Metro Atlanta man to face Oconee trial

  The case of a 37-year old Metro Atlanta man tops the trial docket for the next term of Oconee General Sessions Court.  The office of the 10th Circuit Solicitor lists the case as charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and trafficking in cocaine 100-200 grams against Riverdale, Georgia resident Anousack Thanonglit.  Judge Benjamin Culbertson of Georgetown will […]

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Judge orders mediation in Hammond civil case

A mediator does not have the authority to decide a dispute, but he can help guide the parties to a resolution.  A federal judge has ordered mediation to precede any trial of the issues contained in Hammond against the Seneca police and others.  Judge Mary Geiger Lewis issued an order last week with the stipulation that the mediation be completed […]

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Contractor requests caution in Streetscape work zone

Some times workers pay more attention to what they are doing than to the traffic around them.  That’s good reason, according to Hutch ‘N Son, for pedestrians and motorists to be especially careful in and around Walhalla Streetscape’s work zones.  Today the workers will set grades for new curbing on Main Street—between Ann and Catherine streets.  Yesterday they completed a […]

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Headed back to Boys State!

Telly and Martin

Two students at Seneca High School will make a return trip after their senior year to Palmetto Boys State.  Devon Telley and Jeremiah Martin have been selected junior counselors for the weeklong event June 5-11 at Anderson University.  High school teachers nominate 11th grade boys based on leadership, character, scholarship, dependability, honesty, cooperativeness, and interest in government.  Each year the […]

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Genevieve Hughes Hull

Genevieve Hughes Hull, 87, died Monday.  A memorial service will be 2 pm Friday at the First Baptist Church Chapel, Spartanburg.  The family receives friends immediately following the service.  The graveside service will be 2 pm Thursday in Westminster at East View Cemetery.  The family recieves friends prior to the graveside at Sandifer Funeral Home.  In place of flowers, memorials […]

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Salem school supporters meet tonight

The Salem Community Club has been reserved for a 7 o’clock meeting tonight of those who support making an effort to reverse the school board’s decision to close the Tamassee-Salem Middle/High School.  A man with ties to both Tamassee-Salem and to Walhalla says his sympathies are with those who are about to lose their school.  Brad Norton lives in Tamassee, […]

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Lake Hartwell’s wettest October in 67 years!

If you harbored doubts about the wet weather predictions by climatologists from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, October rain washed them away.  Each of the sub-basins managed by the Army Corps of Engineers received more than double their average, with Lake Hartwell leading the way with nearly nine inches.  This was Lake Hartwell’s wettest October in 67 years.  The same […]

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Sewer overflows in Oconee

Heavy rainfall has resulted in three sewer overflows across Oconee County.  Bob Winchester, director of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, has issued a public notification of the incidents. They occurred Tuesday at the Flat Rock pump station wet well on the Duck Pond Road near Walhalla, at Miller Branch between highway 24 and Hampton Street, Westminster, and at Seneca Creek […]

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Fair Play man charged with neglect

Robin Scott Hughes

A 50-year old Fair Play man faces the charge of neglect of a vulnerable adult.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office confirms the arrest Tuesday of Robin Scott Hughes of the Rock Hill Road.  An arrest affidavit charges that Hughes did “knowingly and intentionally neglect to provide proper care for his father, Patrick Hughes, of whom he is the guardian, by failing […]

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Pre-trial hearing in Hipps’ case

According to the court docket, a Pickens County courtroom is to be the scene tomorrow of a pre-trial hearing in the civil lawsuit brought on behalf of the family of Tucker Hipps.  He’s the Clemson student who died under mysterious circumstances In September 2014 at the highway 93 bridge leading to the campus from Oconee County.       VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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