Manslaughter charge filed

Additional findings have led authorities to charge a South Oak Street, Seneca man with manslaughter in the death last week of Thomas Ivester Marks.  An autopsy showed Marks died of complications from a stab wound to the abdomen.  A warrant, signed by investigator Michael Teramano, charges Donald Clark Walker of 413 S. Oak Street with manslaughter, alleging Walker “did without malice […]

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Best eclipse advice: find spot and stay there

Other than be sure to wear protective glasses, the best advice that the Oconee Sheriff can give about safety on Monday is to find a spot and stay there for the eclipse.  Authorities are worried about additional traffic and, from a safety standpoint, don’t want drivers pulling off the sides of the roads during what will be night time conditions.  […]

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30 new jobs promised in Pickens County

Safeplast NA Company, a maker and provider of hose protectors and hose binding products, will build in the Pickens County Commerce Park.  Announcement from the State Department of Commerce states Safeplast will make a $4.3 million investment and create 30 jobs.  The company is affiliated with Safeplast Finland.  The 300,000 square building will serve as the company’s North American headquarters.  […]

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What’s behind Walhalla’s objection to higher athletic conference

The Walhalla High principal, Steve Garrett, says he and his athletic department are on the same page in challenging the proposed athletic conference re-classification that would make the school 4-A effective 2018-19. The school is now a 3-A.  The higher classification would land head coach Padgett Johnson gridiron program in a schedule of tougher opponents, but Garrett says this decision to appeal […]

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Motorcycle crash near Clemson

Motorists have alerted 101.7/WGOG NEWS to the crash of a motorcycle on 123 in the vicinity of Jacobs Road.  Georgia state troopers have been seen in the vicinity, giving rise to the thought that a law enforcement pursuit preceded the accident.  One motorist said he saw the motorcycle pass Ingle’s at Seneca on its way toward Clemson.

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Date set to argue Pioneer’s pre-trial motion

A court officer tells 101.7/WGOG NEWS the pre-trial motion in the Pioneer Rural Water litigation will be argued 9 o’clock Friday morning, August 25 at the Anderson County Courthouse.  That’s three days before the scheduled start of a bench trial on the merits of the case brought by Pioneer’s legal adversaries.  The motion hearing is expected to represent Pioneer’s chance […]

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District to comply to request for salary information

Oconee school trustees were told last night that soon the salaries of district employees will appear in the newspaper.  Dr. Michael Thorsland, superintendent, announced the district is complying with the Journal’s Freedom of Information request.  He noted the state Freedom of Information law allows for the release of specific employee salaries who earn $50 thousand and higher, but said that, […]

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Lottery tickets stolen, arrest made

Lottery tickets were stolen from one convenience store and cashed at a second store in Oconee County.  And the Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports an arrest has been made.  Law enforcement records show Antonio Bernard Holden of Seneca charged with intent to defraud the South Carolina Lottery.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, security footage showed a man step behind the counter […]

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Man arrested on multiple charges

A 45-year old Greer man faces four charges in Seneca after a policeman said he saw the man crouched behind a drug store and then run across the highway into the woods.  The arrest of Paul Scott Kelley Saturday occurred in a wooded area near the Bi-Lo Plaza on the Rochester Highway.  Law enforcement reports list the following charges against […]

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