Life in prison

A 48-year old Oconee man has been sentenced to life in prison for burglary first degree. The jury in General Sessions Court today returned a quick verdict against Curtis Eugene Land of Brown Street, Seneca arrested in September 2011 and charged with burglarizing a home in Oakway. For Land’s part, life in prison is better than life on the outside. […]

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Walhalla meeting agenda set

Changing Walhalla’s gun laws and moving the city’s Farmers Market to Main Street are agenda items for next week’s city council meeting. The council is to consider an ordinance prohibiting anyone convicted of a crime from carrying anything around town that could be misconstrued as a weapon. The council is to act on a lease agreement to relocate the Farmers […]

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Victim was 54-year old man

Oconee Coroner Karl Addis says the victim of the early morning car accident near Salem was Jerry Lee Rowland, 54, of Salem.  Rowland was found dead at the scene of the accident on the Mack Reid Road at the Haney Road.  Addis said he learned the accident was discovered by a Rowland relative.

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Summer grads

Walhalla’s Summer Wood is an example of the newest set of students to have graduated from Oconee County public schools. Summer, who chose to finish high school in fewer than four years, served as special speaker Tuesday as she and 22 other students were graduated in ceremonies at West-Oak High auditorium. Members of the county board, principals and the superintendent […]

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Students approaching career paths

Plans are in the works to once again expose local and area students to available careers in their backdoors. This year’s Anderson-Oconee-Pickens Business and Industry Showcase September 12 and 13 at Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum will likely attract as many as six thousand 8th and 9th graders, who should begin to reach decisions about the courses that can lead them to […]

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Fatal wreck details

State troopers are reporting a car driver lost his life early today in an accident one mile north of Salem. The accident occurred on the Mack Reid Road, not far from the Whitewater Falls Road. According to the investigating trooper, the car went off the left side of the road, hit an embankment, and overturned. For the driver’s identification, the […]

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Buying new property

Oconee County is in the market for new property. This time, according to Administrator Scott Moulder, the purpose is not a jail or an industrial park. It’s to buy extra property for the future expansion of the county’s Rock Quarry, a money-making enterprise of county government.  

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Anderson armed robbery

  Two men with handguns held up a store last night in Anderson. The crime occurred around 8:10 p.m. at the Little General Store on Bleckley Street. The police say two black males wearing T-shirts and dark pants and cloths covering their faces stole an undetermined amount of money and ran away. The Anderson police say they are working with […]

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