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Missing Georgian found in Oconee

December 6, 2013

A 44-year old Georgia man, missing since the middle of November, has been found alive and well in Oconee County. He is Elbert County resident Amos Rucker. According to Darren Scarborough of the Elbert Sheriff’s Office, Amos Rucker was found yesterday morning when Oconee deputies conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in which Rucker…

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Rest your weary bones!

December 6, 2013

Salem residents will soon notice a couple of park benches in the town. The benches have been secured by the town and were displayed during last night’s holiday meet and greet.

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Relief ahead for jail overcrowding

December 6, 2013

The court of Oconee General Sessions will accept guilty pleas during a two-day session this month. Public Defender Wilson Burr says the days of Monday and Tuesday, December 16 and 17 are reserved for pleas of guilt in front of 10th Circuit Judge Alex Macaulay at Walhalla. This morning’s count at the county jail was…

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Library trustee resigns

December 6, 2013

A member of the Oconee Library Board of Trustees, Bruce Adelburg of Keowee Key, has resigned for personal reasons. Board chairman Danny Day described Adelburg as a valued member of the board. “He has been a good one,” Day said this morning. The library board has notified Oconee County Council of the resignation and has…

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Walhalla requests phone numbers

December 6, 2013

If you are a Walhalla water customer, the city would like your phone number. Walhalla has begun a call system to alert customers during water emergencies. The alert will also cover past due bills and announcements. Walhalla hopes its customers will visit the city website (www.cityofwalhalla.com) and click the link to add or update your…

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Walhalla and Salem parades rescheduled

December 6, 2013

In anticipation of more rain, Walhalla has called off tomorrow’s Christmas Parade. Chamber officials tell us a new date for the parade will announced soon. The Luminary Tour of Churches tomorrow will go on as scheduled.  Inclement weather is also the reason that Salem has moved its parade to 3 p-m, Sunday, December 15.  Salem’s…

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Blood Connection gets a new leader

December 6, 2013

The board of trustees for the Blood Connection has named a new president/CEO. Delisa English succeeds Greg Hart beginning January 5. English has a background in the business. She serves as the CEO of the Carolinas Blood region with the American National Red Cross. The Blood Connection is the largest, independently managed non-profit community blood…

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OSD catching up to dangers to athletes

December 6, 2013

After Monday, Oconee School District will likely have on paper a policy dealing with injuries to athletes caused by a bump or a blow to the head. At their meeting, the county trustees will take up a policy on concussions and student athletes. “Over the summer the state legislature passed a law that regulates public…

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Phase Three “Operation Infinity”

December 6, 2013

The war on drugs in Oconee County has picked up with phase three of the Sheriff’s Office “Operation Infinity.” County officers are getting help from the police in four of the municipalities to roundup 22 individuals. By yesterday afternoon, 10 of the 22 had been served with warrants. Officers had only to go a short…

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Itron is Tech’s Philanthropist of the Year

December 6, 2013

The Tri-County Technical College Foundation has named Itron Incorporated the 2013 recipient of its Philanthropist of the Year award. The global technology company for the utility industry operates a plant at West Union. The award is the Tech foundation’s highest and most prestigious and is reserved for individuals, foundations, companies, trusts, organizations and others who’ve…

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