Mayberry approaches Obtoberfest in popularity

Figures given Oconee County’s ATAX Commission indicate that when it comes to attracting tourists, Westminster’s Mayberry Days is gaining on Walhalla’s Oktoberfest. Mayberry Days and Oktoberfest are among 11 organizations and projects that are applying for about $30 thousand of the county’s latest proceeds from hospitality and accommodation taxes. The commissioners reviewed applications yesterday and plan to award grants Thursday, […]

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Sertomans hold their annual awards dinner

Seneca Sertomans held their annual awards dinner last night. Lynn Henderson of Blue Ridge Elementary School received the Service to Mankind Award. That award recognized Henderson for her help to the civic club for nominating children for Camp Sertoma. Hank Field was recognized as Sertoman of the Year. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Westminster house fire

A fire is reported to have been quickly extinguished last night in Westminster, at the corner Brown and Frank streets. The call to a house fire shortly before 7:30 is believed to have been confined to the garage at that residence. No injuries reported. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Rotarians pepper Cain over broadband

The multi-year project to bring access to high-speed internet across Oconee County, in the opinion of the newest county councilman, has made for concern and excitement. But Paul Cain concedes that, of late, there has been more concern over FOCUS broadband—the rising costs and complaints that members of the public still can’t hook on. Cain fielded questions at this afternoon’s […]

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Man arrested in 10-year old burglary case

With help from Pickens County, Oconee sheriff’s officers have arrested a man wanted on charges arising from crimes 10 years ago. Law enforcement reports show Rodney Edrew Hendricks arrested and charged with burglary and theft May 2, 2004 at a home near Seneca. It was a back-door burglary, in which the homeowner was out of town. Taken were several guns. […]

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Hungry burglar in Salem

  The burglar that made his way into a store in Salem early yesterday morning was hungry. In the incident, the Dollar General on Main Street lost beef jerky and other snack items that carried a value of under $2 thousand. A deputy sheriff who responded to the crime found evidence of a burglary and blood on both the door […]

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Toccoa native serves aboard USS Alaska

Toccoa, Georgia native Harrison Walsch serving in the U-S Navy is part of a crew aboard one of the world’s advanced ballistic missile submarines—the USS Alaska. Petty Officer Walsch serves as a missile technician aboard the Kings Bay, Georgia-based boat. The submarine measures 560 feet long, 42 feet wide and weighs more than 16,500 tons. Nuclear power propulsion helps push […]

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Coroner rules Marcello’s death accidental

Tuesday night’s death of a 49-year old Walhalla man has been classified accidental by the Oconee County coroner. Karl Addis, the coroner, announces yesterday’s autopsy on the body of Michael Joseph Marcello showed smoke inhalation as the cause of death. The fire occurred in the Marcello home in Walhalla’s Mountain View subdivision, on North Andover Drive. No one else was […]

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Howard’s Rock defendants await trial

The two North Carolina men arrested a year ago and charged with vandalizing the iconic symbol of Clemson football, Howard’s Rock, a year later have yet to see their cases resolved in a criminal court. But that could soon change. A spokeswoman for the 13th Circuit Solicitor confirms that her office intends to try the cases by the end of […]

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