A Walhalla hearing for “Hope in the Future” project

Christ Central Ministries’ plans to use the old Oconee jail will entail a change of occupancy that the Walhalla zoning administrator says requires approval from the city Board of Zoning Appeals.  And James Ashton, the zoning administrator, confirmed today that the board will consider the change of occupancy during a public hearing the evening of Thursday, December 3.  The hearing […]

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Attacker sought in violent Utica street crime

  Nearly a week later, Oconee investigators are still looking for a man who attacked a motorist at a 4-way stop intersection in Utica near Seneca.  And the Sheriff’s Office is willing to pay a cash reward to those who can provide the information that solves last weekend’s crime.  A driver sat in his car on Lonsdale Street.  He was […]

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Oconee prisoner assault occurred

  The Oconee jail director has confirmed that in an incident two months ago a prisoner was beaten at night by three other inmates.  According to Major Steve Pruitt, the injured inmate did not require medical treatment and told jail staff he did not wish to pursue charges against those who assaulted him.  Jail staff made an in-house report of […]

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Guilty plea to store robbery

A prison term amounting to 12 years has been meted out in an Anderson courtroom to a man who admitted that he robbed a Pendleton store.  The sentence pronounced by Judge Lawton McIntosh resulted from the guilty plea entered by Willie Wideman to the charges of armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.  According to the […]

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Appeals board to take convincing

Many who live near the four-way stop intersection of Ebenezer and Keowee School roads have arisen in opposition to the idea of a Dollar General store in their midst.  And the onus is now on the developers to detail how their store would look as adapted to Oconee’s preferred building style of “rustic elegance.”  The request for a special exception […]

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Local manufacturing era ends

A caller to 101.7/WGOG said yesterday was the final day for production at the Covidien plant near Seneca. True to its word three years ago, the company has halted the production of medical products at a highway 28 location—which for decades was a mainstay of Oconee’s manufacturing community. Richard Blackwell, director of Oconee Economic Alliance, says whether under the name […]

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Chasity Buckler

Chasity Mischelle Buckler, 28, of 306 Dodd Hill Road, West Union died Friday, November 6. She was the wife of John Wilson Buckler.  The funeral will be 2 pm Saturday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the residence.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Johnny Lay

Johnny E. Lay, 68, died Wednesday.  He was the husband of Linda Collins Lay.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Saturday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the residence.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to Westminster First Baptist Church Building Fund, 426 West-Oak Highway, Westminster, SC  29693.  Condolences may be expressed online […]

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