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Meth operation uncovered in Oconee Estates

October 9, 2013

A meth operation has been uncovered in a subdivision near Seneca, while county officers went there as part of an eviction at 615 W. Springwood Drive in Oconee Estates. The officers reported a strange odor and called their narcotics unit. Sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Watt said Roger Caness Martin, Jr., 35 years old, turned himself over…

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Library parking to be repaved

October 9, 2013

Those visiting the Walhalla branch of the Oconee Library next week are being asked to exercise both caution and patience, as a private contractor re-surfaces the parking lot. Officials say the library will stay open during the project, but those driving there will likely have to find alternate parking on the street. The parking lot…

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Home burglary defendant awaits trial

October 9, 2013

Trial is scheduled next week in the Oconee General Sessions Court for a man arrested in the investigation of a home burglary nearly one and a half years ago. According to the court docket, the defendant awaiting trial is Timothy Ray Wirtz. He was arrested in February 2012 and charged with armed robbery, grand larceny,…

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School lockdown ended, arrest made

October 9, 2013

A Walhalla public school is back to normal operations after the lifting of a lockdown as federal authorities tracked a wanted suspect nearby. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said federal marshals placed Shannon Necoma Smith in custody across Coffee Road from the James Brown Elementary School. According to Crenshaw, the 58-year old Smith is wanted by federal…

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Lesson to be learned from kitchen fire

October 9, 2013

Apparently there’s a lesson to be taken from last night’s home fire in Walhalla, which could have been much worse. The fire at 103 S. Cedar Street was confined to the kitchen where, according to the fire department, something on the stove was left un-attended. Captain Mark Hollifield said neighbors who spotted something wrong got…

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Hearing to decide special exception

October 9, 2013

A late afternoon City Hall hearing at Walhalla will decide whether a homeowner may provide child care on Blueberry Court near Meadowlark Drive. James Ashton, the city zoning administrator, says the issue is whether Kim Jackson can keep three children in the home without the applicable state license. “The State will have to decide whether…

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Star’s arrival early next week?

October 9, 2013

As a movie crew films in various Oconee County locations, the question we keep hearing is, “Have you seen Burt?” A source in touch with the “Elbow Grease” project says Burt Reynolds will be in Oconee County next week, perhaps as early as Monday or Tuesday. But our source stressed, “I will let you know.”…

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Four Streetscape “concepts” unveiled

October 9, 2013

An engineer/design company at work on Walhalla’s Streetscape project trotted out four concepts last night and stressed it’s too early in the process to know exactly what to recommend to the mayor and city council. Representatives of the Seamon Whiteside Company said they were pleased by the public’s reaction to the project during a five-hour…

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Kitchen fire on S. Cedar Street

October 9, 2013

A fire early last night in a Walhalla home. It turned out to be a stove fire at 103 S. Cedar Street. The fire was quickly put out around 7 o’clock and damage confined to the kitchen. No injuries reported.  

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Siren test this morning

October 9, 2013

Sirens around the Oconee Nuclear Station are set for a three-minute test this morning around 11:50. No public action is required. By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly and can be used in the event of an emergency.

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