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Jury picked for criminal court trial

February 24, 2014

A jury has been selected to begin hearing testimony in the case of South Carolina versus Oconee County resident Kevin Todd Adams. The start of testimony is planned tomorrow morning in General Sessions Court at Walhalla. Adams, 40 years old, was arrested in May 2011 as part of an Oconee Sheriff’s Office investigation of the…

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Chase starts in Walhalla and ends on SC 11

February 24, 2014

A police chase that started in Walhalla ended miles out of town. But it ended with the police and county officers finally getting their man. Capt. Curtis Rogers of the Walhalla police says a city officer spotted an SUV run off College Street late Friday afternoon. Blue lights and sirens were turned on, but Rogers…

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Major Walhalla project slated for spring

February 24, 2014

The replacement of the roof at a fire-damaged Walhalla church will make for a major project this spring in the county seat. The congregation at Walhalla Presbyterian Church has decided it wants to re-build at its long-time location—E. Main and S. Johns Street. An architect and a builder have been hired, and church spokesman Thomas…

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Murder charge dismissed

February 24, 2014

At the pre-trial level, the charge of murder has been dismissed against one of two Oconee defendants. Magistrate Will Derrick has confirmed that, in a preliminary hearing Friday, he threw out the case of murder against Patrick Grant Covone—one of two men charged with the murder of Richard Alan Marszalek in late December. Magistrates hold…

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$2.3M worth of OC resurfacing projects

February 24, 2014

A Greenville road paver is in line for a pair of Oconee County re-surfacing contracts. And once the award of those contracts is official, a DOT engineer says, they will be worth of a total of $2.3 million to Ashmore Brothers. Josh Makison, DOT resident construction engineer, says the projects are re-surfacing of a little…

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Seven charges against Seneca motorist

February 24, 2014

A broken tail light led to an early morning traffic stop in Seneca. And the police wound up charging the driver with seven offenses alleging violation of drug and traffic laws. The police say they stopped the vehicle shortly before 3 a-m Saturday on the 600 block of South Oak Street and placed the driver,…

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Wildfire on SC 183!

February 24, 2014

A fire yesterday afternoon consumed one to two acres of brush and grass along SC 183/the Pickens Highway. Walhalla Fire Department answered the call.  

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Oconee students learn healthy eating habits

February 24, 2014

Elementary school students in Oconee County are learning about the importance of healthy eating. At the same time, they are honing culinary skills, with the help of the school district’s food service supplier, Sodexo. The Oconee district is one of more than 150 districts across the country holding Future Chef events this winter. The local…

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Court time in Oconee this week

February 24, 2014

A circuit court judge from Berkeley County, Rupert Markley Dennis Jr., presides over a term this week of Oconee General Sessions Court in Walhalla. The office of the 10th Circuit Solicitor has prepared a docket of eight cases for trials week. Defendants are charged with grand larceny, shoplifting, and drug offenses.

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Hearing tonight at City Hall

February 24, 2014

A public hearing takes place at 6 tonight at the Seneca City Hall. Before the Board of Architectural Review, Daniel Smith Jr. seeks a certificate of appropriateness at 106 Ramcat Alley.

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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