Lee’s homicide is Oconee’s oldest unsolved

June 3, 2013
Lee’s homicide is Oconee’s oldest unsolved

Had Westminster area resident Marcus Lee not been found beaten to death on December 8, 1986, Lee would be 82 years old today. The unsolved homicide of Marcus “Mark” Lee is the oldest unsolved or cold case in Oconee County—26 and a half years old. On a December night, Lee was severely beaten during a…

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No student lockers for new high school

June 3, 2013

A general contractor has assured Oconee public schools it will deliver a new high school for, at the most, nearly $54.5 million, but the school district’s director of facilities and maintenance says as much as $200 thousand is being saved by eliminating some furnishings that have been a staple of American high schools. OSD’s Richard…

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Rotarians give to the cause

June 3, 2013

Walhalla Rotary Club today dropped a one thousand dollar donation into the fund to restore the city swimming pool. A check was presented by Rotarian Evie Hughes to Mayor Pro-tem Tjay Bagwell.

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Beware of bees

June 3, 2013

A Texas man was stung to death after he drove his tractor into a pile of wood that concealed a hive of 40,000 “killer bees,” authorities and family members said Sunday. Every inch of exposed skin was covered with stings on the body of Larry Goodwin, 62, of Moody, Texas, family members told NBC station…

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Legionnaires make Back Pack donation

June 3, 2013

Oconee County School District’s “Back Pack” has received a shot in the arm from Walhalla American legionnaires. At their May meeting, the members of Post 124 presented a check for $5 thousand to foundation representative John Michael Powell. Post Commander Dave Mahn said the contribution will allow the program to provide back packs with child-friendly…

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Anderson driver charged with OC drug offense

June 3, 2013

A 30-year motorist from Anderson was pulled off a rural Oconee highway near I-85 and charged with violating the state’s drug laws. What got the attention of sheriff’s deputy Aaron Hanks was a blue Chevy Tahoe missing a tail light and swerving across the double yellow line of south highway 11 headed for I-85. The…

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