It pays to simply ask

Oconee Sheriff’s Office has in hand a $1 thousand grant from an insurance company to be used for the elementary school drug prevention program. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw received a letter from State Farm last week, notifying his office that it had been awarded the grant after submitting an application. The $1 thousand check was enclosed with the letter. The money […]

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Oconeen announces tornado safety contest

Oconee Emergency Services sponsors the county’s annual tornado safety contest. That means, starting today, the county invites entries that stress the theme “tornado safety” by depicting proper protective actions. The entries will also be judged on their artistic aspect. The contest is open to all students in grades one through six in any Oconee County school. There will be winners […]

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DNR arrests Mountain Rest man

A 27-year old Mountain Rest man has been arrested and charged with illegal taking of bears or bear parts.  According to the booking report from the OconeeDetentionCenter, the charge against Jeffrey Ausborne Ball was placed Friday night by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

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Rosa Clark family meets Jennifer Snow

Last week’s appreciation dinner for the volunteers, donors and staff who make possible Oconee’s only free medical clinic was an opportunity for the Rosa Clark family to meet Jennifer Snow. Director of Accountable Communities for the Greenville Health System, Snow keynoted Thursday night’s dinner meeting at the Gignilliat Community Center. She introduced herself by saying that in her capacity in […]

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Men sentenced for plot against the government

Two Toccoa, Georgia men convicted in a plot to produce ricin and attack the U-S government will serve 10-year prison terms. Samuel J. Crump and Ray H. Adams were sentenced Friday in the U-S District Court in Gainesville. The 58-year old Adams and the 71-year old Crump were found guilty in January of conspiracy to possess and produce a biological […]

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Hunters take fewer bears

Preliminary numbers from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources show that during the recently-ended season upstate bear hunters snared fewer of their prey than during the 2013 season. Across the South Carolina mountain unit, hunters scored 63 black bears—39 of them female. Oconee County hunters were successful 22 times.

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Lawmaker, so far, no fan of roundabouts

An Oconee state lawmaker concedes there is still more to learn about a new concept for intersections. But, at this point, Senator Thomas Alexander is unsure about whether the time, effort and money will be served by converting some of South Carolina’s intersections into roundabouts. In roundabouts, four yield right of way signs replace stop signs or traffic lights for […]

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Incident on S. Wesleyan campus

From Southern Wesleyan University at Central, a text alert was issued Friday as a security precaution after the university reported an inappropriate incident between a man and a woman walking on campus. According to the security alert, the woman reported having been inappropriately touched by the man. She further accused the man of exposing himself.

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Woman charged with filing false report

Campus police at Clemson have charged a 21-year old Woodruff woman with filing a false report of an attempted sexual assault.  According to a university announcement, Jasmine Deshunte Leamon was charged with filing a false report of a felony.  The charge against Leamon, who is not a Clemson student or employee, is a felony.  The report of the incident prompted […]

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Oconee leaders get tips from industry site selector

The director of Oconee Economic Alliance, Richard Blackwell, will accompany a professional industry site consultant from Greenville this afternoon for a look at Oconee County’s newest industrial park—the Information and Technology Center on south highway 11. Although Didi Caldwell’s company is located in Greenville, she has more than 10 years of site selection experience in the U-S and across the […]

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