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Georgia man sentenced to 25 years

June 4, 2013

A 34-year old Georgia man convicted of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine has been sent to prison for 25 years. The S-C Attorney’s General Office today announced that Antonio Emerson Tate of Lawrenceville was convicted Friday in Greenville General Sessions Court. Judge Letitia Verdin’s sentence credits time that Tate served in jail awaiting trial. According to…

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Area within WHS site delcared wetland

June 4, 2013

A narrow creek within the construction property for the new Walhalla High School has been declared a wetland and, as such, according to the school district’s Richard Alexander, must be protected. While the creek is small, the property surrounding it that will be allowed to remain in a natural state appears large on a site…

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Murder defendant in custody

June 4, 2013

A man wanted on the charge of murder in Anderson is in police custody. A spokesman for the Anderson police, Lt. Tony Tilley, says Curtis Tywan Fowler was placed in custody yesterday by Anderson County deputies near the 28 By-Pass. Fowler is due in court this morning to be arraigned—a procedure in which the defendant…

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Lee’s homicide is Oconee’s oldest unsolved

June 3, 2013
Lee’s homicide is Oconee’s oldest unsolved

Had Westminster area resident Marcus Lee not been found beaten to death on December 8, 1986, Lee would be 82 years old today. The unsolved homicide of Marcus “Mark” Lee is the oldest unsolved or cold case in Oconee County—26 and a half years old. On a December night, Lee was severely beaten during a…

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No student lockers for new high school

June 3, 2013

A general contractor has assured Oconee public schools it will deliver a new high school for, at the most, nearly $54.5 million, but the school district’s director of facilities and maintenance says as much as $200 thousand is being saved by eliminating some furnishings that have been a staple of American high schools. OSD’s Richard…

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Rotarians give to the cause

June 3, 2013

Walhalla Rotary Club today dropped a one thousand dollar donation into the fund to restore the city swimming pool. A check was presented by Rotarian Evie Hughes to Mayor Pro-tem Tjay Bagwell.

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Legionnaires make Back Pack donation

June 3, 2013

Oconee County School District’s “Back Pack” has received a shot in the arm from Walhalla American legionnaires. At their May meeting, the members of Post 124 presented a check for $5 thousand to foundation representative John Michael Powell. Post Commander Dave Mahn said the contribution will allow the program to provide back packs with child-friendly…

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Anderson driver charged with OC drug offense

June 3, 2013

A 30-year motorist from Anderson was pulled off a rural Oconee highway near I-85 and charged with violating the state’s drug laws. What got the attention of sheriff’s deputy Aaron Hanks was a blue Chevy Tahoe missing a tail light and swerving across the double yellow line of south highway 11 headed for I-85. The…

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Lines likely will form

June 3, 2013

Expect a crowd tomorrow in downtown Seneca, as seniors line up for free coupons good this summer for up to $25 worth of farm fruits and vegetables. The United Way of Oconee, along with DSS, once again is excited to offer coupons through the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. Beginning at 9 in the morning…

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A Sunday soaker!

June 3, 2013

At Walhalla, the official 24-hour period measurement for rainfall totaled more than one and a half inches—-1.68” to be exact, according to Weather Observer Barbara Wilson. This is good for the lake basin. Billy Birdwell of the Army Corps of Engineers reports that not only have the Savannah River Basin reservoirs refilled, but so have…

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