Oconee hails its Vietnam era veterans

Sustained applause greeted Oconee County Vietnam era veterans today as they received an escort into the gymnasium of Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center. The event was the first of several during the next three years to call attention to a 10-year war that cost the U-S nearly 60 thousand of its service members. Part of today’s program was devoted to the […]

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No criminal charges

The Walhalla police have decided there will be no criminal charges in the hazing incident on a bus carrying Razorback soccer players home from a game in Pickens. Chief Ronald Wilbanks said his department has accepted a recommendation from the 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office that, based on the statements gathered in the investigation, criminal charges are not appropriate. However, Wilbanks […]

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A road repair bill that Whitmire supports

A bill reported out of the House Ways and Means Committee in Columbia has the support of the state’s District One representative, Walhalla’s Bill Whitmire. Republican Whitmire, however, conceded that a provision for counties to accept the maintenance of some state roads likely won’t please Oconee officials, but he sees the Ways and Means solution to paying for repairing the […]

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Oconee jobless rate holds steady

The jobless rate for Oconee County held steady between January and February. The state reported today that in February the percentage of the county’s workforce out of work but actively looking for employment remained 6.5%. The report comes on a day when Oconee County Council members are touring one of the county’s manufacturing employers—ITT Control Technologies. Across South Carolina, according […]

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Homicide case defendant makes bail

One of three defendants charged in a Walhalla homicide case made bail yesterday after a bond consent order was agreed to in the Oconee General Sessions Court. Court officers say two separate bonds, totaling $25 thousand with surety, were set for defendant Megan Brianna Crowe. She faces charges of kidnapping and accessory after the fact of a felony in the […]

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Roads to counties? “Serious impact,” Moulder predicts

Oconee County Administrator Scott Moulder foresees serious financial impact to the counties if an effort at the state capital succeeds to transfer the maintenance of some state-owned roads to the counties. Moulder yesterday was the lead-off panel speaker for an Oconee-Pickens Chambers of Commerce Coalition forum, devoted in part to what some state lawmakers see as a partial solution to […]

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Proposed $100 dollar cap on business licenses draws ire

A bill recently introduced by a Lexington County lawmaker that would cap business license fees at $100 dollars drew the ire yesterday of municipal leaders from Oconee and Pickens counties. But they were told by a state municipal official that the $100 dollar cap “isn’t going anywhere.” Nevertheless, House Bill 3490, in the view of Oconee Home Builders’ officer Russell […]

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Forigiving those bad weather school days

The South Carolina House of Representatives today gave second reading to forgiving up to three missed schools days due to this winter’s bad weather. State Representative Bill Whitmire supports forgiving the days, and says final reading of the bill takes place tomorrow. Oconee missed four days this year, but needed only one of the three because three makeup dates were […]

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Plea results in prison term

A plea of guilt in the General Sessions Court in Walhalla has resulted in a prison term for a man who admitted he shot and wounded a woman last summer. Marcus Oneal Craig this morning pleaded guilty to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, and Judge McIntosh accepted the state’s recommendation of a prison sentence amounting to […]

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