Greenwood woman killed in Liberty accident

A 29-year old Greenwood woman perished in a late night car accident in the Pickens County town of Liberty. Kandy Kelley, the Pickens County coroner, reports the death of Maranda Nicole Bice. The accident was reported shortly before 11:30 Wednesday night. According to Kelley, Bice’s car wound up on its side. Two other occupants of the vehicle were sent to […]

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“Operation Infinity”–phase 2

With the help of two municipal police departments, Oconee County narcotics officers are sweeping the county to remove users and possessors of illegal drugs. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw calls it phase two “Operation Infinity”—a reference to the unending war against drugs first declared by an American president more than 40 years ago. This sweep targets 23 suspects, wanted on charges covering […]

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Townville man arrested

Oconee Sheriff’s officers have served arrest warrants charging a 32-year old Townville man in their investigation of fire and burglary at a southern Oconee County home development. The crimes were reported August 2 at Timberlake One Circle, near SC 24. Sheriff’s officer David Smith says Bobby Anthony Stephenson was arrested and charged with arson third degree, burglary second degree, and […]

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Walhallan charged with kidnapping

A 28-year old Walhallan sits today in an Oconee jail cell, charged with kidnapping. But the police say the accused may face further legal difficulty from the federal government. Lt. Paul Harris says Camilo Castillo Garcia, a former Walhalla restaurant worker, is charged with kidnapping a woman, to whom he was once engaged. Harris quoted the woman as saying that […]

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18 firms buy plans for GCCP sewer

An early indication has been received as to the interest that contractors may have in undertaking the Oconee County sewer project from the Golden Corner Commerce Park to the county treatment plant. According to a report this morning, 18 companies have bought sets of plans outlining a project of two different sized pipes along SC 59 from Seneca to the […]

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Projection “right on the money”

After two days of the new school year, Oconee County attendance is 10,500. If that sounds like a familiar number, you have a good memory. Oconee is a county whose student enrollment remains steady. And the 10,500 count is exactly what the district projected, according to Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent. Lucas expects that number to go up some in the […]

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PRT meeting today

All applications for Accommodations Tax grants are to be reviewed today at a meeting of the Oconee Parks, Recreation and Tourism. It’s a noon hour meeting at the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla. The commissioners plan to vote next week on which organizations may share in money whose purpose must be to help attract tourists and visitors to the county. […]

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