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Young Pickens man charged with Oconee homicide

February 10, 2014
Young Pickens man charged with Oconee homicide

Oconee Sheriff’s Office has placed additional charges against a 17-year old man charged Saturday with involuntary manslaughter. Octavis Jamal Robinson of Central was charged with involuntary manslaughter in a homicide early Saturday near the Oconee-Pickens line. A 21-year old North Carolina man, Rashean Parker II, was found on the ground with what appeared to be…

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Weekend Oconee homicide

February 8, 2014

The Oconee coroner has classified the death early today of 21-year old man as a homicide. And, he says, the Sheriff’s Office is investigating. Coroner Karl Addis identified the victim as Rashean Parker II, of Gastonia, North Carolina and former Pendleton resident. According to Addis, Parker died of a gun shot to the chest and…

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First day OCC qualifier

February 7, 2014

Seneca attorney Paul Cain was an opening day qualifier today. He’s the first candidate for a special election to fill the vacant Seat Three, Oconee County Council. Cain signed up as a Republican. The filing period runs two weeks.

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Plans for new Seneca museum made official

February 7, 2014

An explanation of a project to restore slave dwellings across the country and the revelation of plans for Seneca’s first African-American history museum highlighted the 2014 city luncheon marking February as Black History Month. A large gathering in the Gignilliat Community Center got to see sketches of the vision for the Bertha Lee Strickland Museum,…

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Restaurant sales in the millions!

February 7, 2014

They’ve run some numbers at Seneca City Hall that show the voracious appetites of the city’s diners translate into big restaurant sales and tax revenues for city government. Joel Seavey, the city’s financial director, recently ran some figures for the benefit of Riley Johnson, the city’s events coordinator. Seavey examined figures derived through the city’s…

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Oconee Democrats prepare to reorganize

February 7, 2014

Fewer than nine months remain before the 2014 general election. And today the Oconee Democratic Party is inviting county Democrats and like-minded Independents to attend their party’s biennial local precinct meetings. They’ll take place 9 a-m to noon Saturday, February 15 at Walhalla Depot—College and Mauldin streets. In a statement, Chairwoman Rosellen Aleguire said, “We…

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Lease renewal time for Courthouse Inn project

February 7, 2014

A one-year arrangement is expiring between Oconee County and businessmen wanting to develop the county’s former courthouse building into a hotel. No work has taken place at the site while John Powell and Jim Carswell attempt to line up investment money for what they hope will be a 55-room boutique hotel, at the corner of…

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Library worker receives statewide honor

February 7, 2014

The volunteer administrator for the Oconee Public Library, Janice Lovingood, recently received the Administrator of the Year Award from the SC Association of Volunteer Administration. The award was given during a conference at Pawley’s Island. The statewide association works to promote volunteerism across the state. Lovingood is a member-at-large on the 2014 organization board and…

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Alexander addresses prescription drug abuse

February 6, 2014

State Senator Thomas Alexander will take a legislative approach to the growing problem of prescription drug abuse. The Oconee-Pickens Republican and Lt. Governor Glenn McConnell unveiled a proposal to protect vulnerable seniors from prescription drug theft and reduce drug abuse and trafficking in the state. “It is my hope that this legislation will clear up…

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DUI defense specialist Ronnie Cole

February 6, 2014

A 38-year lawyer gave a Seneca audience this afternoon an informative and entertaining talk about the perils of driving in a drunken manner—especially in a state that comes down hard on those who commit DUI. Ronnie Cole of Anderson is known as a specialist in defending those charged with driving under the influence. And, for…

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Calendar

  • September 16, 2014 7:00 pmLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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