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Pipes burst at Animal Rescue

January 10, 2014

The cold of last Monday and Tuesday did a number on the pipes at an animal home in the Tamassee community of Oconee County. The water pipes burst there ruining walls and other materials. As a result, Sundance Mountain Animal Rescue could use some donated materials. If you can spare insulation, wall covering, and even…

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Bank takes precautions in case of card fraud

January 10, 2014

Customers of an Oconee-based bank have been notified that they may have been at potential risk in a case of debit car fraud. Community First’s Fred Sheppard says when his bank was notified by its credit-card processors that debit cards of some of the bank’s customers are likely to have been compromised. Sheppard says his…

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Suspected kidnapping case ends near state line

January 10, 2014

A case of suspected kidnapping and other crime that started at a manufacturing plant near Seneca ended later in the day yesterday at the Georgia-South Carolina line. And Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced three charges against 58-year old Westminster area resident Douglas Ray Holden. A third-party telephone call alerted the Sheriff’s Office dispatchers to an…

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Fire was arson, Sheriff reports

January 10, 2014

A fire that occurred at a trailer home that had been the scene of a murder-suicide a year ago has been judged a case of arson, and Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says his office is investigating, though no arrests just yet. The fire occurred near Seneca on the Steve Nix Road. And the woman who…

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Part of highway blocked following accident

January 10, 2014

A blocked section of a West Union roadway has been reopened in the aftermath of an accident this morning that involved a small car and a tractor-trailer truck. The accident occurred on the Old Walhalla Highway at Winston Way and sent one person to the hospital. Rain was intermittent through a period of two and…

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Fraud charges land woman in jail

January 10, 2014

Bank fraud charges have landed a Georgia woman in the Oconee Jail. The Seneca police made a trip to a North Carolina jail to serve warrants charging Lavonia resident Dea Mills Ford with bank fraud and forgery. The warrants were issued by Municipal Judge Danny Singleton upon the police department’s investigation of a woman’s attempt…

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Shooting up the town with BB guns

January 10, 2014

The Seneca police would love to get their hands on some vandals. Someone during the night used BB guns to cause damage on North First Street. By late morning, the police counted one vehicle damaged and at least two store fronts.  

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$900K goal reached and surpassed!

January 10, 2014

For what purpose did Oconeeans dig deep into their pockets and raise $900 thousand in one year’s time? The answer, as supplied this morning at the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, is the purpose of opening the county’s first shelter for the abused. In fact, thanks to a grant, the campaign to allow Safe Harbor of Greenville…

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Seneca near ready to salute special month

January 10, 2014

Plans are coming together for Seneca’s annual observance of African-American History Month. The main event, the annual luncheon, will take place Thursday, February 7 and will feature three speakers, along with artwork from the island country of Barbados. Mollie Smith of the office of Seneca Events says details will be announced about the time and…

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Niagara Falls froze, so did Walhalla Pool

January 10, 2014

The freeze that gripped the country this week froze bodies of water—-all the way from Niagara Falls to the Walhalla Municipal Swimming Pool. But John Galbreath doesn’t want the cold temperatures to fool Walhalla city leaders. Galbreath, the city recreation director, told the mayor and council that January is not too soon to begin to…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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