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Murder charge forwarded to grand jury

March 14, 2014

After a hearing this morning, a judge bound over to the grand jury a murder charge against a Fair Play man to the Oconee Grand Jury. Magistrate Blake Norton found probable cause to further consider the state’s case against Zack Daniel Patterson. In January, Patterson became the third person charged with murder in the death…

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Primary hopefuls asked to wait at least a day

March 14, 2014

Oconee County Democrats gather in convention tomorrow and, across the state, the official start of qualifying for this year’s primary elections is Sunday. But, in Oconee County, Sunday is a holiday for government offices, so the elections office is asking all Oconeeans—Democrat and Republican—-who intend to qualify to wait at least one day. The county…

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“Motion to alter or amend”

March 14, 2014

Oconee County has officially asked the Common Pleas Court to be allowed to make post-ruling motions in the zoning case it recently lost. An attorney in Anderson, James Logan Jr., has asked the court for permission to be allowed to motion “to alter or amend” Judge Lawton McIntosh’s ruling in favor of plaintiffs David and…

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Home fire across the state line

March 14, 2014

Oconee County’s volunteer Cleveland Fire Department sent fire fighters, trucks and equipment yesterday to a home fire in rural Stephens County, Georgia. The fire occurred around 3 o’clock. Grahl Haney, deputy fire chief for Oconee, says the fire exacted a heavy toll on Estathoe Circle. No one reported hurt. The location was in a Stephens…

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Prescribed burn today in northern OC

March 14, 2014

Highway 107 motorists should be aware of smoky conditions from a 13-hundred acre burn today at Big Ben and Burrell’s Ford roads. According to Mike Hastings of the U-S Forest Service, sections of 107 are liable to be closed periodically today because the crews will be burning close to the two-lane road. Motorists should also…

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CU students to spend spring break helping others

March 14, 2014

Clemson students are about to embark for spring break, but many of them will not relax. They are going to help others in need. More than 235 students from several organizations are taking part next week in some kind of service trip. The Alternate Break Program is sending 20 students to Biloxi, Mississippi to work…

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Official: final tallies for Seneca candidates

March 14, 2014

As announced yesterday by Bob Brock, chairman of the Oconee Election Commission, here are the final and official vote count for the eight candidates this week for four seats on the Seneca City Council. The final tallies include the regular ballots, five provisional (or challenged) votes and three write-in votes. The four declared winners are…

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Tax relief for military service personnel

March 14, 2014

Governor Haley has signed a bill to provide property tax relief to active duty military men and women in South Carolina. Active duty soldiers have been eligible for a 4% property tax assessment while stationed in South Carolina, but if required to move to fulfill orders, they could incur an increase to 6% as their…

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Forest Service worker killed in NC

March 13, 2014

The U-S Forest Service is mourning the death of a 38-year old officer killed yesterday in the Grandfather Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. Jason Crisp is survived by his wife and two children. Crisp and his K-9 partner were killed in the line of duty in Burke County—the details of…

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Awards presented for tornado safety posters

March 13, 2014

A 5th grader at Walhalla Elementary School is this year’s overall, grand prize winner in the annual Oconee County School Tornado Safety Contest. Kayleigh Toole receives a $45 cash reward and a weather radio. Oconee Emergency Services, contest sponsor, also named individual grade first and second place winners. The contest purpose is to educate children…

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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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