Drain pipe fails along lake road

May 7, 2013
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A storm water drain pipe failed about one-half mile from Devil’s Fork State Park. The Oconee Roads and Bridges Department this morning temporarily closes the road to through traffic to make repairs. The closure begins at 8:30. The county expects Jocassee Lake Road will reopen to all traffic by 6 p-m tomorrow. Patterson Ridge Road…

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Stolen Greenvlle car turns up in Townville

May 6, 2013
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A stolen SUV in Greenville turned up over the weekend in Townville, and two men have been arrested. Oconee Sheriff’s Department and LEC reports show Jason Todd Lesley, 35-year old Liberty resident, and Garrick Houston Fuller, 34-year old Townville resident, were arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle. A sheriff’s officer responded to…

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Pickens County man arrested on tax evasion charges

May 6, 2013
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A Pickens County man arrested in Oconee County faces five charges of state income tax evasion. Arrest warrants charge Valentino Oglesby, 62-year old resident of Central, with failing to file tax returns based on his earnings for 2006 and the years 2008 through 2011. For those years, according to warrant affidavits, Oglesby’s income ranged from…

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Walhalla to add tourist attraction Saturday

May 6, 2013
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An Oconee County tourist and historic attraction, the Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina, is ready to debut. The museum, in remodeled building on Walhalla’s Short Street, officially opens Saturday morning—in conjunction with the city’s Mayfest events. For Luther Lyle, it has been a project four years in the works, but an act of…

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Braves win Sunday. On to Cincy.

May 6, 2013
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The Atlanta Braves defeated the New York Mets 9-4 Sunday afternoon at Turner Field in Atlanta. The Braves are now 18-12 on the season. They open up a 3-game series in Cincinatti Monday night. It will be the first game of a 10-game road trip.

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Mangan wins art scholarship

May 6, 2013
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Mangan wins art scholarship

Walhalla High School student Rachel Mangan has been awarded this year’s James M. Brown Scholarship for the Arts and will receive a $1 thousand scholarship amount for each of the next four years. Rachel plans to attend Clemson and major in Art Education. On Friday, she and three other Oconee students auditioned for the award.…

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