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Forigiving those bad weather school days

March 26, 2015

The South Carolina House of Representatives today gave second reading to forgiving up to three missed schools days due to this winter’s bad weather. State Representative Bill Whitmire supports forgiving the days, and says final reading of the bill takes place tomorrow. Oconee missed four days this year, but needed only one of the three…

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Plea results in prison term

March 26, 2015

A plea of guilt in the General Sessions Court in Walhalla has resulted in a prison term for a man who admitted he shot and wounded a woman last summer. Marcus Oneal Craig this morning pleaded guilty to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, and Judge McIntosh accepted the state’s recommendation of…

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Judge mulls Florida man’s request for trip home

March 26, 2015

Oconee General Sessions Judge Lawton McIntosh says he wants to speak to a Florida doctor before deciding whether he’ll allow a defendant to return to the Grapefruit State for the purpose of picking up medication for his condition. Stanley Dimitroff, who now lives in Florida, faces an Oconee County trial on the charge of breach…

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Death investigation report still incomplete

March 26, 2015

Four months after a worker’s death in Seneca, the report of an investigation of his death remains incomplete, according to a spokeswoman for the applicable state agency. Lesia Kudelka, ombudsman and communications director for the state Department of Labor and Licensing Regulation, said she checked yesterday for the status of the death investigation report from…

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Music tonight at Seneca High!

March 26, 2015

A music performance will help raise money tonight to pay for Seneca High School’s prom. Everyone is invited to hear Seneca’s own Sam Burchfield and his band in the school auditorium. Burchfield’s band includes some of Seneca’s talented students. Doors open at 6:30.

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Seneca organizes its first ATAX committee

March 26, 2015

Seneca’s first ATAX (Accommodations Tax) advisory committee organized during its first meeting, with five of its seven members in attendance. At the start, city financial director Joel Seavey announced the city council-appointed committee became necessary once the city’s ATAX receipts exceeded $50 thousand a year. It will be the committee’s duty to consider grants to…

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“It has been determined that there was hazing”

March 25, 2015

A statement this afternoon from Dr. Michael Thorsland, Oconee superintendent of education, says, “It has been determined that there was hazing.” And the Walhalla police continue to investigate as to whether criminal charges are appropriate. Thorsland’s statement also says district administration is proceeding with disciplinary action and “the students are no longer on the soccer…

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Ohioan arrested on Oconee drug charges

March 25, 2015

A 32-year old Akron, Ohio man has been arrested as the result of an investigation conducted by Oconee sheriff’s officers Tuesday afternoon near U-S 123 and Sheep Farm Road. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Brandon Todd Stewart was arrested and charged with distributing methamphetamine after a call from a Sandifer Boulevard business about two people…

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Multiple charges bring prison sentence

March 25, 2015

Oconee General Sessions Court defendant Mark Eldon Staton was ordered today to serve a four-year prison term for larceny and drug offenses, to which he entered guilty pleas. Staton attributed his behavior to “being stupid and having a bad habit.” He told Judge Lawton McIntosh that he apologizes to the owner of the stolen trailer,…

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Library in line for parking lot improvements

March 25, 2015

The Westminster Branch of the Oconee Public Library will close for one week next month to allow for the paving and re-construction of its parking lot. The work schedule, from April 6 through the 11th, will depend on the weather. All other branches of the library system will remain open. The library staff and the…

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Calendar

  • March 28, 2015 7:30 amHOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH'S YARD SALE and HOT DOG SALE
  • March 28, 2015 10:00 amEbenezer Baptist Church's Community Easter Egg Hunt
  • March 28, 2015 11:00 amFaith Baptist Church's Easter Egg Hunt and Games
  • March 28, 2015 1:00 pmClearmont Baptist Church's Easter Egg Hunt
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