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Phone caller is an imposter

April 28, 2014

A phone caller falsely posing as a health department worker has drawn the attention of state government. The caller is said to be seeking private information and contacts South Carolinians about recent surgeries, saying they may be eligible for a re-imbursement. But the state Department of Health and Environmental Control says the caller is an…

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County library leaders pin hopes on voters

April 28, 2014

Library leaders at opposite ends of South Carolina will look to the voters in their counties for the go ahead to renovate and modernize. Oconee and Charleston library officials will bank on favorable referendum votes during the November General Election. Oconee wants to build new libraries and renovate others with the help of a one…

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For low income Oconee families, an urgent need

April 28, 2014

Oconeeans are being asked to help needy families in their community meet what’s considered an urgent and important need. You can help by donating diapers and wipes the week of May 5. Oconee families screened by the United Way for Medicaid eligibility receive one package a month unless there is an extreme health need. But…

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Trustees to consider property deal

April 28, 2014

School trustees in Anderson District Four will consider the purchase of a 9.6 acre parcel of property adjacent to Pendleton High School. A meeting of the board has been called for tomorrow morning at district headquarters.

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Judicial candidate has business in Columbia

April 28, 2014

Walhalla resident and Seneca attorney Scott Sprouse is the only candidate for the Tenth Circuit Seat Two judgeship. And he’ll find himself in Columbia today for a hearing before the state Judicial Merit Selection Commission. The hearing will delve into Sprouse’s qualifications to succeed Alex Macaulay who is scheduled for retirement December 31.

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Operation Infinity new roundup

April 23, 2014

By 3 this afternoon, 10 people sought in the Oconee Sheriff’s Office latest “Operation Infinity” had been arrested. Four of those 10 were already jailed for unrelated charges. Ten other people were being sought. This drug roundup makes five since Sheriff Crenshaw took office last year. The charges being alleged are a variety from the…

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Sweep UPDATE

April 23, 2014

Oconee’s Westminster-based magistrate Will Derrick this afternooon was in the midst of holding bond hearings for defendants who’ve been swept up by “Infinity Five”–the latest drig sweep by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. At one point, Derrick had held hearings for six defendants, with the expectation that he’ll hear bond requests for as many as 14…

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US ACOE recognized for Lake Hartwell cleanup

April 23, 2014

The Lake Hartwell project of the Army Corps of Engineers earned recognition from Georgia for the project’s efforts during the annual lake cleanup campaign. Rivers Alive, an outreach program led by the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources presents the Government Partner of the Year Award to recognize the government entity…

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Distracted driving law signs to be posted

April 23, 2014

In the week since a no distracted driving law took effect in the un-incorporated areas of Oconee County, sheriff’s officers have yet to stop someone for violating the law requiring hands-free cellular devices. But that, according to Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, is by design. Crenshaw is insisting that before any of his officers make cases, they…

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ONS projects to be highlighted at meeting

April 23, 2014

Everyone has an invitation tomorrow night to hear Scott Batson, site vice president at the Oconee Nuclear Station, talk about the latest on major projects underway at the nuclear plant. Batson will speak at 6:30 at the World of Energy in a meeting arranged by FOLKS—Friends of Lake Keowee Society. You can enjoy refreshments and…

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  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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