Oconee hails its Vietnam era veterans

March 28, 2015

Sustained applause greeted Oconee County Vietnam era veterans today as they received an escort into the gymnasium of Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center. The event was the first of several during the next three years to call attention to a 10-year war that cost the U-S nearly 60 thousand of its service members. Part of today’s…

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No criminal charges

March 27, 2015

The Walhalla police have decided there will be no criminal charges in the hazing incident on a bus carrying Razorback soccer players home from a game in Pickens. Chief Ronald Wilbanks said his department has accepted a recommendation from the 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office that, based on the statements gathered in the investigation, criminal charges…

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High School Sports

March 27, 2015

In  high school sports on Thursday, Seneca’s softball team defeated Daniel 9-5. Seneca will host West-Oak Friday night, while Daniel heads to Walhalla. In boys soccer, Daniel shutout Walhalla 4-0. Walhalla’s girls were 3-1 winners over the Lions. Seneca’s girls blanked West-Oak 7-0. Seneca’s boys were also shutout winners over the Warriors, 3-0. Samuel Thompson…

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A road repair bill that Whitmire supports

March 27, 2015

A bill reported out of the House Ways and Means Committee in Columbia has the support of the state’s District One representative, Walhalla’s Bill Whitmire. Republican Whitmire, however, conceded that a provision for counties to accept the maintenance of some state roads likely won’t please Oconee officials, but he sees the Ways and Means solution…

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Oconee jobless rate holds steady

March 27, 2015

The jobless rate for Oconee County held steady between January and February. The state reported today that in February the percentage of the county’s workforce out of work but actively looking for employment remained 6.5%. The report comes on a day when Oconee County Council members are touring one of the county’s manufacturing employers—ITT Control…

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Homicide case defendant makes bail

March 27, 2015

One of three defendants charged in a Walhalla homicide case made bail yesterday after a bond consent order was agreed to in the Oconee General Sessions Court. Court officers say two separate bonds, totaling $25 thousand with surety, were set for defendant Megan Brianna Crowe. She faces charges of kidnapping and accessory after the fact…

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Calendar

  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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