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Missing kayak found!

November 25, 2013

Emergency crews responded today to the Wild and Scenic Chattooga upon a hiker’s discovery of a kayak–wedged between rocks at Bull’s Sluice. The good news, according to Scott Krein of Oconee Emergency Preparedness, is that no one died or was hurt. It turned out, he said, that the kayak was lost yesterday and its owners…

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31 targeted for drug conspiracy

November 25, 2013

Oconee sheriff’s officers are pursuing conspiracy-related drug charges today against as many as 31 suspects. And, by 1:30 this afternoon, 22 of the 31 had already been arrested and sent to jail. It all relates to the proliferation of the highly-addictive drug methamphetamine. But Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said, in this operation, those targeted are not…

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For test purposes only

November 25, 2013

At 2 o’clock this afternoon, an electric bus is scheduled to test the new charge station at Seneca’s Norton-Thompson Park and then run a practice route. Riley Johnson, events coordinator, said it’s a test only–and no public ridership will be permitted on the test bus today.

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Arrest made in Walhalla business burglary

November 25, 2013

A Walhalla police officer says the arrest of a 32-year old man is the first of three planned arrests in the investigation of a recent burglary. Jason Randall Jenkins of Kenneth Street was arrested Friday and charged with burglary second degree at O’Kelley Heating and Air, according to Lt. Paul Harris. According to Harris, the…

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Georgia residents arrested in Oconee

November 25, 2013

Two Georgia men were arrested Friday at an Oconee County scrap yard, and the Stephens County Sheriff’s investigators say those men brought a stolen car to that scrap yard. Roger Dale Littleton, 50, of Toccoa, and Christopher Hugh Kinney, 40, of Clarkesville were being held in the Oconee Detention Center and are charged with felony-theft…

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Zoning appeal hearings

November 25, 2013

Plans for the remodeling of a Lake Keowee restaurant go before the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals tonight at Walhalla. The board will consider Richard Cottingham’s request for a special exception of a non-conforming use to allow for expanding the Cabana at the Lighthouse Restaurant. The other hearing involves an appeal of a non-conforming use…

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News from Walhalla City Hall

November 25, 2013

Walhalla sanitation customers scheduled to see the truck on Thursday this week—Thanksgiving Day—should instead make sure to have their containers ready for pickup on Wednesday this week, according to City Hall. Walhalla city workers can look forward to a Christmas bonus. The amount will be based on the length of service, with $350 dollars the…

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Airman completes training

November 25, 2013

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Aaron Bradsher graduated from the basic training in San Antonio, Texas. He’s the son of Sheri Bradsher of Roswell, Georgia and grandson of Barbara Porter of Seneca.

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Fixture at OC Courthouse begins retirement

November 25, 2013

After a career that covered 30 years, Paul David Stanton has begun retirement. P-D Stanton spent the last 13 years as an Oconee deputy sheriff, assigned to the security detail at the courthouse. Before that, he served 24 years as a South Carolina state trooper. During a ceremony last week, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw and Chief…

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Making scooter riding safer

November 25, 2013

Thomas Alexander has nothing against mopeds that dot the highways. But the state senator says he wants a change in law that’ll make those small vehicles more visible to larger ones. “My concern is their visibility,” Alexander recently told the Walhalla Rotary Club. The legislation the Oconee-Pickens Republican has in mind will require all South…

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