Three paddlers overdue on the Chattooga

At first light yesterday, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office helicopter spotted three overdue river paddlers three miles from the highway 76 bridge.  Their Saturday outing included a fourth paddler, but he was found OK at the Sandy Fork section of the Wild and Scenic Chattooga.  Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Service says once a determination was made there were no health […]

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Bagwell files for re-election

Walhalla has its first official candidate for city council in November.  Tjay Bagwell qualified late Friday afternoon to be a candidate for re-election.  In the November 3 election, Bagwell will compete for one of three available seats on the city council.  By the end of the work week Friday, Dennis Owens remained the only candidate who has so far signed […]

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Woman charged with attempted murder

April Dawn Townsend

A 38-year old West Union woman has been arrested and charged with attempted murder.  The Sheriff’s Office identifies April Dawn Townsend of Smarty Jones Drive as arrested and charged as the result of a domestic situation Friday afternoon at a home on the Cassidy Bridge Road.  Deputies found a member of Townsend’s family on the floor unresponsive with plastic bags […]

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You can speak to your congressman

The office of Congressman Jeff Duncan announces the Laurens Republican will make a stop in Seneca next week for the purpose of hearing what’s on the minds of his constituents.  The Duncan listening session will be 2 to 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, September 2 at the Seneca Family Restaurant on By-Pass 123.  Earlier that day Duncan plans to attend a […]

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Political candidates making the news!

Election news is rattling the towns of Salem and Westminster.  Salem Mayor Dianne Head will seek her third term in office in the town’s November 3 election.  Two Salem council seats are also available and, so far, the candidates are incumbents Kevin Talley and Lorena Lee.  A S. Piedmont Street resident in Westminster, Charles Miller, today became the fifth candidate […]

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School incident resolved

A code yellow at a school near Westminster was lifted after school and law enforcement officials say an incident this morning was resolved.  Authorities described what happened at the Orchard Park Elementary School as a domestic incident at the school involving the parents of a child.   Dr. Michael Thorsland, county superintendent, said, “Deputies handled the situation with the family, and […]

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Assault victim runs to neighbor’s home for help

Criminal charges have been placed against a man near Seneca as the result of an early morning incident in which a woman ran to a neighboring home for help.  According to law enforcement reports, Richard Anthony Dunston Jr was arrested and charged with kidnapping, assault and battery first degree, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  […]

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Nancy Moore Burchfield

Nancy Moore Burchfield, 66, of 107 Leathers Street, Westminster died Thursday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Sunday from the Chapel of the Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in the Chauga Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family receives friends from 6-8 p-m Saturday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  Family members are at their homes.  In place […]

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Council race guaranteed in Westminster !

The qualifying by a city councilman to run again guarantees a city council election this year in Westminster.  Jimmy Powell’s decision to seek re-election makes four candidates, so far, for three available city council seats.  The others who’ve entered the November 3 election are incumbent Donna King-Sheriff and challengers Susan Ramey and Ronald Dodson.  Westminster voters this time also elect […]

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Hope to cross N. College today

Electrical conduit remains in progress today at Walhalla’s N. College and Main.  Contractor crews hope today is the day they will cross the N. College intersection at the police and recreation offices.  More sidewalk is being poured at Main and Catherine and the plan is to re-open that sidewalk at 5 o’clock today.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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