Darin Everett Pearson

Charlotte, NC—Darin Everett Pearson, 35, son of Shirley Ann Ramey Pifer of Walhalla, SC and the late Everett Pearson, died Friday, April 22, 2016 at CHS University Hospital in Charlotte, NC. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Monday, April 25, 2016, at St. Luke United Methodist Church of Walhalla with burial to follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The […]

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Thomas Edward McKinney Jr.

West Union, SC— Thomas “Tommy” Edward McKinney, Jr., 67, husband of Shirley Anne Robinett of 900 Doubloom Street, West Union, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Monday, April 25, 2016, at Rocky Knoll Baptist Church. Burial will take place at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Wrens […]

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Arrest made in sex crime investigation

  A 53-year old man has been arrested in Seneca in an investigation that started with a claim by a 13-year old girl that she had been touched inappropriately and shown pornographic movies.  The police announced the arrest of Stephen Anthony Taylor of E. Crescent Drive, charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor third degree and disseminating obscene material to […]

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Home intrusion near Seneca

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office released a composite sketch this afternoon of a man whose identity investigators are seeking to establish to help solve a home invasion near Seneca.  The crime was reported April 16 on the Nebo Church Road near the Oconee Regional Airport after three males got into a home, two of whom were believed to have been […]

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Blue Ridge Electric adds 389 customers

The 389 customers that Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative added last year were the most since the Great Recession year of 2008.  And Blue Ridge’s Terry Ballenger told media representatives that the electric power retailer has detected an appreciable increase in new industry which is considered important to Blue Ridge because it helps stabilize retail charges.  Some of that new industry […]

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Fire toll heavy at Chickasaw Point home

The toll is heavy from a home fire early today at a Lake Hartwell home development in Oconee County.  Shane Gibbs, Fire Marshal for Oconee, said a man and his wife were sent to the hospital—apparent broken bones among the woman’s injuries.  Investigators are proceeding with the theory that “a low level explosion” ignited the fire at the Chickasaw Point […]

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Destination Oconee Action Committee organizes

  Oconee County’s ramped up effort to attract more visitors arrived last night with the organizational meeting of the new Destination Oconee Action Committee.  Five the committee’s seven members attended and were led thru the agenda by Janet Hartman, whom the county has hired to manage the effort.  Attending were committee members Jennifer Barnhart, Luther Lyle, Katie Smith, David Washburn, […]

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Destructive home fire

A fire early this morning in Oconee County left two people with smoke inhalation and hospitalized in what is described as stable condition.  This morning’s fire, reported at 1:45, took place inside the South Union Fire District near Westminster.  By 6 this morning, fire fighters remained at the scene. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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A plea of guilty in the Anderson General Sessions Court

Riley McDermott pled guilty today in Anderson General Sessions Court to 3 counts of Felony DUI with Death and 2 counts of Felony DUI with Great Bodily Injury. Judge Cordell Maddox sentenced McDermott to 18 years in prison. On November 8, 2014, twenty-four year old Riley McDermott, an assistant basketball coach at Anderson University, was driving a Ford F150 south on Williamston Road […]

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