31 targeted for drug conspiracy

Oconee sheriff’s officers are pursuing conspiracy-related drug charges today against as many as 31 suspects. And, by 1:30 this afternoon, 22 of the 31 had already been arrested and sent to jail. It all relates to the proliferation of the highly-addictive drug methamphetamine. But Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said, in this operation, those targeted are not the ones who cook the […]

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For test purposes only

At 2 o’clock this afternoon, an electric bus is scheduled to test the new charge station at Seneca’s Norton-Thompson Park and then run a practice route. Riley Johnson, events coordinator, said it’s a test only–and no public ridership will be permitted on the test bus today.

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Arrest made in Walhalla business burglary

A Walhalla police officer says the arrest of a 32-year old man is the first of three planned arrests in the investigation of a recent burglary. Jason Randall Jenkins of Kenneth Street was arrested Friday and charged with burglary second degree at O’Kelley Heating and Air, according to Lt. Paul Harris. According to Harris, the copper fittings and acetylene cutting […]

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Georgia residents arrested in Oconee

Two Georgia men were arrested Friday at an Oconee County scrap yard, and the Stephens County Sheriff’s investigators say those men brought a stolen car to that scrap yard. Roger Dale Littleton, 50, of Toccoa, and Christopher Hugh Kinney, 40, of Clarkesville were being held in the Oconee Detention Center and are charged with felony-theft by taking of motor vehicle […]

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Zoning appeal hearings

Plans for the remodeling of a Lake Keowee restaurant go before the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals tonight at Walhalla. The board will consider Richard Cottingham’s request for a special exception of a non-conforming use to allow for expanding the Cabana at the Lighthouse Restaurant. The other hearing involves an appeal of a non-conforming use involving a communications tower in […]

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News from Walhalla City Hall

Walhalla sanitation customers scheduled to see the truck on Thursday this week—Thanksgiving Day—should instead make sure to have their containers ready for pickup on Wednesday this week, according to City Hall. Walhalla city workers can look forward to a Christmas bonus. The amount will be based on the length of service, with $350 dollars the maximum check to be issued. […]

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Fixture at OC Courthouse begins retirement

After a career that covered 30 years, Paul David Stanton has begun retirement. P-D Stanton spent the last 13 years as an Oconee deputy sheriff, assigned to the security detail at the courthouse. Before that, he served 24 years as a South Carolina state trooper. During a ceremony last week, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw and Chief Deputy Kevin Davis gave Stanton […]

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Making scooter riding safer

Thomas Alexander has nothing against mopeds that dot the highways. But the state senator says he wants a change in law that’ll make those small vehicles more visible to larger ones. “My concern is their visibility,” Alexander recently told the Walhalla Rotary Club. The legislation the Oconee-Pickens Republican has in mind will require all South Carolina mopeds to display a […]

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