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Fire destroys home near Townville

March 17, 2014

Fire last night destroyed a mobile home near Townville. Oconee Rural Fire Control reports the fire that destroyed the home on Timberlake Drive is under investigation. No one hurt. The first set of volunteer fire fighters were called at 8:30. They remained at the scene nearly two hours.

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New developments in late 2013 homicide

March 15, 2014

New developments in the case of a 61-year old man whose body was found in the rubble of a home fire near Westminster. In Friday’s developments, a pre-trial hearing was held for Zack Daniel Patterson, one of the two men charged with the murder of Richard Alan Maszalek. That hearing ended with an Oconee magistrate’s…

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Bakari Sellers meets OC Democrats

March 15, 2014
Bakari Sellers meets OC Democrats

 A 29-year old state lawmaker from what’s called South Carolina’s “Corridor of Shame” introduced himself Saturday to Oconee County Democrats and outlined a platform that he hopes will land him as the state’s next lieutenant governor. Rep. Bakari Sellers was featured speaker at the 2014 Oconee Democratic Convention. The Corridor of Shame is the moniker…

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“Normal rain this summer

March 14, 2014

We have a prognostication that rain this summer will be nothing like last summer—-when three reservoirs experienced levels well into flood storage stage. Still, after consulting with the government’s NOAA website and water managers, Public Affairs Specialist Billy Birdwell of the U-S Army Corps of Engineers predicts normal rainfall this summer. Normal, he says, is good.…

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SC’s Duncan part of bi-partisan legislation

March 14, 2014

South Carolina’s 3rd District Congressman, Republican Jeff Duncan, is part of a bill with bi-partisan support to reform Department of Homeland Security’s buying process. “For years, DHS has refused to use a business approach in managing its acquisition programs,” Duncan said in a statement from Washington. He and the rest of the bill’s co-authors are…

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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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Calendar

  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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