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Cousins arrested in burglary probe

September 13, 2014

Two men were arrested Friday in the investigation of a home burglary September 2 on Timber Ridge Lane near Airport Road.  The Oconee Sheriff’s spokesman says the men are cousins.  One was arrested in OconeeCounty, the other in RichlandCounty.  Law enforcement reports identify the accused as 22-year old Brandon James Hunter and Alexander O’Neil “Metro”…

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Week one consumed by plaintiff’s side

September 13, 2014

A wound specialist from New York City gave the final testimony to end week one of an Oconee civil trial in which a nursing and rehabilitation facility is accused of medical malpractice. And, from indications at Oconee Courthouse, the jury and other trial parties can expect a second full week of trial beginning Monday. This…

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United Way event called off

September 12, 2014

Bad weather in the forecast has led Oconee United Way to call off tomorrow’s ‘Ride United’ poker run.  The make up date is Saturday, September 20.

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“CU Succeed” launched in Oconee County

September 12, 2014

Child and teen deaths, third graders testing below state reading standards, and children living in families where no parent works outside the home are all problems identified in Oconee County. A new effort, “CU Succeed”, has been launched to address those problems. Oconee has been chosen to be one of four counties in the state…

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Bailes to make return bid

September 12, 2014

Lamar Bailes has been a Walhalla councilman, a mayor, and a clerk-treasurer. He’s now mounting a bid to make it back to the city council. Bailes today was an open-day qualifier to run for a vacant city council seat. Special Election Day in Walhalla is November 18.

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Westminster to hire full-time code officer

September 12, 2014

Westminster is close to employing a full-time code enforcement officer. City Administrator Jeff Lord says the search is down to a top candidate and an announcement could be made soon. The code officer will carry out enforcement responsibilities for zoning and business licenses.

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West Union losing its police force

September 12, 2014

Two resignations in the same week are decimating the police department in the small town of West Union. Mayor Linda Oliver this morning announced the resignation of a second officer, Austin Watson, effective Thursday, September 25. According to Oliver, Watson will join the police force in adjoining Walhalla. West Union is also in the market…

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Car swerves off Doug Hollow Road

September 12, 2014

A car driver escaped serious injury when his car left Doug Hollow Road about 8:30 this morning and wound up in a patch of kudzu down an embankment.  The accident involved a resident of Waterford Point subdivision.  Members of the Keowee Fire Department were among responders who climbed down the embankment to free the driver…

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Tech commissioners in Asheville this weekend

September 12, 2014

A spokeswoman for Tri-County Technical College says what the policymakers for her college are doing this weekend is no different from what leaders of other public organizations do on an annual basis. They are getting away from normal surroundings, as a way to help arrive at fresh ways of handling the public’s business. The Tech…

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Multiple charges filed against Pickens man

September 12, 2014

Multiple charges filed against Pickens man 0630, Fri., 12 September 2014..lrm Authorities placed a 37-year old Pickens County man in the Oconee Detention Center, where he faces multiple charges of forgery and financial identity fraud. Law enforcement reports identify the accused as Eric Richard Ellenburg of Spring Creek Drive, Pickens. Arrest affidavits accuse Ellenburg of…

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  • May 29, 2015 7:00 pmKingdom Youth Conference
  • May 29, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • May 30, 2015 8:00 amDNR Boater Education Class
  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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