Drug crackdown in the Upstate

Announcements in Pickens and Columbia today of arrests and indictments in a couple of drug trafficking operations across Upstate South Carolina counties. Attorney General Alan Wilson announced 35 people indicted in marijuana and prescription drug trafficking operation and 17 in a methamphetamine operation. Among those indicted by the state grand jury are four Oconee County residents. Jennifer Christine Young, 31, […]

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Inabinet pulls out!

Andy Inabinet announced late this morning his withdrawal from this year’s elections to decide the next Oconee County councilman from District Three. He released this statement: “It is with much heartache and sorrow that I announce I am resigning from my campaign for Oconee County Council District 3 seat. Over the past few weeks my wife Mary and I have […]

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Amenity added to the Foothills Trail

South Carolina’s first long-distance hiking trail has a new amenity that’s going to be helpful for many of the hikers who set out for a mountain walk between the Oconee and Table Rock state parks. State leaders, state park officials, and several hiking enthusiasts turned out for a ceremony to cut the ribbon to an asphalt parking lot at what […]

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Corbeil: Cammick jobs plan not needed

Paul Corbeil says the jobs plan that Edda Cammick says she’s working on is not needed by Oconee County. At last night’s forum Corbeil, the incumbent from Council District One, said the county has a strategic plan which addresses the need for economic development which creates jobs. But his opponent, Cammick, said Corbeil’s attitude about her jobs plan is exactly […]

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Does Oconee County Council really listen?

Oconee County Council holds regular listening sessions with its constituents. But does the council really listen? The challenger this year in District One, Edda Cammick, claims when she sits in the audience she detects “a bunch of blank stares.” But the man she seeks to unseat says it’s not so. And, for his part, incumbent Paul Corbeil says he spends […]

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Former mayor: What about Salem?

After moderator Brad Norton went through pages of prepared questions, it came time for audience questions. A former mayor was at the ready. Thurmond Coward wanted to know what Paul Corbeil and Edda Cammick would do to help Salem tap onto its potential for increased tourism. Coward began with Corbeil, noting that the District One councilman regards as an accomplishment […]

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Corbeil and Cammick make Salem campaign stop

With the agreement of the candidates, some of the usual formalities of political forums were laid aside and last night’s event in Salem proceeded in a way that allowed the crowd to get to better know the two hopefuls this year for Seat One, Oconee County Council. Paul Corbeil and Edda Cammick brought their campaigns to downtown Salem. On some […]

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Police will be everywhere!

The Walhalla police chief says there are good reasons why his officers have begun to write additional citations. For one, Chief Ronald Wilbanks says, Walhalla of late has been plagued by drivers running red lights. And Sgt. Aaron Alexander says beginning tonight you’ll see Walhalla officers through out the city conducting license checkpoints. According to Alexander, the effort which begins […]

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