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Walhallan arrested on two charges

December 2, 2013

Sheriff’s officers arrested a Walhalla man last week and charged him with kidnapping and criminal domestic violence first offense. Law enforcement records identify the man arrested as James Ray Cooper, 37, of Wagener Circle. Arrest warrant affidavits, signed by Sgt. Kevin Cain, allege Cooper headbutted a woman, made threats to kill her, and prohibited her…

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Second burglary arrest

December 2, 2013

A second man has been arrested by the Walhalla police in the investigation of a business burglary. The police Saturday arrested William David Gunn, 28 years old. According to Lt. Paul Harris, Gunn is the second person to be arrested and charged with burglary at O’Kelley Heating and Air. Harris says one more arrest is…

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Chamber welcomes six to to its board

December 2, 2013

The Oconee Chamber of Commerce at Seneca has announced six people have been added to its board of directors. Three-year terms start January 1 for the following individuals: Sharon Alec of Cross Creek Plantation, Gene Blair of Chickasaw Point, B-J Gatten of Duke Energy, Joey Hawkins of Fort Hill Natural Gas, Grant Nicholson of Blue…

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Fire damages Westminster home

December 2, 2013

Fire late Saturday afternoon damaged a home in Westminster. The fire department was notified of the fire at 101 James Street—shortly after 5 o’clock. No one reported injured. Fire Lt. David Shultis says an investigation is underway as to the cause of fire. Jackie Owens at the time was pumping gas at a nearby convenience…

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Hit-run accident near Seneca

December 2, 2013

State troopers report a hit-run accident this morning at 4:30 near the Seneca Middle School on Maple Grove Road. The accident involved private property damage.

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Fatal accident UPDATE

November 30, 2013

The Westminster police chief said today, “Our department’s prayers and thoughts go out to the families during this tragic event.” Chief Dean Awalt said, while the investigation continues, one of his officers has been placed on administrative leave. Although, as Awalt told 96.3/WGOG NEWS, he believes his officer followed procedures properly in chasing a suspect’s…

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Contentious $ issue coming to a head!

November 30, 2013

When it comes to an annual payment of about $600 thousand, who has right on its side? That may be the overall question under debate by the Oconee County Council and the separate body politic Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority. But a specific issue appears headed for a vote during a meeting Monday night in…

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Trustee emeritus Amick dies

November 30, 2013

Clemson University mourns the death of its emeritus trustee Billy Amick of Bateshburg. The university learned of Amick’s death on Friday. He had served on the board of trustees for 30 years—including two terms as chairman.

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Man charged with attempted murder near Seneca

November 27, 2013

A 35-year old Utica man remained jailed at Walhalla this afternoon, charged with attempted murder and multiple offenses of weapons violations. Law enforcement records show the arrest last night of Ronnie Joe Patterson Jr. of Lonsdale Street as part of an investigation that arose from incidents April 21 on Wells Highway and vicinity near Seneca.…

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Convenience centers open today!

November 27, 2013

Normally, Oconee’s convenience centers are idle on Wednesdays. But today is an exception. Because of tomorrow’s holiday, all manned convenience centers are doing business until 7 tonight. They’ll be closed Thursday and Friday and re-open at regular time Saturday morning.

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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