Streetscape Discussion

The City of Walhalla will host merchants and the public to discuss the proposed streetscape project for downtown Walhalla, Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 at the Walhalla Depot.  This is a change of venue from council chambers originally planned.  The Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce encourages interested members and all merchants to attend.  City Council will hold its general meeting at […]

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Assault at Convenience Center

The Oconee Sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s assistance in finding an individual who committed an assault and battery at the Metromont Manned Convenience Center in Seneca Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say a deputy responded to a call to U-Storit Drive just off Old Clemson Highway Tuesday afternoon. The victim told deputies the suspect brought some items to the convenience […]

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Funeral Services for Victim

Funeral services have been planned for James Evan Tyner, the Westminster man who was shot and killed Tuesday morning on Mount Pleasant Road in Westminster. The funeral for the 21 year old will be Saturday afternoon at 2 pm at Sandifer Funeral home.  Visitation will be between 1 and 2 at the funeral home. Oconee Sheriff’s deputies have acquired warrants […]

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NC Infant Dies of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Federal health officials have confirmed a child in Asheville, NC died last month of Rocky Mountain Spotted fever. Officials with the Department of Health and Human Services said this is the first confirmed death of Rocky Mountain Spotted fever in North Carolina since 2009. The disease is transmitted by the American Dog Tick, Rocky Mountain Wood Tick, and the brown […]

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Missing Hiker Located

Officials with the Oconee County have located a missing hiker. Oconee County Emergency Services began a search yesterday when the man failed to show up at an appointed time. He had been hiking in the northern part of the county and was separated from his hiking party. Officials say he showed up at the appointed destination this morning.

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New Fee Structure for Public Lottery Hunts

In an effort to become more efficient and provide better customer service, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has decided to charge a non-refundable participation fee for the drawing hunts.  These fees are less than the refundable fees charged in the past years.  The fees are based upon the last three years of application and selection data.  The DNR […]

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NTSB Investigation Continues

The NTSB says a stalled engine may have been the cause of a plane crash Sunday which killed two Greenville families.  NTSB board member Earl Weener says stalling can happen when an aircraft’s airspeed drops too low or if the slope of the plane becomes too extreme to maintain lift. He said the plane’s position on impact is consistent with […]

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Hiker Missing in Northern Oconee

Oconee County Emergency Services is participating in the search for a 45 year old hiker who is reported missing in the Salem area.  Oconee County Responders searched searched trails, access roads and old logging roads in the Mustard Grounds  Area with in Oconee County.  Oconee County Emergency Services in conjunction with Pickens County until nightfall last night.  The last units […]

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Children Still Missing-Warrants Issued

Warrants have been issued for the arrest of a Walhalla woman who has not returned her four daughters. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office issued four warrants against 44 year-old Laverne Marie Bennett of Fairfield Road, Walhalla. Bennett is accused of failing to return each minor female child to the father, Bruce L. Bennett who has primary custody of the children. The […]

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Election “Glitch” Fixed

The election “glitch” which disqualified a number of candidates in South Carolina’s 2012 elections has been fixed.  That’s according to State Senator Thomas Alexander. Alexander addressed the Oconee Alliance Thursday afternoon. He said the changes in the state law now separate the requirement of filing economic interests statements and election filing. The responsibility for filing those economic interests now fall […]

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