Pedestrian injured Saturday

The police say a Walhalla man was the victim of a pedestrian accident Saturday afternoon on Main Street. Chief Ronald Wilbanks says William Gary Nichols was crossing Main Street when struck by a car driven by Clayton, Georgia resident Steven Harper Edwards. At the time, Edwards’s 2003 Honda had left the parking lot of Bountyland Quik Stop. According to Wilbanks, […]

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One less billboard in Oconee

Once a commercial billboard goes up in Oconee County, it tends to stay up, no matter what. But a local businessman/contractor can attest that that isn’t always the case. Through an IRS sale, Danny Hutchinson recently acquired a vacant commercial building on highway 28 that had a billboard hover over it. Standard billboard contracts run 20 years. And, if the […]

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25-year old Westminster man arrested

November and December burglaries near West Union and Westminster have led the Oconee Sheriff’s Department to arrest a 25-year old man on multiple charges. Thomas Edwin Turner of Hobson Street, Westminster was being held in Oconee Jail Thursday night on charges of burglary and larceny. Three of the burglaries occurred during the night time of November 27 and 28 in […]

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Historical marker unveiled

West Union School preservationists fell short of their goal of saving the town’s former school building from a wrecking ball. But they succeeded in acquiring an official state historic marker depicting that on the grounds opposite the town’s fire department, a building of education once stood. The unveiling of the marker was conducted yesterday afternoon by members of the School […]

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Clemson man charged

A 45-year old Clemson man was arrested by SLED agents last week in an investigation, requested by the state Department of Motor Vehicles. A SLED announcement states Milton Garrison Holt was charged with unlawful use of license or fraudulent application for license. The crime is a misdemeanor, punishable by 30 days in jail or a fine of up to $200 […]

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Son charged with attempted murder of parents

A 27-year old Seneca man has been jailed on charges that he attempted to murder his parents last night at their home on Shorecrest Drive. The police today announced attempted murder charges against Bradley Hayne Williams. The parents weren’t identified by name. The police department investigation revealed that the incident had its origins in the kitchen at the home where […]

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Bartee files civil suit

After removing himself as an Oconee County political candidate, James Bartee vowed last year he would fight to restore his good name. Today, a lawyer on Bartee’s behalf, filed a lawsuit against a man who Bartee claims set him up. The suit, seeking actual and punitive damages, names Nicholas Blackwell defendant. As a Republican, Bartee had waged a campaign for […]

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What to make of today’s rain?

Outside workers are trying to find something to do inside as the Golden Corner enjoys a drenching rain. On this rainy day, the Corps of Engineers issued a reminder that, in spite of above average rain since last month, the basin remains in drought. Col. Jeff Hall, Savannah District Commander, says the river basin experienced “some relief” in December. Though […]

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