Sheriff’s prized student donates award to a good cause

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office continues to be proud of deputy sheriff Chris Johnson, who received a state award for graduating from the police academy with the highest academic average.  For that distinction, Johnson was awarded $250 dollars from the Oconee Sheriff’s Foundation.  Johnson is not keeping the money.  He will donate the $250 dollars toward next year’s trip by Walhalla […]

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Duncan and fellow House members want an explanation

Rep. Jeff Duncan and four of his fellow House Republicans want an explanation from the Army Corps of Engineers for a decision to raise dock and land-based facility permits in the South Atlantic Region. The corps this month announced a revised fee schedule that will raise dock and facility permits from $400 dollars to $835 dollars and re-issue permits from […]

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Judge rules on motions in Stokes v. Oconee et al

The case of a former building department head against his former employer Oconee County and others will remain in the pre-trial stage, as the result of rulings made today by a Common Pleas judge. It’s the case that David Stokes filed in 2017 against the county and two council members alleging slander and wrongful termination. Judge McIntosh made nine rulings […]

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Arrest made in Seneca auto break-ins and thefts

The police in Seneca have made their first arrest in a series of auto break-ins and thefts that have plagued car owners since the Memorial Day weekend. The crimes have occurred on the south side of the railroad tracks. The police have announced the arrest of Kenneth Charles Goss of Seneca, accused in eight arrest warrants. And Chief John Covington […]

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Reckless homicide case tops trial docket

A case alleging reckless homicide on South Carolina 28 in the Bountyland Community last year is in position number one for trial during an Oconee General Sessions Court term June 24-28. It’s the case of South Carolina v. Thomas James Kirby. A Walhalla resident, Kirby was arrested by the highway patrol about three weeks after an accident that took the […]

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Co-ops to adjust to new governance law

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative and the other Co-Ops in South Carolina are under a new governance law, and a Blue Ridge spokesman says the law is going to mean greater transparency for consumers. Governor McMaster’s signature signed the governance bill into law during a ceremony on May 17. The legislature decided to write new rules after abuses came to light […]

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