Pardon and expungement workshop

If you have a criminal conviction on your record, there’s a chance next week for you to have it removed through a legal process. The 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office and Oconee Probation and Parole are facilitating a free workshop to offer information regarding provisions in state law to expunge an arrest record or acquire a pardon for a past criminal […]

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Woman charged with making meth

Authorities placed a 41-year old Oconee County woman under arrest on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine. According to Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the arrest of Lisa Renee Reynolds took place Thursday afternoon at her Padgett Street address in Utica. There, authorities say, a minor child found asleep in the home was turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice. Deputies say they […]

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Cousins arrested in burglary probe

Two men were arrested Friday in the investigation of a home burglary September 2 on Timber Ridge Lane near Airport Road.  The Oconee Sheriff’s spokesman says the men are cousins.  One was arrested in OconeeCounty, the other in RichlandCounty.  Law enforcement reports identify the accused as 22-year old Brandon James Hunter and Alexander O’Neil “Metro” Hunter.  “Metro” Hunter was also […]

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Week one consumed by plaintiff’s side

A wound specialist from New York City gave the final testimony to end week one of an Oconee civil trial in which a nursing and rehabilitation facility is accused of medical malpractice. And, from indications at Oconee Courthouse, the jury and other trial parties can expect a second full week of trial beginning Monday. This is the case of Russell […]

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“CU Succeed” launched in Oconee County

Child and teen deaths, third graders testing below state reading standards, and children living in families where no parent works outside the home are all problems identified in Oconee County. A new effort, “CU Succeed”, has been launched to address those problems. Oconee has been chosen to be one of four counties in the state for an initiative to reach […]

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Bailes to make return bid

Lamar Bailes has been a Walhalla councilman, a mayor, and a clerk-treasurer. He’s now mounting a bid to make it back to the city council. Bailes today was an open-day qualifier to run for a vacant city council seat. Special Election Day in Walhalla is November 18. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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West Union losing its police force

Two resignations in the same week are decimating the police department in the small town of West Union. Mayor Linda Oliver this morning announced the resignation of a second officer, Austin Watson, effective Thursday, September 25. According to Oliver, Watson will join the police force in adjoining Walhalla. West Union is also in the market for a new chief of […]

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