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Arrest made in Coffee Road home burglary

December 8, 2014

An arrest has been made in the investigation of a home burglary on the Coffee Road between Walhalla and Westminster. A shotgun, valued at $350 dollars, was taken during a burglary between September 1 and November 28. Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced charges of burglary first degree and larceny against Jeremy Ryan Osment, 23-year old…

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Wrecked car apparently abandoned

December 8, 2014
Wrecked car apparently abandoned

 A wrecked car found in woods at Fair Play this morning apparently had been abandoned after the accident. Members of the community’s volunteer fire department found the car on its side—with no one around, neither the driver nor anyone else. The highway patrol is now investigating.

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2007 lawsuit off the docket!

December 8, 2014

Oconee Common Pleas Court has received word of the pre-trial settlement in the case of McMahan versus Crescent Resources. It turns out to be a settlement long time in the making. According to the docket for this week’s court term, the claim for members of the McMahan family against a company that bought land in…

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Arrest made in golf cart thefts

December 8, 2014

Nearly one year later, law enforcement authorities have made an arrest in the case of a stolen golf cart from a home near Lake Hartwell. Oconee sheriff’s officers report the arrest of a 46-year old Anderson man. James Eric Powell of Starr was placed in the Oconee Detention Center Friday, charged with grand larceny of…

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Economist Yandle to put a wrap on 2014

December 8, 2014

In front of an Oconee County audience this week, a renowned economist will summarize the year 2014 and preview what’s likely to come in 2015. Dr. Bruce Yandle, Dean Emeritus of the College of Business and Behavioral Science at Clemson University, will be guest speaker for the Oconee Economic Alliance business forum at 8 a-m…

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Horse trailer accident on n. highway 11

December 8, 2014

An accident involving a truck pulling a horse trailer closed n. highway 11 yesterday afternoon in the vicinity of the Tamassee-Salem Elementary School. No persons were injured, but a trailer carrying two horses rolled over, killing one horse immediately. Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services said a veterinarian was called to the scene to assist…

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Domestic violence incident on Old Well Road

December 6, 2014

An incident in which a gun shot was fired toward an Oconee man’s wife landed the man in jail. According to the Sheriff’s Office, James Bradley Rogers was jailed on the charge of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature Thursday morning, after investigation of an incident November 22 on Old Well Road…

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Walhalla parade “is a go”

December 5, 2014

Vanessa Penton of the Greater Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce said this afternoon that tomorrow’s parade “is a go.”  The chamber’s executive director expressed confidence that, by the 5 o’clock parade time tomorrow, the conditions will be OK.  She does anticipate drizzle at parade time, so parade spectators and participants should dress accordingly.  The parade…

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Don’t forget Salem’s parade is Sunday!

December 5, 2014

Main Street in Salem will shut down late Sunday afternoon for the town’s annual Christmas Parade. The town’s Marti Jennings reminds everyone of the 4 o’clock parade start, with the lineup to form 3 to 3:30 Sunday at the Tamassee-Salem High School. The theme this year is “Rejoice and Celebrate Christmas.”

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Heli-basket, Inc., coming to West Union

December 5, 2014

A company which will design and engineer helicopter parts and ground support equipment is coming to West Union. And today was the day that the principals—V-J Wigington and John Tollenaere—acquired a 6,000 square foot building for Heli-basket Inc. The two shared their plans for their 6 to 8-employee operation on highway 11 across from Itron.…

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