Burns Mill Bridge re-opens

September 6, 2013

A bridge replacement project has been completed, and the state DOT plans to re-open the Burns Mill Road Bridge near West Union around 9 o’clock this morning. Traffic has detoured around the bridge since March 2012 when the DOT announced the discovery of a deteriorated bridge pile. According to DOT workers, the first sign this…

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Ceremony to remember Oconeeans killed in Korea and Vietnam

September 5, 2013

A ceremony takes place Saturday in Westminster to remember those Oconeeans killed during the Korea and Vietnam periods. “My hat’s off to l the folks in Westminster who’ve seen fit to commemorate all the service of the wonderful veterans through the veterans park there,” Jerry Dyar says. Dyar, the Oconee Veterans Affairs Officer, says he…

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Held since early 2012, he awaits trial the longest

September 5, 2013

Inmate Timothy Ray Wirtz of Walhalla told Judge McIntosh this morning he wants to get his charges before the court. But it still may be weeks or longer before the state is ready to proceed with the case which alleges, among other charges, armed robbery, kidnapping and burglary. Deputy Solicitor David Wagner acknowledged that Wirtz,…

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Court appearance this morning for murder defendant

September 5, 2013

An Oconee County murder defendant appeared today in General Sessions Court. But later it was back to jail for Shane Adam Burdette of Westminster. Judge Lawton McIntosh revoked Burdette’s probation for a previous offense. He’s facing the charge of murder in the shooting death in July of James Evan Turner in the Blackjack Community near…

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Walhalla women running for council

September 5, 2013

By late this morning, two men and two women made up the field of candidates for Walhalla City Council. The latest filers were incumbent Jennifer Crawford, and challenger Frances Devoe. There’s word that least one more person intends to enter the fray by tomorrow’s noon deadline. Crawford’s intent to seek re-election means that, in the…

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Seat belt use rises in SC

September 5, 2013

North Carolina, once a leader in seat belt use, saw vehicle restraint usage drop statewide last year while South Carolina drivers and passengers buckled up more often. And, during a visit yesterday to Walhalla, Leroy Smith, director of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, proudly said South Carolina’s rate rose from 86% in 2011…

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Calendar

  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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