Multi-million dollar drug trafficking dismantled

Law enforcement authorities are expressing confidence they have dismantled a multi-million drug trafficking operation based in Stephens County, Georgia—an operation that impacts Oconee County.  The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office in Cleveland, Georgia yesterday announced that 200 officers were serving nearly 50 search and arrest warrants.  A special agent for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation identified Barrow County resident and […]

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Fire UPDATE

The clubhouse in a Lake Keowee home development near Walhalla lay in ruins this morning—the result of an early morning fire that, at this point, fire fighters are unsure why.  An investigation team from Oconee County was scheduled to join the remaining fire crews at the Waterside Crossing subdivision on SC 183/the Walhalla-Pickens Highway.  The first fire call was received […]

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Susan Elaine Woody

Susan Elaine Woody, 52, wife of Timothy Duane Woody, of 2094 Westminster Hwy, Walhalla, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 19, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, February 18, 2016, at Davenport Funeral […]

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Mayberry Days to stay in Westminster

The town that looks like Mayberry is going to keep Mayberry Days.  The nostalgic remembrance of a small town era will remain in Westminster.  In need of financial help, according to its organizer, Mayberry Days got it last night on a vote of the Westminster City Council.  The council voted to appropriate $5 thousand dollars to help the festival book […]

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Solicitor’s employee to run for the office

The deputy solicitor in Anderson County, Rame Campbell, is announcing his intent to run for Solicitor of the 10th Circuit, covering Oconee and Anderson.  Campbell is a Republican who gave up work as a criminal defense attorney to join the Solicitor’s office in 2005.  He’ll be seeking the office, which current Solicitor Chrissy Adams is giving up for health reasons. […]

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Fire strikes clubhouse in home development

  Fire is said to have heavily damaged or destroyed the clubhouse this morning at a Lake Keowee home development.  Oconee Rural Fire Control received the first call at 2 o’clock of a fire in the clubhouse at Waterside Crossing Clubhouse on N. Waterside Drive near 183, the Walhalla-Pickens Highway.   Volunteers from the Keowee-Ebenezer Fire Department are among the fire […]

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