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State patrol makes arrest

March 16, 2015

State troopers have made an arrest of a young Walhalla man on charges of felony driving under the influence great bodily injury and felony driving under the influence resulting in death.  Law enforcement records show the charges were placed against Jordan Scott Tilson, 17, of Agar Lane, Walhalla.  The patrol initially identified a 17-year old…

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New school still on budget

March 16, 2015

The project to build the new Walhalla High is still on budget. In fact, the school district’s top official, says it’s likely the new high school at Picket Post will cost less than the approved $54 million dollar budget. For the record today Dr. Michael Thorsland, county superintendent, clarified an estimate reported by a regional…

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Refinancing hospital debt

March 16, 2015

At a meeting tomorrow morning, the board of trustees of GHS—the Greenville Health System—will consider a resolution to refinance the debt owed by Oconee Memorial Hospital. When GHS took over OMH last October, it assumed about $70 million in bond indebtedness and what are called “related interest rate swaps.” A spokeswoman says GHS has determined…

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Bataan Death March survivor still walking!

March 16, 2015

Clemson legend and Bataan Death March survivor Ben Skardon, now at the age of 97 years old, will walk eight and a half miles this Sunday in the annual Bataan Memorial Death March on the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Skardon has taken part in the event seven previous times. But it’s nothing…

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Arrests made at scene of car dealership crime

March 16, 2015

Two men have been arrested at a car dealership crime scene in Oconee County. The men were arrested shortly before 3:15 Saturday morning at Lake Keowee Chrysler Dodge after a deputy sheriff found a broken passenger window in a Dodge Challenger and one of the two men in the backseat of the car. Law enforcement…

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At this point, former Seneca plant only….

March 16, 2015

Oconee Sheriff’s Office is stressing again today that a mis-use of personnel files from a former manufacturing plant at Seneca remains a possibility. But it’s enough of a possibility for those potentially affected to beware. The Sheriff’s Office last week announced that its investigators were working a case of identity fraud and discovered there is…

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A “tool” for annexation

March 16, 2015

Westminster will consider a tool used by other South Carolina municipalities to make it easier to grow its city limits—thru annexation. At their meeting tomorrow evening, the mayor and council are scheduled to consider first reading of an ordinance that places a deed restriction on the property of those outside municipal limits requiring them to…

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Suspect arrested in Sonny’s Bar and Grill shootings

March 14, 2015

  An arrest has occurred of a suspect in the investigation of homicide and shootings last weekend at a bar near Seneca. According to Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Reginald Tywan Bland was placed in custody Thursday night in Greenwood County and has since been moved to the Oconee Detention Center. Authorities say they believe Bland, a…

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Partial settlement in “John Doe” case

March 13, 2015

A partial settlement has been reported in the case of a man who claims he was abused by a teacher while he was a student in Oconee public schools. A mediator, Karl Folkens of Florence, signed an order that settles the case of “John Doe” as it applies to the Oconee School District. The terms…

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Speedway racing called off

March 13, 2015

Inclement weather has forced the postponement of the season opener at the Anderson Motor Speedway.  Showers,  increased wind, and lower temperatures forecast today and, combined, they do not make good racing weather.  Anderson Speedway management made the call early to try to head off the racing teams that travel to Anderson from Georgia and North…

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Calendar

  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmMountain Heart Free Concert
  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmVBS at Church of Christ, Lavonia
  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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