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OSB pursues G-O bonds

February 11, 2014

Oconee school trustees are being asked to consider a pair of general obligation bond issues. As explained during a non-voting meeting last night, the largest of the bond issues would generate $13.5 million and is described by Gloria Moore, district finance director, as “normal borrowing this time of year.” Moore today described that borrowing as…

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Moms denounce S. 308

February 11, 2014

Governor Haley signs a bill today allowing loaded, concealed guns in South Carolina establishments that serve alcohol. The state chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America denounces the bill and vows to ensure that businesses in the state are “fully educated about their right to prohibit firearms.” The group says South Carolina…

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Georgia-South Carolina storm targets

February 11, 2014

Once that snows starts to stick and pile up, you’re likely to find yourself looking out the window. And it’s not just the wintry scene that’ll be on your mind. You are likely to wonder when the man with the plow on his truck will visit your neighborhood. In times such as these, here’s the…

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Multiple sex charges

February 11, 2014

Multiple sex changes have been placed against a 35-year old Oconee man. The Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest Sunday of Casey Demario Gaines of the John Smith Road, Westminster. Gaines has been charged with one count of criminal sexual conduct with a minor with the victim being 11 to 14 years old and two counts…

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What’s next after the new Walhalla High?

February 11, 2014

In a work session last night, the Oconee School Board of Trustees accepted as information a facilities plan, as presented by Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent for operations. Thorsland began by announcing that once the new Walhalla High School is completed, administration recommends the district turn its attention to a pair of elementary schools: Ravenel…

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Homicide victim was shot

February 11, 2014

The findings of an autopsy are consistent with the Oconee coroner’s first account of the weekend death of a North Carolina man found on a road, not far from the Pickens County line. Karl Addis, the Oconee coroner, says Rashean Parker II died of a single gunshot wound to the chest. The 21-year old Parker…

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Axion cameras prove valuable to Sheriff’s Office

February 10, 2014

Ten new Aixon cameras that some Oconee road patrol deputies wear on their rounds are proving valuable to officers making their cases. They also have a dual effect of protection for a suspect when questions are raised later. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw admitted today that the time is approaching for the need of his office to…

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Leads on cold cases “dead-end”

February 10, 2014

One year of pro-filing cold cases leads the Oconee sheriff to believe there has to be a better way. And Mike Crenshaw thinks that the better way may be devoting the time of one officer to investigating unsolved major cases from the past. In 2013, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office drew the public’s attention to nine…

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“It doesn’t look good….”

February 10, 2014

“It doesn’t look good for school tomorrow since the watch begins about the time our buses will need to roll in the morning.” Those are the words today of Dr. Mike Lucas, Oconee superintendent of education. Lucas advises everyone to follow the local news and the district website for weather delays and closures.

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Saturday pedestrian accident in Seneca

February 10, 2014

An early Saturday night pedestrian accident in Seneca closed down Wells Highway near Seneca High School for up to one hour. The police say the accident occurred when a 16-year old boy got out of his family’s truck to retrieve households items that had fallen into the roadway at Clydesdale Road. Lt. Robert Tribble said…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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