Prosecution rests

The prosecution in S.C. versus Harris rested today, after having called only one witness, Oconee sheriff’s officer Casey Bowling. After a defense motion for a directed verdict of acquittal was denied, Charles Monroe Harris’s lawyer began to call members of the Harris family who testified they don’t believe Harris would be the type to solicit a minor on the Internet. […]

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Clearing up an election issue

  The appearance on the November ballot of several Oconee petition candidates has thrown an unprecedented wrinkle into contemporary local electioneering. But, according to the elections director, there’s no need to fret. Straight party voting rules have not changed. Joy Brooks, director of county elections, explains during an interview airing today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.  

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No KFC ballot opposition

Like this year’s races for Oconee School Board, the Keowee Fire Commission November 6 ballot will contain no opposition for the three men who seek seats. Three seats are available. And, at the deadline, the candidates were Doug Carlson, Steve MacLeod, and Greg Hammill.  

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Walhalla area crime arrests

Two young Walhalla men have been arrested and charged with car breaking and theft on the Fowler Road. Charged with larceny and breaking into motor vehicle are Benford Robert Craig, 17, and Zachary Kane Gardo, 18. The crimes occurred the night of Saturday, August 4, and they led the Oconee Sheriff’s Department to be in contact with the Walhalla police […]

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Walhalla meetings

Walhalla conducts two important meetings tonight at the Depot. Everyone is invited to the first one at 6 o’clock when Friends of the Pool will display plans for reopening the municipal swimming pool. One hour later, at 7, the city council has scheduled a private meeting for a contract matter, not specified by the meeting announcement.

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FUTURE KEOWEE KEY EMS

For life-sustaining reasons, there are those who foresee the advantages of an EMS post at Keowee Key, serving the Key and other lakefront communities. But, for now, the fire chief there says the call volumes don’t justify the cost. At yesterday’s meeting of the Keowee Fire Commission, Chief Richie Caudle said his community has had discussions with Oconee Medical Center, […]

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No to triple tax, says KFC

What Keowee Fire Department leaders see as “triple taxation” is likely to continue, in spite of pleas to county and state officials. In a summary of the government year ended June 30, the Keowee Fire Commission said, “The property owners of the District continue to pay into the General Fund of the County for fire services plus a fire assessment […]

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Chase started in Seneca and ended there

A police chase in Seneca that started on Perkins Creek Road and ended across town at a home on Allen Street covered at least eight other streets and some in the county. In the end a Seneca policeman drew his gun to capture the suspect who abandoned the pickup truck and ran into the home at 306 Allen Street and […]

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