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Fire near Walhalla!

December 17, 2013

Oconee fire fighters are trying to put a stop to fire in a hard-to-reach location near Walhalla. Apparently the fire began in a home near the Flat Rock Road and spread to the woods nearby. They are having to truck a water supply to the fire scene which is reported to be Wildwood Way, a…

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DHEC’s Walhalla presence clarified

December 17, 2013

DHEC’s decision to stop issuing death and birth certificates in Walhalla covers that service only. The Department of Health and Environmental Control continues to provide environmental and permitting services at Pine Street—the Oconee County administrative office complex in Walhalla. DHEC’s Jim Beasley told us this morning, “Just want to assure your all your listeners and…

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Junior Scholars announced

December 17, 2013

Walhalla Middle School Principal Scott Dixon has announced 23 eighth graders at his school have qualified as Junior Scholars for the 2013-14 year. The preliminary scholastic aptitude test is one of the measures used to qualify Junior Scholars. The students must score high in verbal, math, and writing.

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Man charged with theft of boat dock

December 17, 2013

A Fair Play man suspected the boat dock he bought off Craig’s List may have been stolen. Now, an announcement from the Sheriff’s Office that an investigation involving the Army Corps of Engineers confirms the 24’ by 24’ dock was stolen. The man who agreed to buy the boat dock for $4 thousand said he…

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Lucas stresses the value of a good night’s sleep

December 17, 2013

The Oconee superintendent of education often uses a story to illustrate how to get a better education. Dr. Michael Lucas heard a story yesterday that confirms what many mothers know: “Children who have irregular bed times are more likely to have behavioral issues than children who have a regular bedtime routine.” On his blog today,…

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Assault case moved from OGS to Probate Court

December 17, 2013

A 50-year old man stood with his lawyer in the Oconee General Sessions Court, charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. But yesterday’s proceeding centered on whether the man, Tracy Lynn Morgan, is competent to stand trial because of the effects from accident injuries unrelated to the crime of which he…

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Competency test ordered for OC mother

December 17, 2013

General Sessions Judge Alex Macaulay ordered a test to determine the competency of a mother to face charges of custodial interference. And once the test results are in, Macaulay says at that time he will again take up defendant Laverne Marie Bennett’s request for a lower bond. Bennett was arrested last summer in Idaho when…

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Bail denied for murder defendant

December 16, 2013

It’s back to jail for an Oconee murder defendant. Judge Alex Macaulay this afternoon ruled Joshua Randall Ferguson a potential danger to the community and refused to set bail. Ferguson is accused of shooting Charles Benson Cantrell in the back on a Friday night last month near Seneca. Kelli Cantrell, Ferguson’s fiancé, described the defendant…

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Five arrests in larceny and gun case

December 16, 2013

Oconee sheriff’s officers, so far, have made five arrests in crime investigations that began with burglary cases in the Seneca and Westminster areas. In each instance, guns were among the items stolen. Among the five arrested are a man and his mother. The man, Andrew Lane Carver, was charged with grand larceny and first degree…

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Lottery tickets stolen near Salem

December 16, 2013

Nearly $7 thousand worth of lottery tickets were taken in a weekend burglary at a store near Salem. The burglary at Little River General Store on highway 11 was discovered early Sunday morning when a passerby noticed an open front door and broken glass. Oconee sheriff’s officers appear to be on hot on the trail…

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