Political leadership to be taught tomorrow

If you are thinking about running for a political office, the Oconee Chamber of Commerce will offer an education course tomorrow from noon until 5 o’clock.  Jillian Lusk, chamber executive director, says this course is meant for aspiring leaders to get a taste of what they can expect should they choose to step into a public role.  All participants must […]

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39th arrest in drug sweep

The arrest Tuesday of a 40-year old man marked the 39th arrest in an “Operation Infinity” drug sweep started last spring by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Sheldon LaShane Williams is charged in warrants with distributing crack cocaine to an undercover operative on December 16, 2014 and January 20, 2015.  Williams has two addresses:  Westminster and […]

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Showing off the business community

More than 60 businesses from the Upstate take part today in the Home, Health and Life Expo that 94.1/The Lake will put on at Seneca’s Shaver Recreation Complex.  Between the hours of 4 this afternoon and 7 tonight, you can enjoy samples of steak and shrimp, wine tastings, and register for prizes.  According to 94.1/The Lake’s Brandon Kessler, it’s a […]

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2014 homicide case resolved by guilty plea

What was been described as an accidental fatal shooting near Clemson has been resolved by two guilty pleas and a sentence today in the Oconee General Sessions Court.  Octavis Jamal Robinson pleaded guilty to attempted armed robbery and involuntary manslaughter.  Judge Letitia Verdin ordered Robinson to prison for 10 years, with a credit of 621 days in jail awaiting trial.  […]

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Sex crimes bring prison sentence

A 36-year old man today was sent to prison for 18 years after he pleaded guilty in the Oconee General Sessions Court to multiple sex offenses, including the charge of incest.  Judge Letitia Verdin handed down the sentence to Casey Gaines who pleaded guilty to incest and criminal sexual conduct with a minor second degree and resolve charges in both […]

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Farm dinner November 12

The Oconee County farm community will come together early next month to celebrate another year of local agriculture.  Eddie Martin of the Oconee Soil and Water Conservation District says the county’s agriculture interests are returning to the Fellowship Hall of the South Union Baptist Church for this year’s “Celebration of Agriculture” banquet.  The event takes place Thursday night, November 12. […]

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Asphalt pouring possible today

The contractor says the first new asphalt to be placed down as part of Walhalla Streetscape is possible today for the Main Street block between Tugaloo and College streets.  Yesterday preparations were halted by the breakdown of Hutch ‘N Son’s milling machinery.  “Large machines like that will do that from time to time,” according to today’s project report.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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For Wahalla, it was a very good year–moneywise

So much federal money passed thru Walhalla City Hall that it bolstered the bottom line for 2014-15.  Outside auditor Jason White says the audit reflects federal monies used by Walhalla to pay for Streetscape and the rehabilitation of utility lines in the former Chicopee Mill community.  White gave the mayor and the city council last night a modified opinion of […]

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Ray Herron

Ray Eugene Herron, 84, of 410 Rich Mountain Road, Westminster died Monday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  He was the husband of Mary Sue Suttles Herron.  The funeral will be 2 pm Wednesday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in First Baptist Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 1-2 pm prior to the service at […]

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