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Walhallans arrested and home condemned

June 24, 2013

Two Walhallans were arrested by the police Friday and charged with abuse or neglect with great bodily injury of a vulnerable adult, according to Captain Curtis Rogers. Law enforcement records identify the two people arrested as Kristin Sarah Orr and Mitchell David Orr, both of Wagener Circle. Rogers says the police received an anonymous request…

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SCI withdraws tower request

June 24, 2013

The Oconee County zoning administrator confirmed this morning that a company seeking permission to put up a cell phone tower in Long Creek has withdrawn its application. Josh Stephens, the zoning administrator, said his office was informed late last week by the SCI legal representative that the company will pursue other properties for the tower.…

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Phone scam warning to others

June 24, 2013

A woman near Walhalla picked up the phone last week and thought she heard her grandson say he had been involved in a car accident in South America and needed money. The caller sounded like her grandson and knew certain things about their family. Later she realized he was not her grandson, and when she…

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Motion hearing next month

June 24, 2013

Attorneys representing Oconee County are scheduled next month to ask a circuit judge to throw out a lawsuit that attacks the agricultural residential classification provision in the county’s zoning enabling law. According to a court officer, a motion to dismiss or grant summary judgment is to be heard at noon Monday, July 29 in Common…

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Video released in vandelism Howard’s Rock

June 24, 2013
Video released in vandelism Howard’s Rock

Campus police at Clemson have released video and still images of a pickup truck suspected to be connected to the vandalism to Howard’s Rock. Videos show the truck arriving and leaving the east side of Clemson Memorial Stadium Sunday, June 2—the period during which the rock was damaged. There are also photographs of the truck…

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Victim identified

June 24, 2013

The Simpsonville man who died after his boat capsized Saturday afternoon in the Martin Creek area of Lake Hartwell has been identified as Carl Dickerson. Coroner Karl Addis says an autopsy showed Dickerson died of a coronary event. He was 58 years old. The boat capsized about 2:30 Saturday afternoon. Another boater helped Dickerson reach…

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Crew rules out several locations in body recovery effort

June 24, 2013
Crew rules out several locations in body recovery effort

A recovery crew spent more than six hours yesterday ruling out several locations on the Chattooga River for the body of Thomas Hill. According to Keith Wilbanks, incident commander, operations continue at 7 o’clock this morning. Oconee, Anderson, Pickens, Rabun and White counties supported yesterday’s effort as well as commercial whitewater guides and the U-S…

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Fire near Walhalla termed “suspicious”

June 22, 2013
Fire near Walhalla termed “suspicious”

A fire last week near Walhalla has been termed suspicious by the Oconee Sheriff’s Department. And the department is asking the public to help with information that can help determine why Thursday’s fire started in two sections of the home at 122 Warner Mill Road. Fire fighters said they spotted fire in the garage and…

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Bartee arrest ruled valid

June 21, 2013

A judge has ruled James Bartee’s arrest last year at the Anderson Courthouse was valid. Judge J-C Nicholson this week denied motions by the Bartee defense to exclude recordings, and dismiss and exclude evidence. At the time the former candidate for Oconee Sheriff was arrested on the charge of solicitation to commit a felony, the…

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Greenville attorney indicted

June 21, 2013

The South Carolina Grand Jury has returned new indictments against a Greenville attorney. Alan Wilson, Attorney General, today said Frederick Scott Pfeiffer has been charged by the grand jury with conspiracy and securities fraud. A separate indictment alleges forgery, Wilson said. Pfeiffer was previously charged in indictments alleging conspiracy and securities fraud involving the operations…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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