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Two Arrested in South Carolina-Georgia Manhunt

September 29, 2014

A manhunt at the South Carolina-Georgia border has landed two people in jail. WSGC Radio’s David Stephens reports a man, described only as a shirtless white male with tattoos, was taken into custody at approximately 8:30pm Sunday evening by authorities in Elbert County, Georgia. Another suspect, a female, was also arrested as a result of…

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Fraternity says it has found no evidence of hazing in student death

September 28, 2014

A statement issued Saturday by the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Clemson University says the group has found no evidence of hazing in the death of 19-year old freshman Tucker Hipps. Hipps’ body was found last Monday after he was reported missing following an early morning run with members of the fraternity. According to the…

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To promote from within

September 27, 2014

Walhalla’s next second-in-command of the police department likely will be an officer already on the force. That’s what Chief Ronald Wilbanks indicated Friday when asked about whom he will choose to succeed the retiring Curtis Rogers. Capt. Rogers officially calls it a career on Tuesday. He will have completed 25-years in law enforcement. At a…

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Farewell to a policeman!

September 26, 2014

Retirement will deprive Walhalla of its second highest ranking police officer.  Capt. Curtis Rogers is leaving the city police department.  And, at this hour, a drop-in for Rogers is taking place.

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Jury pool summoned for October trial

September 26, 2014

About 90 Oconeeans have been directed by the Common Pleas Court to report as a jury pool for a trial next month in which Oconee County will defend itself against a contractor’s claim for $1.9 million. From that pool the court would choose a 12-member jury to hear the case. From the jury pool, a…

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Common Pleas trial resumes Monday

September 26, 2014

Once the work day starts Monday, the 4th floor courtroom at the Oconee Courthouse will revert to the remainder of a civil trial that’s already two weeks old.  The next phase of Reynolds versus Sava Senior Care, also known as Seneca Health and Rehabilitation is expected to be the defense although, according to trial officials,…

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Hear the School Board candidates

September 26, 2014

In November, two Oconeeans are on the ballot aspiring for a seat on the county board of school trustees. The candidates for Seat One are Jerry Lee, the incumbent, and Allen Brewer, the challenger. The League of Women Voters of the Clemson Area has arranged a public forum featuring Lee and Brewer, and the public…

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Saying a good word for paying an extra penny

September 26, 2014

The first of two forums to draw attention to the November Capital Project Sales Tax Referendum in Oconee County was described by a chamber of commerce leader as a way to provide unbiased information about the proposition. In front of the crowd that gathered at Walhalla Civic Auditorium, the Oconee Chamber of Commerce assembled a…

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Monday’s “Steak in Oconee” moved indoors

September 26, 2014

A dire forecast is chasing Oconee’s annual farm-to-table dinner on Monday from being an outdoor event to the indoors. Jillian Lusk of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce this morning announced that the forecast of 90 to 100% rain Monday has prompted organizers to find an alternate location. Those who have tickets for the dinner should…

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Transit Task Force makes recommendation

September 26, 2014

Five seats at the table were empty, but a lack of attendance last night did not stop other members of Oconee’s Transit Task Force from recommending the county push forward with passenger bus service. After receiving a feasibility study from an outside consultant, the advisory task force committee agreed to ask County Council to establish…

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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