Family argument results in attempted murder charges

May 4, 2013

A family argument Saturday morning has resulted in attempted murder charges against a 63 year-old man. Oconee County Sheriff’s officers received a call shortly before 5:30 AM Saturday in reference to a disturbance at a home on Hobson Street, Westminster. Officers were able to determine that, in a gathering of family and friends, there was…

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First signs of a re-make

May 3, 2013

Walhalla’s former newspaper building is going to receive its first tangible signs of renovation next week when a contractor starts work on the outside. Keith Denny, new owner of the former Keowee Courier building on Short Street, says he has engaged a contractor to lay down a new metal roof and metal trim. Denny says…

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Nix ready for second full term

May 3, 2013

Oconee Auditor Ken Nix took the oath of office this afternoon for his  second full, four-year term. The oath was administered by Clerk of Court Beverly Whitfield at Whitfield’s Oconee County Courthouse office. Nix won election last fall, taking 64% of the vote in his election battle with Republican challenger Betsy Redmond. But his new…

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Braves to Host Mets this weekend.

May 3, 2013

The Atlanta Braves will host their National League East Division rivals, the New York Mets for a 3-game series this weekend at Turner Field. Friday’s game is at 7:30pm, Saturday’s game is at 7pm and Sunday’s game is at 1:30pm. The Braves are currently 17-11 overall and are in first place in the East. They…

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Ivester in custody, alert ended

May 3, 2013

A Seneca man for whom a public alert had been issued is in custody. Authorities say Robert Andrew Ivester, wanted on forgery charges, and a second person, Cynthia Michelle Hammett, both surrendered late this morning at the office of Probation, Parole and Pardons in Walhalla. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Hammett was also wanted on…

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Home on fire

May 3, 2013

A home  has caught fire in Westminster. The location is SC 183/the Walhalla-Westminster Highway across from West-Oak Middle School. 96.3/WGOG NEWS’ Gary Butts quotes medical personnel as saying no one was home at the time and there are apparently no injuries.  Resident Wayne Smith, at the time, was reported away from his home having lunch.

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