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“Persons of interest being interviewed at this time”

January 2, 2014

Two people are believed to have been involved today in the shooting and killing of a  man at a home this morning near Seneca, inside the Utica community. First indications, according to Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, are that what happened on Ames Street was a home invasion whose purpose was robbery. A woman at that home…

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Probe to determine whether fire was arson

January 2, 2014

Fire heavily damaged a former home near Seneca. Today’s fire occurred nearly one year to the date of a case of murder-suicide at that mobile home, so the Oconee Sheriff says investigators want to know if arson caused today’s fire. The fire was reported around 5 this morning at 220 Steve Nix Road in the…

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A New Year’s baby has been born!

January 2, 2014

The first newborn of 2014 has been delivered at the Oconee Medical Center. A hospital spokeswoman says stay tuned for the details!

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Lawsuit alleging slip and fall in OC jail dismissed

December 31, 2013

Court records show that the parties involved in a case of alleged slip and fall in the Oconee Detention Center have ended their legal proceeding. A document on file in the Common Pleas Court show the attorneys involved in Randolph against Oconee Detention Center have agreed to a stipulation of dismissal “with prejudice”—-meaning the conclusion…

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Greer man charged with arson in Oconee

December 31, 2013

A 41-year old Greer man has been charged with arson third degree—the result of a truck found burned in June in Oconee County. The Sheriff’s Office identified Coy Shane Wilson as having been booked yesterday afternoon into the Oconee Detention Center. As part of an investigation that involved Pickens County authorities, Wilson is accused of…

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Governors make friendly wager

December 31, 2013

The governors of South Carolina and Wisconsin have a friendly wager in place, on the eve of the Capital One Bowl game. If the Wisconsin Badgers win, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley must provide some of her state’s famous barbecue and beer. If the Gamecocks win, however, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is obligated to give…

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Powell’s eyes widen open for 502 E. Main

December 31, 2013

If Oconee County winds up putting 502 E. Main in Walhalla on the market, realtor John Powell says he would consider acquiring the old house. Powell has a history of preserving what’s old in that particular neighborhood. A few years ago, he saved a former Methodist church parsonage from the wrecking ball, renovated it, before…

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Investors to be sought for hotel project

December 31, 2013

Financing to pull off the conversion of the former Oconee Courthouse into a boutique-type hotel remains a problem as the year 2013 winds to a close. But John Powell and his partner intend to pursue a new strategy early next year. “We’re going to be having a meeting in February to invite anyone who would…

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2013 a very soggy year!

December 31, 2013

The rain gauge for the U-S Official Weather Observer in Walhalla did not hit 100 inches of rain during the year, but it came close. Barbara Wilson reports 2013 was the wettest year (91.36”) in her family’s record books and July the wettest month (15.13”.)

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County closing on New Year’s

December 31, 2013

All Oconee County solid waste facilities will close for New Year’s Day tomorrow.

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Calendar

  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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