Good News for Leaf-Lookers

October 4, 2013

The summer’s drenching rains which swelled creeks and rivers across the area will most likely contribute to an extended leaf-looking season in the Southern Appalachians. That’s the prediction of Donald’s Hagan, Clemson University Forest Ecologist. Hagan says the wet soil means that trees should hold their leaves longer and fall colors will unfold more slowly.…

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Fire Sprinkler Demonstration Saturday

October 4, 2013

Personnel from Oconee Emergency Services will demonstrate a live side-by-side burn Saturday near Seneca, as a way to show the public the importance of fire sprinklers. The demonstration takes place at Noon Saturday at Home Depot in Seneca. The plan is to demonstrate two nearly identical living rooms, the only difference being that one will…

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Upstate Shield 2013

October 4, 2013

The S.W.A.T. team from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office was one of several coalition members who participated in Upstate Shield 2013 program Tuesday at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Pendleton.  The program included breakout training sessions on decision making, crisis negotiation, vehicle assault, undercover rescue and other scenarios.  This is the third year…

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Shots fired at U.S. Capitol, female suspect killed

October 3, 2013
Shots fired at U.S. Capitol, female suspect killed

The United States Capitol was placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon after a woman tried to ram a car into the White House gate, was chased by Secret Service and exchanged shots with police, sources said. The suspect — who sources said had a child in the car — was shot and killed, and a shelter-in-place order…

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“High risk” drug bust near Salem

October 3, 2013

Three people have been arrested near Salem in what Oconee Sheriff’s Office refers to as a high-risk drug bust. Besides the arrests, the operation carried out by SWAT, vice and narcotics officers late Wednesday afternoon netted the seizure of guns and what the Sheriff’s Office says a tool box that contained meth, marijuana and prescription…

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Plea agreement settles tax evasion case

October 3, 2013

A Pickens County man walked into an Oconee courtroom charged with failing to pay state taxes for five years. He walked out of that courtroom, having admitted his guilt. But he was not sent to jail. A plea agreement Thursday settled the state’s case against Central resident Valentino Oglesby, 62 years old. While working for…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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