Fire last week remains under investigation

Fire that nearly destroyed a Walhalla home last week remains under investigation. Chief Doug Kelley this morning said his department suspects that last Thursday night’s fire at 6 Keowee Street was an electrical fire, but will turn to an insurance company for its evaluation. Those who lived there received help from the Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross.   […]

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Blue Ridge Fest to stage May 8

The 2015 Blue Ridge Fest takes place Friday, May 8 on the grounds of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative in Pickens. It’ll be a beach night show and dance and a classic car cruise-in. Underlying the fun is a serious purpose: financial support for one dozen area human-help agencies. This year four of those help agencies are based in Oconee […]

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Weekend traffic fatality

A weekend traffic fatality reported in Pickens County. Coroner Kandy Kelley said the victim was a 23-year old Pickens resident—Alanah Elizabeth Holcombe. The fatal accident occurred at 9:30 Friday night at Prater’s Creek Road and Allgood Bridge Road. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Small fire at apartment complex

Walhalla fire fighters put out a mattress fire this morning in the stairwell of an apartment complex on N. Laurel Street.  While that call was in progress, fire fighters requested all residents of Walhalla Gardens to temporarily evacuate their premises.  No one was hurt. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Crenshaw believes in community-oriented policing

Community-oriented policing principles are beginning to pay off for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, in the opinion of third-year Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. The first-term sheriff put a cap on the year 2014 with a seven and a half page report that highlights accomplishments in his administration’s attempts to establish better relations with citizens and build partnership to make the county safer. […]

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