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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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A plea to remember the county’s animals

January 13, 2015

Among South Carolina’s list of infamous rankings, the state is 45th in the quality and strength of animal protection laws. To a meeting last night with the county’s state lawmakers, Edda Cammick brought material from the Animal Legal Defense Fund. The newest member of the Oconee County Council said she wanted to raise an issue…

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Anderson man charged with Oconee crimes

January 13, 2015

An Anderson County man was being held in the Oconee jail, under a combined $80 thousand surety bond. Jason Andrew Tomsha of the Abbeville Highway was arrested Friday on outstanding warrants alleging he committed crimes during October last year in Oconee County. According to an announcement by the Sheriff’s Office, the 45-year old Tomsha has…

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“I’m concerned for Oconee County”

January 13, 2015

A high court ruling in favor of plaintiffs who argued that a minimally adequate education denies opportunity to students in their South Carolina school districts should be a matter for concern in Oconee County, considered one of the wealthier school districts in the state. That was the assessment given last night by members of Oconee’s…

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To repair roads, all to be considered

January 13, 2015

When it comes to repairing South Carolina’s worsening roads, State Representative Bill Sandifer and his colleagues in the Oconee Legislative Delegation indicate everything’s on the table. The delegation last night hosted a meeting with the Oconee County Council, on the eve of the start of a new legislative session. The state’s lawmakers this year are…

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Oregon kicker’s grandparents are Oconee residents

January 12, 2015

There is special interest in tonight’s national collegiate championship football game in a home in a Lake Keowee development. Lakeside Drive residents Dwight and Janeen Baldus are grandparents of University of Oregon kicker Matt Wogan. And, of course, they’ll be rooting for Wogan and the rest of his Oregon Duck teammates as they play Ohio…

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West Union sets meeting agenda

January 12, 2015

The January meeting of West Union Town Council takes place at 6 tomorrow night at Town Hall. In the public session, auditor Drake Curry will address the mayor and council. Under old business, the town’s elected leaders will hear from town attorney Ann Sullivan. There will also be discussion of garbage pickup and the budgets…

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Calendar

  • 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
  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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