Oconeean arrested on attempted murder charge

An incident during the early morning hours last Friday at an apartment complex led the Westminster police to arrest a 30-year old Oconee County man on the charge of attempted murder. The police say the individual charged was Dennis James Duncan of Duncan Valley Road, Westminster. A police report says a 28-year old man, whose name was not released, was […]

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Westminster accident involved three vehicles

The police say an accident this morning at a Westminster intersection involved three vehicles and sent two people to the hospital. The police say the accident shortly after 7:30 began when a car attempted a turn off U-S 76 onto Hobson Street and was struck in the rear by a small truck. Truck driver Jimmy Allen Ramey of Clayton, Georgia […]

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Macaulay to lead Veterans Day parade

A man regarded as one of Oconee’s highly regarded citizens will lead this year’s Veterans Day Parade in OconeeCounty.  The selection of Alex Macaulay of West Union, who retires in January as a circuit court judge, as Grand Marshal for this year’s parade is being announced by Jerry Dyar, public information officer for the Oconee Veterans Council.  This year’s parade […]

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Westminster leaders to take up new business

At their meeting tomorrow, Westminster elected leaders take up the idea of development incentives along with adopting a vision, mission and values statement. Under new business, the city council will also consider a proposal from the architect firm DP3 to make recommendations and cost estimates for renovating City Hall. City Council’s meeting begins atr 5:30 tomorrow evening at the Depot.

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Arrest made in Nashville, Tennessee

The police in Nashville, Tennessee report the arrest of a suspect in last summer’s shooting of a former Walhalla woman outside an apartment complex. The police say Fred Settles III was arrested last week and charged with aggravated assault and attempted criminal homicide. Wounded in that August shooting, Crystal Reeves continues to recover from serious injuries, according to the police. […]

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Oconee Memorial picks up anonymous gift

Oconee Memorial Hospital received an anonymous $75 thousand gift to its foundation October 1—the day that the hospital officially joined the Greenville Health System. The money is to go to OMH’s Hospice of the Foothills. Cortni Nations, manager of the OMH Foundation, said, “This donor has always supported our hospice services and wishes to continue his support. He also is […]

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Have a slice of birthday cake!

Oconee Public Library marks the anniversaries this week of two of its branches—Seneca and Walhalla. They are using the celebrations to serve up slices of birthday cakes to the public and will use the occasions to advance their message that they would like the voters to mark their ballot yes to the 1-cent sales tax referendum, which promises a new […]

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Probate judges resolved

At their recent convention on Pawley’s Island, South Carolina probate judges resolved to follow the law in South Carolina which forbids marriage between couples of the same sex. Although the law may eventually change, Oconee’s Kenny Johns says, it’s the law as of today and he and his fellow judges in South Carolina’s 45 other counties have resolved to obey […]

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Slip/trip accident

A visitor to Oconee’s scenic Yellow Branch Falls north of Walhalla  slipped or tripped Saturday afternoon and wound up at the bottom.  Rescuers made their way a mile and a half in to treat their patient and then carry her out.  Members of Walhalla and Mountain Rest rescue, Oconee Emergency Services, and Oconee Memorial Hospital EMS spent two hours on […]

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