Blog Archives

Crenshaw to neighbors: “Bear with us.”

June 13, 2014

Oconee County officials have been receiving inquiries this week from concerned Walhalla residents that the height of the new jail will actually be higher than they’ve been led to believe. But Sheriff Mike Crenshaw is asking patience from those residents because, the sheriff says, he is getting assurance from the contractor that the finished building…

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Former Walhallan’s son draws All-Star invite

June 13, 2014
Former Walhallan’s son draws All-Star invite

 Princeton University basketball player Clay Wilson’s Oconee County relatives have received the news that the rising senior is getting the chance to compete this summer in international competition. He’s Clay Wilson, son of former Walhallan Dean Wilson Owasso, Oklahoma and nephew of 96.3/WGOG account executive Ann Anderson of Walhalla. Clay Wilson has an invitation to…

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Software solution found in South Dakota

June 13, 2014

Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw believes he has found the solution to his office’s software needs in the state of South Dakota. At its meeting next week, Oconee County Council is scheduled to consider a recommendation that Zuercher Technologies of Sioux Falls, South Dakota be awarded a sole source contract for a public safety software…

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Senecan offered full-time job by BMW

June 13, 2014

A Tri-County Technical College graduate from Seneca is one of four recent graduates who have been offered full-time employment by the car maker BMW. Jeremy Davies was among 28 students from Tri-County and Greenville technical colleges who graduated June 5 from the BMW Scholars program. It was the third and largest class of scholars to…

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Arrest made in theft of water heater

June 13, 2014

Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 35-year old man in Utica—charged with stealing a neighbor’s water heater. The Sheriff’s Office jailed Benjamin Thomas Price of Lonsdale Street on charges of petty larceny and burglary third degree. An arrest affidavit accuses Price of taking a 40-gallon water heater, valued at $705 dollars, on May…

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Foggy morning in Long Creek!

June 13, 2014

The sun may be shinging where you are this morning in Oconee County, but in Long Creek it’s foggy.  And that weather condition prevents the arrival of a medical helicopter.  We’ve learned that, in its place, ground transport is necessary to Greenville for an emergency patient from the Mountain Rest area.

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United Way seeks volunteers

June 13, 2014

Oconee United Way will set aside Friday, June 20, one week from today, as a day of action in Oconee County to help those who are disadvantaged. But it can’t happen without your help. If you, your family, friends, civic or church groups are able to volunteer any time between 8:30 a-m and 2 p-m…

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Sheriff’s Office joins Adopt-a-Highway

June 13, 2014

Signs are up on South Carolina 11 to indicate the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is taking part in the Adopt-a-Highway program. The Sheriff’s Office has adopted the section of highway 11 from Oconee Station Road near Picket Post Road to the intersection with 183. That area has significance for sheriff’s officers, for it’s the area where…

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Scott presses for answers

June 13, 2014

Senator Tim Scott wrote a letter yesterday to Sloan Gibson, acting Veterans Affairs Secretary, for answers about backlogs, official waiting lists and what the South Carolina Republican called secret waiting lists or unauthorized lists at 13 V-A facilities in South Carolina. Scott announced the letter after a series of listening sessions and office hours where…

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Delegation calls meeting!

June 13, 2014

State Representative Bill Sandifer, chairman of the Oconee Legislative Delegation, has announced a joint meeting of the state lawmakers and the Oconee County Council—for the purpose of open dialogue between the two political bodies. The meeting takes place 7:30 Monday night, June 30 at Seneca’s Gignilliat Center. No agenda has been established. The meeting is…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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