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Early night shooting near Westminster

January 27, 2014

A 59-year old man, wounded by gun shot, is reported to have been airlifted for treatment—apparently from the grounds of Westminster’s Orchard Park Elementary School. An Oconee Sheriff’s Office report indicates the shooting occurred last evening nearby at the victim’s home on N. Jenkins Bridge Road. According to the incident report, one person questioned in…

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Shoplifters run risk in judge’s court

January 27, 2014

A proceeding held during the Christmas shopping season to spotlight the problem of shoplifting in Oconee County was not just for show, according to the jurist who presided. Magistrate Blake Norton admits that the problem of shoplifting worsens at Christmas time, but it’s a continual problem that frustrates law enforcement officers and makes store owners…

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129 WWII vets ID’d in Oconee

January 27, 2014

County Veterans Affairs Director Jerry Dyar says his office has “struck gold” when it comes to identifying 129 veterans of the Second World War living in Oconee County. Nine of those identified are women, who took part in various functions during the war. Dyar credits exhaustive efforts in identifying the number and says it has…

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Basic training completed

January 27, 2014

Air Force Airman 1st Class Adam Holbrooks graduated from basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. He’s the son of Teresa and David Holbrooks of Fair Play. Airman Holbrook is a 2010 graduate of West-Oak High School.

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Mountain Rest fire

January 27, 2014

A Friday afternoon fire in Mountain Rest heavily damaged a home at 276 Bauknight Road. We have a report that the fire required the attention of 30 fire fighters for two hours. According to Charlie King, county fire chief, the fire started accidentally when the home owner tried to heat a frozen pipe. The pipe…

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What the libraries are up to

January 27, 2014

A regular bi-monthly meeting of the Oconee Library Board of Trustees takes place 5:30 this evening at the Westminster Branch, 112 W. North Avenue. Everyone is invited.

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Alexander for Seat 3, OCC?

January 27, 2014

Look for an announcement this week from Dan Alexander as to whether the long-time Seneca mayor will make the leap to county politics. He is rumored to have interest in Seat Three, Oconee County Council—the seat opened last week by the death of Archie Barron. Alexander is in the midst of his latest four-year term…

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Third man charged with murder

January 27, 2014

A third man has been charged with murder in Oconee County, and the Sheriff’s Office investigation into the death of Richard Alan Marszalek continues. The latest to be charged and jailed is Zack Daniel Patterson, a 23-year old resident of W. Pine Grove Road. Investigators believe 61-year old Marszalek was killed during an altercation sometime…

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Fire damages Westminster home

January 27, 2014

Fire late yesterday morning damaged a home in Westminster. Chief Chris Smith says the fire damaged a corner of the home at 110 Cornelia Avenue. Smith classified what happened as an accidental fire. No one hurt.

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Red Flag lifted statewide

January 27, 2014

The Red Flag Fire Alert, in force since Saturday morning, is now lifted by the South Carolina Forestry Commission. Fire managers ended the alert based on improving weather conditions. Calmer winds and higher relative humidity means fire is less likely to spread. But the Southeast is in the midst of wildfire season and care should…

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Calendar

  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • 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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