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Argument over a dog leads to arrests

November 3, 2014

An argument over a dog last week in Westminster led the police to file multiple charges against two people.  Authorities placed burglary and assault and battery charges against Crystal Diane Hunter and Sheldon Lashane Williams as the result of an incident Thursday night at a home on South Spring Street.  

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Opportunities to serve Oconee County!

November 3, 2014

Oconee County Council will actively begin making appointments and re-appointments of individuals to represent districts one and three on boards and commissions. And if you would be interested in serving on a board or commission, you are asked to fill out a questionnaire. That questionnaire can be obtained through the county website (www.oconeesc.com) or from…

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Chiefs back from statewide conference

November 3, 2014

The police chiefs in Oconee’s three largest municipalities are back on the job after a statewide conference last week at Myrtle Beach. Attending the annual leadership conference of the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association were Seneca’s John Covington, Westminster’s Dean Awalt, and Walhalla’s Ronald Wilbanks. The forum gives the police chiefs updates, the chance to…

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Workers needed

November 3, 2014

Oconee Nuclear Station needs electrician helpers and plant support personnel. The company Day and Zimmerman will be represented from 9 to 3 Thursday at the Seneca Quick Jobs Center on the campus of the Hamilton Career Center. They’ll be accepting resumes from entry level candidates, but preferred will be those individuals who have some kind…

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Additional arrests made

November 3, 2014

New arrests are reported in the eighth “Operation Infinity” drug sweep launched last week by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. Between midnight Friday and midnight last night, six new arrests were made. That makes 17 arrests since the sweep started last Thursday. The Sheriff’s Office seeks nine more individuals.

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Voters make their selections tomorrow

November 3, 2014

Just one more day before Oconeeans and South Carolinians enter the voting booths to make their choices in the 2014 General Election. There are choices for Governor and federal representatives in Washington, among others. Locally, voters in District One will choose between Jerry Lee and Allen Brewer for a seat on the Oconee School Board.…

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Saturday emergencies

November 3, 2014

A hiker required the help Saturday of Oconee County rescuers and other emergency responders north of Walhalla. Grahl Haney of county Emergency Services said there was a large response to the aid of an ill hiker in the vicinity of Big Ben and the Chattooga River off highway 107. The hiker was part of a…

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GOP Chair: “I’m personally very disappointed”

October 31, 2014

Chairman Bob Skipp of the Oconee Republican Party said he’s disappointed by Independent Republican Tom Ervin’s withdrawal from the Governor’s race the week before the election, but he sees Ervin’s move as having no impact on the chances for Republican nominee Nikki Haley to win a second term. Ervin pulled out and cast his support…

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Bomb threat on the Clemson campus

October 31, 2014

An all-clear has been given this morning at Clemson University. The police investigated a bomb threat at Brackett Hall, and the building evacuated. But moments ago, a university spokesman said nothing was found. And the all-clear means normal activities may be resumed.

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Seniors having a say in graduation venue

October 31, 2014

  With Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum undergoing major renovations, Oconee County high schools are left with securing alternate venues for graduation day 2015. It’s still months away. Yet at one Oconee school, seniors are faced with a choice in which sentimentality is playing a part. Because construction of a new Walhalla High is entering final stages,…

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  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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