Walhalla Man Facing Firearms Violation

Oconee County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Walhalla man on charges of unlawful carrying of a firearm. Oconee County Sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Watt say deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the Seneca area early Monday morning. Deputies spotted a dark colored SUV leaving Halfway Branch Road. The vehicle matched the description of the vehicle reported in connection […]

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Salem Woman Faces Drug Charges

In another drug arrest, a Salem woman was taken into custody and is facing drug charges. According to the Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jimmy Watt, deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Beverly Road in Salem late Sunday evening. Deputies encountered individuals who claimed to be removing a water heater from a house on the property. Deputies searched […]

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Westminster Man Faces Drug Charges

A Westminster man is facing drug charges following a weekend arrest by the Oconee Sheriff’s department.  According to Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jimmy Watt Deputies noticed two suspicious vehicles parked at the intersection of Highway 59 and Feltman Road in Fair Play.  One of those vehicles left as the deputy approached a gray Jeep Grand Cherokee.  The driver informed the deputy […]

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Burglary Suspects In Custody

Two Hendersonville, North Carolina men wanted in connection with a robbery in Salem on Wednesday Night are in custody today according to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.  James Michael Estes II, 30, of Locogap Road, Hendersonville was booked into the Oconee County Detention center this morning.  Estes surrendered to Oconee County Officials.  According to warrants, he is charged with Grand […]

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Holiday Weekend Fatalities

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of six people being killed on South Carolina roadways during the long Fourth of July holiday weekend, from Wednesday, July 3, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, July 7, at midnight. The six traffic deaths were during a 102-hour reporting period, compared to five fatalities reported during a 30-hour period in 2012.  […]

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Above Average Rainfall-More Predicted

Last week’s rain-fall has the total for July almost twice the average rainfall for the month. Forecasters are predicting more rain in the coming week. Walhalla’s official weather observer Barbara Wilson reports the total rainfall so far for July is 8.26 Inches. The average July rainfall, based on totals reported between 1981 and 2010, is 5.09 inches. The total rainfall for […]

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DNR Urges Caution Due to High Water Levels

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Natural resources are urging South Carolinians to use extra caution while enjoying the state’s waters. Officials say the increased rain has caused water levels to rise sharply, and the high levels may conceal objects which can create dangerous currents.  They further caution a number of boat landings are flooded and not suitable to […]

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Prayer Service Held for Drowning Victim

A prayer service was held yesterday for the family of the man who drowned in the ChattoogaRiver. The service was held at the Woodall Shoals access point about a mile above the Five Falls Area.  The body of was recovered from the Chattooga Friday morning. Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis conducted an autopsy Friday afternoon and through dental records, the […]

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Deliverance director’s son returns to river

Charley Boorman pulled into Long Creek and Wildwater outfitters Friday afternoon on a motorcycle, as part of a sentimental and professional return to Chattooga River. For it was at the river that Boorman, as a child, had a bit role in the movie Deliverance, the movie produced and directed by Boorman’s father, John. In spite of the high flows in […]

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Cross Creek gate crasher!

The Seneca police ask the public for help in identifying and locating the person and vehicle responsible for a hit-and-run property damage at Cross Creek Plantation. A rear access gate to the golf course community accessible from Return Church Road at Chris Lane was damaged sometime between 5 p-m July 4 and 8 a-m Friday. Investigating officers determined the gate […]

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