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Mountain Rest mystery!

January 14, 2015

Months after approval was received, a Mountain Rest communications tower stands 250 feet into the air—but still no service. And the lack of cell phone service from that tower has prompted inquiries to the office of the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals. The tower sits along Morehead Place Road behind the Mountain Rest Post Office.…

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New airport director to be introduced

January 14, 2015

The newly-hired director of the Oconee Regional Airport, Sam Carver, is to be introduced at tomorrow night’s meeting of the Oconee Aeronautics Commission. The commissioners meet at 5:30 p-m at the airport near Clemson. After introductions, the commissioners will hear from Carver, hear his report on airport business, elect officers, and take up the airport…

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Seneca to mark African-American History Month

January 14, 2015

Seneca’s mayor and council were told last night that the city’s plans for its annual observance of African-American History Month are lining up for a February 13 luncheon at the Gignilliat Community Center. The public is invited at no charge. Featured speaker will be Clemson University’s Dr. Roy Jones whose topic will be “Saving the…

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Legal action authorized by Seneca

January 14, 2015

Seneca appears headed back to the courts in its dealings with the owners of a large commercial building directly across the street from City Hall. After an executive session last night, the city council approved the following motion by Councilman Scott Durham: “I move to order the city attorney to pursue all legal remedies against…

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Three arrested in Walhalla homicide probe

January 14, 2015

Three people have been arrested in the investigation of yesterday’s homicide in Walhalla, and the police say all three were arrested at the scene—505 N. Laurel Street. Coroner Karl Addis says the victim, 27-year old Jeremy Lee Little, sustained a stabbing-type injury, but the exact cause of death is to be determined by an autopsy…

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Sheriff’s Office helps break up scam

January 13, 2015

The suspicions of the manager of an Oconee County business proved correct and he, along with the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, was able to thwart a telephone scam in which the scammer tried to get away with $1,200 dollars. It start lasted weekend when an employee of a business on the Pickens Highway near Walhalla took…

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Police to make statement

January 13, 2015

The latest timetable provided by Ronald Wilbanks is that Walhalla’s chief of police will make a staement by 2:30 as to the early morning homicide near the city limit.  At the noon hour today, Coroner Karl Addis said investigators were treating the incident at 505 N. Laurel as a homicide.  This, after responders discovered blood…

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Walhalla crime UPDATE

January 13, 2015

Coroner Karl Addis made he following comment just before noon today about the crime scene investigation at a N. Laurel Street home:  “Walhalla Police Department, with assistance from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department, is investigating a death that we are treating as a homicide at this time at a resident located on N. Laurel Street…

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Jail opening could be summer, instead of spring

January 13, 2015

After a meeting yesterday, Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said an original projection to have the new, $16.2 million dollar jail ready by late spring may have to be dropped in favor of an early summer opening. A determination on how many extra guards will have to be hired is complicating the timetable that Crenshaw and…

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Walhalla crime scene

January 13, 2015
Walhalla crime scene

  Yellow police tape surrounds a home near the Walhalla corporate limits, on the north side of the city.  And a section of N.  Laurel Street, just north of Walhalla Gardens Apartments, is blocked to thru traffic.  We’re told that, around 5:30 to 6 this morning, the police found blood inside a white home on North…

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  • May 24, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • May 29, 2015 7:00 pmKingdom Youth Conference
  • May 29, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • May 30, 2015 8:00 amDNR Boater Education Class
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