Second burglary arrest

A second man has been arrested by the Walhalla police in the investigation of a business burglary. The police Saturday arrested William David Gunn, 28 years old. According to Lt. Paul Harris, Gunn is the second person to be arrested and charged with burglary at O’Kelley Heating and Air. Harris says one more arrest is expected.  

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Chamber welcomes six to to its board

The Oconee Chamber of Commerce at Seneca has announced six people have been added to its board of directors. Three-year terms start January 1 for the following individuals: Sharon Alec of Cross Creek Plantation, Gene Blair of Chickasaw Point, B-J Gatten of Duke Energy, Joey Hawkins of Fort Hill Natural Gas, Grant Nicholson of Blue Ridge Bank, and Mike Stancil […]

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Fire damages Westminster home

Fire late Saturday afternoon damaged a home in Westminster. The fire department was notified of the fire at 101 James Street—shortly after 5 o’clock. No one reported injured. Fire Lt. David Shultis says an investigation is underway as to the cause of fire. Jackie Owens at the time was pumping gas at a nearby convenience store, saw what was happening, […]

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Fatal accident UPDATE

The Westminster police chief said today, “Our department’s prayers and thoughts go out to the families during this tragic event.” Chief Dean Awalt said, while the investigation continues, one of his officers has been placed on administrative leave. Although, as Awalt told 96.3/WGOG NEWS, he believes his officer followed procedures properly in chasing a suspect’s car. That car wound up […]

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Contentious $ issue coming to a head!

When it comes to an annual payment of about $600 thousand, who has right on its side? That may be the overall question under debate by the Oconee County Council and the separate body politic Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority. But a specific issue appears headed for a vote during a meeting Monday night in Seneca. At Monday’s meeting, it’s […]

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Man charged with attempted murder near Seneca

A 35-year old Utica man remained jailed at Walhalla this afternoon, charged with attempted murder and multiple offenses of weapons violations. Law enforcement records show the arrest last night of Ronnie Joe Patterson Jr. of Lonsdale Street as part of an investigation that arose from incidents April 21 on Wells Highway and vicinity near Seneca. The affidavit contained within the […]

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Those who protect the freedoms

On Thanksgiving Eve, Senator Lindsey Graham urges all Americans to remember those Americans unable to be home for the holiday season—because of their military commitments thousands of miles away. Graham, member of the Armed Service Committee, says the many American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marine he has met help make up the best fighting force in the history of the […]

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