Community forum is two weeks away

A reminder today that a free community forum to help equip people with what they need to know about scams and fraud is two weeks away.  It’s going to 6:30 Thursday night, March 7 at the Duke World of Energy, with doors to open that night at 6 o’clock.  Sheriff’s personnel promise they’ll have important tips and information to share […]

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Arrest for murder

A young Seneca man has been jailed at Walhalla, charged with murder.  The arrest of Christopher Glenn Tuner, 19 years old, took place late yesterday afternoon.  The investigating law enforcement agency is believed to be the Seneca police.  No further immediate details.

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Pedals Possible bikes for three Oconee elementary schools

An adaptive bicycle makes cycling easier for riders, whatever their individual needs.  And thanks to Walhalla Rotary Club fundraisers, three Oconee elementary schools, including Walhalla’s James Brown, will receive the special bikes.  In a presentation this Monday morning, attendees will include representatives of Rotary, the school district, and the Pedals Possible organization.

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Contest for a board of directors’ seat

A sitting member of the board at the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, Franklin Looper, faces a re-election challenge.  At a nomination meeting this week, Pickens County BREC board member Looper and a newcomer, Jason Dennis, received enough votes to qualify them for the ballot during Blue Ridge’s annual membership meeting in April.  All Blue Ridge customers, no matter their county […]

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How the nuke plant jibes with the environment

If you missed that two-hour meeting last night in Clemson, there remain opportunities to register your comments on the draft of an environmental impact statement as part of the government’s process to re-license the Oconee Nuclear Station.  A webinar takes place Tuesday afternoon, February 27, participation at which is by computer or telephone.  And the NRC also accepts written comments.  […]

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One more day of early balloting

Early voting in front of Saturday’s primary finishes at the end of the day.  In Oconee County, the Pine Street election office will accept in-person balloting 8:30 this morning until 6 tonight.  Already, more than 4,300 Oconeeans have registered their choice for the GOP nomination for president.  The ballot also contains three advisory questions.  Meantime, absentee voting continues.  This all […]

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Defendant accused of violating bond

Oconee Sheriff’s Office has been told a Walhalla man released from jail has violated bond requirements, and his re-arrest is sought.  Deputies seek the public’s help to find Christopher Edward Burrell, following a tamper alert and the recovery of an ankle monitor at an address at Old House Road and S. Highway 11.  Burrell was jailed in August, charged with […]

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Arrest reported of wanted man

A 35-year-old man who had been sought is reported in Oconee County custody.  Spokesman for Oconee Sheriff’s Office said Andrew Lee Bryson, accused of assault and battery by mob second degree, was taken into custody yesterday and jailed at Walhalla.  Bryson remained jailed yesterday afternoon, awaiting a bond hearing.  

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Apprehended driver identified and charged

The Georgia state patrol has identified an Oconee County, South Carolina woman as the driver chased as far as Lavonia last night before her car struck cemetery gravestones, and she fled on foot temporarily.  Lt. Jordan of the Georgia State Patrol says Cheyenne Collier, 23-year-old Salem, South Carolina resident, faces multiple charges – the result of a chase that started […]

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