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Marker honors fallen officer

February 6, 2015

Outside Oconee Law Enforcement Center now stands a marker in memory of a fallen officer. A solemn ceremony remembered the service of Bill Schuck, who died alone while on duty in an accident involving his squad car during the night in a rural part of the county. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said the tragedy occurred five…

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The Scott Sprouse investiture

February 6, 2015

Walhalla resident Scott Sprouse became a 10th Circuit judge last month, but the formal recognition of that achievement is taking place during the 4 o’clock hour this afternoon at the Oconee Courthouse.  The event is an investiture ceremony.

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Wal-Mart worker arrested in theft investigation

February 6, 2015

A Wal-Mart worker at Seneca has been arrested on the charge of breach of trust. An announcement by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office states that Cathy Dial, 50 years old, was arrested yesterday at her Goddard Avenue address near Seneca, as the result of an investigation that began early Wednesday after the Wal-Mart manager spoke to…

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Observation platform in the works for Sassafras

February 6, 2015

A $350 thousand gift from Duke Energy will soon allow visitors access to South Carolina’s highest peak—Pickens County’s Sassafras Mountain. The funds will allow construction of an observation platform to begin. The donation was formally presented at today’s meeting of the South Carolina Natural Resources Board in Columbia. Funding was committed as part of the…

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Data breach consumer aert!

February 6, 2015

A national insurance company that writes coverage in South Carolina experienced a cyber-security attack in which the personal information of policyholders—including names, birthdays, addresses and other personally-identifiable information—has been exposed. Anthem Insurance offers insurance services through the following three companies: Anthem Life Insurance Company, Unicare Life and Health Insurance Company and Greater Georgia Life Insurance…

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Attempted burglary near Walhalla

February 6, 2015

Not far from the corporate limits of Walhalla someone apparently tried to break into a home on the 300 block of South Boundary Street. It’s a crime being investigated by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. After someone tried to kick in the door to the home, a male subject was seen running on nearby S. Spring…

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Death takes commission leader

February 6, 2015

Members of the Pendleton District Commission, serving the tri-county area, are learning of the death of their chairman, Dr. Bill Steirer. He died yesterday, leaving his wife, Ada Lou, two children, and their families. For more than 20 years, William Steirer Jr. served as a commissioner representing Pickens County on the Pendleton District Historical, Recreational,…

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Man arrested at scene of apparent burglary

February 6, 2015

A 33-year old man was arrested yesterday afternoon at the scene of what the Oconee Sheriff’s Office described as a burglary in progress near Seneca. At 29 Sirrine Street, Utica, two deputies placed Robert William Thompson of Boggs Drive, Seneca into custody and eventually charged Thompson with possession of drug paraphernalia. At the Sirrine Street…

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Lottery winner keeps it a secret

February 6, 2015

In the tight knit Anderson County town of Belton, one its residents is keeping quiet about a $200 thousand secret. A Beltonian, who declined to release his name, cashed in a top prize winning ticket for Saturday’s Palmetto Cash 5 drawing. He picked all five winning numbers and said, “I’m putting the money in the…

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An ‘A thru Z’ on immigration law

February 6, 2015

Everyone is invited to a meeting at Clemson this month to hear David Dreher speak on changes in immigration law. Dreher’s background includes 25 years in the U-S foreign service and teacher of immigration issues at Clemson’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The presentation, sponsored by the Clemson Area League of Women Voters, takes place 7:30…

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  • March 29, 2015 6:00 pmWalhalla First Baptist Church's Singing
  • March 31, 2015 7:00 pmLifetree Cafe
  • April 10, 2015 8:00 amShiloh Baptist Church HUGE Indoor Yard Sale and Hot Dog Sale
  • April 11, 2015 8:00 amBoys Scout Troop 120 Benefit Breakfast
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