Burglars strike Cliffs and Keowee Falls

Burglars stole T-V sets and damaged the recreation center building at the Cliffs at Keowee Falls Golf Course. Oconee sheriff’s officers believe the burglary occurred between 4 and 6:30 yesterday morning. The stolen Sony televisions are worth hundreds of dollars. The burglars broke two lamps and left an estimated $250 dollars damage to the wall.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Proposed budgets go to hearing tonight

New budgets for a new year undergo public scrutiny tonight in Oconee County. The County Council will welcome the public for comment and questions about the budgets proposed for county government, the public schools, and the Keowee Fire District. Tonight’s meeting at Pine Street begins at 6 o’clock. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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New Walhalla High pronounced ready

Ten times around the circular walkway above the gymnasium equates to one mile. That’s one of the impressions drawn from the public’s first look yesterday at the new Walhalla High School. The spacious hallway inside the main entrance came in handy for the large crowd that turned out for the ribbon cutting and open house. And from the hallway all […]

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Proceeding delayed in Hiott case

A pre-trial conference in a criminal case against a former Oconee banker is being delayed, at the request of the prosecution. Federal Judge J-Michelle Childs signed an order last week continuing the case against Benjamin Lee Hiott until the August term of U-S District Court. Hiott, former vice president with Community First Bank, is charged with three counts of bank […]

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Chickens in backyards at Clemson?

Should Clemson join other cities such as Greenville and Columbia and allow its residents to keep a limited number of chickens. It’s an issue in the university town for which the city is seeking the opinions of its residents. Some Clemson residents have approached their city for permission, but concerns about backyard chickens include noise and odor. Proponents, however, see […]

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What’s Bill Callahan’s plan?

A changing of the guard awaits the Westminster Rotary Club. On July 1, Bill Callahan will begin a one-year term as club president. And at tomorrow’s meeting Callahan will present his plan for 2015-16. The Rotary Club’s new officers will be inducted in a June 30 ceremony at Magnolia Manor. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Meth and pills seized by Oconee law enforcement

The Sheriff’s Office credits routine road patrols and enforcement efforts for the removal of pills and methamphetamine over the weekend in Oconee County. Five people were arrested and seized were 40 pills and more than 28 grams of methamphetamine. Most of the meth was seized during the arrests of two men who were discovered yesterday afternoon sitting in a truck […]

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After hours theft at Goodwill Industries

Four nights of thefts at the Goodwill Donation Center near Seneca have led Oconee sheriff’s officers to file charges against a Walhalla man. Authorities announced the arrest Friday of Daniel Carter Rumer, 40-year old resident of S. Lovingood Avenue, on charges of burglary and larceny. The Sheriff’s Office identified Rumer as its suspect in instances of someone driving up to […]

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