World Diabetes Day in South Carolina

 As part of World Diabetes Day, the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion was lit in blue to commemorate the day last Friday.  Governor Nikki Haley issued a statewide proclamation.  About 800 thousand South Carolinians are affected by type 1 or type 2 diabetes and more than 250 million people in the world suffer from diabetes with only 25 or 50% of […]

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Two zoning appeals to be heard

Two zoning appeals will be heard next month at the Walhalla City Hall. The city Board of Zoning Appeals will entertain comment as it considers a request by Walter Torres and the Fainting Goat for a special exception to allow 204 E. Main Street to be used for serving alcohol beverages. The hearing is set for 5:30 p-m Thursday, December […]

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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.

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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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