Zoning change sails thru City Hall hearing

The zoning board in Walhalla approved a special exception last night to allow Christ Central Ministries’ project to take shape when the county moves to its new jail.  The special exception applies at 300 South Church Street to allow CCM’s “A Hope and a Future” project to help the county’s down and out.  In its first phase, the project will […]

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Fire scene death appears to have been from gun shot

The Oconee coroner says the preliminary investigation at a Long Creek fire scene indicates a 66-year old man died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound.  Coroner Karl Addis’s announcement does not identify the deceased by name.  The man was found in a bedroom at 199 Grace Lane.  An autopsy is scheduled today.  Meantime, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says the investigation of […]

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Female robber still loose


Clemson Police responded to an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 10:15AM on Tuesday, December 1 at the Advance America Store on Hwy 123 within the city. The suspect is a black female; 5’-00” to 5’-2” tall; heavy build who was wearing a black North Face coat; Red hat; and white Air Jordan shoes. She presented what appeared to be […]

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New jail now ready for occupancy

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The opening of Oconee’s new jail is in delay no more!  The Sheriff’s Office this afternoon announced a letter from the state Department of Corrections indicates the jail passed inspection and is ready for full-time use.  Before the transition is made from the old jail to the new, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw extends an invitation to Oconeeans to come and see […]

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Carolyn Kay Davis

Carolyn Kay Davis, 70, of 102 Fairfield Road, Walhalla died Tuesday at her home.  She was the widow of Bobby Roy Davis.  The family receives friends from 3-5 pm Saturday at the Davenport Funeral Home.  The family at the residence, 102 Fairfield Rroad.  Condolences may be sent to the fmaily by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Main library branch to close for one day

Critical updates to software will require the closing of the main branch of the Oconee Public Library in Walhalla for one day—Sunday, December 20.  According to the library’s announcement, “…there may be times during that weekend (December 19 and 20) where users won’t be able to access their accounts online.  We apologize for any inconvenience.”

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UPDATE Long Creek fire

A body has been found at a Long Creek mobile home fire.  One responder says the body was found inside the home.  The scene is now described as the vicinity of the Damascus Church Road.  County Fire Chief Charlie King says the coroner and the sheriff’s office are among the offices investigating.  About 20 fire fighters responded to the fire […]

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One year later, Oconee awaits Michelin decision

One year later, Oconee County remains hopeful that the Michelin company will carry through with a purchase option agreement at the county’s Golden Corner Commerce Park.  But the county’s chief economic development recruiter, Richard Blackwell, says, “Unfortunately, nothing new on this front.  We are still engaged in active discussions with this project.”  A year ago today, an Anderson Independent story […]

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Scholarship money for quick jobs training

Scholarships are available for quick jobs training to help the unemployed within Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties.  The corporate and community education division of Tri-County Technical College is also able to help the under-employed prepare for high-demand jobs that lead to sustainable wages.  The General Assembly allotted the state’s 16 technical colleges funding to award scholarship money.  Tri-County received $350 […]

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