Library Announces Holiday Hours

(Walhalla) – All branches of the Oconee County Public Library will be closed for the Christmas holiday from Saturday, December 22 through Wednesday, December 26. Book returns will be open at all locations, and the website, oconeelibrary.org, will be available to download e-books, e-audiobooks, and magazines. All branches will reopen at their normal times on Thursday, December 27. All branches […]

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BLANKENSHIP WOULD HAVE BEEN THE CHOICE IF….

December 12, 2018 Dick Mangrum Oconee County Council will go into the start of 2019 without a vote on hiring a new administrator. But if three council members had their way, they apparently would have voted before the end of 2018 to hire Berkeley County’s Les Blankenship. Council Chairwoman Edda Cammick today said, “I have the three votes necessary to […]

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POHL TO TAKE THE POLITICAL PLUNGE

December 13, 2018 Dick Mangrum A former Seneca councilman is signifying that he’ll be in the field to fill a council seat in his city. Stuart Pohl’s bar-restaurant on Ramcat Alley was decorated last night with campaign signs. Seneca officials this week announced a vacancy on their eight-member governing board—the result of the resignation of long-time Councilman Anthony Herman Smith.

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TEEN PLEADS GUILTY TO TOWNVILLE MURDERS

December 12, 2018 Gary Butts At the Anderson County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon, Jesse Osborne, now 16, pleaded guilty to 2 counts of murder and 3 attempted murders in Townville in 2016. The shootings started with the murder of his father, Jeffrey Osborne, at their home and then spread to outside Townville Elementary School. The judge today told the teenager that […]

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A ONE-YEAR OLD HOMICIDE STILL UNSOLVED

December 12, 2018 Dick Mangrum Two weeks ago marked the first anniversary of the homicide of an elderly woman near Westminster. Joann McCarthy’s death remains under investigation by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. The 74-year old McCarthy was found at her home on Creekwood Lane. At first, no obvious injuries were evident, but an autopsy showed death from a single gunshot, […]

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CRIMESTOPPERS ALERT FOR STOLEN TRUCK

December 12, 2018 Dick Mangrum A Crimestoppers alert has been issued on a Thrift Brothers’ truck stolen Friday morning last week near Seneca. At the time, the white 2012 Ford F-250 was parked outside Mattress Outlet on Market Street. It carries a ladder rack and a Thrift Brothers logo on the side. The plate reads South Carolina P-6-0-5-4-0-7. A tool […]

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SCHOOLS ON TWO-HOUR DELAY

December 12, 2018 Dick Mangrum Oconee students return to school this morning on a two-hour delay. School doors are opening at normal time to allow parents to drop children off early. By 8:30 last night Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative reported all Diego storm-related outages had been cleared up. Blue Ridge extends a thank you to its crews, along with outside […]

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