Walhalla voting today

Walhalla voters are asked to head to the polling place today to fill an empty seat on their six-member city council. Lamar Bailes and Chris Grant are the candidates in today’s special election. The winner gets to fill the remaining three years of the term of the late Kathy Rogers. Voting takes place from 7 to 7 at the city […]

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Can you help solve this crime?

A new plea to the public has been issued by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office for information that can help solve a crime this month at a convenience store near Clemson. The crime of burglary and larceny at Bountyland Quik Stop at 10941 Clemson Boulevard was discovered November 6 by a store employee reporting for work that Thursday morning. An investigating […]

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Sheriff’s Office worker graduates from state program

Oconee Sheriff’s Office employee Kimberly Dubose graduated last week from the Basic Detention Program of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. She is a 2009 graduate of Walhalla High School and holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Tri-County Technical College. There have been six other Oconee graduates of the program since Mike Crenshaw became Sheriff in 2013: Shadae […]

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Minister hopeful for “CAT” expansion

A Walhalla minister is excited at the prospect for a vote by Oconee County Council in favor of what would be the first expansion of passenger bus service outside of Seneca. At tomorrow night’s meeting, the council is to consider a request by its transit task force committee that the county commit funding to allow for passenger bus service from […]

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It pays to simply ask

Oconee Sheriff’s Office has in hand a $1 thousand grant from an insurance company to be used for the elementary school drug prevention program. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw received a letter from State Farm last week, notifying his office that it had been awarded the grant after submitting an application. The $1 thousand check was enclosed with the letter. The money […]

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Oconeen announces tornado safety contest

Oconee Emergency Services sponsors the county’s annual tornado safety contest. That means, starting today, the county invites entries that stress the theme “tornado safety” by depicting proper protective actions. The entries will also be judged on their artistic aspect. The contest is open to all students in grades one through six in any Oconee County school. There will be winners […]

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DNR arrests Mountain Rest man

A 27-year old Mountain Rest man has been arrested and charged with illegal taking of bears or bear parts.  According to the booking report from the OconeeDetentionCenter, the charge against Jeffrey Ausborne Ball was placed Friday night by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Rosa Clark family meets Jennifer Snow

Last week’s appreciation dinner for the volunteers, donors and staff who make possible Oconee’s only free medical clinic was an opportunity for the Rosa Clark family to meet Jennifer Snow. Director of Accountable Communities for the Greenville Health System, Snow keynoted Thursday night’s dinner meeting at the Gignilliat Community Center. She introduced herself by saying that in her capacity in […]

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Men sentenced for plot against the government

Two Toccoa, Georgia men convicted in a plot to produce ricin and attack the U-S government will serve 10-year prison terms. Samuel J. Crump and Ray H. Adams were sentenced Friday in the U-S District Court in Gainesville. The 58-year old Adams and the 71-year old Crump were found guilty in January of conspiracy to possess and produce a biological […]

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Hunters take fewer bears

Preliminary numbers from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources show that during the recently-ended season upstate bear hunters snared fewer of their prey than during the 2013 season. Across the South Carolina mountain unit, hunters scored 63 black bears—39 of them female. Oconee County hunters were successful 22 times. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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