Geren calls for common sense discussions

A candidate for 3rd District Congress, Mary Geren, says the massacre in Vegas is a signal that it’s time for common sense gun legislation–including universal background checks.  And Democrat Geren calls for stronger oversight of gun trafficking and online sales.  In a prepared release, she said, “These discussions should occur immediately in good faith, and should not be monopolized by […]

Read more

Counterclaims for two council members tossed

A circuit judge has dismissed the counterclaims that two Oconee County Council members filed last summer against David Stokes, former director of the building codes department.  At the same time, however, Judge Letitia Verdin decided the allegations by Edda Cammick and Wayne McCall in the counterclaims may be kept by their side as they defend themselves from the Stokes lawsuit […]

Read more

Murder defendant scheduled to stand trial

A young man charged with murder in a stabbing death in Walhalla nearly three years ago is scheduled to stand trial during a week of General Sessions Court this month at the courthouse.  The office of 10th Solicitor has placed the case against Kenneth Strother Collins atop the docket for court week October 16-20, with Judge Scott Sprouse presiding.  The […]

Read more

Walhalla candidates appeal for support

Four Walhalla men highlighted their city council candidacies during a well-attended meeting last night at the Depot.  Lamar Bailes, Robbie Burrell, Dennis Owens, and Josh Roberts each have their hopes set on one of the three, four-year council seats available during the November 7 municipal election.  They appealed for votes last night from those attending a regular meeting of the […]

Read more

Stolen truck found in Seneca, arrests made

A pickup truck stolen in Easley turned up over the weekend in Seneca, and two people are under arrest.  Law enforcement records identify Cynthia Darlene Fitzgerald of Anderson and Stephen Dennis Harris of Lavonia, Georgia as having been charged with possession of stolen vehicle.  A Seneca police officer Saturday morning found a 2000 Suzuki Equator on SC 28 near Frontage Road […]

Read more

Two hurt in accident near Westminster

Two people were sent for medical treatment after the 1 o’clock hour accident on the Dr. John’s Road near Westminster.  One of the injured received a flight by medical helicopter.  Debris from the scene of the two-car crash at Dr. John’s and Barrett Way forced a temporary shutdown of the road there.  Capt. Mike Smith of the Westminster Fire Department […]

Read more

Still no answers for old jail fire

Mike Crenshaw, Oconee Sheriff, said this morning there are still no answers to explain the September 23 fire that damaged the old county jail.  “We do know the origin was inside the room used by uniform patrol to complete paperwork,” he said.  The county’s insurance carrier has sent an independent cause and origin investigator to review what happened.  But Crenshaw […]

Read more

Trail construction to start next month

A local promoter of the project to extend South Carolina’s Palmetto Trail to Walhalla says a contract for the work has been awarded.  And Dan Pollock says you can expect work to start next month in the vicinity of Walhalla’s Stumphouse Tunnel Park.  A project of the Palmetto Conservation Foundation, the trail crosses the state from Walhalla and the mountains […]

Read more

Council candidates campaign tonight!

Members of Partners for Progress will be all ears tonight to hear how Walhalla’s four candidates for city council plan to make the city a better place to work and live.  The candidates speak during Partners’ 6:30 meeting tonight at the Depot, and everyone is invited to attend.  Lamar Bailes, Josh Roberts, Robbie Burrell, and Dennis Owens are competing in […]

Read more
1 9 10 11 12 13 1,253