17 finish requirements for summer diplomas

August 19, 2013

The latest high school graduates in Oconee County are those students who this summer completed requirements for their diplomas. Commencement ceremonies were held August 13 at Walhalla High for 17 graduates. The graduates came from three of the county’s high schools.    

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School resource officer calls it a career

August 19, 2013

An Oconee school resource officer has stepped down as a full-time law enforcement officer. Jerry Turner will now serve as a reserve deputy for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. Turner served as West-Oak High School’s resource officer. Earlier in his career he was a Walhalla policeman and served a stint as police chief.

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Defense lawyer: “We’re very, very pleased”

August 16, 2013

An Oconee jury made quick work of its deliberations. In a case that alleged medical malpractice, the jury ruled in favor of Dr. Frank Rao, the defendant. Rao’s lawyer, Pat Paschal, said of Rao, “He was exonerated of allegations that have been going on for over three years that he has had to live with….The…

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Verdict in!

August 16, 2013

The Oconee jury today ruled for the defendant. Pat Paschal, defense lawyer, says the verdict means exoneration for his client, Dr. Frank Rao of Seneca, in a case that alleged medical malpractice.

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Arrests in Howard’s Rock case

August 16, 2013

Two North Carolina men have been arrested in the case of vandalism at the iconic symbol of Clemson football—Howard’s rock. Campus police charged Michael J. Rogers, 46, of Pisgah Forest and Alden James Garvey, 17, of Brevard each with felony counts of conspiracy and obstructing justice. The two men appeared before a Pickens County magistrate…

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Case bound for the jury

August 16, 2013

The case alleging medical malpractice against an Oconee surgeon appears on its way this afternoon to the jury room. Defendant Dr. Frank Rao testified this morning in his defense. His testimony was the last of the week-long trial. The lawyers on both sides were making their final arguments. Then, the judge charges the jury on…

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  • 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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