Arrest made in four-month old Walhalla case

Georgia law enforcement authorities arrested a 26-year old man whom the Walhalla police have been looking for since November. Walhalla Capt. Paul Harris said the local police department entered the name of Elberton resident Cory Frederick Maxwell into the National Crime Information Center and word came this week that Elbert County authorities apprehended Maxwell, who has waived extradition to South […]

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Power lines fall on By-Pass 123

Seneca’s Keowee Kleaners lost electric power service in a traffic accident at mid-afternoon yesterday that caused lines to fall across parts of the 123 By-Pass.  One westbound lane closed for hours as city utility crews responded.  Police Capt. Robert Tribble said there was no immediate explanation as to why a mini-van veered off the westbound lanes and hit a utility […]

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Jack W. Burrell

    Seneca, SC — Jack W. Burrell, 82, husband of Frances Mary Loudermilk Burrell, of 307 North Hampton Road, Seneca, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 17, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park with […]

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Jerry Murphy

  Westminster – Jerry James Murphy, 83, husband of Johnnie Mae White Murphy, of 104 B Street, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Greenville Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 3 pm, Friday, February 17, 2017 at Fairview Church of God.  The family will receive friends from 1 – 2:30 prior at the church.   Burial will follow […]

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One interview remains

The state police have one more person to be interviewed before completing their investigation into the possibility that a piece of Westminster city equipment was mis-appropriated, according to the city’s police chief.  Dean Awalt, police chief, told 101.7/WGOG NEWS this week that once SLED talks to one more individual, a written report of the investigation will be sent to both […]

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Arson alleged last week in Fair Play

  A man who had to be pulled to safety at the scene of a Fair Play fire has now been arrested.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office this morning announced the arrest of Kyle Jacob Bowman on the charge of arson second degree.  An arrest affidavit signed by officer Timothy Rice alleges the 23-year old Bowman last Friday “willfully and maliciously […]

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Trump trip to Charleston carries Oconee implications

Announcement this morning of the cancellation of Governor McMaster’s speaking appearance Friday in Oconee County.  Ken Sloan of the Mountain Lakes CVB says President Trump’s decision to visit Charleston Friday means that the governor must cancel his talk at the State of Oconee luncheon in Westminster.  The luncheon will go on, Sloan says, with the usual talks about the progress […]

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