Car accident fatal for Walhalla woman

An accident near Walhalla proved fatal yesterday to a 22-year old woman.  The accident, involving a small car, occurred late yesterday afternoon on Ebenezer Road near the Country Junction Road.  Coroner Karl Addis said the victim was Hannah Nichole Nation. Authorities say the accident involved a Toyota Camry that left the road.  She was first taken to the Oconee hospital […]

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Man shot dead by police officer

 A 19-year old Seneca man died last night at the scene of a police involved shooting.  The incident occurred around 8:20 in the parking lot of Hardee’s on By-Pass 123.  Coroner Karl Addis said the name of deceased is to be released later today.  Addis said, “The preliminary investigation indicates the deceased was attempting to evade a police stop in the […]

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No court Monday

A term of Common Pleas Court to begin Monday at the Oconee Courthouse has been called off.  According to Beverly Whitfield, Clerk of Court, the docket shrunk.  No court means that the jury directed to report Monday should not report after all, Whitfield told 96.3/WGOG NEWS.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Derrick Edward Holden

Derrick Edward Holden, 88, died Thursday. He was a native of England and the husband of Barbara Roach Holden. Mr. Holden owned the A.B. Custom Drapery and was a veteran of the Royal Scottish Fussiliers, having served in WWII. A private gradeside service will be held at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family receives friends from 6-8 p-m Monday at the […]

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Mayor to decide soon

Walhalla’s first-term mayor says he will let it be known soon whether he’ll offer for a second term.  The city’s 2015 election is coming up in November, and Mayor Danny Edwards told us today he has not made up his mind 100% yet, but expects to have his decision soon.  Asked which way he is leaning, Edwards declined to say.  […]

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Nighttime work to begin at 85-385

Motorists traveling at night on I-85 in GreenvilleCounty will begin next week to see the first signs of activity on one of the largest transportation projects undertaken by the South Carolina DOT.  The work on 85, between Mauldin Road and highway 14, is to modernize the existing I-85/I-385 interchange, which currently sees 200 thousand vehicles a day.  The cost will […]

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“Oconee Campus Recommendation”

A building committee report recommending an OconeeCounty campus is on the agenda for Monday’s meeting of the area commission for Tri-CountyTechnicalCollege.  A committee representing three entities recommends the long-talked about Oconee Tech campus be built in the county’s Technology and InformationPark on highway 11.  To do that, however, requires the approval of the Tech commissioners, the Oconee County Council, and […]

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Workers re-open Walhalla intersection

Streetscape crews last night re-opened Walhalla’s Main Street intersection with S. College Street.  They completed electrical conduit across College Street and tied in the existing six-inch water line with the new eight-inch main.  The old Main Street line, between College and Tugaloo, officially has been abandoned.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Meeting involved what to do with the old jail

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw met yesterday with representatives of the faith-based outfit who delivered their plan for what they would like to do with the current Oconee jail once the new jail opens next door.  For now, Crenshaw is withholding public comment on the proposal of Christ Central Ministries.  He said, “They have put together a plan and I would prefer […]

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Zoning hearings Tuesday

Public hearings are scheduled next week by the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals.  They pertain to a new LakeKeowee home development and a new office building planned on the grounds of Duke’s World of Energy.  For a home development at the end of Waterfall Road near HighFalls, a Tennessee developer seeks a road width variance of 20 feet.  Representatives of […]

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