Wife arrested in stabbing death of husband

A Pickens County woman has been charged with the murder of her husband. Investigatiors say the late night fatal stabbing on Pickens Drive was witnessed by the couple’s three children–4, 7 and 8 years old.  Coroner Kandy Kelley said Matthew Mickelboro was found stabbed Wednesday night in a neighbor’s yard and pronounced dead at a Greenville hospital.  An investigation thru […]

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Westminster man arrested on theft charge

One of two suspects in a burglary this week at a Mountain Rest home is in custody.  The Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of Michael Joseph Marcello, Jr. The 27-year old Marcello is accused of the grand larceny of a car and items Monday from a home on Lisa Lane.  The car, a 1993 Chevy Suburban, was found in Walhalla. […]

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Drotning defense lawyer files appeal

  The attorney for the Oconee man convicted last month of attempting to kill his wife by setting her on fire has filed an appeal in the Common Pleas Court.  Earlier Judge Scott Sprouse denied a motion to re-consider the 50-year sentence handed down to Jacob Drotning.  In his November 2 order, Sprouse wrote:  “After careful consideration of the filing […]

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Shelter opens, food items collected for fire fighters

  Working with others, the American Red Cross has opened a shelter in Pickens for families impacted by the Pinnacle Mountain fire.  The shelter is the East Pickens Baptist Church, 2244 Gentry Memorial Highway, Pickens.  Since that wildfire started, Red Cross and its partners have served more than 8,000 snacks and distributed nearly 1,500 relief items in support of the […]

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Nancy Coleman

Seneca – Nancy Thompson Coleman, 73, wife of Dewitt Coleman, of 138 E. Waterford Drive, passed away Friday, November 11, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  Memorial services will be held 2 PM Sunday, December 04, 2016 in Hartselle, AL at First Assembly of God. The family is at the residence. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting  SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS […]

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Walhalla student avoid jail with a warning

A Walhalla student in whose book bag a knife was found avoided a prison term with a probationary sentence and an admonishment from the General Sessions Court judge.  After pleading guilty to carrying a weapon on Walhalla High property in 2015, the student yesterday received a two-year prison term, suspended to two years probation.  A search of the student’s book […]

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Government report tracks bank deposits

A report by the FDIC that tracks deposits in banks and savings and loans shows that Oconee Federal Savings and Loan continues its dominance in the local banking community.  By June 30, Oconee Federal sported more than $289 million in deposits—the second year after having added offices in two northeast Georgia counties.  For all banks and savings and loans doing […]

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