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“It doesn’t look good….”

February 10, 2014

“It doesn’t look good for school tomorrow since the watch begins about the time our buses will need to roll in the morning.” Those are the words today of Dr. Mike Lucas, Oconee superintendent of education. Lucas advises everyone to follow the local news and the district website for weather delays and closures.

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Saturday pedestrian accident in Seneca

February 10, 2014

An early Saturday night pedestrian accident in Seneca closed down Wells Highway near Seneca High School for up to one hour. The police say the accident occurred when a 16-year old boy got out of his family’s truck to retrieve households items that had fallen into the roadway at Clydesdale Road. Lt. Robert Tribble said…

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April 2 ground break for new jail

February 10, 2014

Oconee County has yet to get a guaranteed maximum price to build the new jail, but Sheriff Mike Crenshaw anticipates that price will be available next month—in time to allow ground breaking for the 200 prisoner jail Wednesday, April 2. That GMP is to be delivered to the Oconee County Council. Crenshaw is not yet…

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An early word from the OC superintendent

February 10, 2014

We have early word from the Oconee superintendent of education. Dr. Mike Lucas says some schools have moved athletic and other after-school activities to tonight, to assure conditions for safe travel. Lucas says, “The weather forecast for tonight is much better, and the weather is expected to deteriorate in the early AM hours (Tuesday morning.)”

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“Really pleased but not happy”

February 10, 2014

What is the attitude of Oconee’s first-term sheriff as to how his first year in office went down?  Well, Mike Crenshaw is “really pleased, but not happy.”  In a 2013 year-end report to local reporters, Crenshaw gave an accounting of his first-year administration—with statistics that covered everything from routine type crime all the way through…

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OMC invites “all questions and comments”

February 10, 2014

Oconee, your hospital wants to hear from you. Oconee Medical Center recently approved a memorandum of understanding that’ll lead to talks with how it can work more closely with Greenville Health Systems. The action has sparked concerns and comments about the potential for an outside health care organization, such as GHS, to takeover. OMC’s chief…

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“Elbow Grease” production moves ahead

February 10, 2014

Technology courtesy of the internet is allowing the assembling of all that was filmed in Oconee last summer into what’s hoped to be a big screen production. We spoke last week with Shelby Henderson, casting director and association producer of Elbow Grease. “We are in the post-production phase. We’ve done two rough cuts, working on…

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Bracing for the event!

February 10, 2014

Oconee and the Upstate, along with north and northeast Georgia, are bracing for a significant weather event. A winter storm watch has been issued beginning at 6 tomorrow morning through 7 Thursday morning. Lake Hartwell Radio WLHR quotes meteorologist Harry Geripetritus of the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg as saying this is going to be…

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OC hosts fire fighters leadership meeting

February 10, 2014
OC hosts fire fighters leadership meeting

Oconee played host over the weekend to a leadership institute sponsored by the South Carolina Firefighters’ Association. Charle King, Oconee fire chief, says it was a special opportunity to help develop future leaders in the fire and emergency service fields. Participants, instructors and supporting staff spent the weekend at Oconee State Park and visited several…

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I-85 accident

February 10, 2014
I-85 accident

A car headed southbound on I-85 went out of control and struck a safety rail. No one injured in yesterday morning’s accident that occurred 50 feet before the bridge to Georgia. Fair Play Volunteer Fire Department responded.

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Calendar

  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • 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
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