Officer-involved shooting in Georgia

The FBI has confirmed that a shooting involving the FBI in Atlanta was related to warrants for a suspect who last Wednesday allegedly shot a Banks County, Georgia deputy. The suspect, 32-year-old Avery Richard, was killed in the incident, while an FBI agent and a woman were injured. The Banks County Sheriff’s Office plans a statement  today.  

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1st Steps launches needs assessment

  The organization that concentrates on giving children a boost into the education world will open a series of hearings this week to update the needs in Oconee County.  First Steps and its director, Marie Dunnam, hope as many Oconeeans as possible—especially those with young children—will pick out a hearing to attend this month.  The hearings start at 6 tonight […]

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Start of summer recreation season

The Army Corps of Engineers has declared the start to the summer recreation season.  Today, May 1, is opening day for campgrounds and day use areas—including the Oconee and Coneross campgrounds in Oconee County.  Located minutes away from Clemson and Townville, the Oconee Campground offers 70 waterfront camp sites. Located near the Seneca River at Townville, the Coneross Campground has […]

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Samuel R. Shirey

  Salem, SC — Samuel R. Shirey, 76, of Seneca, SC passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Hospital after a year-long battle with lung cancer. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, May 1, 2017, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Walhalla, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the […]

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Solicitor: “…insufficient evidence to support criminal charges”

  The solicitor for Oconee-Anderson has decided no criminal charges are warranted in the case of a man who died after an encounter with security at the Greenville Memorial Hospital.  Donald Keith Smith died March 6.  10th Solicitor David Wagner says he reviewed the state police investigation of Smith’s death, at the request of his counterpart in Greenville-Pickens, Walt Wilkins.  […]

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Sen. Scott speaks in Greenville

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will speak today at Clemson University’s inaugural Men of Color National Summit. The summit will take place at the TD Convention Center. Senator Scott is expected to speak on the importance of education and mentorships, and how both had a positive impact in his life. According to Clemson University, the mission of the Men of […]

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Test and flush more than 200 hydrants

Starting Monday, Walhalla fire fighters will test and flush more than 200 hydrants in and around the city.  This maintenance activity helps to reveal problems and to ensure the hydrants produce the needed water to fight fires.  The tests are also a requirement of the Insurance Service Office whose ratings influence private property insurance rates.  A drawback of the testing […]

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