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Judge denies motion to toss lawsuit

February 26, 2015

A circuit judge said no this week to an attorney’s request to dismiss his client as one of the defendants in a lawsuit filed in Oconee County, on behalf of a Hilton Head Island woman. Judge Lawton McIntosh of the 10th Circuit filed an order yesterday in the Common Pleas Court that keeps Benjamin Lee…

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Arrest made in purse theft near Seneca

February 26, 2015

A Salem area man has been arrested and charged with stealing a purse from a grocery shopper who accidentally left the purse in a buggy in the store parking lot. The crime occurred February 11 at the Bi Lo at Keowee Village. A road patrol deputy today arrested Jeremy Allen Carson at the n. highway…

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SUV down a Salem embankment

February 26, 2015

Details are incomplete this morning about the circumstances of an SUV which left Salem’s W. Main Street, apparently during the snow, and toppled down an embankment. At first, responders thought the accident had occurred this morning. But Chief of Police David Poulson now says it was believed to have been accident during the night, and…

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It’s a sledding day!

February 26, 2015

Kids with their sleds, accompanied by adults who are young at heart, have returned today to one of Walhalla’s highest hills–to try their luck at sledding.  On the grounds of the Depot at Kaufman Square, they appear to be using all sorts of devices that will allow them to sit and go for a ride,…

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Weather Observer: “A beautiful snow”

February 26, 2015

The season’s most anticipated snowstorm will go into the records books of Walhalla’s official weather observer as much smaller than what had been feared. The measurement taken by Barbara Wilson at her Hickory Hollow Farm showed 2” of snow, and that approximates an unofficial measurement taken outside 96.3/WGOG. However, the amount of snow you’ve seen…

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Outages reported

February 26, 2015

At 6:30 this morning, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative reported 137 customers without power.  Here is the breakdown across the Blue Ridge service area:  5 in Anderson, 23 in Greenville, 43 in Oconee, and 66 in Pickens.  Crews have been assigned to restore their service.

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Casto makes deal official

February 26, 2015

The real estate company Casto has made official its purchase of most of the property owned by New Spring Church in Oconee County.  A deed recorded last week at the Oconee Register of Deeds shows Casto Oconee LLC paid $6.3 million to New Spring for about 40 acres near the 123-93 area.  The church retains…

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Roads slick and slushy in Walhalla area

February 26, 2015

Oconee County Dispatch reports roads slick and slushy in the Walhalla area. The weather system has moved out of South Carolina, but small cells of rain are hanging around. The DOT reports all interstate routes are open to traffic. Air temperatures are mainly above freezing with scattered locations below 32 degrees. State crews are on…

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Escape charges

February 25, 2015

A man and his fiancée from the Seneca area have been charged by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office with escape as part of a scheme to try to free one of the two from jail. Joshua Dewayne Burrell is charged with conspiring with his fiancée, Brooke Danyelle McCall, in the words of the arrest affidavit, “to…

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Six Mile man dead of smoke inhalation

February 25, 2015

A 51-year old man in Six Mile died of smoke inhalation during a fire at his home on Six Mile’s N. Main Street. The Pickens County coroner, Kandy Kelley, identified the fatality as James Stewart Pitts. He died at 3 o’clock this morning and was pronounced dead at his home. Pitts’ death is being investigated…

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Calendar

  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 12, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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