Testimony begins

April 16, 2013

Testimony has begun in Walhalla in the case of the State of South Carolina versus Melissa Dawn Ramey. The 37-year old woman is charged with grand larceny and burglary first degree in crimes that occurred in March 2011 at Long Creek. In his opening statement to the jury, Deputy Solicitor David Wagner said his side…

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Common Core misunderstandings

April 16, 2013

In Oconee County, Britt Adams detests the idea of the federal government forcing something down the throat of the local public schools. During public comment at the school board meeting, Adams decried the Oconee School District’s move toward a nationwide common core curriculum and blamed the federal government. He believes the local schools can be…

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Main construction price set

April 16, 2013

Oconee school trustees have approved a guaranteed maximum price on the project to build a new high school…sort of. Trustees last night were unanimous in designating most of the proposed $55 million guaranteed maximum price tag for the new Walhalla High School. But left aside, for the time being, is how much to spend on…

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Trial opens this morning

April 16, 2013

A jury has been selected for the State’s trial against a 37-year old woman in the Oconee General Sessions Court. According to the docket announcement by the 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Melissa Ramey is charged with burglary first degree and grand larceny. Trial begins at 9 this morning.  

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Judge remands Bonelli

April 15, 2013

Oconee Probate Judge Kenny Johns committed a murder defendant to the state Department of Mental Health for treatment for an indefinite period. At a hearing, Johns said he considered the results of an evaluation by a doctor and a nurse, along with a circuit judge’s ruling in the case from two weeks ago. Committed today…

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Autopsy confirms drowning

April 15, 2013

An autopsy today confirmed the cause of an Easley man’s death in Lake Keowee was drowning. Oconee Coroner Karl Addis said Charles David Keeney fell from a boat yesterday afternoon at Fall Creek Falls near Salem. A statement by the coroner says, “No traumatic injuries were found and no pre-existing conditions were found to have…

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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