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Paul Cain stakes a (political) claim

January 31, 2014

A young attorney staked his claim today to a spot on this year’s political landscape, declaring he will run for the vacant seat on Oconee County Council. Not only will Paul Cain run in the special April 1 election, he’s going to file as a 2014 primary candidate in hopes of winning a full, 4-year…

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Seneca PD breaks open major fraud case

January 31, 2014

A former worker at a Seneca lending office has been implicated in a case of fraud in which, the police say, members of the public were told to pay up on loans forged in their names. The police have announced 149 charges against Angela Denise Simpson. The Webb Heights Circle resident faces 74 counts of…

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Fishermen’s delight: Lake Keowee in winter

January 31, 2014

An FLW bass tourney tomorrow on Lake Keowee. And Phil Shirley says this tourney kicking off a regional series of tournament will unfold early tomorrow morning out of Oconee’s South Cove Park near Seneca. Last year the same tourney attracted 175 anglers and their boats. Which translates, says the director of Oconee Parks, Recreation and…

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BREC withstands cold and wet month

January 31, 2014

A cold and wet January means a spike in power bills. But, as a Clemson man told us this week, he’s just happy to have a warm house. The multi-county electric power retailer Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative experienced a month avoiding major interruptions. Its spokesman, Terry Ballenger, says improvements system wide, such as Blue Ridge’s…

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Student’s art work advancing

January 31, 2014

An art poster by a Seneca Middle School student is advancing in competition. The Seneca Lions Club has announced that the poster, the work of Carson Calloway, has been forwarded to be considered for higher competition.

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Tamassee DAR helps sisters rebuild their lives

January 31, 2014

Moriah and Patience Gaines are a study in both perseverance and resilience. Moriah was 15 and Patience was 13 when the sisters were placed in foster care after being removed from their parents’ home by the Department of Social Services. Eventually, they entered the Tamassee Daughters of the American Revolution (TDAR) School and residential housing…

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K-9 training and certification takes place in OC

January 31, 2014
K-9 training and certification takes place in OC

Oconee Sheriff’s Office is among agencies from three states taking part this week in Walhalla in K-9 training and certification. The seminar and certification concludes today. The county officers and their six K-9s trained at four locations in and around Seneca to detect narcotics and explosives. Sgt. Tommy Crompton said, “A K-9 on the street…

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Courtroom scuffle ensues after life sentence

January 31, 2014

Sex offense convictions brought a life sentence yesterday for a 22-year old Oconee man. And, as Jessie Wayne Davis was being led out of the courtroom, the man convicted of child molestation appeared to lunge toward the spectator section in the direction of his mother who had requested permission to hug her son. A scuffle…

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Schools will delay opening

January 31, 2014

Oconee County public schools are running on a two-hour delay this morning. Most roads have returned to dry (normal) condition.  According to the DOT, there are some roads–mostly secondaries in shady areas–that may have icy patches.  However, the temperatures have risen and the isolated icy patches are melting. Still motorists are advised to be aware…

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Case headed to the jury

January 30, 2014

Both sides have rested in the Oconee trial courtroom, and the state’s case against a 22-year old man is on it way this afternoon to the jury room. The jurors will have the duty of deciding whether Jessie Wayne Davis is guilty of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. For his part, Davis exercised the…

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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