Sex Offender Registry arrest

The failure allegedly to properly register as a sex offender has landed a 32-year old Walhalla man in the county jail.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Clyde Anthony Webb was jailed last night in Walhalla, charged with sex offender registry violation third or subsequent offense.  According to Sgt. Winchester, Webb last registered August 20 and was required to register in […]

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Walhalla Main Street property changes hands

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For many years a Main Street, Walhalla property served as the city’s only funeral home.  Now a religious-based outfit will breathe new life into the building there.  Christ Central Ministries previously was approved for a one-year lease to use the county detention center, once the new jail building is occupied.  Sources tell 101.7/WGOG NEWS that CCM will now use the […]

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The near non-stop rain and its challenges

This is no day for a walk in the park.  For that matter, it’s advisable to keep the kayaks out of the raging rivers.  But the business of sewage flow and treating sewage goes on—though, for Oconee County, there are challenges.  And those challenges, as explained by Bob Winchester, director of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, were two sanitary sewer […]

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Solid waste facilities schedule

Today is Wednesday and, like most Wednesdays, all Oconee County recycling centers (formerly referred to as manned convenience centers) are closed today.  We have the remainder of this New Year’s week schedule for all Oconee solid waste facilities on today’s regular news broadcasts. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Attempted murder of a police officer

The police in Anderson are asking for the public’s help this week to solve an incident in which an attempt was made to kill one of the department’s officers.  Around 2 o’clock on the morning of November 16, Officer Kristin Brady encountered a masked individual on the dead end of Edenbrook Drive in the Oak Ridge subdivision near Miracle Mile […]

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Planning commissioners to organize

The New Year will give Oconee’s planning commissioners a chance to re-organize.  At their meeting Monday night, the commissioners will select officers for 2016.  Gwen McPhail currently chairs the commission.  They will also discuss and vote on priorities during the next 12 months. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Three shoplifting arrests

Oconee sheriff’s officers arrested three people during the Christmas holidays on charges of shoplifting.  Each of the accused displayed out of county addresses.  Alejandro Rodrigues Shropshire, 42-year old Toccoa, Georgia resident was jailed Christmas Eve after being issued a ticket alleging that he shoplifted items worth $950 dollars from Belk’s in Seneca.  Two other men were arrested on charges of […]

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Burn victim near Seneca

A woman in her 40s was reported stable with burns to her face and hands in an accident yesterday near Seneca.  According to a report from Oconee Emergency Services, the woman was burned while she burned debris in her yard on Edmond Crane Drive near the Davis Creek Road.  Buck Haney of Emergency Services said the woman was sent by […]

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Two charged after police chase

Sixty-six miles an hour inside a 35-mile an hour limit zone caught the attention of the Westminster police.  At the time late Saturday night, Corp. Isaac Moore was conducting stationary radar on the Dr. John’s Road inside the city limits.  A chase that ensued ended 10 minutes later with a crash on Blackjack Road at the Greenfield Road.  Chief Dean […]

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