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Auto theft and its connection to home burglary

May 16, 2013

The police in Walhalla say the capture of a suspect, they believe, will resolve two crimes—-a home burglary yesterday and an auto theft last night. That individual, Brandon Lewis Williams, 25, of Seneca was jailed at the Oconee Detention Center, charged with burglary second degree and grand larceny, according to Chief Ronald Wilbanks.  The chief…

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Thawing out cold cases

May 16, 2013
Thawing out cold cases

True to a campaign promise, Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw begins to apply some heat to his department’s file of cold cases—cases of homicide or missing persons that have never been solved. Jimmy Watt, department spokesman, says starting this afternoon details will be available on the department website and thru its social media links on the…

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What do you think of school spending?

May 16, 2013

Oconeeans next week get their annual chance to speak directly to the county trustees regarding what is to be spent during the next year on local public education. At their 6 p-m Monday meeting, the school board members will accept  comments and questions as part of their annual budget hearing. At last report, the board’s…

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Training completed!

May 16, 2013

Army Pvt. Brian Hawker Jr. has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. He’s the son of Hannah Garcia of West Union and a 2012 Walhalla High graduate.

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State agency reviews PRWD’s plant project

May 16, 2013

A state agency’s evaluation finds logic in Pioneer Water District’s intent to build its first treatment plant. As required by legislation signed into law by Governor Haley last year, Pioneer Water authorized an accountant to conduct an independent audit. In turn, as required by law, that audit was forwarded for review by the South Carolina…

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OC planning commissioner leads webinar

May 16, 2013

An Oconee planning commissioner helps lead an education webcast arranged today by the South Carolina Association of Counties. The part played by commissioner Gwen McPhail, an Oconee agriculture businesswoman, centers on agricultural issues in land use: “All of South Carolina is developing rapidly, the population is growing, and there is no more land out there,…

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Spending matters await OCC action

May 16, 2013

Big-ticket spending items await action during next week’s meeting of the Oconee County Council. County staff recommends the approval of a second, 5-year renewal of a deal to haul waste to a transfer station at a landfill in Homer, Georgia. The contract amount to be paid Waste Management is estimated at $1.1 million. And the…

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Oconee emergencies

May 16, 2013

A man in a home near Salem required a medical helicopter transport last night for injuries in a crushing-type accident. Those injuries are said to have been suffered when a granite counter cover fell on the man at a home on Quarter Mile Road near north highway 11. He was flown to a Greenville hospital.…

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Government re-structuring passed—again!

May 15, 2013

The South Carolina House once again passed a bill to re-structure government. Today’s 91-23 vote went along party lines. Oconee’s two members, Republicans Bill Whitmire and Bill Sandifer, voted with the majority. Supporters of the bill claim it places Executive Branch functions directly under the Governor’s control, breaks up the quasi-Executive/Legislative Budget and Control Board,…

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Event will temporarily close two blocks

May 15, 2013

A Relay for Life cancer event will close a two-block section of Walhalla’s Main Street between the hours 9 o’clock Friday morning and 9 o’clock Saturday morning. City Administrator Nancy Goehle says the two blocks affected are Main Street, from Ann to Katherine streets. The police will direct motorists to the detour.

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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