Jury picked for trial starting tomorrow

Opening arguments and the first testimony in SC v. Drotning is set for 9:30 tomorrow morning at the Oconee Courthouse.  The first day of General Sessions Court is being taken up by the jury selection and the defendant’s pre-trial motions.  Jacob Daniel Drotning faces four criminal charges, as the result of a late night house fire in 2014 near Seneca […]

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Industry display case at Seneca High School

A new showcase on display at the Seneca High School represents the school district’s endeavors to raise awareness among students of the products made by local manufacturing plants.  The display case was designed and built for Seneca High and contains products from Sandvik Coromant, the first industry to respond to the project. Sandvik placed Inserts, or cutting tools, in various […]

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Oconee County traffic accidents

State troopers report a pair of Oconee County auto accidents this morning, inviolving injuries.  They occurred within a few minutes of each other in different sections of the county.  One accident, 8:57 am, occurred on the Snead Road at SC 183–the Walhalla-Pickens Highway.  The other, at 9:04, was on U-S 76/the Long Creek Highway at the Horseshore Bridge Road.

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Busy week one for absentee voting

The halls of government often empty out before official quitting time on a Friday afternoon.  Not the case Friday at the Oconee County Pine Street office complex, where absentee voting ahead of the November election continued at a lively pace.  The opening week of absentee voting suggests to Joy Scharich, the elections director, that Oconeeans are motivated to cast their […]

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Clyde Hubert Wheeler

Westminster- Clyde Hubert Wheeler, 87, widower of the later Osteen Marcus Wheeler, of 235 Cleveland Pike Road, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 at his home. A funeral service will be held at 4 pm, Monday, October 17, 2016 from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 2 -4 pm, […]

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Shirley Lee Williams

Walhalla, SC— Shirley Lee Williams, 80, of Walhalla, joined her late husband, CSM(R) Dennis Ray Williams, Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM, Monday, October 17, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 PM, and then again […]

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Walhalla hotel project update on Tuesday

Tom Markovich, one of the developers pusuring a hotel in Walhalla, will make a report next week to the city council.  Markovich and a partner are pursuing a project to turn the former county courthouse into a hotel.  The possibility of a hotel is seen by Mayor Danny Edwards as a component to the city’s efforts to attract more visitors […]

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Oconee Democratic leader questions Trump’s intentions

Paulette Keffas-Chassin, the chairwoman of Oconee Democrats, considers Donald Trump unfit for President and last night questioned the Republican’s true intentions.  “He never wanted to be President.  I believe he came into this because he wanted to be a businessman and make money….,” Keffas-Chassin said last night.  The chairwoman, however, acknowledged there are questions about Hillary Clinton, but she says […]

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Clemson to enforce postgame safety/sportmanship

After reviewing the actions of some fans after the Louisville game, Clemson has decided to re-inforce policies and provide further guidance for fans who go onto the field after home games.  “We’re not looking to remove the ‘Gathering at the Paw’ from our football games, but uncontrolled rushing of the field can lead to potentially dangerous circumstance: Vice President for […]

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