Burglary thwarted at Hamilton Career Center

A 36-year old woman has been arrested and charged in an incident of burglary during the weekend at Oconee’s HamiltonCareerCenter in Bountyland.  According to law enforcement authorities, Jennifer Lesley Brake has been charged with burglary second degree, among other offenses.  Sheriff’s officers say they found Brake in the vicinity of a school cafeteria shortly after midnight Friday.  Among the items […]

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Request to arm

In the opinion of Oconee County Council, all South Carolina National Guard members should be armed as the result of the murders of five service members in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Last week the council directed its chairman to urge the governor to enact the policy.  Chairman Wayne McCall’s letter to Governor Haley reads, “Additional safety measures, such as the installation of […]

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State police investigation in Seneca

The state police have started their investigation of a police-involved shooting last night in Seneca.  In the meantime the man shot dead has, so far, been identified as  19-year old Zachary Hammond of Seneca.  Coroner Karl Addis said his name is to be released today.  The police have yet to identify the officer involved.  At the time, Addis said, a […]

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A new week in the adventure called Streetscape

The general contractor is hopeful this will be a week of progress in the project to re-make the four-block core commercial area in downtown Walhalla. Everyone passing through or in the vicinity of the work is asked to keep safety in mind.  On Main, from Tugaloo to College, Hutch ‘N Son is preparing for the re-construction of the block.  New […]

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Duncan to vote no to lift sanctions

Congressman Jeff Duncan has announced he will vote no when the Iranian nuclear accord comes up for a vote in the House of Representatives.  Reacting last week to criticism from Duncan’s side of the aisle, Secretary of State John Kerry called “fantasy plain and simple” the idea that President Obama failed to insist on enough restraints on Iran’s nuclear program.  […]

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A replacement bookmobile

  A replacement bookmobile appears to be in the offing for the Oconee Public Library.  According to Phil Cheney, library director, there is to be discussion of replacing the 1997 bookmobile during the library board of trustees meeting this evening in Salem. Cheney gave 96.3/WGOG this statement, “We do not have details yet.  We will discuss with the trustees what […]

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Car accident fatal for Walhalla woman

An accident near Walhalla proved fatal yesterday to a 22-year old woman.  The accident, involving a small car, occurred late yesterday afternoon on Ebenezer Road near the Country Junction Road.  Coroner Karl Addis said the victim was Hannah Nichole Nation. Authorities say the accident involved a Toyota Camry that left the road.  She was first taken to the Oconee hospital […]

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Man shot dead by police officer

 A 19-year old Seneca man died last night at the scene of a police involved shooting.  The incident occurred around 8:20 in the parking lot of Hardee’s on By-Pass 123.  Coroner Karl Addis said the name of deceased is to be released later today.  Addis said, “The preliminary investigation indicates the deceased was attempting to evade a police stop in the […]

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No court Monday

A term of Common Pleas Court to begin Monday at the Oconee Courthouse has been called off.  According to Beverly Whitfield, Clerk of Court, the docket shrunk.  No court means that the jury directed to report Monday should not report after all, Whitfield told 96.3/WGOG NEWS.  

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Derrick Edward Holden

Derrick Edward Holden, 88, died Thursday. He was a native of England and the husband of Barbara Roach Holden. Mr. Holden owned the A.B. Custom Drapery and was a veteran of the Royal Scottish Fussiliers, having served in WWII. A private gradeside service will be held at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family receives friends from 6-8 p-m Monday at the […]

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