Reports of suspicious man leads to arrest

Reports of a suspicious person in a West Union neighborhood late Sunday night led to an arrest by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office.  Deputies found a man on Dutch Fork Road who claimed he was looking for his employer and was there on Dutch Fork Road to mow grass.  The homeowner said he did not know the man.  Jimmy Watt, spokesman […]

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Judge allows defense witness testimony

The plaintiff side in a civil court trial in Walhalla continues to call witnesses, but the judge today allowed the defense to present a witness out of order.  The Common Pleas jury heard Dr. Amy Garcia, who practices internal medicine and wound care, at the request of the defense for Sava Senior Care, also known as Seneca Health and Rehabilitation. […]

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Second candidate for Walhalla Council

A second candidate has filed to run for a vacant Walhalla City Council seat.   Barber Chris Grant has joined retired businessman Lamar Bailes as the candidates so far for the seat that opened with the death of Kathy Rogers.  The qualifying deadline to run in the special November 18 election is a week from today. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Attempted murder suspect arrested

Arrest made in the investigation of a one-month old shooting in Seneca. The police today said they have arrested and charged Marcus Oneal Craig, 26-year old resident of Evelyn Drive, with attempted murder and other offenses. The police declared Craig a suspect in the August 22 wounding of a female at Hare’s Trailer Park. The wounded female was sent to […]

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Manufacturing operations to move to Oconee

Thermoplastics processor and recycler ACI Plastics is expanding its manufacturing operations to Oconee County. The company’s $4.1 million investment is expected to create 25 new jobs. Flint, Michigan-based ACI Plastics is known for its separation technologies for paint removal, instrument panels, electrostatic and optical separation. As first reported by 96.3/WGOG NEWS, ACI Plastics has purchased a former textile warehouse building […]

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Lions Club names new officers

Vic Holley has risen to the presidency of the Seneca Lions Club.  On the remaining slate of the club’s new officers are Bobbie Smith, first vice president; Jim Atkinson, second vice president; and Mark Davidson, third vice president.  The club also numbers a secretary, a treasurer, Lion Tamer, Tail Twister, and four directors. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Old St. John’s doors open this weekend

 Vanessa Penton says Saturday morning will make for an exciting time in Walhalla.  The executive director of the Greater Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce says everyone is invited at 10:45 for the ribbon-cutting and dedication for Old St. John’s Meeting House on the grounds of the Depot.  Penton calls Old St. John’s another historic building saved—thanks to the efforts of […]

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Pardon and expungement workshop

If you have a criminal conviction on your record, there’s a chance next week for you to have it removed through a legal process. The 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office and Oconee Probation and Parole are facilitating a free workshop to offer information regarding provisions in state law to expunge an arrest record or acquire a pardon for a past criminal […]

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