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Pre-trial motions today at Walhalla

April 10, 2013

Pre-trial motions resumed this morning in what’s described as a complicated Oconee County legal dispute involving a Lake Keowee town home project. Should the case titled Stoneledge at Lake Keowee Owners’ Association against IMK Development Company reach trial, the trial  might take three weeks and make for the longest Oconee civil trial since 2008 when…

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Prescribed burn in NC

April 10, 2013

If your view today of the mountains is smoky, there’s good reason. The Forest Service in North Carolina has announced a prescribed burn of 850 acres southwest of Sylva. The burn site is near the border of Macon and Jackson counties. Smoke may be visible at times, and visitors should avoid the area of the…

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Westminster man arrested

April 10, 2013
Westminster man arrested

A 52-year old Westminster man has been arrested and charged with grand larceny and burglary second degree. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Department, the case involves break-ins and thefts on two occasions at 397 Battlecreek Road in Long Creek. During the first incident, between February 1 and March 13, Charles Stephen Haynes is accused of…

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Grant succeeds Hanvey

April 10, 2013
Grant succeeds Hanvey

Walhalla’s James Brown Elementary is losing its principal to an administrative position in the district offices. The county board of trustees this week approved the appointment of Michelle Grant as the new director of Federal Programs and Professional Development. Grant succeeds Steve Hanvey. Hanvey’s appointment as Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, like Grant’s appointment, takes effect…

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Case settled and result sealed

April 10, 2013

By order of a circuit judge, there will be no trial of the civil pleadings of a man who claims that, while an Oconee County jail inmate, he was beaten by a fellow prisoner. Rickie Joe Moore had sued the Oconee Detention Center, and the case got as far as a jury strike during last…

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Ceding control of city elections

April 10, 2013

Without dissent, Westminster City Council voted last night to surrender control of its municipal elections to the county’s elections office. It’ll mean that the county office, located in the county administrative complex in Walhalla, would assume responsibilities for advertising and conducting the elections. As Joy Brooks, the county elections director, explained during last night’s city…

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SWAT training today!

April 10, 2013

In Seneca today, it will be training only! The Oconee Sheriff’s Office plans to conduct SWAT training from 9 a-m to 5 p-m today at the old brick building near the location of the former Performance Chevrolet dealership, across from Oconee Lanes. Today’s exercises are for training only. No public action is required.

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Police seek forfeiture of private property

April 10, 2013

The new hierarchy of the Westminster Police Department told city leaders last night that a stepped-up effort to rid the city streets of drugs can have financial benefits as well. Chief Dean Awalt and Assistant Chief Rory Jones told the mayor and council that, as the result of a pair of drug busts, the police…

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Mayor nixes firing range

April 10, 2013

The Westminster mayor last night said his city should not get into the business of permitting a gun firing range on a small section of property on the city’s rodeo grounds on S. Bibb Street. Mayor Rick McCormick spoke last night after a firearms instructor, Helen Shepperd, requested the mayor and council look into the…

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OCC sees benefit in new tax

April 10, 2013

Members of Oconee County Council envision a one-cent capital project sales tax as a beneficial new tax that would create an alternative source of revenue for a county that relies on the property tax. During a committee meeting, council members last night agreed to bring up the idea during their next regular meeting. That idea…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
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