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Judge charges jury in the General Sessions Court

May 19, 2015

Finals arguments were completed, and the judge began to instruct the Oconee jury this afternoon on the law that applies to the case. A Westminster man, Phil Kerry Hamby, took the witness stand in defense of the charge of grand larceny. Arrested September 12, Hamby is accused of stealing galvanized steel pipe belonging to Ralph…

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Coffee Road accident

May 19, 2015

The police say a Walhalla woman and her grandson were taken to the hospital for treatment after this morning’s accident on the Coffee Road. At the time, Lt. Aaron Alexander said, Maggie Brown was intending to drop off her grandson at the elementary school. The Brown car turned over on the road surface. Alexander said…

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Communications tower request near Seneca

May 19, 2015

A public hearing takes place next week on an application to build a 159-foot cell tower near Seneca. The Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals has scheduled a hearing for Faulk and Foster Real Estate of Charlotte, North Carolina, on behalf of the communications company Verizon. The proposed location is Semper Fi Drive, off the Return…

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Week of activities marked Law Enforcement Appreciation Week

May 19, 2015
Week of activities marked Law Enforcement Appreciation Week

A luncheon last Thursday helped bring to a close a week of activities that marked Law Enforcement Appreciation Week in Oconee County. To a retirees’ appreciation luncheon, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw made remarks and Chief Deputy Kevin Davis read a proclamation by County Council recognizing Peace Officers Memorial Day. On Friday, flags were flown half-staff at…

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Memorial Day closing

May 19, 2015

All Oconee County Solid Waste facilities will be closed Monday for Memorial Day.

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Accident near elementary school

May 19, 2015

We have word of an accident this morning on the Coffee Road in Walhalla.  Near the James Brown Elementary School, a car has turned over in the road.  Public safety responders are there.

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Seneca utilities garner national safety award

May 19, 2015

Seneca’s Light and Water department has earned a national award for outstanding safety practices. For 2014, the utility earned the Safety Award of Excellence from the American Public Power Association. It recognizes Seneca for first place in a category for utilities with 30,000 to 59,999 worker-hours of annual worker exposure. The award was  announced yesterday…

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Re-zoning recommended in Seneca

May 19, 2015

An Easley man has cleared a hurdle at Seneca City Hall toward his plan to build five new homes on Northampton Road near the water tower. Seneca Planning Commission last night voted unanimously to recommend a zoning change for 20 acres belonging to Crescent Communities. Provided city council approves, James Nichols will be allowed to…

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Worker falls at house construction job

May 18, 2015

A medical helicopter carried an Oconee construction worker for treatment today at a Greenville hospital.  A spokesman for Emergency Services said the worker fell approximately 20 feet from a ladder on S. Coves Drive where a home is under construction.  Adam Williams of Emergency Services said the mishap occurred this afternoon near Salem, not far…

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Civil suit filed against bar owner

May 18, 2015

A lawsuit has been filed for an Oconee County woman alleging that a party she attended got out of control and she wound up being shot in the leg. The lawsuit, for Felicia Campbell, filed last week in the Common Pleas Court at Walhalla names as defendants Roshan Property LLC, and Pervaiz-Ali, also known as…

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Calendar

  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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