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Strong wind overturns sailboat

January 19, 2015

A sailboat capsized in strong winds late yesterday afternoon on Lake Hartwell near Clemson. The lone male occupant of the sailboat was able to call for help from a cell phone and emergency responders fanned out on both sides of the lake in the vicinity of Clemson Marina. The sailor made it out of the…

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Fatal moped accident

January 19, 2015

A fatal accident near the Pickens County municipality of Easley. The Pickens County coroner, Kandy Kelley, says a 47-year old Easley resident, Gregory Alan Duncan, died in a moped accident at 7 o’clock Saturday night at Old Pond Road and Arial Street. According to Kelley, Duncan was not wearing a helmet.

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Add kidnapping to the charges

January 17, 2015

The Walhalla police have now added kidnapping to the charges against two of the three individuals arrested in the homicide at 505 N. Laurel Street. Chief Ronald Wilbanks says the warrants obtained Friday charge 23-year old Kenneth Strother Collins Jr. and 18-year old Megan Brianna Crowe with kidnapping. Previously, Crow was charged as an accessory…

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Student arrested on marijuana charges

January 17, 2015

Campus police at Clemson came knocking to the door of a student’s residence hall room. And they arrested Anthony Joseph Rizzo. The charges allege that the 19-year old from Simpsonville possessed marijuana with intent to distribute and possessed marijuana with intent to distribute within proximity of a school. Rizzo was released Friday on a $10…

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Equipment theft leads to Pickens man

January 16, 2015

An investigation involving sheriff’s officers in two counties has led officers to a Pickens man. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office today identified a 28-year old Pickens resident as the suspect, for whom it is holding arrest warrants arising from a crime last week near Seneca. Investigators believe Joseph Coy Kilby broke into a building the night…

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Westminster man implicated in Georgia crime

January 16, 2015

An Asheville, North Carolina man’s car was reported stolen in Rabun County, Georgia, and a debit card inside his wallet in the car was used to make purchases in Oconee County. Oconee law enforcement authorities say a Westminster man has been arrested and charged with related multiple offenses. Twenty-four-year old Michael Allen Underwood was jailed…

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Stolen check forged at Seneca bank

January 16, 2015

A check stolen from the mailbox of an Anderson County business turned up in Seneca where, the police say, the check was forged and cashed at a local bank. A 33-year old Anderson woman was arrested yesterday by the Seneca police and jailed in Walhalla. The police say Camie Ronea Dennis is accused of presenting…

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Opponent to water rate hike emerges

January 16, 2015

For two reasons, Berry Nichols says this is a bad time for Walhalla to raise water rates. T-J Bagwell, newly-appointed chairman of city utilities committee, is floating the idea that the extra revenue would help Walhalla offset some of the debt it will face as part of the project to build a new treatment plant.…

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Flying club to form at airport

January 16, 2015

A club of flying enthusiasts in the formation stage has a name. It’s now looking for members. Eddie Perry of Seneca is announcing plans to form the Golden Corner Flying Club at the Oconee Regional Airport. Flying clubs are regarded as co-ops, in which three or more individuals join to share the cost of ownership…

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Manufactured home OK’d in Walhalla

January 16, 2015

Walhalla last night approved a special exception to its zoning ordinance to allow a new manufactured home to be placed at 502 S. Tugaloo Street. The appeal hearing by the board of zoning appeals for Kelvin and Tammy Bryant lasted fewer than 30 minutes. No neighbors spoke in opposition. The special exception was carried on…

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Calendar

  • March 29, 2015 6:00 pmWalhalla First Baptist Church's Singing
  • March 31, 2015 7:00 pmLifetree Cafe
  • April 10, 2015 8:00 amShiloh Baptist Church HUGE Indoor Yard Sale and Hot Dog Sale
  • April 11, 2015 8:00 amBoys Scout Troop 120 Benefit Breakfast
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