Judge denies motion to toss lawsuit

A circuit judge said no this week to an attorney’s request to dismiss his client as one of the defendants in a lawsuit filed in Oconee County, on behalf of a Hilton Head Island woman. Judge Lawton McIntosh of the 10th Circuit filed an order yesterday in the Common Pleas Court that keeps Benjamin Lee Hiott as a co-defendant in […]

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Arrest made in purse theft near Seneca

A Salem area man has been arrested and charged with stealing a purse from a grocery shopper who accidentally left the purse in a buggy in the store parking lot. The crime occurred February 11 at the Bi Lo at Keowee Village. A road patrol deputy today arrested Jeremy Allen Carson at the n. highway 11 home of the accused. […]

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SUV down a Salem embankment

Details are incomplete this morning about the circumstances of an SUV which left Salem’s W. Main Street, apparently during the snow, and toppled down an embankment. At first, responders thought the accident had occurred this morning. But Chief of Police David Poulson now says it was believed to have been accident during the night, and it’s not clear whether anyone […]

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It’s a sledding day!

Kids with their sleds, accompanied by adults who are young at heart, have returned today to one of Walhalla’s highest hills–to try their luck at sledding.  On the grounds of the Depot at Kaufman Square, they appear to be using all sorts of devices that will allow them to sit and go for a ride, courtesy of what nature gave […]

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Weather Observer: “A beautiful snow”

The season’s most anticipated snowstorm will go into the records books of Walhalla’s official weather observer as much smaller than what had been feared. The measurement taken by Barbara Wilson at her Hickory Hollow Farm showed 2” of snow, and that approximates an unofficial measurement taken outside 96.3/WGOG. However, the amount of snow you’ve seen depends on your elevation. We […]

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Outages reported

At 6:30 this morning, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative reported 137 customers without power.  Here is the breakdown across the Blue Ridge service area:  5 in Anderson, 23 in Greenville, 43 in Oconee, and 66 in Pickens.  Crews have been assigned to restore their service. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Casto makes deal official

The real estate company Casto has made official its purchase of most of the property owned by New Spring Church in Oconee County.  A deed recorded last week at the Oconee Register of Deeds shows Casto Oconee LLC paid $6.3 million to New Spring for about 40 acres near the 123-93 area.  The church retains 17 acres for what a […]

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Roads slick and slushy in Walhalla area

Oconee County Dispatch reports roads slick and slushy in the Walhalla area. The weather system has moved out of South Carolina, but small cells of rain are hanging around. The DOT reports all interstate routes are open to traffic. Air temperatures are mainly above freezing with scattered locations below 32 degrees. State crews are on rotating, 12-hour work shifts applying […]

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Escape charges

A man and his fiancée from the Seneca area have been charged by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office with escape as part of a scheme to try to free one of the two from jail. Joshua Dewayne Burrell is charged with conspiring with his fiancée, Brooke Danyelle McCall, in the words of the arrest affidavit, “to contact the Detention Center under […]

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