Criminal charge remanded to OGS

March 28, 2014

An Oconee magistrate today sent up a criminal charge arising out of a late 2013 homicide case near Westminster. Magistrate Will Derrick ruled probable cause had been found to send the charge of accessory before the fact of a felony against Patrick Grant Covone to the General Sessions Court. Previously, Derrick had dismissed a murder…

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Prescribed burn gets out of control

March 28, 2014

A rainy spring day means fire fighters can rest without fear of wildfire. But, on a windy day yesterday, that wasn’t the case in rural Oconee County. A landowner’s prescribed burn went out of control on Busch Creek Road near the Coffee Road and that’s the reason those between Walhalla and Westminster late yesterday afternoon…

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Large drops in jobless rates

March 28, 2014

The Oconee and South Carolina jobless rates are dropping. The state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.7% in February—from the January estimate of 6.4%. That decrease is termed significant for it’s the largest recorded one-month drop since 1976. The Oconee County decrease was even greater. In January, Oconee’s rate had rose to 7.2%. February saw…

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Attempted murder case

March 27, 2014

The charge of attempted murder has arisen from an incident in a remote part of Oconee County. The Sheriff’s Office this afternoon announced the charge of attempted murder and one other charge against a 29-year old Mountain Rest man. After questioning, Matthew Thomas Moore of Little Road was jailed in the investigation of an incident…

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Who’ll pay for the copper?

March 27, 2014

“We have insurance. It would be covered by that.” That’s the answer given by Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent for Oconee public schools, to the question of who will pay for the loss of some $50 thousand dollars worth of copper stolen last week from the Walhalla High construction site. The theft remains an open…

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A “once-a-year” event tonight!

March 27, 2014

Months of planning come together tonight as the chambers of commerce from two counties come together for an after-hours event at Duke’s World of Energy in Oconee County. The once-a-year event, arranged by the Oconee-Pickens Chamber of Commerce Coalition, is a valuable exercise, in the opinion of Jillian Lusk. The Oconee chamber of commerce director…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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