By law, still too early for campaign signs in Walhalla

  Walhalla regulates when and where political campaign signs are placed. And James Ashton told us today Walhalla’s ordinance falls in line with other such ordinances across the country. The city’s zoning administrator/code enforcement officer today read from the applicable sections of Walhalla’s sign law, amended four years ago: “Such signs for election candidates or ballot propositions shall be displayed […]

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Trial convened in General Sessions Court

A second trial is underway at the Oconee Courthouse. It’s a General Sessions Court trial in which the defendant, Steven Ranslow Allison of Westminster, is charged with distribution of meth third offense. County and state police officers testified this morning that the arrest of Allison was part of an operation in which law enforcement used a confidential informant to arrange […]

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Jay Talbert under cross-examination

The cross-examination of former Oconee airport consultant Jay Talbert continued this morning in the Common Pleas Court trial. Talbert is a principal of the company, Talbert and Bright, a co-defendant in the case of Plateau Excavation against Oconee County. Talbert took the stand yesterday as a witness for the defense. Defense lawyer Stephanie Burton told the trial judge, Lawton McIntosh, […]

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Precautions in place for juries’ safety

96.3/WGOG land remains under watches and warnings, and precautions are in place at the Oconee Courthouse in Walhalla—where two jury trials are underway. Clerk of Court Beverly Whitfield announced this morning that in the event of severe weather, the Common Pleas and General Sessions juries will be evacuated from the courthouse third and fourth floors and moved into the courthouse […]

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Accident UPDATE

Motorists taking highway 28 from Walhalla and West Union this morning are being asked to avoid an accident scene that has blocked both Seneca-bound lanes of the highway.  The accident was reported at 7:15 this morning on 28 and West Union Road–not far from Poplar Springs Road bridge.  Reports from the scene indicate a moped involved and two people hurt.

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Clemson University recreation to be enhanced

Clemson University has received a $2.4 million gift to support student recreation areas and programs from David and Lynette Snow of Darien, Connecticut. The university’s outdoor recreation area on highway 93 in Oconee County will be named the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center. The university owns 20 thousand acres to the north and south of its main campus […]

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House-building project starts tomorrow

During the 10 days leading to the Homecoming game, Clemson University’s Habitat for Humanity chapter will bring together more than 500 students for its annual house-build on Bowman Field. Chapter members encourage everyone to participate in the build that begins tomorrow and continues until October 24. No experience is required. Students will be taught how to properly swing hammers, put […]

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Separate drug arrests Sunday

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office arrested an Anderson County woman and an Athens, Georgia man on drug trafficking charges in separate Sunday incidents in the county. The Sheriff’s Office identified 34-year old Belton resident Tabitha Ann Hammond and 57-year old Athens resident Timothy Charles Pinkham of having been booked into the Oconee Detention Center. Hammond was arrested as the result of […]

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