Oconee to hire staff attorney

February 25, 2015

Three Oconee County council members want the county administrator to be able to access legal advice from an attorney with an office in the county’s Pine Street administrative complex. And their wishes carried last night, as the council decided on a 3 to 2 vote to create the job of staff attorney. Council members McCall,…

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Day one for Oconee General Sessions trial

February 25, 2015

The display of the crime scene photographs and the testimony of a medical examiner helped draw to a close the first day of the State’s case against Westminster area resident Adam Burdette. He’s charged with murder in the shooting death in 2013 of Seneca resident Evan Tyner. However, Burdette’s attorney gave indications that the defense…

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House burns near Seneca area intersection

February 24, 2015

Fire heavily damaged what appeared to be an unoccupied house late this near the Seneca area intersection of Wells Highway and Shiloh Road. Charlie King, Oconee fire chief, said the fire occurred in a house on the Patterson Road. No one was hurt, but the cause of the fire remained undetermined by early afternoon.

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“I saw my friend get murdered,” trial witness testifies

February 24, 2015

“I saw my friend get murdered,” prosecution witness testifies 1600, Tue., 24 February 2015..lrm Prosecution witness Richard Bagwell told an Oconee General Sessions jury that he saw Evan Tyner “disappear” the early morning of July 9, 2013—the day the 21-year old friend died of a buckshot pellet from a shotgun. By disappear, Bagwell explained, Tyner…

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Videos shown of robbery and pool vandalism

February 24, 2015

The Walhalla police are drawing attention to video surveillance in the hope that it will lead someone to come forward with information that can help solve two crimes that have rocked the County Seat. They were reported three days apart. Chief Ronald Wilbanks this morning narrated a video recording which showed in progress the February…

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Sheriff’s Office stands ready!

February 24, 2015

Mindful that another potential, heavier snow is on the way, Oconee Sheriff’s Office has positioned itself to be ready to assist the public. “If anyone is in need of law enforcement assistance in the county, please contact the Sheriff’s Office and we will respond to those calls,” says Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. “If you have a…

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  • March 3, 2015 3:00 pmBone Marrow Drive in Honor of AnnaLeigh
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