Woman arrested in Walhalla area home burglary

The burglary of a home near Walhalla’s section of Coffee Road has resulted in charges against a 32-year old woman. April Michelle Norton was jailed last night, charged by the Sheriff’s Office as part of a late January home burglary investigation on Corey Road. There, the homeowner reported someone pushed in an air conditioning unit thru a window and stole […]

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Early primary election qualifiers

A handful of opening qualifiers for the June primary election in Oconee County. They include one candidate for County Council, one for Probate Judge, and two for the State House of Representatives. The Oconee Elections Office reports all four candidates are incumbents: Paul Corbeil, for Seat One, County Council; Kenny Johns, for Probate Judge; Bill Whitmire, District One, State House; […]

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Lummus named CEO of Upstate Alliance

Tri-County Tech’s John Lummus is being named at this hour as the new CEO of Upstate Alliance. Lummus has a background in fundraising, economic development and government affairs. Since 2006, he has served as vice president of economic and institutional advancement at the college. Prior to that, Lummus directed the Anderson County Office of Economic Development. In the new job, […]

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Stolen car found in OC and arrest made

 Oconee sheriff’s officers arrested a 23-year old man near Westminster and seized the car he was found in as part of an investigation during Saturday’s early morning hours. The investigation started shortly before 5 a-m when an officer found a running white Mercedes Benz parked in a travel lane of 123 near Robert Drive and a person asleep inside. According […]

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Hearing aid store worker arrested

A 27-year old woman from Hilton Head Island has been arrested by the Seneca police in the investigation of a complaint at her place of business. Kelci Shari Anderson was arrested Friday on the charge of breach of trust with fraudulent intent. The police say they investigated a complaint from the regional sales manager for the company Miracle Ear that […]

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OC’s jobless rate rises, SC’s drops

A reversal of fortune for the Oconee unemployment rate during the first month of the year. The state today released job figures for January. They show another decrease in the statewide rate, from 6.6% in January to 6.4% in December. Oconee’s latest unemployment numbers are headed in the wrong direction. For December, 6.6% of the county’s workforce was actively looking […]

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Basic training completed

Army Pvt. Hunter Findley has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He’s the son of Anthony and Amanda Findley of Seneca and grandson of Glenn Findley of West Union. Private Findley is a 2013 graduate of Walhalla High School. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Sales tax commissioners to reach milepost

Oconee’s Capital Project Sales Tax commissioners are to arrive at a milepost tonight. At their 6:30 meeting, the commissioners are scheduled to vote on a final project list for the November one-cent sales tax referendum. Some 10 projects are competing for a place on the ballot. The commissioners’ recommended list will go to the County Council, which must either accept […]

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For second time, candidates will speak

For a second time, the candidates for Seat Three, Oconee County Council make a joint public appearance. The League of Women Voters Clemson Area has invited Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet for a forum 6:30 Monday night, March 24 at the Gignilliat Community Center in Seneca. The candidates will address the audience and respond to written questions. Paula Appling, co-president […]

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