Winner tallies three-vote margin

A resident of Schroder Street in West Union has been declared the unofficial winner of a seat on the town council. Last night’s tally gave Doug Moore 17 votes—three more than his only other ballot opponent, Chad Thomas. Thomas finished with 14. The two men sought to fill an unexpired term on the council. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Police chief resigns

After six years, the West Union chief of police has resigned. Mayor Linda Oliver says Mike Eppes has decided to take a position with another department. Oliver says her town will start to look for a replacement. Eppes’ resignation leaves West Union with one officer, Austin Watson. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Shed tear for the last year!

If you have Walhalla history about you, the high school hopes you’ll dig into your pile of mementoes and allow the school to borrow a picture to help the current students and faculty to better appreciate what they are leaving. This is the last year of the Walhalla High School on Razorback Lane before the move to the new school […]

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Plaintiff’s lawyer: facility “chronically short-staffed”

An attorney for the plaintiff says an elderly Walhalla woman died in the hospital after being a patient in a nearby privately-run nursing and rehabilitation facility. Attorney Kenneth Connor, in an opening statement to the jury today, blamed the Seneca Health and Rehabilitation Center for being short-staffed and for increasing profitability by cutting labor costs. The plaintiff’s attorney outlined evidence […]

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Rape and kidnapping alleged

The rape of a woman is alleged to have occurred last week at a rural Oconee County intersection, and the incident has led the Sheriff’s Office to jail a 48-year old man. Arrest warrant affidavits allege Michael Anthony Gilmore of Ginger Drive, Westminster committed kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct first degree Friday, September 5 at South Carolina 24 and Crossroads […]

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Duke amends 2014 Oconee assessment

Oconee Auditor Ken Nix announced today that Duke Energy has changed its Oconee assessment for this year, and the correction will equate to an increase for the county.  Nix says his office received word late last week from the state Department of Revenue that Duke had made an error in York County and the result is that Duke’s Oconee assessment, […]

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Tech commissioners set workshop meeting

An agenda is set for a workshop meeting this weekend for the policymakers for Tri-County Technical College. The commissioners are traveling to Asheville, North Carolina for a three-day meeting at the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park. The commissioners will hear from Tech President Dr. Ronnie Booth and spend time on their strategic plan and goals, but a college spokeswoman says this […]

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Theft on the Tokeena Road

A 2006 Yamaha Rhino was stolen Sunday on Tokeena Road south of Seneca. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of this all-terrain vehicle and trailer and would like the public’s help to solve the crime. The crime scene was near Cross Creek subdivision and the time of the theft may have been between midnight Thursday to Sunday. The owner […]

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Jury in place for lengthy trial

A jury is in place for the start of an Oconee County civil court trial that the judge predicts could last two weeks. According to one of the lawyers, the jury can expect to hear the testimony today of as many as five plaintiff’s witnesses in the case of Reynolds versus Sava Senior Care, also known as Seneca Health and […]

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West Union’s Election Day

West Union voters have a date today at the polling place. Up for grabs is one seat on the four-member town council. The candidates are Doug Moore and Chad Thomas. They are competing to complete the unexpired term created by Danny Cappelen’s resignation. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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