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40-year old man sentenced to 90 months

June 26, 2013

An Oconee jury found a 40-year old Walhallan guilty today of distribution of methamphetamine second offense. The judge ordered Gregory Lee Murphy to prison for 25 years suspended on the service of seven and a half year years and five years probation. Murphy, who was arrested by the Oconee Sheriff’s Department last summer, took the…

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Victim of alleged abuse or neglect dies

June 26, 2013

An elderly Walhalla man reported by the police as the victim of a case of abuse or neglect died today in the hospital. Coroner Karl Addis says Curtis Howard Orr died at 3 this morning at the Oconee Medical Center. Orr had been hospitalized since June 18 when the city police conducted a welfare check…

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Latest from the Chattooga River

June 26, 2013

As fatigue and disappointment start to set in, responders say they remain resolute in their efforts to return Thomas Hill home to his wife and children. “Some people have been supporting this effort for more than a week, sometimes as many as 16 hours a day, so of course they’re tired,” said Incident Commander Scott…

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As yet, no plan “B”,says Bagwell

June 26, 2013

Walhalla’s mayor pro-tem says it’s a disappointment to hear that his city’s grant application for Main Street is not being recommended for funding but, he says, it’s not a death knell for the streetscape project. Yet Tjay Bagwell concedes Walhalla has no plan “B” to tap outside funding for what it’ll take to resurface Main…

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Call goes out to Walhalla’s food makers!

June 26, 2013

Plans are coming together for Walhalla’s Second Annual Independence Eve celebration—one week from tonight. Like last year, events take place on a one-block section of Main Street. Added this year are fireworks, which are to set off at the soccer field, one block behind Main, at 9:19 p-m Wednesday, July 3. Tjay Bagwell says ice…

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Circuit judge sets retirement

June 26, 2013

Tenth Circuit Judge Alex Macaulay has set his retirement date at the end of next year. On January 31, the long-time jurist reaches 72 years old–the state’s mandatory retirement age for judges. But he has taken the option to work through 2014. Nevertheless, Macaulay’s retirement plans start in motion a process to fill his seat.…

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A young life cut short by stranglers

June 26, 2013

Sixteen years ago a Clemson student was so close to campus, yet so far from safety. Stacey Brooke Holsonback was found strangled on the Lake Hartwell side of Oconee County February 20, 1997. She was 19 years old and never able to pursue her degree and dreams and aspirations of a life ahead. It’s a…

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BASF makes appeal tomorrow night

June 26, 2013

A long-time Oconee manufacturer is in hopes of a good outcome tomorrow night at the county board of zoning appeals. BASF near Seneca seeks a special exception to allow for a new building on its property to exceed the county’s 65-foot height limit. Frank Lansom-Scribner, site manager, said his company plans a 90-foot high building…

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OGS trial underway

June 26, 2013

The General Sessions trial of a man charged with distributing methamphetamine resumes at 9:30 this morning at the Oconee Courthouse. Defendant in the case is Gregory Lee Murphy. Yesterday the prosecution called several witnesses including one woman who acted as a drug buyer for law enforcement.  

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Fire causes a brief evcacuation

June 26, 2013

A midnight hour fire at a manufacturing plant near Walhalla forced a brief evacuation of the employees. But Oconee County Dispatch describes the furnace fire at the back of the Koyo Bearings Plant on Torrington Road as small, although it created smoke. The fire was quickly extinguished and the workers were allowed to return to…

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