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Crenshaw believes in community-oriented policing

January 30, 2015

Community-oriented policing principles are beginning to pay off for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, in the opinion of third-year Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. The first-term sheriff put a cap on the year 2014 with a seven and a half page report that highlights accomplishments in his administration’s attempts to establish better relations with citizens and build partnership…

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Accident practically in front of City Hall!

January 30, 2015

A car accident has occurred on Westminster’s E. Windsor Street this morning–nearly in front of the City Hall.

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Fire takes heavy toll

January 30, 2015

The Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting a Walhalla family displaced by last night’s home fire. The fire department considers 6 Keowee Street nearly destroyed as the result of a fire that burned through the home during the 9 o’clock hour. No one was hurt. Fire fighter Kevin Kisner says it’s not…

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Heritage Center board at full strength

January 30, 2015

The board of directors at the Oconee Heritage Center is at full strength, with four new members. Joining the policy-making board were Terry England, Andy Brooks, Terri Corbett, and Tamy Sanford.

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Senate OKs the Keystone XL pipeline

January 30, 2015

After Senate action yesterday, the bill to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline is on the way to the desk of President Obama, and South Carolina’s U-S senators are calling for the President to sign it. Both Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham voted to support the pipeline and say the issue is jobs and energy independence.…

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Investigation into alleged immoral and illegal conduct

January 30, 2015

The police in Seneca arrested a 33-year old woman as part of an investigation into accusations of immoral and illegal conduct at a home on Hillsborough Drive near the middle school. Chief John Covington announced the arrest of Shauna Nicole McKinnon on the charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. According to the…

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Fire displaces Walhalla family of six

January 30, 2015

Fire burned through a Walhalla home last night, but no one was hurt. Rural Fire Control reported the fire shortly after 9 last night on Keowee Street. Alternate accommodations have had to be arranged for two adults and four children.

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“Fully committed to campus in Oconee County”

January 29, 2015

The commissioners who set the policy for Tri-County Technical College are meeting Monday at the main Pendleton campus, but there apparently will be no discussion of building an Oconee County campus. It’s not an agenda item. Rebecca Eidson, college spokeswoman, said, “While our target date for announcing a plan was the end of 2014, we…

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Second homicide case resolved today

January 29, 2015

For a second time today, the Oconee General Sessions Court accepted the guilty plea of a murder defendant to a lesser charge. Joshua Randall Ferguson this afternoon pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sent to prison for 15 years. The 15 years were recommended by assistant solicitor Blair Stoudemire, and Judge Lee Alford told…

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Westminster sues its former bank

January 29, 2015

Westminster filed suit this week against the bank with which it maintained its general operating account until  four and a half years ago. The lawsuit, filed by city attorney Derek Enderlin, names First Citzens Bank and former police chief Scott Bannister as defendants. It’s an outgrowth of the embezzlement scheme to which Bannister pleaded guilty…

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  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 12, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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