Weekend traffic fatality

A weekend traffic fatality reported in Pickens County. Coroner Kandy Kelley said the victim was a 23-year old Pickens resident—Alanah Elizabeth Holcombe. The fatal accident occurred at 9:30 Friday night at Prater’s Creek Road and Allgood Bridge Road. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Small fire at apartment complex

Walhalla fire fighters put out a mattress fire this morning in the stairwell of an apartment complex on N. Laurel Street.  While that call was in progress, fire fighters requested all residents of Walhalla Gardens to temporarily evacuate their premises.  No one was hurt. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Crenshaw believes in community-oriented policing

Community-oriented policing principles are beginning to pay off for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, in the opinion of third-year Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. The first-term sheriff put a cap on the year 2014 with a seven and a half page report that highlights accomplishments in his administration’s attempts to establish better relations with citizens and build partnership to make the county safer. […]

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Fire takes heavy toll

The Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting a Walhalla family displaced by last night’s home fire. The fire department considers 6 Keowee Street nearly destroyed as the result of a fire that burned through the home during the 9 o’clock hour. No one was hurt. Fire fighter Kevin Kisner says it’s not known yet where the fire […]

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Senate OKs the Keystone XL pipeline

After Senate action yesterday, the bill to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline is on the way to the desk of President Obama, and South Carolina’s U-S senators are calling for the President to sign it. Both Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham voted to support the pipeline and say the issue is jobs and energy independence. Scott said, “The hardworking employees […]

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