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Improvement council to host Walhalla wellness event
February 6, 2019 – 12:59 am | Comments Off on Improvement council to host Walhalla wellness event
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The Walhalla High School Improvement Council has played an active role in making the school a better place for students and the community. 

Police: Man killed infant daughter while on meth
February 6, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Police: Man killed infant daughter while on meth
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A 22-year-old Salem man has been charged in the death of his 6-month-old daughter after investigators allege he suffocated the infant while under the influence of methamphetamine on Jan. 12.

Council, resident thank responders for lifesaving efforts
February 6, 2019 – 12:29 am | Comments Off on Council, resident thank responders for lifesaving efforts
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Oconee County Council issued a proclamation Tuesday night recognizing the lifesaving measures emergency responders took during a January house fire on Dr. Johns Road in Westminster.

Walhalla’s new billing system nearly ready
February 6, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Walhalla’s new billing system nearly ready
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Walhalla utilities customers are set to have a little more time to pay their bills as the city shifts to its new billing system.

Local delegation members sponsor state education bill
February 6, 2019 – 12:26 am | Comments Off on Local delegation members sponsor state education bill
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A state House bill attempting to make dramatic changes in education includes co-sponsorships from several members of the Oconee and Pickens legislative delegations.

Fair Play man arrested on multiple charges
February 6, 2019 – 12:25 am | Comments Off on Fair Play man arrested on multiple charges
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The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 30-year-old man Monday on several outstanding charges stemming from several months of alleged criminal activity.

Cities may take over Pickens County roads
February 6, 2019 – 12:24 am | Comments Off on Cities may take over Pickens County roads
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Pickens County officials are moving forward with intergovernmental agreements that would turn over county roads to municipalities. 

Ga. man charged in bar stabbing
February 5, 2019 – 12:57 am | Comments Off on Ga. man charged in bar stabbing
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Kenneth Todd Rakestraw, 48, of Canon, Ga., was arrested and charged with two counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and one count of third-degree domestic violence. 

Former chief pleads guilty to one charge
February 5, 2019 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Former chief pleads guilty to one charge
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Former Walhalla Police Chief Ronald Wilbanks pleaded guilty to a drug offense involving hydrocodone Friday, ending a case that began last year with three charges of misconduct in office.

Law enforcement officials honored at annual dinner ceremony
February 5, 2019 – 12:19 am | Comments Off on Law enforcement officials honored at annual dinner ceremony
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American Legion Post 120 honored two Oconee County law enforcement officials in front of nearly 125 people on Monday night at the annual Joseph Earl “Jake” Robinson Law Enforcement Dinner.

Oconee looking at radios, I-85 overlay
February 5, 2019 – 12:16 am | Comments Off on Oconee looking at radios, I-85 overlay
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Oconee County Council is scheduled to begin amending policies to reflect the split of the Community Development Department into separate planning and codes departments at its meeting tonight.

Planners talk 123 corridor
February 5, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Planners talk 123 corridor
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The Oconee County Planning Commission began discussions Monday night on the 4.5-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 123 between the cities of Seneca and Clemson in an effort to ease traffic congestion and make access to businesses easier and safer.

Sewer authority to give money back to member cities
February 5, 2019 – 12:13 am | Comments Off on Sewer authority to give money back to member cities
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By a 7-1 vote, members of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority Board of Commissioners approved a committee’s proposal Monday night that will reduce the authority’s reserve funds to around $5 million and return about $8 million to its three member cities.

Man charged in November death
February 5, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Man charged in November death
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Arturo Alejandro Beatriz, 36, of 226 Houston Rice Road in Seneca, was arrested on Saturday afternoon and charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death and having no South Carolina driver’s license, according to Cpl. Bill Rhyne of the S.C. Highway Patrol.