Incumbent Thrift faces two challengers

  For District Four Oconee County Council voters, there’s a three-man field in next month’s primary.  And the incumbent is asking the voters to remember his experience.  John Dalen, a Westminster businessman, vows he will vote against any tax increase.  Dalen claims those in government now adhere to a tax and spend philosophy.  Oakway resident and Seneca insurance agent Julian […]

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West Union woman charged with armed robbery

A West Union woman has been arrested on the charge of armed robbery—an offense that is alleged to have occurred late last week near the South Carolina-Georgia line.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Peggy Sue Smith of West Union’s Little Pittsburg Drive.  An individual listed as the victim of the crime is quoted by a deputy sheriff […]

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Dexter’s farewell creates District 5 opening

Reg Dexter’s political farewell will create an opening next year in Oconee County Council District Five, and there are two candidates competing to succeed him.  Glenn Hart is a surveyor who said his record as a businessman lends well to the financial decisions that a council member makes.  And he’s intent to help protect the farmer do his job.  Running […]

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Incumbent faces challenge in District Two

Wayne McCall places his record for benevolence before the voters in his district as he bids for a new, four-year term on the Oconee County Council. And he gave examples during last night’s forum that include donating his council salary to financially-troubled residents within District Two and the volunteer work that he and others put in to return the Walhalla […]

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Four new drug arrests in the latest Oconee roundup

  Four additional drug arrests are being announced by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office as part of a countywide sweep begun April 29.  Those arrests for a variety of alleged drug offenses are reported the same day as Oconee County political candidates addressed the scourge of drugs on society, as the candidates spoke during a forum at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center.

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Candidates pitch for votes in Seneca

Politics 2016 arrived in Oconee County last night during the first candidates’ forum of the election year.  About 50 people attended the event sponsored by the Oconee Republican Party.  The candidates for circuit solicitor and for three seats on the Oconee County Council got a chance to make statements and answer questions, a few of which seemed to get under […]

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William Eugene Hunnicutt

Walhalla, SC— William Eugene Hunnicutt, 47, of 667 Adam Sullivan Road, Walhalla, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. In addition to his father, Gene was preceded in death by his brother: Tony Hunnicutt; and sister: Joni Addis. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial […]

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C-B Phillips

Walhalla – CB Phillips, 86, of 121 Old Flat Shoals Road, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Majesty Heath and Rehab. A memorial service will be held from 12-2 pm, Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Fairview Community Church, 334 Ebenezer Road, West Union, SC 29691.  The family is at their respective homes.   In lieu of flowers, memorials in his […]

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Child sex crimes alleged in Westminster

  An investigation in Westminster led the city police to arrest and charge a 45-year old man in a case alleging child sex crimes.  An announcement by Chief Dean Awalt states the man arrested, Robert Keith Witzman, was charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor second degree and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.  Affidavits to warrants charging […]

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