Oconee prisoner hospitalized

At first, authorities suspected an injured prisoner had fallen in the Oconee Detention Center. Now they think someone assaulted Joshua Charles Campbell, and the Walhalla police are investigating. Chief Ronald Wilbanks said, as part of his department’s investigation, police officers last night were planning to question other inmates as to what happened and why. At this point, Wilbanks said the […]

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Greenville County man arrested in Oconee

 A Greenville County man has been arrested in Oconee County, and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports the man arrested was in the possession of a stolen Greenville School District truck. As late as this morning, Joshua Paul Dockery of Travelers Rest was being held in the Oconee Detention Center on a temporary custody order on the charge of possession of […]

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Bill Whitmire a pre-filer for 2014

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray…and Bill Whitmire has his attention set on a couple of specific pieces of legislation in the state House of Representatives after the first of the year in 2014. The Walhalla Republican who represents District One wants to change state law so as to require moped operators and passengers to wear […]

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Middle school debuts student radio station

If you are very near Walhalla Middle School, you can turn your radio dial to 1630 AM. And you’ll hear student voices announcing events and other school news. Principal Scott Dixon is excited about his school’s radio station, as are students in Sandy Whiteford’s yearbook class. If, for no other reason, the broadcasts are another tool with which the school […]

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Walhalla considering 1-cent application

At their next meeting, Walhalla’s elected leaders are requested to bring ideas on city projects that could benefit from a one-cent local sales tax. City Administrator Nancy Goehle takes the attitude that if you don’t ask, you’ll get nothing. She and Mayor Edwards have invited the city council to think of potential projects to fund or help fund—in the event […]

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West-Oak grad finishes military training

Air Force Airman Joshua Ramey graduated from basic military training in Texas. Ramey and airmen like him who finish the training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He’s the son of Lisa and Kevin Ramey of Townville and is a 2012 West-Oak High graduate.

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Main Street worker likes this year’s lights

Walhalla may not have the blinding Christmas light display of years past.  But this year’s is better, in the opinion of a downtown restaurant worker who gave her opinion today to 96.3/WGOG NEWS.  Laurie Barnes likes what she sees this year, but still hopes for something better.  And here is her reasoning:  “It looks better, but like I said, for […]

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Car driver sent to hospital

A spokesman for the highway patrol says the car driver involved in this morning’s accident in front of Walhalla Elementary School was taken to the hospital. Fowler Road has now re-opened, after emergency responders worked to clear the two-lane road of the wreckage. All students aboard the bus appeared unhurt and were herded out of drizzly rain inside the school. […]

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Stretcher used at car-school bus wreck

At this hour, an accident involving a small car and a school bus near Walhalla. It was a loud-sounding crash on Fowler Road in front of Walhalla Elementary that awoke at least one neighbor. A report from the scene indicates EMS has deployed a stretcher for someone injured inside the car. All students aboard the bus apparently escaped without injury […]

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U-haul vans at Oconee Economic Development

U-haul vans were spotted yesterday in front of the Oconee County Economic Development Office in Walhalla. The staff has begun to vacate their two-story house building office in the county seat, in advance of their move to the 123 Seneca By-Pass in an office building now occupied by the Oconee Alliance. The county’s E-D commission and the alliance, a group […]

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