will follow. The family is at the home of his daughter, Elizabeth Rowland, 130 Blackjack Road, Westminster, SC  29693.  Flowers […]

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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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