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Flying club to form at airport

January 16, 2015

A club of flying enthusiasts in the formation stage has a name. It’s now looking for members. Eddie Perry of Seneca is announcing plans to form the Golden Corner Flying Club at the Oconee Regional Airport. Flying clubs are regarded as co-ops, in which three or more individuals join to share the cost of ownership…

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Manufactured home OK’d in Walhalla

January 16, 2015

Walhalla last night approved a special exception to its zoning ordinance to allow a new manufactured home to be placed at 502 S. Tugaloo Street. The appeal hearing by the board of zoning appeals for Kelvin and Tammy Bryant lasted fewer than 30 minutes. No neighbors spoke in opposition. The special exception was carried on…

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New airport director one month in

January 16, 2015

One of the first things Sam Carver noticed when he started work as the new director of the Oconee Regional Airport was a hole in the security fence, and he immediately wondered how it got there. That hole was courtesy of a previous night police chase in which the suspect crashed thru the fence. It…

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Puppy exposes four people to rabies near Seneca

January 16, 2015

Four people have been referred to health care providers for consultation after being exposed to rabies in the Seneca area by a puppy that, according to South Carolina DHEC, tested positive for the virus. The puppy was attacked by a skunk several weeks ago and received veterinary care for injuries. But, at the time of…

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Missing student found safe

January 16, 2015

A student at Keowee Elementary School went missing for about two hours yesterday afternoon when he walked outside and the door behind him locked. The third grader, wearing a coat, left the school building shortly after 1:30, and the Sheriff’s Office was notified one hour later. Officers employed K-9 units and had the Ranger One…

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Fire last night in Keowee community

January 16, 2015

Fire early last night burned a storage building near a home on Hawk’s Nest Road inside the Keowee-Ebenezer Fire District.  No one injured.  Several fire stations responded.

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Mother ruled incompetent to stand trial

January 15, 2015

An Oconee County woman who took her four daughters across the country allegedly violating a custodial arrangement has been ruled incompetent to stand trial. The announcement was made today by General Sessions Judge Eugene Griffith. Instead, the judge announced, Laverne Marie Bennett is to be remanded to the custody of the state Department of Mental…

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West Union man faces sex charge

January 15, 2015

According to Oconee Sheriff’s Office, a 25-year old West Union man turned himself over to the custody of a deputy yesterday to face a charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor third degree. The Sheriff’s Office identified the man booked into the Oconee Detention Center as James Andrew Massey, accused of inappropriately touching a…

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Prison term for lewd acts

January 15, 2015

In court this morning, a former Westminster resident received a sentence amounting to 10 years for sexually abusing two members of his family. The sentence was handed down to Harold G. Fincannon, who now lives in Myrtle Beach. He pleaded guilty to two charges of lewd act on a child—offenses that occurred several years ago…

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New air quality standards to be reviewed

January 15, 2015

In two weeks, an Upstate committee will learn how new federal air quality standards will apply. The Oconee County representative to the committee, Art Holbrooks, anticipates at this January 27 meeting South Carolina DHEC will give an overview of the EPA standards announced late last year. Holbrooks, Oconee’s strategic planner, has been part of Clean…

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Calendar

  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmMountain Heart Free Concert
  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmVBS at Church of Christ, Lavonia
  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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