Purple Heart breakfast a grand occasion

Each year at the Veterans Day holiday time, the staff at Oconee Veterans Affairs look forward to arranging a breakfast to recognize Oconee County veterans who’ve been awarded the Purple Heart—to signify having been wounded in war or a conflict with a United States enemy. “We have a Purple Heart chapter here….and there’s about 30-40 members here,” Jerry Dyar, county […]

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Traffic accident in Seneca intersection

Two vehicles crashed this morning at a Seneca intersection, and the police attribute the accident to one of the drivers who fell asleep at the wheel. Both drivers were taken to the hospital with what the police call minor injuries. This morning’s accident occurred at 123 and 130 around 6 o’clock and involved a Honda car and a Dodge truck. […]

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Woman burned in home accident near Walhalla

Walhalla Fire Department received encouraging news last night about the condition of a woman burned during an accident yesterday morning at her home near the city limits.  Fire fighters received an update on the condition of the woman who was flown yesterday morning to the burn center near Augusta, Georgia.  The accident occurred when the woman, while drinking coffee, got […]

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Lee and Inabinet start new terms tonight

Two long-time Oconee County school trustees return to service tonight—having been returned to office in last week’s General Election. Jerry Lee of District One and Andy Inabinet of District Three are scheduled to take the oath of office tonight to begin new, four-year terms in office. The board of trustees meets at 6 o’clock at district headquarters in Walhalla. The […]

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Political forum tonight

Things will get political tonight at the Walhalla Community Depot. At 6:30 the chamber of commerce sponsors a forum to allow city voters the chance to size up the two men entered in next week’s special council election. Bidding to fill a vacant term on the city council are Lamar Bailes and Chris Grant. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Anderson homicide

The police in Anderson request the public to help solve a Friday homicide in their city.  Someone used a blunt object to beat to death William Elridge Thompson at 845 E. Orr Street.  The killer is suspected of having stolen Thompson’s black Honda Accord EX and left headed west on E. Orr Street.  The car displayed a tag of HYR-597.  […]

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Solicitor’s statement

The office of the 10th Circuit Solicitor made this announcement today in the death of investigation of Alana Carpenter of Seneca:  “On October 23, 2014, Caleb Nathaniel Linart was charged with the murder of Alana Carpenter.  The initial autopsy showed evidence of strangulation which led to the arrest of Linart for the murder.  However, based on recent toxicology results, the […]

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Veteran election-watcher gives his anaylsis

For many years Walhalla’s Bob Brock has been recognized as the authority in Oconee County elections. And the long time county election commissioner offered his own twist on this week’s election—especially as it pertained to the voters’ decision to allow Sunday alcohol sales. At their meeting today, Brock’s colleagues ascribed passage of the alcohol sales referendum to the voters of […]

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Charge against defendant to be reduced

Oconee sheriff Mike Crenshaw says he expects an announcement today from the office of Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams on the new developments in the death of Alana Carpenter. The body of the 27-year old Seneca woman was found last month in the Walhalla home of her boyfriend, Caleb Nathaniel Linart. He was arrested and charged with murder after an autopsy […]

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