Crews continue to search for missing rafter

June 27, 2013

Swiftwater rescue teams from Columbia and Lexington County continued efforts yesterday to find the body of Thomas Hill. A search dog from the Oconee Sheriff’s Office also worked at the scene. And that search dog indicated Hill may still be in the Five Falls area. According to Scott Loftis, Incident Commander, divers will do more…

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40-year old man sentenced to 90 months

June 26, 2013

An Oconee jury found a 40-year old Walhallan guilty today of distribution of methamphetamine second offense. The judge ordered Gregory Lee Murphy to prison for 25 years suspended on the service of seven and a half year years and five years probation. Murphy, who was arrested by the Oconee Sheriff’s Department last summer, took the…

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Victim of alleged abuse or neglect dies

June 26, 2013

An elderly Walhalla man reported by the police as the victim of a case of abuse or neglect died today in the hospital. Coroner Karl Addis says Curtis Howard Orr died at 3 this morning at the Oconee Medical Center. Orr had been hospitalized since June 18 when the city police conducted a welfare check…

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Latest from the Chattooga River

June 26, 2013

As fatigue and disappointment start to set in, responders say they remain resolute in their efforts to return Thomas Hill home to his wife and children. “Some people have been supporting this effort for more than a week, sometimes as many as 16 hours a day, so of course they’re tired,” said Incident Commander Scott…

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As yet, no plan “B”,says Bagwell

June 26, 2013

Walhalla’s mayor pro-tem says it’s a disappointment to hear that his city’s grant application for Main Street is not being recommended for funding but, he says, it’s not a death knell for the streetscape project. Yet Tjay Bagwell concedes Walhalla has no plan “B” to tap outside funding for what it’ll take to resurface Main…

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Call goes out to Walhalla’s food makers!

June 26, 2013

Plans are coming together for Walhalla’s Second Annual Independence Eve celebration—one week from tonight. Like last year, events take place on a one-block section of Main Street. Added this year are fireworks, which are to set off at the soccer field, one block behind Main, at 9:19 p-m Wednesday, July 3. Tjay Bagwell says ice…

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