18-month prison term for shoplifting defendant

March 23, 2015

A 40-year old woman with a previous shoplifting record has been sent to prison for 20 months. In Oconee General Sessions Court today, Judge Lawton McIntosh ordered a seven-year term for Vonetta Regenia Brown, suspended the sentence to 20 months and five years probation. Brown pleaded guilty today to shoplifting enhancement, which amounted to incidents…

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Car accident followed Rotary Club meeting

March 23, 2015
Car accident followed Rotary Club meeting

 Two cars collided at the Walhalla traffic light intersection of W. Main and N. Church streets. According to responders, no one was hurt in the accident involving cars driven by retired school district administrator John Lay and State Representative Bill Whitmire. In the impact, Lay’s car flipped over and required a wrecker to move it.…

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Graham supports Export-Import Bank

March 23, 2015

U-S Senator Lindsey Graham says he and other senators from both sides of the political aisle in Washington have introduced the Export-Import Bank Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2015, which re-authorizes the bank’s charter late into the year 2019. Without congressional action, the authorization will expire this summer on June 30. “Closing the Bank right…

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Chamber Coalitions sets legislative forum

March 23, 2015

The annual legislative forum sponsored by the Oconee-Pickens Chambers of Commerce Coalition takes place 3 to 5 Thursday afternoon at the Duke World of Energy. Vanessa Penton, executive director of the Greater Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce, says members of the chambers of commerce from the two counties are going to hear about a pair…

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Saturday’s event to be the first of two

March 23, 2015

  This Saturday’s event to recognize Oconee County’s Vietnam-era veterans will be the first of two over the next three years. Organizers are hoping the 2 o’clock ceremony at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center will attract hundreds who served during the war years 1965 to 1975. A special, 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative flag will be…

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Lady Gamecocks headed to Sweet 16

March 23, 2015

Number 3 South Carolina used early perimeter shooting from Asia Dozier to open up the inside game and locked down defensively on its way to a second-straight Sweet 16 with a 97-68 win over eighth-seeded Syracuse on Sunday evening at Colonial Life Arena. Tiffany Mitchell and Alaina Coates led six Gamecocks in double figures with…

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Calendar

  • March 31, 2015 7:00 pmLifetree Cafe
  • April 10, 2015 8:00 amShiloh Baptist Church HUGE Indoor Yard Sale and Hot Dog Sale
  • April 11, 2015 8:00 amThe Rockin U Soccer Tournament
  • April 11, 2015 8:00 amBoys Scout Troop 120 Benefit Breakfast
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