Six arrests in sex assault on a 15-year old

October 18, 2013

Six arrests are reported this afternoon in a case of a sexual assault on a 15-year old at a home near Seneca. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office identifies two of the arrested as young adults and four others as juveniles—one of whom is 15 and three others who are 16. According to the Sheriff’s Office announcement,…

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Jury convicted Timothy Ray Wirtz

October 18, 2013

A Walhalla area man, Timothy Ray Wirtz, received sentences this afternoon that send him to prison for 35 years. Wirtz is 31 years old. Wirtz was found guilty on all five charges that arose from an early 2012 set of crimes that amounted to the invasion of a man’s home. The defendant gets credit for…

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Ok’fest a gathering place for the candidates

October 18, 2013

Any time you have an event that attracts thousands of people, such as Walhalla’s Oktoberfest, you’ll have politicians. And you can expect politicians aplenty during the three-day weekend. Senator Lindsey Graham gave the featured talk during today’s luncheon. One of his challengers next year from within his party, Richard Cash, plans to be at Oktoberfest…

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Ok’fest luncheon precedes tonight’s opening ceremony

October 18, 2013

Decked out in lederhosen, Walhalla’s Duane Wilson gave a rousing welcome to the 35th Oktoberfest. The opening ceremony is set for 6 this evening. But, to many people, the real opening is the annual luncheon under the tent at Sertoma. And that’s where today’s crowd enjoyed German food and heard U-S Senator Lindsey Graham speak…

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Arrests last night and today

October 18, 2013

Arrests were made last night and as late as today in a case in which a youngster is described as the victim of sex offenses in Oconee County. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw confirmed the development early this afternoon, but added that the case is ongoing—with the chance for at least one more arrest. “Sheriff’s Office had…

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When two becomes one

October 18, 2013

Chairman Robert Halfacre of the Oconee Alliance said today that County Council will be asked to vote next month on the merger of the county Economic Development Commission with the public-private group Oconee Alliance. The blending of public and private sectors to advance economic development is said to have worked well elsewhere, and Oconee leaders…

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  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
  • November 1, 2014 10:30 amMtn. Rest Cloggers Fund Raiser
  • November 1, 2014 4:00 pmCity of Salem Cruise-In
  • November 1, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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