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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Incumbents left unchallenged

Incumbents face no ballot opposition. The deadline to be a ballot candidate in this fall’s election for three seats on Oconee School Board passed today with no challenges to the three incumbents. It means, barring a successful as yet publicly unannounced write-in campaign, that Rosemary Bailes of District Two, Denise McCormick of District Four, and Buddy Herring of District Five, […]

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Trial to open at 2:30

An Oconee General Sessions Court jury is to begin hearing testimony this afternoon in the trial of an Anderson man. Charles Harris is charged with solicitation of a minor. The S.C. Attorney’s General Office is handing the prosecution, while defendant Harris is represented by Public Defender Danny Day.

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Young man hurt on S.C. 24

A young Westminster man has been hospitalized in Greenville with injuries suffered in a weekend accident on S.C. 24. According to information received by 96.3/WGOG NEWS, Will Sandifer was injured in the accident early yesterday morning near West-Oak High School. Sandifer, a student at Greenville Technical College, was transported by medical aircraft to the hospital.

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