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Fire victim flown to burn center

July 14, 2015

Fire late yesterday afternoon critically burned a man at his Timberlake community, Townville area home in OconeeCounty.  EMS and First Responders discovered a man who had been burned in a flash fire while smoking cigarettes and using a medical oxygen device.  The burn victim was carried by helicopter to the regional burn center at Augusta,…

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Thornton Horn Jr.

July 14, 2015

Thornton Allen Horn Jr. died at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson.  He was the husband of Jacqueline Gordon Horn.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p-m Thursday at Beaverdam Baptist Church with full military honors.  A private graveside service will follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery.  Family members are at their homes.…

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$100 thousand Oconee lottery fraud

July 13, 2015

Two people pleaded guilty today in a case of lottery fraud that involved now former employees of a Seneca store.  At the recommendation of the prosecution, the judge gave the defendants 10 years in prison, but suspended the prison sentence to probation, along with an order that they are to re-pay the victim in the…

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Arrest made in burglary near Westminster

July 13, 2015

A 32-year old OconeeCounty man has been arrested and charged with burglary at a home this month near Westminster.  The crime occurred July 2 on Lee Pine Drive near the West-Oak Highway.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office identified the man arrested, William David Hanks Jr., as a suspect in an incident in which a male was…

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Man befriended by church charged with theft

July 13, 2015

A 27-year old man befriended by a church near Seneca has been arrested and charged with stealing church property.  Oconee law enforcement records show the arrest Friday of Pelzer resident Joseph William Rosshirt on the charge of grand larceny.  The theft occurred February 23 after Toby Shaw, pastor of Harvest Time Ministries, walked into the…

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Streetscape work today!

July 13, 2015

The contractor plans final bacteria tests today on the new water line on Walhalla’s Main Street—on the south side of the block from College to Catherine streets.  Meantime, they are “sawing out” the concrete.  It’s a waiting game on the block from Tugaloo to College streets.  According to Hutch ‘N Son, waiting for Duke Energy…

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No intent to reach farther

July 13, 2015

In explaining why he voted to move the Confederate flag, the Oconee-Pickens senator says the action is confined to the flag that flew on the State House grounds.  Senator Thomas Alexander said the vote pertains to that the one location only, and he does not favor requiring anyone else.  Some flag supporters have expressed worry…

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Returning to work tonight!

July 13, 2015

The members of Westminster Planning Commission return to work tonight on their city’s comprehensive plan.  They’ll meet in a work session at 6 at the Historic Train Depot.  Planning commissioners are Sandra Powell, Ken Sloan, Claudia Spearman, Wendell Tidwell and Steve White.  

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Albert Holden

July 13, 2015

Albert Holden, 78, of Westminster died Saturday at the Oconee Hospice of the Foothills (the Cottingham House. The family is at the home of Mary Ann Blassingame.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Gilbert Mortuary.  

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Bruce Alvin Cooper

July 13, 2015

Bruce Alvin Cooper, 69, of 5272 West-Oak Highway, Westminster died Sunday. Funeral plans will be announced by the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home of Gorham, NY. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com. Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.  

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  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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