Solicitor’s statement

The office of the 10th Circuit Solicitor made this announcement today in the death of investigation of Alana Carpenter of Seneca:  “On October 23, 2014, Caleb Nathaniel Linart was charged with the murder of Alana Carpenter.  The initial autopsy showed evidence of strangulation which led to the arrest of Linart for the murder.  However, based on recent toxicology results, the […]

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Veteran election-watcher gives his anaylsis

For many years Walhalla’s Bob Brock has been recognized as the authority in Oconee County elections. And the long time county election commissioner offered his own twist on this week’s election—especially as it pertained to the voters’ decision to allow Sunday alcohol sales. At their meeting today, Brock’s colleagues ascribed passage of the alcohol sales referendum to the voters of […]

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Charge against defendant to be reduced

Oconee sheriff Mike Crenshaw says he expects an announcement today from the office of Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams on the new developments in the death of Alana Carpenter. The body of the 27-year old Seneca woman was found last month in the Walhalla home of her boyfriend, Caleb Nathaniel Linart. He was arrested and charged with murder after an autopsy […]

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Lowering the cost of electric power

Westminster is looking for a company to help it determine what can be done to lower the cost of electric power. The idea, according to City Administrator Jeff Lord, is to study the costs and try to make its electric power retail rates more competitive. Lord confirmed today that Westminster is working with one business to determine if it can […]

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Education the focus of November 18 meeting

The cost of educating a child in South Carolina will be explored during a meeting this month of the Clemson League of Women Voters. The public is invited to hear Dr. Ken Weichel’s overview of the current way that public education is financed, with an emphasis on Oconee, Pickens and Anderson counties. Weichel was an educator in two of the […]

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“Working on it now”

Sources are indicating to 96.3/WGOG NEWS there are developments in the death investigation last month of a 27-year old woman whose body was found at a Walhalla home. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw used the term, “working on it now” this morning to describe the status of new developments in the death of Alana Carpenter. A preliminary investigation of the death suggested […]

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Citizens Police Academy graduates 23

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has its first Citizens Police Academy. A graduation ceremony for the first class, 23 students, was held this week in the second floor training room at the Oconee Law Enforcement Center. The ceremony was attended by 47 people. Among the speakers: Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, Senator Thomas Alexander, and Sgt. Mike McGowan, class facilitator.

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Heritage Center to rely on piggy bank

The failure of the 1-cent capital project sales tax leaves the Oconee Heritage Center more than $400 thousand dollars short in its quest for funding to renovate and improve its museums. But the Heritage Center has not given up. It released this statement yesterday: “If you support the Oconee Heritage Center and still want us to have your pennies, drop […]

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Election results to be made official today

Oconee’s election commissioners gather this morning in Walhalla to make official the results of voting in Tuesday’s General Election. The commissioners are scheduled to meet at 11 o’clock in county government’s Pine Street office complex in Walhalla. The so far unofficial winner of the District One seat for Oconee County Council, Edda Cammick, carried 94.5% of the vote, with nearly […]

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Car strikes side of restaurant near Seneca

A Lexus automobile has crashed into the side of a restaurant near Seneca.  The accident occurred a few minutes ago at the International Deli at Dogwood Plaza.  The car was driven by an elderly man and contained a female passenger.  No one appears to have been hurt, including a table of law enforcement officers seated just inside the building.  The […]

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