City planner touted for Walhalla

With this year’s election in the rearview mirror, one Walhalla leader says it’s time to carry out campaign promises.  Re-elected Councilman Tjay Bagwell urged his colleagues last night to consider the hiring of a city planner whose job would be to carry out recommendations in the newly completed city master plan.  He would also like to see the planner take […]

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“Something needs to be said”

At the meeting table of the Walhalla City Council there appears to be consensus that no individual councilman or city employee has the right to settle a water bill complaint without proper procedure.  One councilman’s action to lower an abnormally high bill of one customer below the minimum charge, the city utilities director suggested, undercut the authority of City Hall […]

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Wal-Mart shoplifting investigations

An Anderson woman has been arrested by Oconee law enforcement authorities.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Shellie Renee Putnam is charged in four shoplifting warrants.  The crimes occurred last summer at the Seneca Wal-Mart.  Authorities also announced they request the public’s help to locate a Belton man who is charged in three of the cases.  He is identified as Roger […]

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Boil Water advisory in Clemson neighborhood

City of Clemson advises the residents in Monaco Estates to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking. Residents should continue to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking until otherwise notified by the City of Clemson. Any ice made from water which […]

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Suspicious incident at Ravenel Elementary

At one point today, Ravenel Elementary School was placed on a code red—meaning a situation of imminent danger.  State troopers tried to stop a vehicle for speeding and, according to information received by county dispatchers, a gray Dodge Neon entered the school driveway, and the driver got out and ran.  He appeared to be in his early 20s and wore […]

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Multiple vehicle break-ins near Tamassee

Oconee Station Road Picture #2

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office seeks to identify an individual believed to have been driving a silver 4-door Toyota sedan.  And a Crime Stoppers cash award awaits whoever can provide information that helps solve vehicle break-ins last month on the Oconee Station Road near Tamassee.  In each crime—on October 7, 16, and 23—women’s purses were stolen containing important identification and other […]

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Walhalla and Westminster votes certified

  Oconee election commissioners certified the results today of this week’s balloting in two of the three towns where elections were held.  The commission took no action on the result from the Town of Salem, as that town still holds elections independent from the county office of Registration and Elections.  After a few provisional and failsafe ballots were added to […]

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Melvin Cleo Summey

Melvin Cleo Summey, 71, of 605 Ebenezer Road, West Union died Wednesday at AnMed in Anderson.  He was the husband of Janice Quarles Summey.  The funeral will be 2 pm Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park. The family receives friends from 1-2 pm, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home. Flowers […]

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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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