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Suspected shoplifting turns into drug case

June 18, 2015

Two Oconee County women ran into trouble with the law in Toccoa, Georgia when a case of suspected shoplifting turned into a drug investigation by the police. The Toccoa Police Department responded Tuesday to a shoplifting complaint at the Wal-Mart store. The police arrested Kristin Hope Carter, 20-year old Westminster resident; and Tabatha Nell Pitch,…

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Drug charges placed against Easley driver near Salem

June 18, 2015

A car without tag lights at 2:30 in the morning near Salem attracted the attention of a sheriff’s deputy. And yesterday’s traffic stop on north highway 11 at Flat Shoals Road led to drug charges against a young driver. The Sheriff’s Office has announced charges of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance against…

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Letter of support approved

June 18, 2015

Oconee County Council approved a letter of support this week for Tri-County Technical College’s plans for a new building on its main campus in Pendleton. The project to build a Tech Student Success Center is independent of ongoing efforts at securing a satellite campus in Oconee County. The letter of support is something which Tech…

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Discoloration in the City of Clemson’s drinking water

June 18, 2015

The City of Clemson is experiencing an increase in discoloration in its drinking water and has issued the following ***PUBLIC NOTICE FROM THE ANDERSON REGIONAL JOINT WATER SYSTEM*** “The water plant has detected color in the raw drinking water supply caused by increased levels of manganese and iron dissolved in the water. Manganese and iron…

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Streetscape UPDATE

June 18, 2015

Streetscape workers have placed a two-inch tap for new service to Walhalla storefronts adjacent to Martha’s Marketplace Café. On Tuesday the city reported new water service was established for the Bantam Chef.

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Truck driver ticketed

June 17, 2015

The State Patrol has announced a citation of too fast for conditions has been issued to the driver of a semi-truck involved in today’s accident with a “CAT” bus near Seneca. Trooper Gary Miller said the ticket was issued to Westminster resident Jeremy Kane Godwin, whose semi-truck was pulling a flatbed trailer. Godwin was uninjured…

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Bus-truck accident near Seneca

June 17, 2015

As many as eight people are said to be undergoing medical treatment from a bus-truck accident near Seneca.  It happened late this morning on 123 and Carson Road and that wreck scene has forced traffic to detour.  One of the diversion routes is Seneca’s Lindsay Road.  Greg Dietterick, city administrator at the scene, said most…

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Proclamation recognizes 50-year business

June 17, 2015

After 50 years, the Duncans are still going strong in their family machine and tool business near Westminster. Several members of the family were present during last night’s County Council meeting to receive an official proclamation. In a building along 123/the Sandifer Boulevard, Oconee Machine & Tool operates 12 thousand square feet with 16 employees.…

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Oconee considers new piece of litigation

June 17, 2015

An executive session of the Oconee County Council broke up after more than one hour late last night, without action on a litigation matter that was added to the closed-door session. But, in its earlier open session, the council talked about joining a lawsuit in an attempt to recover lost Register of Deed fees. Those…

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Utility increases survive final budget readings

June 17, 2015

Water and sewer rate increases have survived final budget readings in Seneca. The city council last night gave second and last reading to a 2015-16 utilities budget that is calculated on raising both water and sewer rates by five percent. Joel Seavey, clerk-treasurer, said the increases apply equally to inside and outside municipal customers and…

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  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 12, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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