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Asphalt and roof scammers

December 22, 2014

Asphalt and roofing scammers have arrived in Oconee County. Sheriff Crenshaw was notified today that the scammers are offering very low prices on sealing or paving driveways and then, after using sub-standard materials, demanding higher prices when the work is completed. “We urge homeowners to call the Sheriff’s Office and not engage in any type…

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No equivocating about the roads

December 22, 2014

The worsening condition of South Carolina roads has begun to create a reputation that causes embarrassment to the state. Worse is the predicament faced by its motorists who have begun to treat the state’s roads and highways like obstacle courses when it comes to missing a pothole. Seneca’s Bill Sandifer and other state lawmakers are…

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Boil water advisory lifted

December 22, 2014

A boil water advisory was lifted today for residents of a Lake Hartwell home development in Oconee County. The advisory was ordered Friday for sections of Foxwood Hills, as the result of the break the day before of an 8-inch water line. Affected water customers may resume using their service as normal.

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Gas pump price dips below $2 dollars

December 22, 2014

A sign at a Greenville gas pump over the weekend read $1.99 for regular. The motor club AAA says those driving to Christmas/New Year’s destinations are encountering the lowest gas prices since 2009. South Carolinians are currently paying 79 cents less for a gallon of gas than they were a year ago. And gas prices…

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Scamming technique known as spoofing

December 22, 2014

When the phone rang at one Westminster business last week, the caller I-D displayed the name and phone number of Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. But it was not Crenshaw calling. Instead the Sheriff’s Office believes this was a scam—a computer-generated call that offered the business a sales pitch to get leads. It’s a technique called…

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Shining Lights judges make their choices

December 22, 2014

The judges in this year’s Shining Lights contest, sponsored by the Walhalla Kiwanis Club, have made their choices. Here are this year’s winners: First place in small residential category went to Tom and Patsy Lamas at 101 Tall Window Drive, Seneca; second place, to Debbie James at 421 E. Main Street, West Union. First place…

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Smoke detectors save lives

December 22, 2014

At one point during the weekend, six people had perished in South Carolina structure fires. Oconee’s fire chief, Charlie King, says it is a reminder that the most critical device in every home and business to ensure safety is a working smoke detector. The Oconee Fire Service is committed to ensuring that every home has…

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Oakway home fire

December 20, 2014

Within five minutes of a neighbor’s call, fire fighters reached the scene of an Oakway home fire and were able to put a stop to the fire at the Mary’s Lane home near the Bruce Road. At the time of the fire, no one was home. That Friday afternoon fire, however, is regarded suspicious in…

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Ulterior motive ascribed to the EPA

December 19, 2014

Does a clear power plan sound like a good idea? Not if you represent a state that enjoys relatively low power rates and is ill-equipped to convert coal and oil-fired burners to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. South Carolina State Representative Bill Sandifer is also suspicious of why the federal Environmental Protection Agency is pushing its…

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Burglars target South Cove Road

December 19, 2014

Four home burglaries have taken place between November 21 and as late as yesterday morning on South Cove Road and vicinity. Oconee Sheriff’s Office appeals to the public for information that leads to the culprits. Two of the crimes occurred on South Cove Road. There was one on Keowee School Roard and another on Indian…

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Calendar

  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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