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In memory of deceased officer

November 10, 2014

Governor Nikki Haley has requested that flags be flown at half-staff today in memory of Deputy Holmes Smith Jr., an investigator with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office.

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Anderson homicide

November 8, 2014

The police in Anderson request the public to help solve a Friday homicide in their city.  Someone used a blunt object to beat to death William Elridge Thompson at 845 E. Orr Street.  The killer is suspected of having stolen Thompson’s black Honda Accord EX and left headed west on E. Orr Street.  The car…

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Solicitor’s statement

November 7, 2014

The office of the 10th Circuit Solicitor made this announcement today in the death of investigation of Alana Carpenter of Seneca:  “On October 23, 2014, Caleb Nathaniel Linart was charged with the murder of Alana Carpenter.  The initial autopsy showed evidence of strangulation which led to the arrest of Linart for the murder.  However, based…

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Veteran election-watcher gives his anaylsis

November 7, 2014

For many years Walhalla’s Bob Brock has been recognized as the authority in Oconee County elections. And the long time county election commissioner offered his own twist on this week’s election—especially as it pertained to the voters’ decision to allow Sunday alcohol sales. At their meeting today, Brock’s colleagues ascribed passage of the alcohol sales…

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Charge against defendant to be reduced

November 7, 2014

Oconee sheriff Mike Crenshaw says he expects an announcement today from the office of Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams on the new developments in the death of Alana Carpenter. The body of the 27-year old Seneca woman was found last month in the Walhalla home of her boyfriend, Caleb Nathaniel Linart. He was arrested and charged…

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Lowering the cost of electric power

November 7, 2014

Westminster is looking for a company to help it determine what can be done to lower the cost of electric power. The idea, according to City Administrator Jeff Lord, is to study the costs and try to make its electric power retail rates more competitive. Lord confirmed today that Westminster is working with one business…

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Education the focus of November 18 meeting

November 7, 2014

The cost of educating a child in South Carolina will be explored during a meeting this month of the Clemson League of Women Voters. The public is invited to hear Dr. Ken Weichel’s overview of the current way that public education is financed, with an emphasis on Oconee, Pickens and Anderson counties. Weichel was an…

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“Working on it now”

November 7, 2014

Sources are indicating to 96.3/WGOG NEWS there are developments in the death investigation last month of a 27-year old woman whose body was found at a Walhalla home. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw used the term, “working on it now” this morning to describe the status of new developments in the death of Alana Carpenter. A preliminary…

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Citizens Police Academy graduates 23

November 7, 2014

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has its first Citizens Police Academy. A graduation ceremony for the first class, 23 students, was held this week in the second floor training room at the Oconee Law Enforcement Center. The ceremony was attended by 47 people. Among the speakers: Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, Senator Thomas Alexander, and Sgt. Mike McGowan,…

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Heritage Center to rely on piggy bank

November 7, 2014
Heritage Center to rely on piggy bank

The failure of the 1-cent capital project sales tax leaves the Oconee Heritage Center more than $400 thousand dollars short in its quest for funding to renovate and improve its museums. But the Heritage Center has not given up. It released this statement yesterday: “If you support the Oconee Heritage Center and still want us…

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Calendar

  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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