Five-year prison term

A 23-year old Oconeean has been sent to prison on his conviction in the General Sessions Court of three charges.  After the jury trial, the sentence handed down sends Keith Antwane Jackson to prison for five years.  Jackson was convicted on charges of petty larceny enhancement, breaking into a motor vehicle, and financial transaction card theft.  The sentence could have […]

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Howard’s Rock case set for trial

The office of the Greenville-Pickens Solicitor has announced that trial is scheduled to start Monday in the State’s case against a 20-year old man charged with malicious injury to personal property and grand larceny.  The indictments accuse Micah Rogers on June 2, 2013 of stealing part of ClemsonUniversity’s famed Howard’s Rock from the Tigers football stadium.  The case is set […]

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Fair Play man charged with Foxwood Hills crime

A security guard’s suspicion led to the inspection of a storage building at a LakeHartwell home development and the discovery that someone had burglarized the storage building.  A tractor and backhoe were among the items stolen at Foxwood Hills near Westminster.  Nearly three months after the crime was discovered, an arrest has been made.  Oconee sheriff’s officers arrested and charged […]

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Why Dan Pollock is beaming today!

The Walhalla Partners for Progress leader has a smile on his face today, basking in the good spin from yesterday’s announcement that the Palmetto Trail will extend to the County Seat.  He’s Dan Pollock, and he has a story to tell about how the Palmetto Conservation Foundation, based in Columbia, became interested in extending the trail, from its current end […]

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Flag marcher spotted near Seneca

An Alabama man carrying a Confederate flag and on his way from his state to Washington, DC has been spotted this morning in Oconee County,  in the vicinity of Wal-Mart and Home Depot near Seneca.  An internet account of the man’s walk identifies him as 60-year old Johnny Cooper and quotes him as saying he’s headed to the nation’s capital […]

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Bacterial test sample fails to meet muster

A second test for bacteria in a new water line as part of Walhalla Streetscape failed, but a follow-up test was taken and officials expect the results today.  The line in question is on the south side of the Main Street, on the block from College to Catherine streets.  Yesterday’s noon hour downpour sent Streetscape work crews for cover.  Some […]

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Remains ID’d to those of Oconeean

Skeletal remains found behind a motel last year at Banks Crossing, Georgia have now been positively identified as those of an Oconee County, South Carolina man. The Banks County Sheriff’s office yesterday announced forensic tests have concluded the bones belong to Terry Lee Holbrooks, who lived in the Westminster- Fair Play area. So far, the cause of Holbrook’s death has […]

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Oconee pursues 85% recyclable goal

Members of Oconee County Council found out last night what it would take and what it would cost to double the weight of recyclable materials that are collected by the county’s solid waste operations.  It’s estimated that the county now separates as much as 30 percent of its solid waste to sell to recyclers.  Council Chairman Wayne McCall supports a […]

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Apartment resident victim of sexual attack in Seneca

Multiple charges have been placed against a 58-year old man in Seneca after an attack on a neighbor in his apartment complex.  Police Chief John Covington says because of the suspect’s questionable status in the country, his department is asking the U-S Attorney’s Office and I.C.E.—Immigration Customs Enforcement—to review its case against Zenen Alvarez, 58 years old.  Early yesterday Seneca […]

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Home fire near Westminster

Fire burned a home near Westminster during the storm that moved its way last night through Oconee County.  The storm brought down several trees.  Near Westminster on the Carver Road, not far from the Pickens Road, fire broke out in a home around 8 o’clock.  No one was hurt.  Fire fighters arrived within a few minutes and stayed there until […]

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