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New Year’s Day night shooting death

January 2, 2015

A home near Westminster was the scene last night of the shooting death of a 54-year old woman. It’s a case under investigation by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office and the Oconee County Coroner’s office. However, in a statement this morning, Coroner Karl Addis said, “The public should not be concerned for their safety regarding this…

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Oconeean faces insurance fraud charges

December 31, 2014

A 54-year old Oconee County man has been released from jail on a personal recognizance bond after his arrest yesterday on charges of presenting false claims to insurance companies. According to law enforcement sources, Timothy Mark Mize of the Earles Grove Road, Westminster was released on personal recognizance bonds totaling $45 thousand dollars. Warrants issued…

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Police chase–from Westminster to Seneca

December 31, 2014

At least three police chases have taken place in parts of Oconee County, since Monday. The latest being apparently the one this morning that started in Westminster and ended near Seneca. According to Chief Dean Awalt, his officers identified a small car and its driver as driving with a suspended license. The chase started near…

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December 31a tax deadline for some

December 31, 2014

  In the lexicon of the Oconee County tax world, Decermber 31—the last day of the calendar year—is a deadline for some taxpayers. If you are paying your 2014 property tax in person, this is the last day you can pay at Pine Street and be eligible for a deduction on your 2014 tax return.…

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Powell an interested non-bidder

December 31, 2014

John Powell once went to the expense of moving an old Walhalla house down Main Street—partly to save it from the wrecking ball. So, the question as 2014 winds down for the start of 2015, will the realtor be among the bidders next month to buy 502 E. Main Street? It’s the old house that…

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Murder trial to begin January 12

December 31, 2014

The court docket set by the office of 10th Circuit Solicitor lists a murder case as the first trial for the New Year in Oconee County General Sessions Court. Atop the docket for a week of court, January 12-15, is the State’s case against Shane Adam Burdette. The Westminster resident was arrested in the summer…

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Chase ends with suspect’s car hitting tree

December 31, 2014

A surveillance operation by Seneca police narcotics officers paid off with the arrest of a drug suspect, but not before a chase ensued through city streets and ended with the suspect’s car hitting a tree near the Wells Highway. During the noon hour yesterday on South Sixth Street, the police spotted an Acura automobile driven…

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Fire near Townville was arson

December 31, 2014
Fire near Townville was arson

 An investigation has disclosed that an early morning fire near Townville was deliberately set, and authorities are appealing to the public for information that can solve the crime. Fire fighters were alerted around one o’clock Monday morning to a house fire in the Timberlake One community in southern Oconee. Emergency crews found the fire quickly…

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Slip and trip alleged at hospital

December 30, 2014

An Oconee County woman went to her local hospital with the intent to attend an educational health class, but she slipped and tripped. And now, according to the lawsuit filed in her behalf, Edna Brown Brezeale wants a jury trial to determine what damages she is owed. The lawsuit alleges that Oconee Memorial Hospital knew…

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Foxwood Hills home fire

December 30, 2014

Fire late this morning damaged a home in the Foxwood Hills development on Lake Hartwell. The fire was discovered by the homeowner, as he returned to his home on the Dr. John’s Road. He noticed smoke coming from the roof and could hear the sound of the home’s smoke detectors. Fire fighters were able to…

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