Crime scene investigation

October 21, 2014

Officers this afternoon are reported sifting through trash at one of Oconee’s manned convenience centers. According to a caller to 96.3/WGOG, the officers appear to be interested in something or some things that may have been thrown into one of the bins at the Five Forks convenience center, between Walhalla and Westminster. It’s believed they’ve…

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Help break the cycle of abuse

October 21, 2014

At 4 o’clock, you can help break the cycle of abuse.  Representatives of Safe Harbor and the county’s emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, will greet the public at the Walhalla Main Branch of the Oconee Library to share ways everyone can help to break the cycle of abuse.  You can find out how…

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Plea and sentence in the death case of two infants

October 21, 2014

A mother admitted her guilt today in the deaths of her two infant children, and she was sentenced in the Oconee General Sessions Court. A court officer said Melissa Cassandra Patton pleaded guilty to two charges of felony driving under the influence in the deaths New Year’s Day of Patton’s children: one-year old Taniya Gambrell…

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Fishing for the monster bass

October 21, 2014

The Mountain Lakes Convention and Visitors Bureau is out with a reminder of the bountiful holdings that Oconee County waterways have for the angler. The CVB has arranged for a fishing show to be filmed this weekend on Lake Jocassee and has signed a new deal with the Bass Fishing League for at least one…

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A drop in Oconee’s jobless rate

October 21, 2014

The latest unemployment figures released by the state show Oconee County’s rate fell below 7%. For September, the jobless rate stood at 6.8%—down from 7.2% in August. Out of a county workforce of nearly 31 thousand, 700, those with jobs number 29,554. Oconee’s rate is two-tenths of a percentage point below the statewide rate which,…

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Visiting judge takes guilty pleas

October 21, 2014

A circuit court judge from Columbia is accepting guilty pleas and handing down sentences during a two-day session of the Oconee General Sessions Court in Walhalla. The judge is Alison Renee Lee, a Washington, D-C native and graduate of Vassar College.

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Calendar

  • 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
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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