OMH board makeup changing

The makeup of the board that sets policy for the Oconee Memorial Hospital at the local level is changing. An announcement is expected today of the board’s selection of a new member. At last night’s meeting, with gratitude for jobs well done, Regional President Jeanne Ward and Board Chairman Rick Phillips bid farewell to Thelma Miller, Bo Wilhite, Dr. Ed […]

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Westminster man arrested in theft investigation

Oconee sheriff’s officers arrested a Westminster man at his Highland Avenue home Friday on theft charges from an investigation two weeks earlier on the Greenfield Road near the city limit. According to authorities, Tony Mitchell Mulkey was also charged with breaking into a motor vehicle at a home at the crime scene. Deputies began investigating November 4 after the homeowner […]

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House fire near Seneca

A house fire last night near Seneca kept fire fighters busy for several hours. The house fire call on Goddard Avenue near Shiloh Road was sounded first at 7:45 and the Seneca fire fighters and others remained at the fire scene until 12:45 this morning.  No one was home at the time, but the damage to the house was described […]

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Charge sent to the General Sessions Court

After a preliminary hearing today, a magistrate ruled the state had shown probable cause to consider further a charge of attempted murder against a Walhalla man. And Magistrate Will Derrick said he referred the case against Caleb Nathaniel Linart to the Oconee General Sessions Court after determining that the state, as represented by prosecutor Lindsey Simmons, had met the burden […]

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Saturday night stabbing in Walhalla

A Seneca man has been arrested in the investigation of a Saturday night stabbing in Walhalla.  The Walhalla police say William Christopher Armstrong, 32 years old, was arrested on the charge of assault and battery second degree in an incident on S. Pine Street.  The police say the victim of the stabbing was released after treatment at the hospital. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Public improvement grant for Pendleton

Pendleton and other communities across the state will benefit from funds in the latest round of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The South Carolina Department of Commerce awarded CDBG funds to 13 communities, representing more than 38 thousand residents. For the Anderson County town of Pendleton, a grant of $500 thousand may be used for the Mechanic Street […]

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“Spouses for life”

Two Walhalla men who acted quickly to obtain a license to marry, once same-sex marriage was declared legal, are now in the words of the Oconee Probate Judge “spouses for life.” Shortly after 10 this morning, the long-time partnership between Trad Gunter and David Fretwell became legal in South Carolina during a marriage ceremony—the first ever same-sex wedding conducted by […]

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Councilman-elect to be sworn-in “anytime”

Walhalla Councilman-elect Lamar Bales may take his oath of office “at any time,” according to a city official.  Nancy Goehle, city administrator, says Mayor Danny Edwards has a couple of choices about when to ask Bailes to take the oath of office to fill an unexpired term.  He can schedule the swearing-in December, at either the city council committee meetings […]

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