Citations issued after Seneca car wreck

Three police citations were issued to a Seneca woman as the result of an accident yesterday afternoon at ES 6th and S. Fairplay streets. The police reports show Crystal Dewyna Baker of Sugarhill Road as having been cited for leaving scene of accident unattended vehicle, driving under suspension, and hit-run with minor personal injury. The police quote the driver of […]

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After about 45 minutes, a guilty verdict

A young Walhalla area man received a sentence amounting to 10 years in prison today. The Oconee jury needed about 45 minutes to deliver a verdict of guilty in the case of South Carolina v. Bowdy Chance Crowe-Key. The defendant was found guilty of distribution of methamphetamine third offense, a transaction in which the meth was sold to an undercover […]

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Accrediting agency turns in favorable report on Oconee schools

Outside evaluators have issued a report card on how well Oconee County is educating its public school children. Overall, what a team from AdvanceEd found is that students are being offered good quality education, with room for improvement. Lisa Simmons, assistant superintendent for instruction, reported at this week’s trustees meeting that she received the favorable report the day the public […]

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Hydrant testing and flushing

Walhalla Fire Department on Wednesday, May 1 will start testing and flushing the more than 200 hydrants in and around the city. It’s part of a bi-annual maintenance schedule. The fire fighters are looking to ensure the hydrants produce the needed amount of water during a fire and to identify any problems. The testing and flushing is also a requirement […]

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You can drop in and register your ideas

An event today at the Seneca Library is an opportunity for Oconeeans who live in District Three to make their say count when it comes to the kind of a county Oconee will be in the next 10 years. The Oconee Planning Office is gathering public opinion on what kinds of things should be made part of the 2030 Comprehensive […]

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He passed the Bar, now he’s ready to go to work

Doug Marthinsen is just about ready to go to work for the Oconee-Anderson Public Defender’s Office. Marthinsen is on the list of those who scored 266 or higher on the February uniform bar examination. He and the others who passed and are about to enter the profession of lawyering are receiving the congratulations of the South Carolina Supreme Court. A […]

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Barricade situation ends with suspect in custody

A man who barricaded himself inside a Walhalla home came out after six hours and surrendered to the police who carried warrants for his arrest. Chief Sean Brinson said the situation Sunday, afternoon on N. Andover Drive ended peacefully, although the man was armed with a rifle. Brinson identified the arrested as Josh Richard Dills who faces five active General […]

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County pay hike to mirror that of the schools

Amanda Brock, the Oconee County administrator, concedes that the decision by the public schools to pursue a 4% pay raise for their employees influenced her in recommending the same size of pay increase for county workers. Brock announced at yesterday’s council budget meeting that she wants a 4% across-the-board increase for county workers, including the elected officials, to take effect […]

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