No restitution paid yet

A year ago this week, a former worker for a consultant company for the Oconee Airport was sent to prison for a year and a day for mail and wire fraud committed while working on the airport runway project. Part of the sentence handed up to G. Martin Wynn required Wynn to make $118 thousand worth of restitution to Oconee […]

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Blackwell speaks with optimism and confidence

The Oconee County jobless rate moved up in July to 10.4%, from the June figure of 10.2%. Unemployment was also on the increase statewide and nationally for the same period. But, in Oconee, there’s optimism that this month’s announcement by the A. I. D. Company is going to put a dent into the jobless rate, by creating 75 jobs. And […]

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Former trooper sentenced

The U-S Attorney has announced that a former state trooper, living in Seneca, will be headed to prison. According to U-S Attorney Bill Nettles, Randy L. Quinn Jr. was ordered yesterday by Judge Michelle Childs to serve three years in prison for possession of child pornography. Quinn is 34 years old. According to the government’s announcement, “Evidence presented at the […]

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Brandt asks, “What’s fair here?”

Chairman Sam Lee of the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals says the issue of whether the county’s zoning administrator acted properly in rejecting the appeal of a Walhalla church has become so complicated the board needs a finding of fact and consultation with the county attorney. The board took no action last night on the appeal by St. John’s Evangelical […]

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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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