Arrest made in shoplifting case

 The arrest of an Anderson woman is reported today in an investigation of shoplifting June 6 at the Seneca Wal-Mart.  Jasmine Lizette Isom was booked into the OconeeDetentionCenter at 5:40 this morning, charged with accessory after the fact of a felony.  The 24-year old Isom is accused in the same incident in which a fellow Anderson resident, Kenneth Antwan Rice, […]

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School calendar to be changed

A “nut and bolts” type meeting is in progress today at the OconeeSchool District.  With classes to start for another year in fewer than three weeks, today’s meeting is to decide the dates when report cards will be sent home during 2015-16. Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations, says once those dates are decided the district will make immediate adjustments […]

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Tour the new Walhalla High

Next week will serve a dual purpose for the $54 million Walhalla High that is to open with the new school year August 18.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, August 4 and 5 the new school will be open for self-guided tours.  Tuesday and Wednesday next week are also the days for student registration.  Students and visitors should enter the school […]

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Tech graduates run Clemson Downs office

Donna Busha and Kayla Gibbs come from opposite counties.  But the two have things in common.  They both work in the business office of the retirement complex Clemson Downs.  And they are both graduates of the accounting curriculum at Tri-CountyTechnicalCollege.  Busha, a Westminster resident, works as Business Services Director.  When she had a job to fill, she turned to her […]

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At Keowee Key and Asheville they gather for Sanders

At places such as Keowee Key in Oconee County and Asheville in North Carolina, people turned out last night for an event for Bernie Sanders, an Independent Party U-S senator from Vermont who is running as a Democrat for President next year. Oconee County resident Paulette Keffas-Chassin considers herself a volunteer for Sanders 2016 and, when asked, campaign financing is […]

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Zachary Hammond

Zachary “Zach” Hammond, 19, died Sunday. He was the son of Paul and Angela “Angie” Deaton Hammond. A memorial service will be 7 p-m Friday at Foothills Community Church. The family receives friends one hour before the service. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in memory of Zack […]

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Zack Godley’s winning debut!

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A Pendleton man was in the stands last week to see the Major League Baseball debut of his first cousin. It was a proud and exciting moment for Bit McMillan, a technican for Crenshaw TV and Appliance, and other members of the family of Arizona Diamondbacks right-handed pitcher Zack Godley. “It was an unreal experience,” McMillan told us. Godley pitched […]

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See what the Presbyterians have built

Walhalla Presbyterian Church invites you to make plans to attend their open house at the church re-built from a fire nearly two years ago.  The open house will feature tours and takes place 10 a-m to 2 p-m Saturday at 600 E. Main Street.  Light refreshment will be served.  The event allows the Presbyterians to thank the community for its […]

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Faith-based group receives approval!

Walhalla-based Christ Central Ministries will be allowed a pilot program to use the current OconeeCounty jail once the new jail opens next door.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw made the announcement in a 96.3/WGOG NEWS interview in which he said CCM’s plans to help ex-prisoners will be available for others in the county with problems, such as drug addiction.  The cost of […]

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Roadway blocked

At this hour, state troopers report an Oconee County roadway blocked to traffic because of an accident. The accident occurred shortly after 10 this morning at SC 11 and Armstrong Road near Westminster. Injuries are reported. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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