Life without parole is the sentence

April 22, 2015

A 54-year old Oconeean has been sent to prison for the rest of his life–the result of being convicted this afternoon in the Oconee General Sessions Court.  The jury found Wilbur Rickmon guilty of kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct first degree.  The crimes occurred September 27, 2013 inside the trailer home where Rickmon lived.  The…

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Jurors ask questions

April 22, 2015

The jury at Oconee Courthouse during the noon hour interrupted deliberations to ask the judge questions about their task.  Which is ruling on the guilt or innocence of a Seneca area man charged with kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct first degree.  Wilbur Rickmon did not testify in his defense, but the prosecution offered a video…

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New dome perched atop rebuilt church

April 22, 2015
New dome perched atop rebuilt church

Atop Walhalla Presbyterian Church is a new copper dome, and it is considered one of the final pieces to restore one of Walhalla’s oldest places of worship. The church on E. Main Street heavily damaged in 2013 by fire. The new dome, which arrived from Kentucky in two pieces, weighs a total of 5,600 pounds…

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HS Sports

April 22, 2015

In high school sports on Tuesday, Seneca’s softball team blanked West-Oak, 3-0. With the win, the Bobcats will finish no less than 2nd in Western AAA, heading into the playoffs with two games remaining. Elsewhere, Daniel downed Walhalla, 4-0. In baseball, Walhalla shut out Daniel, 3-0. Seth Holcombe got the win for the Razors, striking…

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For rare time, Pickens jobless rate above Oconee’s

April 22, 2015

Richard Blackwell watches the state’s job numbers for Oconee County as close as anyone. The Oconee Alliance executive director made several observations yesterday on the report for March, showing Oconee’s unemployment rate had fallen below 6%—dropping six-tenths of a percentage point from the month before. Blackwell also notes that Oconee’s percentage for March of 5.8%…

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Voices raised to Westminster Council

April 22, 2015

Westminster City Council had not quite started its executive session last night when it took up the complaint voiced by a rodeo sponsor heard at the start of the meeting as part of public comment. Michelle Sanford complained about a city requirement to pay a $50 dollar charge to display a sign. Sanford’s complaint was…

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Calendar

  • May 2, 2015 8:00 amPancakes for Princess Raelyn
  • May 2, 2015 9:00 amWidowed Persons Moving Foward meeting
  • May 3, 2015Seneca HS Choral Concert
  • May 3, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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