Burglary thwarted at Hamilton Career Center

July 27, 2015

A 36-year old woman has been arrested and charged in an incident of burglary during the weekend at Oconee’s HamiltonCareerCenter in Bountyland.  According to law enforcement authorities, Jennifer Lesley Brake has been charged with burglary second degree, among other offenses.  Sheriff’s officers say they found Brake in the vicinity of a school cafeteria shortly after…

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Request to arm

July 27, 2015

In the opinion of Oconee County Council, all South Carolina National Guard members should be armed as the result of the murders of five service members in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Last week the council directed its chairman to urge the governor to enact the policy.  Chairman Wayne McCall’s letter to Governor Haley reads, “Additional safety measures,…

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State police investigation in Seneca

July 27, 2015

The state police have started their investigation of a police-involved shooting last night in Seneca.  In the meantime the man shot dead has, so far, been identified as  19-year old Zachary Hammond of Seneca.  Coroner Karl Addis said his name is to be released today.  The police have yet to identify the officer involved.  At…

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A new week in the adventure called Streetscape

July 27, 2015

The general contractor is hopeful this will be a week of progress in the project to re-make the four-block core commercial area in downtown Walhalla. Everyone passing through or in the vicinity of the work is asked to keep safety in mind.  On Main, from Tugaloo to College, Hutch ‘N Son is preparing for the…

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Duncan to vote no to lift sanctions

July 27, 2015

Congressman Jeff Duncan has announced he will vote no when the Iranian nuclear accord comes up for a vote in the House of Representatives.  Reacting last week to criticism from Duncan’s side of the aisle, Secretary of State John Kerry called “fantasy plain and simple” the idea that President Obama failed to insist on enough…

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A replacement bookmobile

July 27, 2015

  A replacement bookmobile appears to be in the offing for the Oconee Public Library.  According to Phil Cheney, library director, there is to be discussion of replacing the 1997 bookmobile during the library board of trustees meeting this evening in Salem. Cheney gave 96.3/WGOG this statement, “We do not have details yet.  We will…

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Calendar

  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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