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Suspect remains jailed

March 18, 2014

A 32-year old woman who now faces charges from two Walhalla area crimes this winter remained in jail today, with bond set at $70 thousand surety. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the latest charges against April Michelle Norton arise from the following theft, as outlined by Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jimmy Watt. According to Watt,…

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No yapping on Yik Yak!

March 18, 2014

Oconee Sheriff’s Office and Oconee School District are calling the public’s attention to a new app, potentially dangerous for its capability to transmit slander and libel. As a result, the school district has blocked access through its internet servers. But that doesn’t stop students who bring their personal cell phones to school from accessing Yik…

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School make-up days ahead

March 18, 2014

This year’s calendar for Oconee public schools has been adjusted for make-up snow days—without interfering with spring break next month or this year’s graduation schedule. Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent, announces that children will be expected for classes to cover two additional make-up days—-this Friday, March 21 and Friday, March 28.  

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Sales Tax Commission makes list

March 18, 2014

Oconee’s sales tax commissioners now have a list of capital projects to send to the County Council. It took two hours of discussion and votes last night before the commissioners settled on about seven separate projects. They’ll now await a meeting April 10 when Scott Moulder, county administrator, presents the nuts and bolts as to…

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Corbeil-Cammick contest for Seat One

March 18, 2014

The first full day of filing for this year’s primaries guaranteed a contest for Seat One, Oconee County Council. Paul Corbeil qualified to run for re-election. Corbeil later was joined by a challenger. That challenger is Edda Cammick, another Republican. Corbeil and Cammick were part of a process yesterday that the State Election Commission called…

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Access Health project marks two years

March 17, 2014

This month marks the second-year anniversary of a program that helps local and area low income, under-insured adults improve their health and lives. Mountain Lakes Access Health serves residents of Oconee County and parts of Pickens County, in Clemson, Central and Six Mile. Heather Goss, executive director, says the program has helped more than 325…

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Woman arrested in Walhalla area home burglary

March 17, 2014

The burglary of a home near Walhalla’s section of Coffee Road has resulted in charges against a 32-year old woman. April Michelle Norton was jailed last night, charged by the Sheriff’s Office as part of a late January home burglary investigation on Corey Road. There, the homeowner reported someone pushed in an air conditioning unit…

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Early primary election qualifiers

March 17, 2014

A handful of opening qualifiers for the June primary election in Oconee County. They include one candidate for County Council, one for Probate Judge, and two for the State House of Representatives. The Oconee Elections Office reports all four candidates are incumbents: Paul Corbeil, for Seat One, County Council; Kenny Johns, for Probate Judge; Bill…

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Lummus named CEO of Upstate Alliance

March 17, 2014

Tri-County Tech’s John Lummus is being named at this hour as the new CEO of Upstate Alliance. Lummus has a background in fundraising, economic development and government affairs. Since 2006, he has served as vice president of economic and institutional advancement at the college. Prior to that, Lummus directed the Anderson County Office of Economic…

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Stolen car found in OC and arrest made

March 17, 2014
Stolen car found in OC and arrest made

 Oconee sheriff’s officers arrested a 23-year old man near Westminster and seized the car he was found in as part of an investigation during Saturday’s early morning hours. The investigation started shortly before 5 a-m when an officer found a running white Mercedes Benz parked in a travel lane of 123 near Robert Drive and…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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